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My first non-carnosa bloom!!!

Posted by gennykins MN (My Page) on
Sat, Mar 19, 11 at 20:22

And it is Ruby Sue!!! I love the scent - reminds me of lilacs - and even better, there are three more peducles. Plain lacunosa is next to it and it has about a dozen. Talk about anticipation!

Also, a second fabulous find...

There is a phenomenal orchid green house about two miles from my home and I occasionally wander in for the color and fragrance. I was there today and he had a variegated kerri! It was huge and he sold me a 6 node cutting (with leaves!) for $10.00! Although it is not on my wish list, I had to buy it. I've cut it into three sections and its in a baggie. I'm a bit apprehensive - my house is still cool at night - but I am hoping for the best.

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RE: My first non-carnosa bloom!!!

Awsome, Genny! Lacunosa is such a good one to have blooming - such a sweet smell.

Is the kerrii the regular variegate (cream on the outside)? I like that one best. My reverse variegate loses all it's variegation in winter.

Denise in Omaha

RE: My first non-carnosa bloom!!!


It is the regular variegated. I received a reverse cutting in a trade last summer and it came with one leaf. It grew a new leaf within the last month - again, sooooo exciting -and the new leaf has more pronounced variegation than the leaf it came with. Perhaps the variegation on the new leaf will come to resemble the variegation on the old but for now, very cool.


RE: My first non-carnosa bloom!!!

Congrats Genny!! I have 'Royal Flush' that blooms pink instead of white since it gets a lot of sun. My mixed pot of lacunosa reg. and sno caps blooms white I'm guessing since its in a shaded location (under Oak trees). Great deal on your Kerrii variegated...good luck rooting them.

RE: My first non-carnosa bloom!!!

Congratulations on the lacanosa blooms!
I got a basket of Ruby Sue last year and I hope that I can find a Royal Flush as well because it's speckled leaves are just gorgeous.


RE: My first non-carnosa bloom!!!

Congrats, Genny! Lacunosa is such a reliable plant!

RE: My first non-carnosa bloom!!!

Congratulations! That's just too exciting. I love the way lacunosa flowers look like something Snugglepot & Cuddlepie would wear.

Even though I think most cultivar names are pretty cheesy, I have to agree that Royal Flush is aptly named. All these lacunosa cultivars have foliage that makes you think: I wouldn't change a thing.

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