Vera Cruz Rose, Hilo and Nebels Rainbow
While visiting with Emerson he told me that Vera Cruz Rose will not grow down here. He said it will be growing like crazy then just crater with no warning. He, and I, are very disappointed by this. He has tried multiple times and gave up. He was very impressed with the fragrance.
He also reported problems with Hilo when it is cut, stating it will start to die back and often dies back completely. Apparently this is a problem across the country and some growers are trying different methods including a sabersaw (?) to prune. He has had this problem several times. He did have a few Hilo and of course, being unable to resist red I had to have one.
Nebels rainbow is another he has problems with, black tip is very common and very problematic with this one. Which is why he is so excited about the Broomstick rainbow, no black tip.
He also reported losing cuttings of Pudica when temp was 40, I know a lot of ya`ll have yours in before it gets that cold but good info for those of us that are warmer, the established plant suffered no damage at that temp and retained its leaves.
What plumeria do you have problems with?