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Sep 30, 2011 5:37 PM CST
Name: Laura Gardiner
Manitoba, Canada
You can't 'un-ring' a bell.
H. "Sunrise" is a hybrid of H. obscura & H. lacunosa. I don't believe it to be a variegated one. Tho' obscura can be reddish in high light...

Julie? You have this one... What can you tell us? Besides it blooms perpetually & is gorgeous!

Steven: I find your peduncle question to be a though-provoking one.
The short answer is: "Depends on what Hoya".

Multiflora (or shooting star, javanica, cyrtoceras floribundum, whatever!) I've read has "deciduous" peduncles that fall off after blooming a few times. But, It also grows peduncles at every node. I've not had mine long enough to confirm shedding peduncles, but it does grow peduncles @ every node...

My variegated carnosa seems to have perpetual peduncles, except for the one I knocked off. I've seen pictures of really long, gnarly, old peduncles & I'd dare call them infinite.

Some of mine are getting long & gnarly looking. Everytime it blooms, it leaves a "scar" on the peduncle, and increases in length. It seems I could count the rings, to see howmany times it bloomed...

I've also read of some growers reporting old peduncles just quit blooming...
"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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