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unintentional specimen plant

This is a discussion on unintentional specimen plant within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Phrag Patti MacHale is a primary cross of (pearcei x sargentianum). I had wanted to ...

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    Default unintentional specimen plant

    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 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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    here's hoping you find spike#6!

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    That is truly magmificent!

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    Wow!! Keep us posted on Bud #6!

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    Beautiful. Oh - you could cross it with a pale phrag. Do you have Phrag. Emerald Fire? It is a hybrid of boissierieanum x calurum. I bet it would make a beautiful pouch and the stripes of pearcei would be amazing in a paler shade. JMHO Someone probably has already made the cross. LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-NY View Post
    and sequentially blooming for 8 months of the year.
    What's an easy to grow sequential bloomer that can last that long? The one you have doesn't look like an easy to grow plant and since I'm still a newbie with paphs an easy grower will suit better.

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    I'd say try crossing it with Teagueia zeus...

    Great hybrid, and fantastic blooming! Are any of the inflorescences branching?

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    WOW! Lovely, just lovely...

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    no branching habit on this one. The spikes keep elongating as time goes on.

    None of my other Phrags bloom for this length of time.

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    Beautiful!!! I love the phrags!
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