Phet Pachara - anybody growing this one?

Robert (zone 7a, Oklahoma)June 19, 2012

Somehow I 'accidently' ordered this from Brad's Blooms since it's supposed to be highly fragrant. ;)

Does anyone know its growth habit? Does it stay fairly compact or does it turn into a huge tree?

Does it bloom freely?

The only thing I've found online is the mentioning of its great fragrance.

It was a tossup between Phet Pachara, Kimi Moragne and Pink Pansy but knowing me I'll probably get at least one of the others. :)

Any info would be helpful.

Thank you,

Robert

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freak4plumeria(So CA zone 10)

Robert,

I had one. Tends to be more dense or compact like Penang Peach, and yes it will grow into a tree but a dense one. The flowers need heat to bring out the Salmon orange cast in the flower. You will get many inflos but the inflos are not huge, more like Nebels Gold.

    Bookmark   June 19, 2012 at 8:40PM
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Robert (zone 7a, Oklahoma)

Yay! Thank you for the info. Looks like with proper pruning I can try to keep it more compact.
What's your opinion on its scent if you don't mind me asking?

-Robert

    Bookmark   June 19, 2012 at 9:54PM
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Robert (zone 7a, Oklahoma)

My Phet Pachara finally bloomed!
Here's a pic of it the day before it fully opened.
I love the dark yellows and pinks in the petals and buds.

-Robert

    Bookmark   October 30, 2012 at 2:05PM
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Robert (zone 7a, Oklahoma)

And here's a pic today when it is fully opened. So far the scent is a light coconut scent but the humidity is low and the temperatures and sun light levels are low and it's been growing underneath fluorescent lights at night so I'm cutting it some slack. ;)
I'm hoping the scent will get stronger. If not I'll wait until next summer!

-Robert

    Bookmark   October 30, 2012 at 2:06PM
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Robert (zone 7a, Oklahoma)

I sniffed it tonight after work and it has a sweet perfume like scent. Smells great! Can't wait to sniff it on a hot and muggy summer night. :)

-Robert

    Bookmark   October 30, 2012 at 7:29PM
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jandey1(TX8)

What a gorgeous shape! Looks like it'll be a long-lasting bloom, too. Wish I could smell it...

    Bookmark   October 30, 2012 at 10:04PM
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freak4plumeria(So CA zone 10)

In heat the edges of the petal look pink/lavender.

    Bookmark   October 30, 2012 at 10:57PM
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Loveplants2 8b Virginia Beach, Virginia

Hi Robert!

Looks beautiful to me!

Great job..

Laura

    Bookmark   October 30, 2012 at 11:46PM
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Robert (zone 7a, Oklahoma)

Thanks, everyone! She continues to open more blooms.
Jen, you're right! It does appear that the blooms are long lasting. :)

-Robert

    Bookmark   November 4, 2012 at 1:12PM
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Robert (zone 7a, Oklahoma)

Dang you, Phet!

All this talk of late inflos got me to snoop through my plumie patch (I've been watching inflos on Duke and Chiang Mai Rainbow) and noticed Phet Pachara is putting one up.
I'm sure there's no way there will be time for it to develop and bloom before the cold shuts it down.
I'm starting to think this one is just a late bloomer. :(

-Robert

    Bookmark   October 2, 2013 at 8:40AM
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mksmth zone 6b Tulsa Oklahoma(6b)

Hey Robert

Thats great! I bet you can get it to open again. You May have to do the in and out of the house dance, Did you see we have a chance for low 40's this weekend and one site said high 30's.

Mike

    Bookmark   October 2, 2013 at 9:27AM
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Robert (zone 7a, Oklahoma)

Hey, Mike!

This year I planted it in a huge black plastic pot I got at Southwood on sale for 5 bucks last year so no trying to grow it inside under lights. Maybe the basement? I can say it does appear to be fairly compact compared to my other trees.
Saw the cold coming our way. Guess I'll haul everything into the garage and basement over the weekend and then haul everything back out next week. Good exercise, eh? ;)

-Robert

    Bookmark   October 2, 2013 at 10:21AM
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mksmth zone 6b Tulsa Oklahoma(6b)

yeah im not sure what Ill do just yet. If they say just low 40's ill probably leave everything out since next week looks to warm up. If they say anything that starts with a 3 ill be getting some exercise too.

mike

    Bookmark   October 2, 2013 at 10:59AM
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