Lacunosa is really a fave of mine. Thinking of changing my name! Lovely scent, and just adorable!
Saw someone here describe it as smelling like a florist's cooler, and thought that's the best discription yet!
"When you have only two pennies left in the world, buy a loaf of bread with one, and a lily with the other."
- Chinese Proverb
I have 3 "Lacunosa's"...a plain leafed one that I've posted bloom photo's off, Snow caps...lots of cute little freckles on the leaves, and "Royal Flush". All grown in the same conditions and each one's foliage is distinctly different. Royal Flush most definitely get's a deep burgundy/maroon tinge to the stems and leaves then as the foliage matures looks a bit more like Snow Caps, but still with some tinging to the foliage. Blooms to me are for the most part all the same size, shape and very fragrant.
Name: Carol Noel Hawaii (near Hilo) It's all about choices.
Note to self: "Self; please take a piccie of all of your H. lacunosa clones and post them in the Database. Then, ask anyone who has a different clone (other than a cutsie same given by someone to sell more plants) post theirs too." H. lacunosa seems to be very variable...and a composite of the different clones would be interesting. I 'plan' on starting it tomorrow'...
MJ, good to know that all lacunosa varieties have blooms of about same size. Some varieties are listed to have bigger flowers.
What a great idea Carol. I was wondering about that too.
I read here and there that certain laconosa are more prone to mealies. I do not know how much that is true,I do not have any to comment. I wonder if mealies were just a symptom of growing conditions in those. People who have all the varieties can shine the light here because they probably grow all of them in same condition.