Hot weather brings out color in 'Kimo'

Dave in NoVA • 7a • Northern VASeptember 3, 2010

This extended hot weather has really brought out the intense colors in my plumeria blooms. Here's 'Kimo', one of my favorites. The bloom is actually a bit darker than the camera portrays (cheap camera).

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Loveplants2 8b Virginia Beach, Virginia

Hey Dave,

That Kimo is absolutely beautiful...I'll bet the flower is even more spectacular in person...Wow!!!! What a beauty!!
The camera picture looks great to me!! Great Job!!!
Love the color!!!

Laura in VB

    Bookmark   September 3, 2010 at 8:35PM
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That is a nice color. I also like the shape of the bloom.

    Bookmark   September 3, 2010 at 11:03PM
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tdogdad(Zone 9)

Dave- I learned that humidity has a great effect when combined with heat. A few weeks ago we warmed up and the flowers were nice. Then a batch of humid air came in from the south which is rare in Calif. My reds and dark pinks got so rich in color for a week. Then the sea breeze sent the humid air back to Arizona, and my colors lightened considerably. Even though the heat was about the same, the change of humidity caused considerable color change. By the way, that Kimo is so nicely colored. Mine was more yellow orange and not nearly as intense. I like the looks of yours. Bill

    Bookmark   September 4, 2010 at 1:00AM
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Dave in NoVA • 7a • Northern VA

Bill, we have been quite humid all summer as well as HOT, so maybe you've got something there. Today a dry cool front moves in, with cooler nights, so we'll see how that influences colors.

    Bookmark   September 4, 2010 at 7:31AM
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