Got the REAL Wildfire!!
So after realizing that my grafted Wildfire might be an imposter... I was determined to find the real deal. Then when James mentioned Bud I realized that I should look for it closer to home. A call to Bud led to a really nice man, John which led to an awesome adventure today.
In the front of John's house is a blooming beauty... Sally Moragne. She is beautiful for sure, but more importantly she smells wonderful. I just love her sweet fruity scent. I am definitely going to have to hunt her down!
From the left is Cyndi Moragne (which I already have). That tall tree next to it is Wildfire!! Then Hilo Beauty and then ET Lemon Drop. All are blooming.
Here is his blooming Hilo Beauty. Gorgeous! At first I was so excited because the blooms look great even in our cooler temps, but then I remember that my Hilo Beauty is struggling big time. She is stuck at the claws stage for 4 weeks now. :( I have no idea what she's doing but I am hoping she will pull through. I just amputated all 3 tips from my largest Waimea... I don't want to lose Hilo Beauty as well.
On a happier note look what I found!
Wildfire... the real thing. John's plants came directly from Bud's tree, so there is no question about her authenticity. This 3-tips beauty is about 2.5-3' tall and so healthy looking. John said it took him TWO years to root them, so they are not easy to root.
Thank you John! You made me very happy! :)