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May 11, 2011 1:13 PM CST
Name: Donna
Winnipeg, Manitoba Zone 4
I've always wanted to order from Pikes but haven't. I need to get a price list.
May 11, 2011 7:54 PM CST
Name: Christine Wootton
Whitby, Ontario, Canada
There's a reason I don't delete any emails, and this is it! Here's a list of Pike's misnamed hoyas:

H. cinamomifolia is actually H. Potsii from Australia
H. 'New Guinea Red' may actually be H. Globulosa
H. 'New Guinea White' may actually be a clone of H. Magnifica
H. Darwini is actually H. DH70
H. Imperialis is actually H. Callycina
H. Incana is actually H. Australis ssp Australis
H. Minima is actually H. Serpens
H. Shepherdii/Longifolia is actually H. Shepherdii
H. Purpureo-Fusca, which is actually H. Pubicalyx silver pink

I know his H. bellas are correctly labelled, as are carnosa and compacta and everything else he has.

I haven't ordered from Pike's for a long time, so he may have some of them correctly labelled by now but these are the ones that were mislabelled when I was dealing with him.

I agree, the plants he sends are in superb condition when they're received. His packaging and quality of plants is wonderful.

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May 13, 2011 9:05 AM CST
Name: Laura Gardiner
Manitoba, Canada
You can't 'un-ring' a bell.
Thanks for this valuable info Christine. Wish I would have joined here before ordering! HA!

All of Tom's hoyas are $20 INCLUDING shipping!

He did seem to know H. 'New Guinea White' is H. Magnifica

He didn't mention having H. Purpureo-Fusca, but he did say he had silver pink, and called it a carnosa!

Sticking tongue out
All he would tell me is these hoyas were correctly labled in the 80's....

So I guess I can start a new thread in identification when I get my plants!

HA! Rolling on the floor laughing
"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
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May 13, 2011 10:23 AM CST
Name: Christine Wootton
Whitby, Ontario, Canada
Yeah, we all wish we had all this knowledge and available info when we started out - but the good news is that its here, and if you come, you will learn!


May 13, 2011 11:52 AM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Laura...will do our best to help you ID your plants. You could check some of the good sites on line as to what you you have a good idea what's wrong. When you DO put up photos and you only have leaves, show the whole plant (growth habit) and closeup on the leaves. ... Big Grin
Leap. The net will appear.
Jul 23, 2013 2:25 PM CST
Great thread... I am a novice and have been growing Hoyas since 2002. I have spent hours reading back through posts in Cubit -- very valuable information, much of it saved to my notes! I am not finding very many people on Gardenweb. It used to be so active!

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