Phrag. Urgandiae x St. Ouen

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Urgandiae ‘Rosy Glow’’ x St. Ouen ‘Sweet Fragrance’ -- as yet unnamed. But I wonder if Urgandiae is really a parent -- does anyone else have this hybrid, and has it bloomed? Does it look like this???

 

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Hi Dot,
Bob Petersen of Cleveland remade Urgandiae about 15 years ago using parent plants from the 'Clements Collection'. I sold a few flasks of his cross around. The cross is (longifolium x lindleyanum) - it breeds very similar to Sorcerer's Apprentice. It is a nice cross stuck with a name from the 19th century. Glad to see it. Good to know at least one of the Urgandiae went on to do something. WHere did it come from?
 

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Hi Dot,
Bob Petersen of Cleveland remade Urgandiae about 15 years ago using parent plants from the 'Clements Collection'. I sold a few flasks of his cross around. The cross is (longifolium x lindleyanum) - it breeds very similar to Sorcerer's Apprentice. It is a nice cross stuck with a name from the 19th century. Glad to see it. Good to know at least one of the Urgandiae went on to do something. WHere did it come from?
I was hoping you'd see this post, Leo. It came from Oak Hill -- one of several I purchased from them when they had a big sale on Phrags a year or so ago. I do wonder if the tag is right, or is it mislabeled like so many from Quintal?
 

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Hi Dot,
I just checked the spelling on the RHS website:
Phrag Urgandiae (lindleyanum x longifolium) registered by Mantin 1/1/1896

Ernie, I am NOT old enough to have known Mantin, or his grandchildren.

I know Bob did his remake using the typical, wide leaved tall form of longifolium, I don't know who made the cross (Urgandiae x St. Ouen), but I do know Oak Hill did have some of the Urgandiae seedlings 10 to 12 years ago. Your flower looks right for the cross. I think your provenance is correct.
It should give you many flowers per blooming on a mature plant.
Leo0
 

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Thanks, Leo. I thought the Urgandiae parent should make the petals longer and maybe darker. I'm glad to be able to keep the tag as is.
 
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That is a fascinating colour pattern. Really something unique I think.
 
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