Summer of '12

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Re: Summer of '12

Post by aykhan » August 16th, 2012, 1:24 pm

Where in pattoki? We need to get the blue one....

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Re: Summer of '12

Post by aykhan » September 15th, 2012, 1:49 pm

Just got back from a hectic work trip to the US and was sad so see one iochroma and 3 hibiscus dead, but very happy to see the following blooms......

The Gloriosa are so exotic, I also brought plantii and lutea tubers this time. They have bloomed from dormant tubers in less than 2 months!!!
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Gloriosa carsonii
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Gloriosa greenii

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Re: Summer of '12

Post by aykhan » September 15th, 2012, 1:55 pm

The vining shrub form of the rangoon creeper. Got it from Abbas Nursery for a pretty penny.....Rs 2000. Fragrant and darker red flowers, close to magenta.

The dwarf buddleia very fragrant also but ruined in rains.
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Gloriosa carsonii
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Re: Summer of '12

Post by aykhan » September 15th, 2012, 1:57 pm

....Passion flower vines are now a passion after seeing this Passiflora "Incense" bloom. It has bloomed from a rooted cutting in less than 2 months...
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Passiflora "Incense"
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Passiflora "Incense"
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Passiflora "Incense"

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Re: Summer of '12

Post by aykhan » September 15th, 2012, 1:59 pm

..Always love this constant bloomer in shade....justicia brandegeana
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Re: Summer of '12

Post by Muhammad Arif Khan » September 16th, 2012, 7:20 pm

Lovely; My Gloriosa has not performed well this year, may be RAINS.

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Re: Summer of '12

Post by Izhar » September 17th, 2012, 9:41 am

Loved the lily and the passion flower... i hope that the passion flower sets fruit, you can do the pollination yourself.. :)

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Re: Summer of '12

Post by khabbab » September 17th, 2012, 10:09 am

The gloriosa lily are very beautiful but passiflora is even prettier. How fragrant are the blooms of Incense as i have read it is quite fragrant? And how long the flower lasts?

Yes the buddlejas are shy of our rains just like geraniums are.
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Re: Summer of '12

Post by aykhan » September 17th, 2012, 1:19 pm

The passion flower is fragrant but not what I would call intensely fragrant. I think the only intensely fragrant plants are marwa, motia, gardenia and raat ki raani. Rest are good but do not make the entire area fragrant.

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Re: Summer of '12

Post by aykhan » September 17th, 2012, 1:20 pm

I amazing thing about Gloriosa and Passion flowers are that they are VERY unique looking.

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