A triploid Fritz.

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    monocotman

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    From the Fischer’s at OL, flowering for the second time on a much bigger growth than last year. Parents are the tetraploid besseae ‘robs choice ‘ and kovachii ‘terminator’. The plant is very vigorous and the flowering stem already has a branch. The flower colour is a pleasing pinky red shade with little of the kovachii purple to dull it down. Plus there is no reflexing of the petals.
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    It’s half way to being a decent plant and clone. Fingers crossed for more next year,
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    It's a very nice flower for sure. I picked up some of these, and they do grow well. I'm just hopeful that mine turn out to be more of the red-orange color range because I'm pink/purpled out.
     
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    *heavy sigh* Just lovely and a fine, healthy plant.
     
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    If you want a good Fritz then look for polyploid crosses made with tetraploid besseaes. They are out there. Others have been posted here from similar crosses and they are all good. A double dose of besseae produces a different less purple flower colour which appeals more to me personally and the polyploidy produces a vigorous plant with thicker leaf and petal segments. This means there is less likelihood of those nasty reflexes on the lower edge of the petals that so many suffer from.
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    And today the bloom has a distinct orange hue to it. I had not noticed this colour change last year, but this year there is a clear development.
    Now there is almost nothing of the kovachii purple visible.
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    That's a promising change for sure!
     
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    Very nice a really lovely bloom. I don't have a flowering size plant of this one. I have a seedling made with besseae var flavum, so expect to have pinkish blooms.
     
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    And finally here it is with Mariza. Fritz is a good inch wider than Mariza.
    These may be the best two phrags I’ve ever flowered.
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    Splendid growing and lovely results. I don't see the
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    Love the fat petals on these! Hope you breed them together!
     

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