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monocotman

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Hi,

bought as a seedling a few years ago from ebay and now finally flowering for the first time with two spikes.
Natural spread is 14 cm/5.5 inches.
I'm well pleased with it, although it is paler than some I've seen.

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David
 

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I have to agree, most A. Strohm's have a lot more color inside the pouch.
Nice flower BTW
 

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suzanne decker?

Just had a google and the flower could be Suzanne Decker or Allison Strohm.
Both have some clones with pale centres.
The flower is big - it has only just opened and is 14cm - this is maybe day 3 or 4 so if it grows I'll post again.
David
 
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If this is AS then very happy for you.
Mine was about 15 growths. Tons of leaves. But I like flowers.
Happy to throw it in garbage about two weeks ago.


Still smiling for you though!
 

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Clark,
I didn't know that some phrags were hard to bloom.
This one is flowering on the first flowering size growth it has produced - it maybe the 3rd growth.
I grow mine on a windowsill stood in water and with lots of light - nearly cattleya levels in the summer. They seem to like it,
Regards,
David
 
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Mine blasted four times.
The last two seasons- nothing at all.
Grown like yours.

I'm fine with it.
 

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That's a Suzanne Decker for sure. We've flowered several of each cross. Allison Strohm is also highly variable in shape, color and size, but I've never seen one that looks like Suzanne Decker. Nice looking flower!
 

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Jason has more experience than me, but I still agree with him. I got the first award on Allison Strohm and it looked nothing like yours. Your flower is far, far nicer *grin*

My plant was a freak of nature, grew from 3" seedling to bloom in something like 9 months. It wasn't that good to begin with, but was one of the first kovachii hybrids to bloom and the judges went a little wonky.
 

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mature 'suzanne decker'

Hi,

an update.
Many thanks for the comments on the parentage from those that have seen many more than I have!
I'll change the label.
There aren't many of these around in Europe.
The flower has stopped growing at 6 inches (15 cm) wide and the laterals have become slightly more wavy but still acceptable.
The overall colour of red shading into white is still really nice,

Regards,

David
 

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update

Hi,

both spikes now flowering and new growths just getting going. It now seems to be Suzanne Decker season - is it a summer flowerer?
This plant took two years to mature these growths but it was a seedling.
Hopefully the new growths will mature quicker - maybe within a year.

Regards,

David
 

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gorgeous flower which ever it is. :)
Mine took about 18months from purchase until the first time it flowered and
another 18months for the second growth to mature and flower. But there's
another mature one that is about to throw a spike which would flower around
december. I think that eventually, when it gets multis-growths it will flower
at anytime it feels like it. At no particular season. :)
 
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