New kovachii cross

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Here are a few pictures of a new kovachii cross by Chuck Acker. This is Phrag. Fall River (Petit Port x fisherii) x kovachii 'Peruvian Love'. My plant is just 2.5 years from flask. I purchased the plant directly from Chuck. It is a small plant and the flowet is approx. 3.5 inches across. For a first bloom and so early, I think it is beautiful.
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The dorsal is always a bit of a disappointment for me on some kov. hybrids. This bloom is beautiful, but the
lighter dorsal is a distraction compared to the pouch and petals. The color of the petals and pouch is
stunningly beautiful.
 

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Very nice plant. Very nice flower. Breeding kovachii into smaller, easier to grow plants. There is a future in this approach to breeding Phrags.

For those of us that like to peel back the onion, this plant is 43% schlimii, 6% besseae, and 50% kovachii. It looks like the compound use of schlimii through the prior generations has significantly reduced the size of the plant from what we would see in a straight primary cross of schlimii x kovavhii (Eumelia Arias).
 
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Since many years hybridization showed without any doubt that using fischerii instead as schlimii in breeding is giving to the offspring more intense coloration and often reduced it sized too.

On this hybrid we can see that the fischerii is taking over the schlimii… 50 kovachii + 25 fischerii + 18.25 schlimii + 6.25 besseae
 
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Lovely flower. I have this cross from Chuck as well. So far only one has bloomed. If i can find the picture, I will share it.

I actually like the lighter dorsal that some kovachii cross have. The contrast makes the colors pop.
 

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