Blaze!!

jandey1(TX8)August 17, 2014

Just in time for the heat wave that is August in Austin, Blaze opened up for her second bloom cycle (that I know of). Only took a few years, but you get used to waiting with these plants :)

So difficult to get the colors on any red, but this one is orangy red with those distinctive dark gold sparkles.

The colors on the next few pics are pretty close to real life.

Funny, as the flowers get older they start to close up again and fall off almost completely closed.

The leaves, which are very distinctive, also start to close toward the end of the day. This is inflo #2.

It will be a few years before this tree is big enough to take cuttings, so I'm sorry I can't share it. And Rox, the scent is herbal/spicy but very faint. Thought you might ask ;)

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the_first_kms2(8/9)

J,
that is a fantastic bloom. The gold really sets the red off. Interesting about the leaves and blooms closing up.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2014 at 2:50PM
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rox146

Jandey, I was going to ask...sounds wonderful!!!! Where is it from? roxanne

    Bookmark   August 17, 2014 at 3:43PM
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jandey1(TX8)

Thank you, K. This is my favorite red, and the only other I've ever seen in person or pics that has the orangy overtone is JL Red-Orange, which I also have but hasn't bloomed yet. One day I'll hopefully compare them.

Rox, this is one of three big seedlings I bought from a gentleman who grew them from seeds. His memory, as he says, is terrible and he only thought that maybe this was grown from a seed from India. No other information he could recall.

    Bookmark   August 17, 2014 at 8:13PM
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moonie_57

Wow! Blaze is on fire!

Beautiful, Jen!

    Bookmark   August 17, 2014 at 9:14PM
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Loveplants2 8b Virginia Beach, Virginia

Gorgeous!!

Love it!! :-)

Laura

    Bookmark   August 17, 2014 at 10:24PM
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pcput

I think it's getting better each time it blooms Jen! "Beautiful"
Peg

    Bookmark   August 19, 2014 at 9:48PM
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texasplum(8)

wow great color!

    Bookmark   August 19, 2014 at 10:44PM
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rox146

darn....another for the "wish list"

    Bookmark   August 19, 2014 at 11:27PM
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barb13_gw

I was thinking the same thing, need to add it to my wish list. It sure is has some beautiful colors. Barb

    Bookmark   August 20, 2014 at 12:55AM
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gidgetsocal

Hot, hot, hot! ;-)

    Bookmark   August 20, 2014 at 12:41PM
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printmaster1

Jen,

This is beautiful!

Lonnie

    Bookmark   August 20, 2014 at 12:53PM
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Dave in NoVA • 7a • Northern VA

Wow! You need to find someone with a good camera that can reproduce the red to your liking. THEN you should be able CLEAN UP selling cuttings of that one on EBay.

Seriously.

    Bookmark   August 22, 2014 at 9:44AM
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joanr(8bTX)

Jen,

Blaze just gets better and better. The colors on her are amazing. I always enjoy seeing pictures of her. Please put me on your list of people wanting a cutting. I would love to see it bloom in "my" yard :)

Joan

    Bookmark   August 22, 2014 at 2:03PM
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jandey1(TX8)

Thank you, everyone! I wish I could take credit--all I did was keep her alive, LOL. I was very surprised the man was willing to give her up but he had to thin his collection very dramatically and this was maybe a shy bloomer for him, too.

Peg, the cutting of the grape-scented flowering seedling came from him, too, and I'm still waiting for any sign of an inflo on that one. At least it's very compact.

Dave, at the rate this one grows and branches I'll be able to take cuttings in 2020 or so :) But thank you for your confidence!

Joan, we still have a seedling cutting deal, my friend! How are you? It's been a long time! And I couldn't go to the sales this summer. Hope your patch is doing awesomely!

    Bookmark   August 23, 2014 at 10:01AM
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elucas101(8)

WOW Jen!! What a special bloom you have there! That's very cool, a real gem to have in your collection and I always think what a great name for it too.

    Bookmark   August 23, 2014 at 10:18AM
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