Waimea - worth the wait

Dave in NoVA • 7a • Northern VAJuly 15, 2014

The first bloom of 'Waimea' finally opened!

Photo does not do it justice. My camera has a hard time capturing the saturation and exact hues. There should be no light pink in it at all.

Anyway, it was worth the wait. Nice fragrance too...sort of like 'cactus flower'.

Laura, you were right about this one.

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rox146

I have Waimea...love it....this year she is not happy with me though as I moved her....putting her back to the same spot as last year in the yard. roxanne

    Bookmark   July 15, 2014 at 9:09PM
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barb13_gw

Very pretty. I have one but it still has not bloomed for me. :( Barb

    Bookmark   July 15, 2014 at 10:46PM
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Loveplants2 8b Virginia Beach, Virginia

Hi Dave!!!

It is a beauty!!! ;-)

Simply gorgeous .. I'm hoping mine will bloom this year. Sigh...

Congratulations!! I know you are thrilled!!!

Hope you didn't have damage from the storms. Strong ones again today.

Take care!!!

Laura

    Bookmark   July 16, 2014 at 12:34AM
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Dave in NoVA • 7a • Northern VA

rox: hope your Waimea bounces back in the new location!

barb: Patience! This is a several year old cutting.

Laura:
This one has two branches. The one branch is blooming. The other branch did this weird fasciation (or cresting) thing resulting in 6 new tips. I'll probably let them all grow for a while and see which are the most vigorous, then trim off the weaker ones leaving maybe 3. Thanks! ;-)

    Bookmark   July 16, 2014 at 8:27AM
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elucas101(8)

OOOHHHHHH!!! SO LOVELY!!! This is one of those that seems to be worth the wait!

    Bookmark   July 16, 2014 at 11:42AM
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gidgetsocal

First blooms are always exciting, and Waimea is definitely worth waiting for! Gorgeous flower!

    Bookmark   July 18, 2014 at 6:22PM
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Dave in NoVA • 7a • Northern VA

Waimea, to me, has a citrus flower scent. At first I could not place it, then realized 'Orange Blossoms!'. Must say though that the fragrance seems to change a bit from day to day.

    Bookmark   July 21, 2014 at 12:08PM
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rox146

I really like this one....she was such holding power and scent...don't pass her up! roxanne

    Bookmark   August 3, 2014 at 10:34PM
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andrew78(6)

Wow Dave, your Waimea is amazing! I was given a cutting of Waimea a few years back, and it also bought one from Matt. The cutting from Matt was very thick and I believe it has 4 or 5 tips, one of which sealed over but like Laura said, I too am hoping for this one to bloom! Your scent description makes it even better! I love the scent of orange blossoms!

Thanks again for posting your pic, and Roxy, your pic is also gorgeous! I cannot wait to see my two bloom someday!

Andrew

    Bookmark   August 4, 2014 at 1:38AM
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the_first_kms2(8/9)

that's great. I am in the same boat as Rox, Barb, and Laura (which is pretty good company to be in) as mine has not bloomed this year. Thanks for sharing. It will help keep me on program for next year's blooms.

    Bookmark   August 4, 2014 at 10:39AM
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lazybonz(7a)

Beautiful!
Too bad we can't smell the flowers, too!

    Bookmark   August 4, 2014 at 11:35AM
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Loveplants2 8b Virginia Beach, Virginia

Hi Dave..

How Interesting about the crest.. Love to see a picture of it?

I'm still looking everyday at mine.. Hoping!! ;-)

It sure is a beauty and I'm so happy you are thrilled!!! Makes it all worth while....

Roxanne.. Stunning picture.. Just makes me want to go stare at my tree!!

Thanks guys. Love this Waimea!!!

Laura

    Bookmark   August 4, 2014 at 12:55PM
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