Phrag. besseae - Peruvian vs Ecuadorean flower color.

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Thought I'd post a comparison of flower color between one of our Peruvian and one of our Ecuadorean clones. Not a dramatic difference, but enough to make us favor the Peruvian clone when it comes to producing Phrag. besseae seedlings or hybridizing for red flower color.
 

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At least in that photo the flower on the left has a more intense red and
not too much orange. Which of the two is the better grower?
 

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Thanks for this comparison shot. I think I have been favoring the Peruvian form without realizing it.
 

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OK, Tom.

How do we know all Peruvian and Ecuadorean clones look like those?
 

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Thought I'd post a comparison of flower color between one of our Peruvian and one of our Ecuadorean clones. Not a dramatic difference, but enough to make us favor the Peruvian clone when it comes to producing Phrag. besseae seedlings or hybridizing for red flower color.
So interesting!
 

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At least in that photo the flower on the left has a more intense red and
not too much orange. Which of the two is the better grower?
The Peruvian type is a slower grower than the Ecuadorean - at least under our conditions. Next Phrag. besseae repotting season, I'm going to try growing the Peruvian type in a tray.
 

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I have never grown besseae, so I’m just trying to understand more...
 

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