Black Purple aka Muang Anchan Plumeria
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- Average (12"-24" per yr)
Black Purple aka Muang Anchan, Violet Anchun. Slightly overlapping oval petals, dark purple and golden-orange towards center. Turning to bluish purple with age. Very unique variety with rare coloration. 3" orange-red or golden-orange eye. Petioles covered with white hairs. Fragrance: sweet, medium intensity. Leaves: medium green with lighter veining, elliptical with pointed tip. Very unique variety with rare coloration, slow grower. Color increasing in intensity with temperature to reach black-purple. With intensity of the heat and humidity during the summer, the edges turn black. Fades to a blue/purple. Thick texture and a mild sweet scent. Branches good. Should be grafted. Recommended. Sets seed.
'Black Purple' has been called 'Anchan Purple'. They are different. Anchan suppose to be darker blue-violet than the Black Purple which is more to Pinkish. Muang Anchan/Black Purple, muang is purple but anchan is actually a little blue/purplish flower (pic, butterfly pea flower) used to color food, Black Purple in Thai would be Muang Dam as dam(se dam) is black but again the name has been changed around. There are a few ways to spell names depending on Thai regions but a lot of name changes are made by western countries to suit them. Plum-colored medium flowers.
- Color(s): Violet-Purple
- Flower Size: 3"
- Blooming: Good Bloomer
- Growth: Average
- Scent: Sweet medium fragrance
- AKA's: aka Muang Anchan, Violet Anchun.
- History: from Thailand, Very unique variety with rare coloration, the darkest of the violet-purple plumeria, sets seed