Sweet Dreams (John Boggan)

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Sweet Dreams (John Boggan)

Postby Gabi_Munich » June 1st, 2014, 12:43 am

Edit 05.10.2014
below photos are not of Sweet Dreams but of primulina New York.

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Here some photos of primulina Sweet Dreams

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Re: Sweet Dreams

Postby Valkiria » June 16th, 2014, 1:21 pm

Wow, looks great, so gentle colour!
I have it too. Hope to see its flowers soon.
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Re: Sweet Dreams or New York?

Postby Gabi_Munich » August 3rd, 2014, 1:25 pm

Valkiria, would be great to see your flowers of Sweet Dreams some day. Actually, I am not sure anymore if this is Sweet Dreams. I had bought Sweet Dreams and New York at Dibleys at the same time. I received two plants but did not notice that both had been labelled "Sweet Dreams". The plants are a bit different, one has more hairy leaves (the one I show above).
But the description I found about Sweet Dreams says that the leaves are sparsely haired. So it could very well be that this one really is New York.

here is the description:
Primulina 'Sweet Dreams'. 2000, IR00732, John Boggan, DC. (P. sp. 'New York' x P. flavimaculata). Cross made Apr. 1996, planted May 1996 and first flowered Mar. 1997. Fertile but reproducible only vegetatively. Stemless rosette with opposite leaves, to 12 in. across or more. Leaves sparsely hairy, bright green, somewhat shiny, 6-7 in. long and 3-4 in. wide with ½ -1 in. petiole, ovate with crenate margin, acute tip and cuneate base. Calyx split, pale green, tinged lavender, peduncle 6 in. tall, 6-8 or more flowers per leaf axil. Corolla salverform, limb pale yellow, tube violet, distinguishing it from its otherwise similar sibling 'Dreamtime'. First published 1999, CrossWords 23 (2) 6. First commercial listing, 1999, McKinney’s Glassehouse cat.

I was not able to find a description for New York.
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Re: Sweet Dreams (John Boggan)

Postby Gabi_Munich » October 5th, 2014, 9:37 pm

Now that the second plant (that had been labelled by Dibleys as Sweet Dreams) is growing, I am now quite sure that the other one in the first posting is not primulina Sweet Dreams but primulina New York. Here is a photo of today's Sweet Dreams. Especially the leaves are different, they are very shiny and sparsely haired. Also the size is convincing, the big leaves are much more fitting the description of primulina Sweet Dreams.

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Re: Sweet Dreams (John Boggan)

Postby Valkiria » October 18th, 2014, 5:16 pm

Yeah, Gabi, mine has exactly same leaves!
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Re: Sweet Dreams (John Boggan)

Postby Gabi_Munich » October 22nd, 2014, 11:46 am

I did my maths and got cm instead of inches.
crown: will measure about 30 cm or more across - well, mine is already 45 cm wide
leaves: about 15 cm to 17/18 cm long and 7,5 cm to 10 cm wide
petiole: about 1,3 to 2,5 cm
peduncle: about 15 cm long

For some days now my primulina Sweet Dreams is starting with growing peduncles happy02: I'll make a photo soon to show how it develops.
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Re: Sweet Dreams (John Boggan)

Postby Gabi_Munich » October 27th, 2014, 5:09 pm

The peduncles of primulina Sweet Dreams have already grown a good deal, this is the photo from 4 days ago. The first photo is not so clear, so I have taken the second with a flash. It looks like each peduncle will grow several flowers.

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On the second photo you can see well the hairs on the leaves but they are much less coarse than the one of primulina sp. New York.
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Re: Sweet Dreams (John Boggan)

Postby Gabi_Munich » November 11th, 2014, 1:55 am

Primulina Sweet Dreams has had one flower

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This flower dropped soon (just after few days). And the other flowers did not develop and seem to have gone dry. I believe it happened because I had to move the plant from the plantstand with lighting to a desk close to the window. Sweet Dreams had grown so big that it did not fit into the plantstand anymore. Light was less strong and also the heating period started.
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Re: Sweet Dreams (John Boggan)

Postby Gabi_Munich » March 10th, 2015, 2:19 am

The window has morning light and now in spring time the sun is shining more and more - Sweet Dreams is starting to shoot buds again .... and has grown some more. It is really huge now.

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Re: Sweet Dreams (John Boggan)

Postby Birgitt » March 10th, 2015, 10:34 am

Oh yes, Gabi. Sweet Dreams is really huge and beautiful. happy02:
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Re: Sweet Dreams (John Boggan)

Postby Gabi_Munich » March 27th, 2015, 12:00 am

more flowers happy:
Unfortunately the flowers do not last long.

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Re: Sweet Dreams (John Boggan)

Postby Gabi_Munich » June 9th, 2015, 9:19 pm

And after all this time Primulina Sweet Dreams still keeps shooting flower stalk and blooms happy:
It kept showing flowers constantly the past two months. I guess I'll have to repot soon after the flowering has stopped.

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Re: Sweet Dreams (John Boggan)

Postby Gabi_Munich » June 6th, 2016, 11:56 am

After last year's flowering period the plant lost many leaves - so I cut it down in size and repotted the smaller crown. This spring it has grown back and starts to flower again (but it has not yet reached last year's size).

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Re: Sweet Dreams (John Boggan)

Postby Gabi_Munich » February 28th, 2017, 11:36 pm

Sweet Dreams on the go again :)

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Re: Sweet Dreams (John Boggan)

Postby Gabi_Munich » July 7th, 2017, 12:15 am

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