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Discussion in 'Phragmipedium' started by terryros, Jan 29, 2016.
Thank you tom for elaborating on that, I personally enjoy the uniqueness of most orchids
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I sure agree with you, Tom!
I wonder if the Acker's Superstar in this cross was a tetraploid or not. What I notice is a distinct difference in color, with this newer one much more toward the kovachii color that the color of my plant, which is about ready to bloom again.
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Absolutely to the point Tom! I over heard two AOS judges
say that slippers weren't even orchids. I don't think many
judges know very much about slipper orchids. The two judges walked past the beautiful Phrag. on display without a second look.
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This is the second blooming of my Phrag Super Nova that began this thread. It had a very good growth year indoors under LED lighting in a mix of milled sphagnum and Growstones. As we hoped, this bloom is larger at 12.5 cm NS (width) with the petals being 4 cm in height.
Here is the Flikr link to the photo:https://www.flickr.com/photos/45750268@N03/shares/55pUVk
The color is about the same as the bloom last year (pink salmon or something like that) and the shape still has a pleasing wave to the petals.
The spike is branching on this blooming and looks to have 4 or more total buds.
I think the besseae predominance from using a tetraploid besseae is evident in the color, as compared to what is likely to be a more purple flower with a diploid besseae. The substance of this flower is fairly heavy as we might expect from an all tetraploid plant.
I think I have a seedling. Yay besseae hybrids!
I really like this color. It's unique and looks very...I donno...edible, scrumptious, flower velvet. I'd love to
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