Solandra Species, varying fragrances? (Chalice Vine)
Dear Fragrant Friends,
Right now, up for sale on Ebay are specimens of of three species of Solandra, or Chalice. Simply put Solandra into the Ebay search engine. But are they all different, or even accurately identified? I am looking for information on the differences between Solandra longiflora, S. grandiflora and S. maxima. Are some larger or smaller as plants. Are their differences in bloom seasons, frequency or ease of cultivation or cultural requirements. Most of all, are their differences in the fragrances. I know S. maxima's blossoms are often compared to coconut.
Do others have input?
Matt Di Clemente