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Ron-NY

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Phrag Patti MacHale is a primary cross of (pearcei x sargentianum). I had wanted to divide it but this is such a long blooming plant. The last flower fell at the end of Nov 2007...I got busy with the holidays and by mid January it was again in spike. I discovered spike #5 today :party: Hoping for one more, if I get #6, I may get it judged. It is a not very common primary hybrid with relatively compact, stiff, broad leaves and sequentially blooming for 8 months of the year. I would love to cross this with kovachii to get larger flowers with longer blooming time and increased bud count but will have to wait some time to do this. I tried a kovachii hybrid on it last year but it didn't take. What would you cross this with? besseae?? walisii?? kovachii hybrid?? I need to consider for this year.

Here is a pic of a previous flowering.

 

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I can only find one use of it in a hybrid: Tess Elizbeth Bernstein = Patti MacHale x Memoria Dick Clements. Does anyone have a pic of Tess Elizbeth Bernstein??
 

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I posted a photo before of a cross I have labled Patty McHale X EY....it did not bloom again this year.
If you can't find it I will try and find the original and post again.
 
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What do you want to accomplish?
a X with kovachii sounds good ....
that MDC x sounds good too ....
as does x wallisii .... all should have different results.
If this is an uncommon hybrid, does anyone else have a nice Patti MacHale?
Are you using it as the pod parent? or the pollen parent? Even more possibilities if there are pod parents available!
 

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Rose the cross is wonderful for long blooming period and sequential blooming traits and still a compact plant. These traits would be desirable and it is mainly that which I would like to pass on in a hybrid.

I am friends with Alfredo Manrique and we communicate back and forth by e-mail. A note from him last week, indicated that all of his kovachii are now in spike. I will see if he is interested in using this one in a cross and I can get pollen to him if he is.

I know about what the cross would look like if I used caudatum, much like Phrag Demetria. There is a very dark pouched Grande that I could also use.

x besseae would be similar to MDC and Eric Young unless my yellow besseae one blooms I might consider that.

schlimii is another cross I am considering for both of Patti's parents individually crossed with schlimii are very nice!

I can use it a pod or pollen parent depending on which crosses I choose.
 
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Stopped blooming in November and started new spikes in January. WOW That's why I want to get some compact multi's. Just have to look at the suggestions people made and pick one out.
 

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Ron, why is it a specimen plant? Do you have a photo of the whole plant?
Well Eric, it must now have close to 30 growths, some previously bloomed, 5 in spike and others in different stages of growth. I will have to take a picture for you.


Good news...Alfredo is going to take pollen and use it in a cross with kovachii. Who knows, maybe I will have a kovachii hybrid named after me. At my request, he is also going to remake Patti MacHale.
 

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Thanx. I'm starting to get worried; some of the seedlings are taking off and I blocked off 1 of the 2 access ways to the front of my living room. Now I'm installing trays on wall shelving w/ lights for seedlings but if stuff get 30 GROWTHS!!!! I might have a big problem!
 

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Eric, I warned you that your seedlings were going to grow :poke: My 30 growth plant is in an 8" pot still. Maybe you better go with a 2 bedroom apt and make one of the rooms a grow room.

This plant went from a 2 or three growth plant to a 30 growth plant in a little over 5 years.
 
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