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Last flowers of the season - Temptation

Posted by mjhuntingtonbeach 10b (My Page) on
Wed, Dec 25, 13 at 23:47

I bought a small Temptation from Jungle Jack's in July at their open house. The last one there, the runt of the one gallon litter. Well, it grew well over the summer, and very late started pushing out two inflos. Well finally over the last few weeks it has started blooming and today, Christmas Day, it had four open flowers. I've been bringing it in during the evenings when temps have dropped to the high 40's/low 50's which seems to have helped, althought it has lost most of its leaves. So I'm guessing this is it. Hopefully in the warmth of next summer there will more of the reddish coloring that attracted me to this variety, but I am pleasantly surprised it bloomed at all :)

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RE: Last flowers of the season - Temptation

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One last view.

RE: Last flowers of the season - Temptation

So beautiful!! Thanks for sharing and what a nice surprise :-)


RE: Last flowers of the season - Temptation

Very nice! It has a great color! What a difference temperature can make.


RE: Last flowers of the season - Temptation

  • Posted by mksmth oklahoma 7a (My Page) on
    Fri, Dec 27, 13 at 8:52

Great plant. I have had JJ's plants have completely different colors with different temperatures but that is pretty drastic. I too hope it gets closer to the picture. You have to keep in mind that his growing grounds are not anything close to what we have so the colors ,although usually really close, can be a bit different.

being in 10b you should get pretty close to the same. John is a great man and if you find it to not be Temptation I bet he would send you a replacement. Are there any markings on the trunk? He usually ID's them that way.


RE: Last flowers of the season - Temptation

Not to worry, that's how my last Temptation flowers looked this fall. They really need heat to color up properly, as does Super Round. My first Super Round flowers were almost white but they turned dark pink/red when the temperatures got over 80.

Temptation is a fantastic variety, you will be happy with her. The veining shows up with heat too.

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