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Irma Bryan

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Irma Bryan #133 aka (many AKAs in Oz, brought to Cooktown in the 1960s) Irma Bryant, Dang Kham Yee, Thai One, Blood Red, Darwin Blood Red, Red Blood, Tahitian red, Aussie Red, Coonan Red, Don’s Heavenly Red, Suva red, Rae's Red (?), Glenn's Red, Richlands Red, Mars, Red Emma, Bunny's Burgundy, Mareeba Star, Red Star, Heart of Joy. Moderate strong red with small pale orange-yellow center; petal wide, elliptical, pointed tip,
moderately overlapping, slightly wavy edges, moderate reddish-brown bands on front and back; fair texture, 2 1/2" slight spicy scent becoming stronger on storage; keeping quality fair. Prone to black tip. Similar in growth habit to ‘Scott Pratt’ and the earliest to flower of the red plumerias. Blood Red with velvety veins, petals notched at one corner. Beautiful dark red has a noticeable orange center. Medium tree. Dark red flower with dark orange center
dark red veins. Deep red 3”, strong veining, and small orange center. Due to the heat, the center does show much of the orange coloring. My other Irma Bryan which gets a little more shade does show the orange center. Medium compact tree. An amazing bloomer, always my first bloom in early spring and always the last in late fall. Recommended for the coast. Not Cold Tolerant. Cold Tolerant. Strong red with small orange-yellow center, elliptical pointed tip, slightly wavy edges, moderate reddish-brown bands on front and back, 2.5" slightly spicy scent. Flower stalk is pubescent. Growth habit is upright and dense. Reddish green leaves are oblanceolate with acuminate tips and red edges. Lei quality over 12 days. Perfume is not strong, and they take a little longer to root. Even Irma Bryan fools a few people because in ideal conditions the deep yellow centre will appear. Look for a dark stripe on the back, and white fuzzies in the throat, most of the time Irma shows a burnt orange center. Late bloomer. 3" and an almost waxy, heavy texture. The fragrance is medium sweet, and the tree has a somewhat compact, spreading growth habit. Note what seems like a torn inner side edge of the petal, also the notch in the petal that is just before the hole in the center of the flower: These are both sure marks that you have the real Irma and not a fake. At the base of each petal, there should be a "notch", or what may look like something trimmed the petal base by half. One side has a sawtooth, rippled edge on the left hand side of each petal.

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