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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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Hello Mike,

Hope you're getting all geared up for the season.

After searching for Pretty Princess thanks to your photos from last season, ahem... I was able to score one! So stoked! Just wanted you to know that you are partially responsible for me adding "just one more". LOL

Oh, how is Typhoon? Any signs of inflos? :)

Take care,

Nicole


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Very pretty. Love the color. Sometimes it takes a while for them to bloom but lt is well worth it. Thanks for sharing. Barb


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