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Phrag Don Wimber

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    Default Phrag Don Wimber

    This plant has been in S/H for maybe 18 moths, using baked clay pebbles - sold under various names - I think these were Hortag or something like that. Now growing quite nicely, with two new growths just starting this side, and one near FS on the other side. A sometimes branching spike, could have 5, 6,7 or even more flowers eventually, but never many together - unless it is a big old and magnificently grown plant such as those which the Eric Young Foundation exhibit at major shows, when they manage to have a lot of flowers out all at the same time . Don Wimber was of course their scientific chap, did work on creating tetraploids, and overcoming interspecific fertility barriers for them.
    A nice clean flower, and a good example of a P.besseae hybrid IMHO.

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    Great looking phrag orchid, Geoff! I have this one also but I don't think it is blooming currently. I'll have to check when I get home from Chicago.

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    Very beautiful. Love that soft red color.

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    Always a lovely phrag to see. Like the vast majority of phrags, however, far too large a grower for me. Nice photos too, Geoff.

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    Oooh gorgeous ! How big is the flower?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halloamey View Post
    Oooh gorgeous ! How big is the flower?
    I guess 13cm.

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    What a lovely phrag!

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    Nice Don Wimber are hard to find. Its regular or 3N?? or 4N??

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    Quote Originally Posted by wonderlen View Post
    Nice Don Wimber are hard to find. Its regular or 3N?? or 4N??
    Pass - don't know.

    As I expect you know, the EYF has done a great deal of Phrag breeding, . They like to flower all their seedlings: they do not sell commercially in the ordinary sense of the word at all , but what they do, is divide the keepers from the don't wants, and then they call in a dealer and say, you can have the plants on this bench for so many pounds sterling. No-one ever refuses , they are priced very competitively, all first class plants - just ones they do not want for their own displays or as breeding plants. And so the UK dealers will have them in their sales lists/plant tables , and that is where most of my phrags came from. But extra info , apart from the name, is not supplied..

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    Beautiful and elegant!

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