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Old 09-09-2011, 03:16 PM
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Xeo, I'd be happy to collect seeds for you. I just ran out there to look and man these seed pods are tiny, and they still look green. I will try to get a picture of the seed pods. There's still lots of new blooms on it yet to come and this one is growing in a good area where I can keep an eye on it.
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Old 09-09-2011, 03:26 PM
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but as soon as I see seeds I will let you know.
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Old 09-09-2011, 03:59 PM
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That's not even close to being ready .. you'll know they are ready when the whole thing turns brown including the stem or the pod starts to crack or both.
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Old 09-12-2011, 08:17 AM
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New acquisition! This is a "sport" of El Capitolio. A sport is a mutation where part of a plant does something totally different than the rest of the plant. Sports usually are not stable and after awhile revert back to the original plant. This one however seems to be stable as it's been around for awhile. It's called El Capitolio, Tequila Sunrise. It has the same form as the regular red El Capitolio but the color is different!

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Old 09-12-2011, 10:32 AM
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Very pretty X! You take such great pics too.
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Old 09-13-2011, 04:32 PM
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So beautiful!! I could just look at it all day!
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Old 09-14-2011, 10:46 AM
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What a stupendous surprise on this morning's walkabout!

Another new acquisition bloomed! Hibiscus schizopetalus - Chinese Lantern!



White Magic did it again - What I love about bi-color tropical hibiscus is that the coloring and patterning is unique to each flower.



And here are my Holly Hock seedlings .. Once they get a couple of sets of true leaves I'll pot them all into their own 1 gallon pot for the winter. Since most Hollyhocks are biennial, it takes 2 growing seasons for them to bloom. You can shorten this considerably by starting new plants in late Summer. I'm about a month off on these because I was unable to find seeds until recently.

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Old 09-15-2011, 08:41 AM
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This just showed up out of nowhere! It has a descriptor for a name, Purple White Swirl Flaked Hige.

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Old 09-15-2011, 11:24 AM
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What an amazing surprise!!
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Old 09-15-2011, 11:38 AM
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It is amazing! I've tagged it for seeds! They are growing along with the pink Hige, Split Personality. I'm thinking it has to be a single vine since the bulk of the vine has the pink Hige on it. At first I thought it was a mutation but then all the flowers on the same stem are like this. There are 4 separate plants growing on the post so one of them is this guy. I followed the stem back as far as I could and it intertwines with the other one.
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Old 09-15-2011, 05:15 PM
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Very pretty!
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Old 09-16-2011, 07:51 AM
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Thanks .. I found a name for the Hige - Aomurasakihigesibori - Ipomoea purpurea.
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Old 09-16-2011, 09:45 AM
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What's grow'n in Sept.


Xeolyte,
Are you to have seeds from that remarkable plant (aomurasakihigesibori)?
With the Hedychiums. Do yours lose there leaves throughout the winter there.
If they don't. Do you cut a off the previous years grow in the spring?
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Old 09-16-2011, 12:03 PM
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Thanks! I'm hoping for seeds .. I've tagged the specific vine in numerous places to separate it from the pink Hige, Split Personality. Hopefully we won't have an early first freeze this year. The bad thing about MG's is that they rarely bloom from rooted cuttings so that's not really an option .. If it looks like we might have an early freeze I might just cut back and dig up the whole clump, pot it up and overwinter it in the greenhouse.

Here is the clump I'm talking about - there are about 5 individual plants in this clump.



My hedychiums die back to the ground every year. Around the first of March I dig up, divide them and replant .. the extras I trade away or send to my Mom in Ft. Lauderdale who loves gingers .. Because she lives in Ft. Lauderdale, she can grow a lot more than I can, like the Shell Gingers.
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Old 09-16-2011, 09:15 PM
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What's flowering in Sept.


Cycalmen 'hederifolium', one of my favorite flowers to come up in Sept.

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