Friend of mine gave me two types of pings to play with last fall. So far they've done well with the exception of repeated grackle attacks which almost wiped out the second type.
One type, moranensis, is blooming. Hopefully the others will be gearing up too. Don't know if any pollination will happen even if they do -- I have a lot of orb weavers enjoying my balcony.
The other type has me a bit curious though. My friend is strictly a species person -- whether it be plants or "critters". However, the ping he believes to be P. moctezumae doesn't quite look like the ones I've seen on the web. It's the ping cluster.
It flowered throughout the late fall and winter and into spring. Now it seems to be gearing up again. Here's a bloom from the spring:
I'm wondering if it is a hybrid and, if so, if pehaps any true moctezumae he had hybridized with the moranensis? (How probable would that scenario be?)