Fragrant buffs! You are missing out without one of these!

meyermike_1micha(5)March 4, 2013

This is a 'Little Stars' (Cordata x Nodosa)..

It is by FAR one of the MOST fragrant plants I have ever had! It has been in bloom since I got it and gets stronger and stronger as the flowers hang on.
It gives a fragrance at night like no other, but I will compare it to the 'Brunfelsia' but flows the the air much further!

It is pleasing to the senses and one that fills an entire room the the exotic enchantments of the tropical islands!
There is not one person that has come here that has not noticed the smell in my home and that has not fell in love with it. It is even better than my Jasmine and Gardenia's and that say's a lot!

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roseyd(6)

do these flower all year long? is it a type of orchid? can it be found at logees? :)

    Bookmark   March 5, 2013 at 9:39AM
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Robert (zone 7a, Oklahoma)

Hi Mike and Rosey!

Mike,

Thanks for tempting us with yet another fragrant beauty. ;)

Rosey,

This is indeed an orchid. To be exact it's a primary hybrid between the Central and South American species Brassavola nodosa, and the Jamaican native Brassavola cordata.
There are many fragrant brassavola orchids and hybrids.
I once had a Brassavola 'Little Stars' like Mike's that I bought at Lowe's however it was too dried out and has never recovered. :(
I do have the species B. nodosa and it does smell wonderful at night. It normally blooms in spring and fall for me.
Of course there are other brassavolas that eventually I want to try like B. perrinii which is supposed to be very fragrant at night. :)

-Robert

    Bookmark   March 5, 2013 at 10:30AM
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roseyd(6)

I like the shape of the blossoms - like little white hearts. It's very pretty. And to think she's scented too.

I may be putting this one on my shopping list ....

darn mike.

;)

    Bookmark   March 5, 2013 at 10:54AM
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Robert (zone 7a, Oklahoma)

Logee's doesn't have it listed on their site so unless they've got it at the nursery and not offered through their site I think you're safe. Sorry!

-Robert

    Bookmark   March 5, 2013 at 11:31AM
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musaboru(Inland Calif.)

Hi Mike! Well, you have sold me on this one. I am putting this on my buy list. Th-th-thanks. :D

    Bookmark   March 8, 2013 at 11:53AM
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