Phrag. kovachii 'Littlefrog Magenta Princess'

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littlefrog

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Just a little something blooming the other day. I've been trying to get a kovachii to bloom since flasks were legal to purchase (still have that paperwork somewhere, I think). Spent a lot of money on this project - not even sure if this is from one of those original flasks.
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Lovely. Plans for the pollen?
I put one on a nice Cardinale, and the other on... Something else. I think my good Barbara Leann. She is in there somewhere. Can't remember what I put on it. I don't have much luck with Phrag crosses - I used to but they hate me lately. On the plus side they are quick to mature.
 

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Fantastic! Really nice color...
how big is the flower? Long-lasting?
 

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Fantastic! Really nice color...
how big is the flower? Long-lasting?
Didn't measure it (will be bigger next year), but about the length of my hand. Seems long lasting but I pollinated it a few days after it opened. Flower is still there (without a pouch) after a couple weeks, that is a good sign that the cross probably took.
 

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Do tell do tell.. what are the secrets to unlocking this flower!!
 

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Congratulations Rob❗ I have, over a short time frame, been trying to grow some up from various flasks, too. No luck yet, but you give me hope.
 

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The contrast color between purple and white is wonderful
 

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This is so much prettier than any previous kovachii I’ve seen. Love the deep purple and the white dorsal. Congrats!
 

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Congrats! I hear people have the most success with ebb/flood or something similar
 

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Well done! Such a beautiful flower... I haven't been able to coax my Phrag. kovachii into bloom. Your plant is certainly an impetus to keep trying.
 
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