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Phrag longifolium var. Dariense

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    Default Phrag longifolium var. Dariense

    From the famous - or infamous ( depending on whether or not its you that has been held to ransom in the jungle for the last year or two ) Darien Gap in Columbia.
    Has been flowering now for about 4 or 5 months ; 5 or 6 spikes, floweriong succssionally , sometimes branching too - has been as many as 12 flowers more or less open at once, but I missed the snap on that occasion, and the 5 or so you see here is about the norm.
    I have been heard to have a good whinge about this in the past , after paying a lot of money for a single growth , which often produced malformed flowers, but it is settling down now to be quite worthwhile. It may be that when happier it will keep flowers longer too.
    The Jersey ( Channel Islands) shows phrags, sometimes great big plants with five foot flower spikes and lots of flowers all open ; we - me and orchid friends - looking at them have been heard to wonder aloud, how they manage to keep all those flower [s on , and the odd joker would cry "superglue"... no , not me - I never opened my mouth. Actually, it's just super culture of very good clones, I suspect.

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    Okay, this is my favorite orchid of the day!! Lovely slipper orchid. Such a beautiful bloom and look at that plant! So well grown, Geoff. Nice!

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    Wow, what a healthy specimen! I've only been growing Phrags for a little over three years and so far my experience has been they will fight you like an unruly step child until they reach maturity. Then, suddenly, they become your very best friend. Have you found the same to be true, Geoff?

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    Amazing, the flowers are beautiful and your plant is so big and healthy

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    Quote Originally Posted by madphrag View Post
    Wow, what a healthy specimen! I've only been growing Phrags for a little over three years and so far my experience has been they will fight you like an unruly step child until they reach maturity. Then, suddenly, they become your very best friend. Have you found the same to be true, Geoff?
    There is a lot in what you say , although I had never put it into words myself ! Well observed !

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    What can i say?! I wish i lived near you and had some bolt cutters? maybe...

    It is a really nice specimen Geoff, thanks heaps for sharing it

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    It has been suggested to me that this is not true to name - in fact it is Phrag Sedenii - a hybrid between longifolium and schlimii.
    I do have Sedenii in my collection , and it would not be the first time that labels have got muddled ; however I bought the plant from a member of the RHS Orchid Committee , and you can't get much more expert than that in the orchid world, and I expect to see him next week so I will take the plant along for an opinion. If a new label is needed, then I shall have to search through all the other Phrags to see where longifolium v Dariense is !

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    Hi Geoff. I have come to the conclusion that not only do you have green thumbs but that your whole body must be green too!

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    What a specimen! Just lovely!

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