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First UFO Epi bloom

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    Default First UFO Epi bloom

    Got this at near blooming size about 3 or 4 months ago
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    Does anyone have an ID for it, no tag came with it.
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    No ID, but I love the lip and the colors.

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    they've been coming out with a lot of new epi hybrids, growing much shorter than the old varieties, and they have bigger flowers. i've bought a few, but don't have this on yet. i hope the new ones are as hardy.

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    Have a look at Epi. 'Fiesta'

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    Thanks Angela that's it. This is the one you saw the day we came to see you, from ncc and you said it was from a compot. I only found 2 tags the 'Fiesta' and a Sun- something.
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    beautiful plant...........terrestrial species???

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    Seems to be happy in the potting mix I bought it in, putting out roots and it shot up nearly three inches, so I'm guessing yes.

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    Epi's come in compact plants now?? Too bad they didn't do that before I bought the gigantic one that sits on the back porch. lol! Love the red on your flowers!

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    Beautiful closeup pic. Love the flower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cjcorner View Post
    Epi's come in compact plants now?? Too bad they didn't do that before I bought the gigantic one that sits on the back porch. lol! Love the red on your flowers!
    There are several compact epi hybrids now. Some even have twice the size of regular flowers.
    I have a recent acquisition from a swap meet that has big red flowers. Its name tag says... wait for it... Epi. Big Red.

    The plant stems are all under 12" tall and the flower stems are about 6 inches tall with about a dozen flowers each.

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