There are two reasons that I did not bid on those white & peach besseae hybrids on ebay recently (Not that I would have any chance to win the items).NYEric said:Naw, Hanne Popow is worse! Since I have a particular problem w/ this I just invested in some Anderson Band pots from QuarterAcre Orchids. They're normal width 2-1/2 " but 9" tall.
Kyle,I'm by no means an expert, but as Jason says, plants from near Zamora, Ecuador don't climb. I have never been to that area to see the plants in situ, but those population generally are regarded as Phrag dalessandroi. Jason, have you heard of any bessea coming out of that area?
I believe the hybrid between besseae and dalessandroi, Phrag Jersey, doesn't climb.
I believe Orchids Limited has a few collected peruvian besseaes, so Jason could tell you if they are climbers. I have never see one (actually I saw one, but never paid attention), but I was under the impression that it was a climber. Olaf knows of someone in Germany who has kept his peruvian besseaes pure (not outcrossed to Ecuadorian besseae), maybe he could shed some light on this.