Blue Brugmansia?

tommysmommy(Colorado)March 13, 2010

I was at a local nursery yesterday where they grow brugs and the owner stated she'd seen a blue brugmansia being grown in Germany. Anybody hear of this or seen it?

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sekhment(5)

This is the only one I have ever seen
http://cgi.ebay.com/GIANT-BLUE-IOCHROMA-MINI-BRUGMANSIA-KIN-RARE_W0QQitemZ110504464503QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item19ba945077
Cassie

    Bookmark   March 13, 2010 at 2:57PM
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chena(z8 Texas)

Wouldn't a Blue Brug be a Dream come true!!LOL

    Bookmark   March 13, 2010 at 4:56PM
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sekhment(5)

Yes it would could you imagine how long it would take to get one and how expencive they would be I bet there would be a waiting list as long as my leg lo.olol well prob longer im short

    Bookmark   March 13, 2010 at 5:52PM
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mark4321_gw

Cassie,

I prefer Iochroma grandiflora to Iochroma australe. The flowers are bigger and more elongated, and actually the whole plant looks more like a Brugmansia. It's a challenge to propagate, but I'll send you unrooted cutting(s) if you want to try. I've posted a photo of this plant before on this forum.

Mine is not blooming at the moment, but I just saw a really nice one at Hortica in SF in bloom. They didn't have a price on it if anyone in the area is interested, but his prices are generally good.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2010 at 11:18PM
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mark4321_gw

I would add that I've seen some Iochromas labeled Iochroma australe that I like better than others. The flowers aren't so short--actually they look like perhaps they are a hybrid with I. grandiflora, and they tend to have larger, fuzzier leaves, etc. Does anyone know whether some of these plants are in fact hybrids? I meant to post on this subject a while back with some pictures but I never got around to it.

    Bookmark   March 13, 2010 at 11:49PM
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sekhment(5)

That is a beauty, I have been meaning to get one I dont know much about them. I would love a cutting. Is there any special thing it needs? Is there something you are looking for I might have let me know I have alot of seedlings going right now.
thanks
Cassie

    Bookmark   March 14, 2010 at 4:39AM
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sekhment(5)

yep I keep comming back to this I'm so looking them both up to learn more. lolol

    Bookmark   March 14, 2010 at 5:03AM
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chena(z8 Texas)

I. Grandiflora is a Beautiful plant.. Mine has bloomed all Winter.. I just moved all of the Iochroma's out today..This week is suppose to be very mild.. I can't wait to get everything out and acclimated..

Kylie

    Bookmark   March 14, 2010 at 10:33AM
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marquest(z5 PA)

I do not know if anyone wants to order one. I ordered one from here because they had a sale going on. LOL. I have heard they are a good online nursery.

http://www.santarosagardens.com/SearchResults.asp

    Bookmark   March 29, 2010 at 2:20PM
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sandysseeds007

If that's a Adam's Needle behind that I.Grandiflora it looks like those flowers are 5-6" long. That's huge compared to the other iochromas I've seen. Some one should cross that one with a plum color to.

Kylie - You should try crossing your I. Grandiflora with your Cassie's Curl. Maybe the size wouldn't offend and they are from the same family. There is that purple potato vine to...lol. Did you take it in over winter?

If anybody tries this kind of thing, remember to keep the flower sealed before and after pollinating.

- Sandy

    Bookmark   March 29, 2010 at 2:39PM
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