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I have a new favorite - Pretty Princess

Posted by mjhuntingtonbeach 10b (My Page) on
Thu, Sep 12, 13 at 0:17

I bought this on Ebay 4 or 5 years ago, I loved the colors in the picture. It grew for several years, but in the pot and spot I had it, or maybe it was the soil mix, I never got any flowers, black tip killed off many branches, but finally a few flowers were eeked out at the end of last season on a plant relegated to a semi-shaded part of the patio crammed between other plants, nothing spectacular, small, faded colors, sort of vaguely like the pictures but nothing spectacular.

Well I planted it out in the yard this spring, it was slow to take off, took a while to recover from years of neglect, and this past couple of weeks started to have a few blooms, and this past day a full info of gorgeous flowers. Very intense colors and there are several inflos near opening so hopefully there will be a good show late in season and a better show next year.

First, a picture of last year's first flowers in late October:


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Now, some pictures from this week.


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And another


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and one more.... others to follow as the inflos open up more.


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Stunning!!! Reminds me of starfish!! Lol

Chuy


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When I first started to replace the noid plumeria I lost in the freeze, I read that if you only own one plumeria, it needs to be Pretty Princess. I have not been able to find one, until this summer at the PSA sale. I have to wait until Oct when it cools down, before I see any blooms. It had 3 thick tips, but was not rooted very well, so I do not know if it will bloom this year. Barbra


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Okay I must confess that I like the first bloom pic too but the second is spectacular!! Wow! I see you have all kinds of hidden gems just waiting to be shared.

And...well this is one more to add to the wishlist..ugh :)


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  • Posted by No-Clue So Cal Zone 10 (My Page) on
    Thu, Sep 12, 13 at 13:19

Heck it's my favorite too after seeing your photos! LOL.

What a beautiful beautiful bloom! Adding to my list as well.


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I agree, I may have a new favorite as well. What an amazing bloom.


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Want one...what is the scent? roxanne


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Mike,
Loving the colors and veining, she is a stunner and living up 2 her name. Coloring and veining wise she reminds me a bit of Sundance.
Thanks for sharing and the show.


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Yes, she's a stunner! I remember her well from the PSA sale a couple years ago, the colors really pop in our heat.

This is a terrible photo, but you get the idea:
Pretty Princess

Super impressive to edge out your Typhoon! Thanks, MJ!


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Roxanne,

On scent, sadly my sniffer can't detect anything other than perhaps a very mild scent. So this is definitely one to buy for beauty, not smell.


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What a beauty!


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Wow! I feel for this one after seeing the pics several years ago. I ordered one and when it bloomed it was Mermaid Gem... it was pretty, but NOT WHAT I PAID FOR.

You are lucky!! I have heard the flowers are quite large...is that a fact??

Tony


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Hey Tony, yeah, the flowers can get pretty large, see the size in comparison to my hand. I don't have HUGE hands but they aren't tiny.


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Another, taken tonight.


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Who cares about smell when your that pretty!
Nice Job!
Peg


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wow, those are giant blooms


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WOW! BEAUTIFUL!!! I love the veining, so pretty!


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Well here we are, almost a month later and my Pretty Princess is still blooming, now on 4 different inflos and a couple more to come that I suspect I won't see bloom due to winter being almost upon us. The colors that burst out during the mid September heat wave are more subdued but I can see that next year I should get quite a good show from this tree now that it has had a year to settle into the ground where I planted it.

Here are some pictures I took today.

The first inflo:


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The first inflo later today with more sun


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Another inflo, the one that gave me the flowers in the pictures I posted last month:


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A third inflo, just sending out its first bloom or two:


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And the last of 4 inflos that I think will bloom for me this year, three or four more starting that will have to wait until next year.


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