Quantcast

Monster of a Don Wimber

Slippertalk Orchid Forum

Help Support Slippertalk Orchid Forum:

Jason Fischer

www.orchidweb.com
Joined
Aug 26, 2006
Messages
334
Reaction score
0
Location
Minnesota
NS 11.1 cm (same as the kovachii x besseae hybrid), petal width is 3.7cm when ruler is held flat against petal (didn't do that in the pic).

I've never seen one bigger. Unfortunately, the pouch was de-formed this time around, but it usually blooms without that problem. This is a 2nd flowering for this plant, and is about 30% larger than when it flowered last year.

This cross, (Eric Young 'Mont Millais' 4N x besseae 'Rob's Choice' 4N) was made by our own Dr. Robert Quene. Good job Robert!







Another great example of what besseae 'Rob's Choice' can do!
 

Heather

Administrator
Staff member
Admin
Moderator
Joined
Jun 6, 2006
Messages
10,483
Reaction score
16
Location
Sacramento, CA. Outside w/ Southeast Exposure
Mine's blooming for the first time Jason. Same cross, from you. The first bud was totally wonky, teeth all over the place and malformed, so I took it off cause I couldn't stand looking at it. :) However, I am hoping for great things from the next one!
 

Hien

Well-Known Member
Joined
Mar 7, 2007
Messages
2,411
Reaction score
61
Heather said:
Mine's blooming for the first time Jason. Same cross, from you. The first bud was totally wonky, teeth all over the place and malformed, so I took it off cause I couldn't stand looking at it. :) However, I am hoping for great things from the next one!
Be very careful, Heather, when you try to snap the flower off the spike.
It may use those teeth to defend itself.:p
 

Jason Fischer

www.orchidweb.com
Joined
Aug 26, 2006
Messages
334
Reaction score
0
Location
Minnesota
An AOS judge did point out that several have had larger NS, but that it is the width and color that make this particular one stand out. I've seen many of Chuck Acker's DW 3N plants bloom out very large, but without the same petal width or deep color.
 

Heather

Administrator
Staff member
Admin
Moderator
Joined
Jun 6, 2006
Messages
10,483
Reaction score
16
Location
Sacramento, CA. Outside w/ Southeast Exposure
I will say, the substance on my first flower was pretty incredible. And the petal width was huge. It just didn't look so hot otherwise. Another week and I'll have photos of the next flower.
 
I

isaias m rolando

Guest
I envy you Mr Fisher. As a hobiest I would like to grow and flower this magnificent cultivar. I like that bright color...
Is there any place where I can obtain these seedlings?
 

Heather

Administrator
Staff member
Admin
Moderator
Joined
Jun 6, 2006
Messages
10,483
Reaction score
16
Location
Sacramento, CA. Outside w/ Southeast Exposure
Ok, here's mine...

This is the second flower on my first bloom Don Wimber 4N, same as above, from OL. Petal width is 4cm, NS is 10.5. Two mature growths and two new ones.

If anyone thinks they might like to own this plant, please PM me with an offer. :)


 

likespaphs

some call me brian
Joined
Jun 7, 2006
Messages
5,242
Reaction score
13
Location
Cape Cod
i'm with her!
enough air movement = no stakes!
i don't like stakes!
oh, wait a minute, one wouldn't see this hybrid out in nature anyways....
 

Heather

Administrator
Staff member
Admin
Moderator
Joined
Jun 6, 2006
Messages
10,483
Reaction score
16
Location
Sacramento, CA. Outside w/ Southeast Exposure
NYEric said:
You know I'm right! Just admit you're too busy. I thought you were getting rid of Phrags. Neos are less spce consuming.
Nah, I just don't like staking if I can help it. I realize I should but I don't like to. And yes, I am getting rid of the phrags but I wanted to see this one bloom. As I said above, if anyone is interested in it, let me know.
 

Latest posts

Top