MPG mystery cutting finally bloomed

KimberlyJuly 11, 2012

Hi Guys & Gals!

My cutting that I got from Maui Plumeria Gardens back in March has finally opened it's buds today (7/11). I thought it was gonna be red, but it turned out hot pink / fuchsia with an orange center. I can't really detect a scent other than floral. I have contacted Doug to help ID it.

Get read for picture spam-age!!

Almost there...

Yesterday, starting to open

And today, they are opened :)












Any ideas on what you think it might be??

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elucas101(8)

WOO-HOO!!! Kim, that's just lovely!!! Very, very nice!

    Bookmark   July 11, 2012 at 12:19PM
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moonie_57

Whatever the name, it is beautiful! Thanks for letting us see your Mystery!

    Bookmark   July 11, 2012 at 12:25PM
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tdogdad(Zone 9)

What a jackpot for a mystery cutting. What it is is a lovely red.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2012 at 12:43PM
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Kimberly

Thanks guys! After looking at the pictures and then looking at the actually blooms, I don't believe it captured its true color. It looks much much better in person. I will try to take more pictures later this evening when it sun isn't as bright and refelctive. I also noticed it has a vein from the center going half way down each petal too.

Also when I look at it, it makes me think of Josh Turner's song "Firecracker". LOL

    Bookmark   July 11, 2012 at 12:44PM
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Loveplants2 8b Virginia Beach, Virginia

I LOVE your "FIRECRACKER..." BANG!!!

SHe is stunning!!

I bet it is even more eye popping in person. You must be sooooooooooooo happy!

Congratulations on a fine "mystery" cutting. You did hit the Jack Pot!!!

Awesome!!!

Laura

    Bookmark   July 11, 2012 at 1:26PM
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mksmth zone 6b Tulsa Oklahoma(6b)

what ever it is it is beautiful!!

My guess based on the ones on MPG's site are
Donald Angus Red
Uncle Ron

Mike

    Bookmark   July 11, 2012 at 1:37PM
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honeybunny2(Z9TX)

Its a beauty! I like Laura name for it" Firecracker Red". Barbra

    Bookmark   July 11, 2012 at 2:19PM
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Kimberly

Mike, that is what I was thinking of too, either a Donald Angus Red or Uncle Ron but you never know Doug has others as mystery's that isn't listed on his site.

I tried again to take pictures, I think this is the closest I'm gonna get to the real color. It just bugs me how it doesn't accurately capture it. :( I think it's scent it slowly coming into it, but I'm still not sure on what it smells like yet.





    Bookmark   July 11, 2012 at 2:25PM
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No-Clue(So Cal Zone 9)

Well hello beautiful! I am in love! :) Can I take you home? LOL

    Bookmark   July 11, 2012 at 2:37PM
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Dave in NoVA • 7a • Northern VA

Hot, hot, hot!

    Bookmark   July 11, 2012 at 2:47PM
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jperilloux(8b LA)

That's a great color but if you think it isn't true have you tried adjusting individual colors in photoshop levels until you get it as close as you think it should be?
I'd like to have one like that on my front lawn. It's a beauty.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2012 at 2:56PM
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ProudMamaSD

Gorgeous!! I notice that orange center in the second set of pics, truly awesome!!

    Bookmark   July 11, 2012 at 3:28PM
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Kimberly

joerilloux, That's what I did for the second set. The camera kept capturing the hot pink lighter due to the reflection of the sun.
, so I had to reduce the brightness in the magenta color in photoshop. ;)

Again thanks everyone. I was surprised to get such a colorful mystery.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2012 at 3:58PM
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nativec

Wow! That is one lovely mystery beauty! Congrats!

-Nicole

    Bookmark   July 11, 2012 at 4:30PM
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beachplant(9b)

A beauty for sure. Thanks for sharing the wonderful pics.
Tally HO!

    Bookmark   July 11, 2012 at 6:39PM
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pcput

Kim, Look at all those pics of your new baby !!! We couldn't tell your a proud Mom. Gorgeous !!! Peg

    Bookmark   July 11, 2012 at 7:15PM
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Kimberly

Peg, yes, I am very proud. :) I can't stop snapping pictures of it. I just wish I could figure out the scent. I even had my mom come out to sniff, she couldn't recognize it either.... its a mystery LOL.

Here is one more for the road after the sun went behind the trees. A bit more accurate.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2012 at 7:25PM
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summerof66(6)

Gorgeous! Thanks for the pics :)

    Bookmark   July 11, 2012 at 8:37PM
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tdogdad(Zone 9)

could be an EWC #3 which is a 4 inch version of a cerise that came from the East West Center of the University of Hawaii. It has a yellow or orange eye.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2012 at 9:01PM
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Dave in NoVA • 7a • Northern VA

Could almost be Plastic Pink (AKA Royal Hawaiian) too.

    Bookmark   July 12, 2012 at 8:58AM
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SFLGPlume

I was thinking the same thing when I saw the last photo that Kim says is "more accurate." Looks like Plastic Pink to me too...whatever it is, it's beautiful! Congrats!

Greg

    Bookmark   July 12, 2012 at 9:22AM
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Kimberly

Last night while I was browsing the internet, I came across Fuzzy's listing for plastic pink. I clicked it and thought it looks like mine so I went to flickr to search for more plastic pinks an I found this picture: Plumeria Plastic Pink , which it looks like an extact carbon copy of mine plus mine fits all the characteristics that Daves Garden lists except for the scent which I'm not to sure on yet. So I think it is indeed a Plastic Pink, weird though because I was eye ballin' that cultivar a month or so ago. LOL :)

    Bookmark   July 12, 2012 at 12:11PM
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jandey1(TX8)

Kim, you hit the jackpot with that mystery! WOW, what a gorgeous bloom!

    Bookmark   July 12, 2012 at 2:20PM
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No-Clue(So Cal Zone 9)

Gorgeous!! I LOVE the true color even more. Sigh...

    Bookmark   July 12, 2012 at 3:35PM
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Loveplants2 8b Virginia Beach, Virginia

Just Beautiful....

Laura

    Bookmark   July 12, 2012 at 10:11PM
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Kimberly

An updated photo of Plastic Pink / Royal Hawaiian. Sorry if some pictures are dark/gloomy, it just finished storming moments ago. ;)

Backside

    Bookmark   July 19, 2012 at 7:15PM
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Tropic_7

Oh Boy, I hope that's what my mystery cutting will look like?!!! I ordered several cuttings from MPG this year and received a mystery cutting also, my next purchase was Kimo seeds that are now sprouting!

I've always wanted Plastic Pink having stayed at the Royal Hawaiian, perfect name also for the plumeria you have!
I never did see it growing there but I did see Singapore and Kauka Wilder trees in bloom!

Aloha, Stuart

    Bookmark   July 19, 2012 at 11:19PM
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stormys_mom(Md 7a)

Kim
What a beautiful mystery!!!! And your other blooms are beautiful as well. MPG is the bomb! I have a mystery I am rooting from them, I only hope its as gorgeous as yours!

Jackie

    Bookmark   July 20, 2012 at 7:24PM
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