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What's Looking Exotic In September 2013

Discussion in 'Tropical Gardening' started by Kristen, Aug 30, 2013.

  1. Kristen

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      Evening Primrose Beans :biggrin:

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      • pete

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

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        I thought , maybe, this should be in the "Exotic" section, I saw it last night, and we were still in August.
        I also seem to have come across two threads, "What's looking good in September", one posted by Zigs, today, and one by Kristen on Friday:dunno::biggrin:

        Anyway I'll let you sort it all out.:blue thumb:

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        cereus peruvianus.
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        Bougainvillea is just starting to come out.
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          WOW!! The cereus in particular looks amazing!! Is is scented?

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

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            It has a scent, you know when you enter the greenhouse it is in flower, but not really pleasant, but at the same time, not offensive.
             
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              Nice shot Zigs. :) Can I see a sunflower lurking in the background?
               
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                Hibiscus moscheutos is looking fairly exotic right now. Some flowers have been nearly 8" across.
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                Not pretty, but certainly 'exotic', Aristolochia trilobata
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                Brugmansia sanguinea. Flowering nicely.
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                  Gorgeous!
                   
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                    Loving the Cereus too!

                    What is the plant in the last photo to the right of the Bougie (the one with the pinnate leaves and maybe red flowers)?
                     
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                    Passiflora "Amethyst".......................
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                    Nicotiana langsdorfii.....................
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                    Nicotiana sylvestris........................
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                    Lobelia Queen Victoria.....................
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                    Salvia Wendys Wish...................
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                    Finally, Tricyrtis "Taipei Silk" goes from strength to strength..................
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                      pete Growing a bit of this and a bit of that....

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                      Its Sesbania punicea, only just coming into flower.
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                        A beauty Pete, the one I grew a few years ago fell prey to RSM (as my outside Ipomeas have this year):frown:. I may try it again.:smile:
                         
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                        I thought so. I've suffered chronic bud blast on mine. Still, it's less than a year old from seed. How do you overwinter yours?


                        Mine has suffered from RSM too. Not bad, but it means that I can't move it to the greenhouse.
                         
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                        I spray with abermectin for RSM, or westland plant rescue for ornamentals.

                        I overwintered in a cool greenhouse fairly dry at a minimum of about 4C, lost a lot of leaf but survived, I then cut back by a third this spring.
                         
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                        The Entrance:

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                        and the Banana Skyline :)
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                        quite pleased with how the paths have overgrown
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                        Persicaria Red Dragon spilling over the paths, with a bit of Nicotiana langsdorfii (bottom left)

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                        Amaranthus Foxtail (middle left of path)

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                        this one is Amaranthus Fat Spike - although I wonder if I have mislabelled it? as they aren't that "fat"!

                        Coleus raised from seed (bottom left) and Canna Cleopatra (thanks Pete :) ) on the left
                         
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