Name: Beallara Marfitch 'Howard's Dream' AM/AOS Seed parent1: Miltassia Charles M. Fitch
Date acquired: September 2004 Pollen parent: Odontioda Fremar
Source: eBay Season: Spring
Container: none (deceased) Climate: Intermediate

Beallara Marfitch 'Howard's Dream' AM/AOS

Beallara Marfitch 'Howard's Dream' AM/AOS'
15 May 2004

I picked up this clone of the awarded Beallara Marfitch 'Howard's Dream' AM/AOS on eBay the spring that I moved out of Chicago; it was inexpensive and the plant looked interesting.  It opened about 10 of those huge (4-5") intricately patterend purple flowers.  At about midday, they smell fainly of licorice.  Unfortunately, this plant never adjusted as well as I would have liked from being grown in Hawaii to being grown on my windowsill.  The plant ended up being a disappointment; it only ever put up scrawny growths and never would flower again.  I lost it in the recent black rot epidemic.

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