Wild Grape

Discussion in 'HIBISCUS HAVEN' started by putu enjula, Feb 25, 2014.

  1. putu enjula

    putu enjula Well-Known Member

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    This was the very first bloom I got from Wild Grape. It actually arrived at my house from HVH with this bud on it and this was the bloom...

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  2. putu enjula

    putu enjula Well-Known Member

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    And this is what it looks like now!!

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  3. putu enjula

    putu enjula Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure accidentally spilling a bunch of Kmag on it didn't help!! :(
     
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    putu enjula Well-Known Member

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  5. Gil T

    Gil T New Member

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    Wild Grape has been doing well past few months, but blooms are often hidden in the thick bush. I have to push branches away to be able to photograph them.

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  6. putu enjula

    putu enjula Well-Known Member

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    Beautiful!!! Thanks for sharing! :) I hope mine will look as good as yours someday. I put mine in the ground pretty quickly and it was a 4 incher of course. Guess it didn't like that.
     
  7. Ninja

    Ninja Well-Known Member

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    beautiful cv! hope it gets to europe some day, Charles Black-CVs are still rather rare here. I kind of like his breeding philosophy, there's quite some garden/european varieties crossed in if I got that correctly...
     
  8. LJG

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    I am not sure why but I just never was pleased with the two 'Born To Be Wild' and 'Allure' crosses Charles did. They never really matched the pictures and I got tired of the small return on these. I ripped them out.
     
  9. LJG

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    I have almost exclusively Charles Black plants in the ground in my garden (52 so far). I am finding that most other hybridizers varieties now days focus on the flower and not on the plant. That might be great for a greenhouse or potted plant, but not when it needs to live in the ground and make it through a cool winter. Charles plants are superior in this manner. Sure I see some of these flowers other hybridizers are doing and just drool. But I know I will only get a few months out of that plant and the rest of the time the flowers are poor and the bush is suffering from die back.
     
  10. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Just wait 'til you get hold of some of the new Putu Enjula hybrids. :)
     
  11. Bullwinkle

    Bullwinkle Esteemed Member

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    Very nice plant,The Iguanas around here consider Hibiscus the Holy Grail of edibles :)
     
  12. Dypsisdean

    Dypsisdean Administrator Staff Member

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    Don't take my word for it, but didn't I read somewhere that the flowers are edible - for us???
     

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