October 2, 2021 at 4:30 pm ReplyOctober 6, 2021 at 10:22 am ReplyjeffrycopePrivate messageExpert gardener
Hi those really look strange for frangipani, are you sure that’s what they are? They look much more like zinnia leaves to me. Here are some I found on Flickr (not my picture, I sure wish it was!!):
Frangipani has much thicker leaves that only have one main vein and then smaller veins spread out from it towards the leaf edges:October 12, 2021 at 6:35 pm Reply
Hi Jeffry, Just had to write back to tell you that you are absolutely correct. The seeds I ordered on Amazon were for frangipani and they have sent me zinnia by mistake. GRRRR. I have written to them and I suspect they will replace the seeds, but I’m disappointed as they have been awaited for a long time, treated like lords only to turn out looking like brightly coloured large daisies! thanks again.October 13, 2021 at 7:35 am ReplyjeffrycopePrivate messageExpert gardener
I was really wrapping my head around the claim that they were frangipani. I know frangipani readily propagates from cuttings, I’ve had a few already all I have to do is snip a 1-foot stem off any branch and stick it in the ground. Once it even worked from a broken stem that had simply fallen to the ground and laid there for a couple months, I found it and it had roots and leaves and the tip was starting to curl upwards!
I hope you get your new frangipani seeds soon! And don’t worry, those zinnia are still going to make you very happy when they bloom 😛
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