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Louis Philippe v Cracker Red

posted by: TNY78 on 04.20.2013 at 09:23 pm in Antique Roses Forum

I keep hearing that these are the same rose, but I can't really find any pictures of Cracker Red. Someone who has seen both, said that the leaves on Cracker Red are much larger than LP. I have a "Louis Philippe",that was purchased from I'm assuming it should be the 1834 Guerin introduction. However, RVR also sells a rose they call "Louis Philippe from Florida," could that be the rose referred to as "Cracker Red"?



cuttings - April 15, 2013
clipped on: 05.03.2013 at 06:50 pm    last updated on: 05.03.2013 at 06:51 pm

Palm photos for your pleasure

posted by: fawnridge on 10.04.2007 at 08:15 am in Florida Gardening Forum

Pritchardia pacifica - Fiji Island Fan Palm
Three double trunk palms on the north and northwest side of the garden. In the ground from 5 to 7 years from 15 gallon cans. The pair in the foreground are the newest (5 yrs) and you can just see the tip of the older one behind it. The Spindle Palm to its left has six feet of grey wood for comparison.

Beccariophoenix madagascariensis - Window Palm
In the center of the garden, shade, damp, this came out of a 7 gallon can at three feet high two years ago. The large frond in the center is 9 feet to the tip.

Dypsis lastelliana - Teddy Bear Palm
There are three in the garden. This one and a second, eight or nine feet away, went in the ground after the 2005 hurricanes from 7 gallon cans at around eight foot tall. They're both over 15' with a nice display of green/gray wood. Here's a shot right after an old boot fell off. The other one is on the opposite side of the house. It has over 6' of gray wood and was planted as a seedling seven years ago.

Chamaerops humilis - European Fan Palm
An original plant in the garden - 9 years in the ground - through three major hurricanes with no damage. This was either a three gallon or seven and it's over 8' tall. I can't remember the name of the spiny palm to its left. That just went in the ground last spring from Searle Bros. Good playground plant.

Bismarckia nobilis - Bismarck Palm
The first picture, from underneath, is from another original plant in the garden - 9 years in the ground - through three major hurricanes and got tore up bad in each. This was from a 15 gallon can, planted out at 6' and it's now over 18' tall.
The second shot is a rare "Half Moon" Bismarck. Notice how the segments never complete all the way around. This went in the ground around 6 years ago, and like the one above, has survived the worst of the weather. It's around 15' tall.

Licuala spinosa - Licuala Palm
Three clusters (two in this shot) all original garden from 3 gallon cans. On the east side of the garden in a protected alley. Of course that protection failed in Wilma and they all were ripped up pretty bad.

Hyophorbe Verschaffeltii - Spindle Palm and Hyophorbe lagenicaulis - Bottle Palm
These three were all marked "Spindle Palm" at the HD when I bought them 8 years ago. They line the east side of the driveway.


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