Amazing branching

(Zone 10b)

This unique seedling of Kukiat's had an inflo this spring, but it was too cool here so it aborted. I was definitely disappointed, but if every cloud has a silver lining, then the twelve branches that sprung forth in its place has to be it. I tried to make this picture a little brighter so you could see the branches. It's still not a great picture. I'll post another when the branches grow a little bit.

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North Augusta, ON

Very cool! One of mind gave me 5 new branches this spring. It is crowded but nice.

Mulberry, FL

I have one on a seedling thats of age to flower it was by the car and it fell against the window with this hot florida sun it burnt the tip 8 tips came from that one but that was from the heat that is cool is that black spot in the center were the original tip was?

This message was edited Aug 1, 2009 11:15 PM

(Zone 10b)

Thanks, guys. Dana, yes, the black spot is where the inflo was.

I too had a seedling with black tip a few years ago. I wiped it out, and many branches came in. It was crowded, but eventually they spread out. The branches eventually became very long. It's this seedling on the right.

I am delighted to have so many branches of this one. It's a very special seedling of Kukiat's called 'Fantasia.'

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Yuma, AZ

Very special indeed! That is one of the most interesting new hybrids I have seen! There are pictures of it on Kukiats website http://www.kukiatsgardens.com/PlumeriaGallery.html , The Clare Core is spectacular too, as are all of his new hybrids.
Davie

Phoenix, AZ(Zone 9b)

is that 11 NEW tips I see... wow... that's impressive, and very cool...
Brittany

(Zone 10b)

Brittany -- there's actually 12! LOL! Thanks:-)

Davie -- his web site is so great. I go there often to drool over his pictures and his seedlings. My 'Clare Corre' has an inflo for the first time ever, and I am very excited about it. I also have an inflo on 'Coral Cream,' 'Siam Lavender,' 'Sheer Beauty,' and 'Marble Ice Cream.' The anticipation is almost too much!

Yuma, AZ

Well you better share some pics!
Davie

(Zone 10b)

You know I will, Davie! I just found an inflo on Lampang Symphony yesterday too. Things are pretty dull right now, but they should start getting exciting in another month. September will probably be the best month for flowers.

(Zone 10b)

Here's Lampang Symphony with something like 14 new tips. Weird!

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Phoenix, AZ(Zone 9b)

Ok, WHAT are you feeding those things... lol...

Mulberry, FL

That is neat! You have the high octane there I was in Ft Myers a couple weeks ago going to talk to a old guy that runs a hydroponics shop to get some octane enough of this with the right chemical you make a seedling flower in one year going to cost you but to me its worth it rather than these things hanging out for years waiting.

(Zone 10b)

LOL, Brittany! I don't think it's me or what I'm doing! It is that magic fairy dust that all Thai cultivars have, I guess!

Thanks, Dana. I don't know of any chemical that will make a seedling flower sooner. I know some people have experimented with Gibberellic acid for more branching, but if I remember correctly, it also produced lanky branching.

Mulberry, FL

Robert knows I talked with him in one years time from seed to flower with the right fertilzers he told he has done it see if he will show up. He doesn't come here like he used too

Patumthani, Thailand(Zone 11)

Clare, 12-14 new tips are a lot for one branch! Fantasia has unique colorful stripes on its petals. I wonder if this characteristic can be carried to its offsprings.

(Zone 10b)

Hi Kukiat! It must be that magic fairy dust that you have over there in Thailand! I can't wait for Fantasia to bloom. I've never seen another cultivar like it. If I get seeds from her, I'll send them back to you to you can see what her offspring bears.

Baton Rouge, LA

I had a seedling that that I planted early last year that I had gotten from NBarry. It bloomed the first year, however, there isn't a hint of an inflow this year.

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