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Brassavola Little Stars

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    Default Brassavola Little Stars

    first blooming for me. my first brassavola even... at night it smells like a black pepper flavored gardenia.

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    Beautiful as always.

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    Very unusual! I love the gardenia's scent! But with black pepper? Do they complement each other?

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    yes, actually. adds a bit of spicy heat to the seductive gardenia. it has four flowers. it is the second to flower in what originally was my "encyclia tree" but now has a random cattleya alliance going on. it gets quite a bit of early morning sun. this was its first winter outdoors and seems to have done well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coeruleo View Post
    yes, actually. adds a bit of spicy heat to the seductive gardenia. it has four flowers. it is the second to flower in what originally was my "encyclia tree" but now has a random cattleya alliance going on. it gets quite a bit of early morning sun. this was its first winter outdoors and seems to have done well.
    Beautiful shot! I love that description of the fragrance !

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    Lovely flowers and photo. thanks for sharing

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    Congratulations for this first blooming.

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    Sounds like a great perfume idea and it's a beautiful flower.

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    I agree. The fragrance on this plant is very nice and entoxicating. I describe it as a cross between jasmine and brugmansia.

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    Beautiful flowers. I love Brassovolas and their hybrids! Actually, I've never seen one I didn't like!

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