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Djthomp28

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In 2017, I bought a flask of besseae (Virginia Anne II AM/AOS x Cow Hollow II FCC/AOS) Willowbrook... not sure if they are still active

This is the first seedling to bloom. Another one spiked earlier this year but the bud blasted. Three more are in spike now.

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That is so nice! A seedling? Really? Sometimes patience is rewarded...in this case, lightning struck at least twice!

Which day do you think was more exciting, the one when a non-indigenous person saw besseae the first time, or kovachii? Me thinks besseae...
 

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Yay besseae. Nice color, nice petals. Thanks for sharing. I think besseae was a more interesting discovery because it changed the opinion of what Phrags could look like.
 

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Great parentage producing very nice progeny. Goes to show how important parents are when you buy flasks!
 

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I love the variety among the siblings! All beautiful and different. Which one has the greatest petal span?
 

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