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Offline Rena

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Brugmansia
« on: March 17, 2013, 17:03:19 PM »
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Re: Brugmansia
« Reply #1 on: March 19, 2013, 06:43:33 AM »
Beautiful Rena. Are you going to catch us some seed? How tall does this shrub grow, can you tell us.

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Re: Brugmansia
« Reply #2 on: March 19, 2013, 08:35:11 AM »
Chris - I've never had seed from this one........... but have grown it from cuttings.  It'snearly 3m high at the moment and it's a delight to stand under it and look up into those flowers.  It needs a trimming badly at the moment after a long hard summer and I'll see if I can get some cuttings going for you.
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Re: Brugmansia
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2013, 19:40:54 PM »
Chris - I'll see if I can get some cuttings going for you.

I've got a few cuttings rooted and will let you know when they are a bit stronger - I am also trying to root a whole branch that I cut off and if that grows it's got your name on it :)
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Re: Brugmansia
« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2013, 21:52:51 PM »
Hi Rena,

It is very kind of you, thank you. I eventually got eight plants from the seeds you posted me. My gardener planted them in bigger bags
and placed them in a different spot without putting out snail bait. Needless to say I lost three of them but the other five are doing fine.
I am looking forward to beautify my garden in the near future and plan to make many cuttings during winter. Here is a hibiscus standard
I bought from Cape Garden Centre. The flowers are huge and I just love it.

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Re: Brugmansia
« Reply #5 on: April 26, 2013, 09:03:41 AM »
Glad to hear you managed to save 5 of Jose's brugmansia seedlings - now for the LONG wait for them to flower!  Mine are doing well and I must put them in bigger containers.

(My "one and only" that I posted the photos of, is suddenly being noticed by passers-by and I've now got to get some more cuttings growing..........)

That hibiscus is stunning - does she have a name? 
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Re: Brugmansia
« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2013, 09:22:20 AM »
Luckily the Brugmansias are very fast growers and will flower in the first season already, anyway, that is my experience. They do provide an awesome display don't they! Rena, get yourself a double flower yellow, they are awesome! Unfortunatelly it gets too cold at my place to keep them :(
They do propagate easilty from cuttings, in fact, you can take a branch and stick it in the ground and it most probably will grow. By the way, they are poisonous so wash your hands  :P.

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Re: Brugmansia
« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2013, 06:37:44 AM »
That stunning bloom reminds me of Hibiscus rosa-sinensis 'The Path'

I think Brugmansias should have do not release printed across their forehead - took me 5 years to get rid of one = never seen a root system like it. Yes it was beautiful and I hated to get rid of it but unfortunately it bloomed when our strong coastal winds and were in season and left me with a mess to clean up year after year.
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Re: Brugmansia
« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2013, 11:12:16 AM »
Abby to the rescue ;D  I have a plant (bush not standard)of The Path bought at the same nursery a while back but it's not in flower at the moment - I seemed to remember the flowers being much pinker than Chris's one though but the shape etc looks the same.   Will take a photo when it blooms.

Abby?  YOU KILLED A BRUGMANSIA??  :o :o :o



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Re: Brugmansia
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2013, 06:11:39 AM »
Took a lot of effort too - offsets kept growing for a couple of years
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Re: Brugmansia
« Reply #10 on: December 20, 2014, 09:21:24 AM »
Here is a hibiscus standard
I bought from Cape Garden Centre. The flowers are huge and I just love it.

Chris



Hi Chris
Seems like I bought the same one there!?


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Re: Brugmansia
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2014, 00:23:14 AM »
I envy the both of you  ;)
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