Vera Cruz Rose

tdogdad(Zone 9)October 16, 2010

I have been watching 2" buds sitting on my Vera Cruz Rose waiting for sun to open them. With constant fog and even light rain (abnormal for October in calif.) I thought they might drop off but two started to open this afternoon. Perhaps tomorrow they will show their faces. Now if I can get some more heat to open my siam red and Kalina so I can see what they look like.

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tdogdad(Zone 9)

VCR opens in the cool, rainy weather.

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    Bookmark   October 17, 2010 at 12:24AM
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erika79(Zone 9)

Hello Bill, beautiful flower it kind of looks like Aztec Gold with the pink stripe on the back. I'm looking forward to see mine blooming, may be in a year or two.

    Bookmark   October 17, 2010 at 4:36PM
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tdogdad(Zone 9)

Erika- my Aztec Gold is more gold and has only a very faint pink on the back. It also smells peachy whereas the VCR smells like a red rose. Perhaps in more heat and humidity the AG will show more color.
Aztec Gold:

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    Bookmark   October 18, 2010 at 7:45PM
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erika79(Zone 9)

Both are beautiful!!! The growing season just ended and I don't know how I'll be able to wait until spring gets here. Hopefully we'll have a "normal" spring and summer next year.

    Bookmark   October 19, 2010 at 9:44PM
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houstonpat(9a)

That's a good lookin Aztec Gold. The color is very good.
IMHO... from the land of heat and oppresive humidity.(may - sep)
Houston - Cloudy and 90F tomorrow. :O
Hey, I see So. Cal. got some morning thunder storms today. Very strange.

    Bookmark   October 19, 2010 at 10:55PM
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Dave in NoVA • 7a • Northern VA

Bill, that is just beautiful. I love the dark pink band on the back.

    Bookmark   October 20, 2010 at 3:27PM
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tdogdad(Zone 9)

Dave- Your friend Boca Joe came by this morning and really liked the VCR. He was very nice and enjoyed the jungle. Bill

    Bookmark   October 20, 2010 at 6:30PM
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Dave in NoVA • 7a • Northern VA

Yeah, he gave me a call after he left your place and told me how much he enjoyed your plumeria plantation! LOL!

    Bookmark   October 21, 2010 at 8:31AM
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Boca_Joe(zone 7A)

hey Bill-

I am still inhaling that great fragrance of the Vera Cruz rose.

Great collection , the best I have seen!

The plumerias you gave me made it home fine.

Boca Joe

    Bookmark   October 25, 2010 at 11:59PM
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