Adenium (complex arabicum) x crispum x obesum
This Adenium is quite an interesting cross by Mark Dimmit, master grower and breeder of desert roses. Mark has created thousands of varieties from seed, has named several dozen cultivars, and has written many articles on the subject. Be sure to check out the book Adenium: Sculptural Elegance, Floral Extravagance, which he co-authored and is a must read for desert rose enthusiasts.
With this cross, he combined several species to produce plants that he states, "will grow into monsters." There is a lot going on in this cross. Many plants exhibit foliage with the strong veining characteristic of Adenium somalense. The arabicum and obesum aspects in the cross produce a large caudex. The flowers range from pink and red to white picotee. Some flowers feature stripes in the throat that slide out onto the petal or white petaled flowers with splotches of pink and red.
Available in 6 inch pots.
Ships in pot.