Jeannie Moragne Jr. ..really?

Dave in NoVA • 7a • Northern VAJuly 29, 2011

I purchased this one years ago on EBay from 1 stop aloha (I think), as a Jeannie Moragne, JR.

But I'm not so sure that's what it is. Can any of you tell if this could be a Jeannie? Photos I've seen of others' look like the petals are wider. Mine almost looks more like a Kauka Wilder. The petals are sort of flimsy and don't hold up well or last very long (not a good lei flower, in other words). Smell is fruity fragrant.

Here are more photos of it blooming this season (really warm summer).

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freak4plumeria(So CA zone 10)

Dave,
That is definitely J Morange Jr. The petals will get a slightly fuller, could be because its a first blooming cycle. You can tell by the color and the golden eye pattern its J Morange Jr.
Gorgeous pics

    Bookmark   July 29, 2011 at 1:35PM
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Dave in NoVA • 7a • Northern VA

OK, thanks!

Not the best pics (iPhone) I'll admit.

The twist to the petals makes them look narrow I guess. The veination in the petals is more evident when they fade or in cooler weather. But otherwise it's a very brilliant-colored flower, especially in this heat.

    Bookmark   July 29, 2011 at 2:46PM
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tdogdad(Zone 9)

Kauka wilder is smaller but the true test is Jeannie smells like rose or sometimes a little peachy but KW smells like Hawaiian Tropic suntan lotion. That is a Jeannie. Bill

    Bookmark   July 29, 2011 at 3:39PM
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Loveplants2 8b Virginia Beach, Virginia

Hey Dave,

I love the rich color in the Jeannie Jr.

I have never heard of the Jeannie Jr. But she looks beautiful!!

Congratulations on a beauty!!!

Laura in VB

    Bookmark   July 30, 2011 at 9:44PM
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tdogdad(Zone 9)

Laura- Jeannie Moragne, Jean Jr or Jeannie Jr are the same. They refer to the seedling named after Bill Moragne;s daughter-in-law (Jean), not to be confused with Jean or Jean Sr refering to the seedling named for Bill's wife Jean.
Jean or Jean Sr.:

    Bookmark   July 30, 2011 at 11:24PM
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Loveplants2 8b Virginia Beach, Virginia

Thanks BIll....I was wondering about all of these names!!!

Thanks for the help!!

Love the pic of yours!!!

Beautiful!!!

Laura in VB

    Bookmark   July 30, 2011 at 11:35PM
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