I received 6 cuttings (kept 3, gave 3 to a friend) of this in trade 9/30/99. This one is a night-bloomer. It bloomed last year (9/28/01) but I didn't even know it had a bud until I saw the spent flower. This year I first saw a bud on 8/20/02. On the evening of 9/11 the bud was larger but not swollen so I thought it would be a few more days until it bloomed. Fortunately I checked at 6:30 a.m. on 9/12 to see if it was starting to swell. The 5" flower was fully open. It was passing when I returned from work and my husband said it was still wide open around 2 p.m. A few weeks later I noticed it had 4 more buds. One opened 10/15, another 10/18 and the third 10/29; the fourth bud died without opening. The October blooms each opened around 8 p.m. and lasted until around noon the next day. They were fragrant and ranged in size from 5" to 7".
The first bud for 2003 opened 3/29/03. There were 3 blooms
in April, 7 in July, 7 in August, 3 in September, and 5 in October.
In 2004 there were 22 blooms.
2005: as of 5/30, 6 blooms
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