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jpotts461
Aransas Pass, TX

May 14, 2008
4:50 AM

Post #4948690

A friend of mine has a Aztec Gold I believe and I fell in love with the smell she will give me the plant or a cutting. I have Puu Kahea, Wilder and slaughterhouse Pink and a whole bunch of the local pinks. I need to increase my collection with some great smelling ones.



Which ones are the best smelling and strongest ?




Jim
Dutchlady1
Naples, FL
(Zone 10a)

May 14, 2008
10:37 AM

Post #4949026

Three come to mind immediately:
Vera Cruz Rose which has an intense rose scent
Grove Farm which smells of nutmeg
Singapore which has the immediately identifiable 'Frangipani' fragrance.

I'm sure others will have more suggestions.
Ncasselberryfla
Geneva, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 14, 2008
3:37 PM

Post #4950062

Gold Coast Peach (from Oz) is one of my top 5 for fragrance--like one of those floral scented soaps with a hint of cinnamon--outstanding!
Clare_CA

(Zone 10b)

May 14, 2008
5:50 PM

Post #4950634

My top ones for fragrance so far are Singapore, Celadine, Vera Cruz Lutica, Barry's Orange Pink, Dwarf Singapore White, Kimo, Lemon Yellow, Pacific Pearl, Bali Whirl, and Grove Farm.

Here is a list that I compiled that may help you with your decision: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/t/687548/

This message was edited May 14, 2008 10:52 AM
jpotts461
Aransas Pass, TX

May 15, 2008
4:24 AM

Post #4953356

Thanks that is a start. Just about everything I try to plant is very fragrant. Kind of disappointed in the local pinks. Very light rose smell. They do like it here though and bloom their heads off. Maybe they will get stronger as the year progresses.

The peach smelling one my friend has 1 single flower in my shirt pocket all day and everyone could smell the peach kind of dreamy. LOL Any preferred vendors ??


Jim
Clare_CA

(Zone 10b)

May 15, 2008
6:39 AM

Post #4953596

Florida Colors Nursery is my plumeria nursery of choice: http://www.floridacolors.com/ Their prices are very reasonable, and their reputation is excellent. Most of my collection was purchased from them.
Dutchlady1
Naples, FL
(Zone 10a)

May 15, 2008
11:24 AM

Post #4953790

I second that.
Maydreams27
Port Saint Lucie, FL
(Zone 9b)

May 15, 2008
7:16 PM

Post #4955936

Sorry to hear about your local pinks. We have Key West Pink and Maimi rose and both are great. Miami Rose more spicy and Key West more fruity. I guess I kind of look over those as they are pretty common here.

Chris
Fl
jpotts461
Aransas Pass, TX

May 16, 2008
5:15 AM

Post #4958439

I really appreciate the help and the links. Floridacolors looks like a great choice. It is so nice to always have something good smelling blooming. I try to plant items for 1) hardiness 2) fragrance. I am not particular about color. If it lives and smells good I am happy.


Thanks again

Jim
Dutchlady1
Naples, FL
(Zone 10a)

May 16, 2008
10:43 AM

Post #4958722

Jim - I strongly suggest when making your selections from Florida Colors you give them a call, rather than relying on the Internet. They are friendly and helpful and also have some varieties that are not offered on their website.
Clare_CA

(Zone 10b)

May 16, 2008
7:47 PM

Post #4960835

Jim, I plant for the same reasons pretty much. I second Hetty's suggestion about calling. Carol will answer the phone probably, and she is great.
tucsonplumeriaz
Tucson, AZ

May 25, 2008
1:29 AM

Post #4998921

luc and carol are great! i call now just to say hi, oh yeah, and to order a plumie now and then.

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