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Phragmipedium Acker's Beauty

This is a discussion on Phragmipedium Acker's Beauty within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This is my Phrag . Acker's Beauty, ( Phrag . kovachii X lindleyanum). It is ...

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    This is my Phrag. Acker's Beauty, (Phrag. kovachii X lindleyanum). It is a smaller size plant in a 3x3x4 pot. It is a vigorous grower. It spikes from late April to July, producing a series of sequential pink/purple blooms about 4 inches across with rich text and a good substance to its petals. Blooms will last 1 to 2 weeks in my greenhouse. It is a cross created by Chuck Ackers just a 3 years ago.

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    I just won an AM/AOS award from our Dallas Judging center.
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    That's a knock out Geeorge! Congratulations.
    Wish I could grow Kovachii in the Keys but it's just way too hot. Even in a cross.
    Maybe someday when it gets further back in the lineage there will be a warm growing hybrid that carries the size and color of kovachii.

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    Well done! Congratulations!
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    Great cross

    Well-grown

    Great photo

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    Terrific combination. Well done!

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    That's gorgeous!

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    Thank you! We can only hope. I am in Texas and it is hot here as well. I grow my "k"s close to the floor with a fogger and a small ac unit in my greenhouse.

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    I just made a cross yesterday between this Acker's Beauty and Peruflora's Spirit. I hope with more kovachii I will get larger flatter petals?????

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    Smashing color. One can see why kovachii created such a sensation when it was first discovered.
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    Thank You! Oh yes, everyone wants to create hybrids with them. Some of the hybrids are truly stunning.

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