Discussion in 'CORDYLINE CORNER - THE TI PLANT' started by Dypsisdean, Mar 22, 2008.
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Just another Pink Magic without the pink.
Angela, Can you post a pic of Hilo Boy? I have Hawiian Boy, but I believe these 2 may be the same. Red Bull looks diffrent from my Hawiian Boy in a side by side. The Red Bull is more of a red brown with a upright leaf.
Red Bull (left) and Hawiian Boy (right) side by sides.
Hilo Boy has absolutely no green at any stage....
I have never bought Hilo Boy personally but I have seen it enough at the store to recognize it. It is the most popular red leaf ti here on the Big Island. (and probably Hawaii in general) The first one was a cutting from what I thought was Hilo Boy but it has been so sickly that the leaves have always been curled. The other pics are of what looks exactly like what is sold as Hilo Boy... a kitty for scale. They are so tall that I can't get a very good shot. In the last two pics you can see some of them peering out. The last pic is taken from the loft window (2nd story). The two in the front are Peter Buck.
I have no idea what these two are. But they are definitely different with their upright leaves. And their color is much darker.
I believe this is another Hilo Boy.
I've posted this on before... it's from seed.
Thats it! I am moving to Hawaii ! Those tall Ti plants in post #324 did it. Wow!
Angela, Well I know now Hawiian Boy and Hilo Boy are not the same. Now Hilo Boy and Red Bull?
Your garden is awesome so you better not move.... at least wait until after Dean and I have a tour!
I love this one. It's from seed.
I like it!
Here is another Ti plant for the garden. Her name is Liz (Fl)
Did you get it from Ebay?
Yes, this was a Ebay purchase. Plant is a little less than 3' tall.
Wow check out this site http://wonderfulorchids.com/Cordyline.html
Angela, I have kept my eyes on that site for some time. I want a Earthquake Ti.
I got a cutting of Earthquake about a year ago and I guess it is about time to give up on it.
The bees are loving the Ti flowers now.
Our New Guinea Black flowers every year without any coaxing while all 70 of the other varieties never bloom.... go figure.
The first one an Earthquake cutting... it has been like that for a year. The second one I can't remember if it is my other cutting of Earthquake or not. Even the plant I got the cutting from was half dead... I think they are hard to grow in cooler temps... and when I say cooler temps I mean around 70˚
Angela, Here is White Babydoll as it looks now. I am going to pot it up this weekend for some TLC that it needs.
Now I am in trouble.
Yeah the numerous typos are amusing.... Dean has the same book. It is a very interesting book on the history etc. Many tis in the photos aren't even named in the book and he mentions that a lot of varieties end up having regional names. At least you can reference the tried and true names of the standard ones.
It's that time of year again!
Here is a shot of what we have here in my part of the world as Kiwi. Kiwi is one of my top favorites and I have 6 group plantings in many light conditions. I have never seen Kiwi with that much pink. The leaf shape looks to be a little diffrent also. That looks 100% better than what we have.
I have seen the Kiwi with less pink for sale here.
I have had this Ti growing in the garden for a few years now purchased as Glauca. I have kept a name label with Glauca for this plant for years. I do know that the name is not Glauca and have tried to find its real name. Ant ideas? I am stumped. The last pic looks white in the sun, but the color is really almost a gold pinkish tone.
Loved this thread. I never thought there were so many varieties. Either I see them and cannot tell the differences, or there aren't many varieties here. Thanks, it's a pleasure to see all these beauties.
Thanks for visiting our thread Patricia! There ARE a lot of varieties and there is a lot I can't tell the difference between either.
More random shots...
This is salmon pink
Other orangy ones...
Nice looking Tis Angela. Here is another new one here in Scott Land.Mini Kalapana
That's a really cool one. I've never see that one.
I can never pass up the dark Ti's. Here is King Authur.
and another dark one here Caruba Black.
Nice!! I like dark tis too!
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