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Phrag. besseae 'Bleeding Heart' x 'Colossal'

This is a discussion on Phrag. besseae 'Bleeding Heart' x 'Colossal' within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Still looking good! It looks like it has some expanding to do tommorow! -Pat...

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    Still looking good! It looks like it has some expanding to do tommorow!

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    Wonderful colour! this little species sure packs a wallop!

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    Here is the second bloom and the next bud coming on.
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    Looks very nice! Just a little yellow break on the left petal...

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    I think this is the first spike for this plant and it has had to adapt to my growing conditions at the same time.

    Does that yellow in there mean that with the right breeding a yellow besseae could be encouraged out?

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    Quote Originally Posted by IdahoOrchid View Post
    I think this is the first spike for this plant and it has had to adapt to my growing conditions at the same time.

    Does that yellow in there mean that with the right breeding a yellow besseae could be encouraged out?
    Since this is a first-time bloomer, the flowers will typically be variable and not well formed or colored. Typically, the second blooming season and after will yield better colored and formed flowers. Your's looks really good, so you have alot to look forward to next year!

    As for that yellow break, I am not sure what it is really caused by. I had it once, and I think it was from bumping the developing bud with something .

    I think that a Phrag. besseae f. flavum cannot be obtained through a Phrag. besseae with typical progeny... It is more recently regarded as a forma (and not a variety), so there could be the possibility of obtaining a yellow (which is a recessive trait) through red x red... a Phrag. besseae with f. flavum in its parentage could yield a mixture of red and yellow, or a percentage of red and yellow flowering plants. I believe it's all experiment and cytogenetics...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mahon View Post
    I believe it's all experiment and cytogenetics...

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    and takes a LONG time to prove out.

    In leopard gecko genetics you could have new recessive animals in two years or less since the maturity is only 6-8 months from egg to adult!!!

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    That is a gorgeous phrag. I have a similar one but not such intense color.

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    The second bloom has much better colours! so vibrant...the petals are rounder too. it looks like a different plant

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    I think part of the difference in the color is the lighting. When I put it back to where it was when I took the first picture the color becomes more similar to that first picture. That is why I like to take natural light pictures whenever possible.

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