Does anyone know what this is?

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  1. CVS

    CVS Apprentice Gardener

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    Does anyone know what this is? Or know where I can find out? I saw it while I was in honeymoon in Zanzibar (E African island). It was a shrub about 6-7 feet tall, the flowers had a strong fragrance but that's about all I can tell you, sorry! Thanks in advance.
     
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    The plant in question is Plumeria, sometimes called Frangipani.I have a plant of this in my conservatory comes in white, yellow or red. AS you said the flowers are scented. Nice one!

    [ January 17, 2005, 08:28 PM: Message edited by: pete2255 ]
     
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    Thank you so much!! [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
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    Yes, it is a frangipani, it also comes in pink. It has a gorgeous smell! YOu just have to be careful as it oozes milky stuff when picked
     
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    Do you grow this plant?
     
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    I wouldn't mind one of these, they look very nice .

    Frangipani plant

    Nathan.
     
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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    I grew my plant from seed some years ago . Its not difficult to germinate but it does need a warm conservatory to grow well, also takes up a fair amount of space.Takes about 3 years to flower.Problem with red spider.
     
  8. Ladybird

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    Pete, what colour is your Plumeria from seed ? Did you only grow one? Do you know, if you have a few, you can get open cross pollination and may get a completley different colour from next seeds, the more the merrier.
    I know someone who had flowers from seed in 18 months,in UK.
    Red spiders hate water, so just spray them occasionally.
     
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    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    The plumeria I grew from seed was white whith a yellow centre. Yes I only grew one as I don't have enough space for more, as I have a lot of other plants.
    As for the red spider, I know all the books say red spider don't like water and humidity, but you try telling them that. I've found the only thing that works is to buy the preditors that eat them. Its expensive but effective.
     
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    I'm curious now, what type of Plummy it is and where you got it from...looks to me it's the Singapore... I got 1 cutting, hope it makes it to Spring lol...
    I never seem to be bothered with red spider,more likely with greenflies, got my 'gun' ready, they even found their way in propagator, just noticed today, but Squeezy did the trick.
     
  11. pete

    pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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    Its seed from Chilterns Seeds, but I dont know where they get them from.
    When you say squeezy I hope you dont mean washing up liquid ...... the E U wouldn't like it.
     
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    Pete good website, www.chilernseds.co.uk they used to sell Plummy seeds but not now.
    Yes squeezy, wonderful remedy for most unwanted pests.
    They are not for export to E U Pete lol just for my pleasure.
     
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    Yes I've used Ciltern seeds a lot over the years.
    Always send their catalogue just before Christmas, something to read when theres not much else to do.
     
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    pete how is your Plumeria doing ? love to hear
     
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