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introducing Phrag kovachii X Saint Ouen

This is a discussion on introducing Phrag kovachii X Saint Ouen within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Originally Posted by Ron-NY This is the first to open, we will be seeing more ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ron-NY View Post
    This is the first to open, we will be seeing more in the future. There are maybe 4 or 5 in spike. Ther is also a kovachii x Walter Schomberg, a couple of kovachii x Cape Sunset and a kovachii x besseae in spike. So we will be seeing some of the other crosses as well in the near future. I will be sure to share them here.
    Thanks! I cannot wait!!

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    Very Beautiful!
    Is the flower bigger than the kovachii species or smaller?
    Cheers. Hoa.

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    There are three US growers with legal Phrag. kovachii flasks and hybrids for sale. One of them, Chuck Acker, just reported that his seedlings grew a bit more vigorously than expected (the species is a stubborn grower compared to the hybrids). He had it DNA checked, and determined there was a flask mixup in Peru. His weren't kovachii species seedlings after all. A lot of money on futures was returned.

    Caveat emptor remains the best advice for this new, hot hot hot species. Be careful from whom you purchase!

    A lovely, lovely bloom, by the way, Ron!

    McJulie

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    yep, I got my refund check from Chuck a few weeks ago. his were the most reasonably priced too and actually backed by a refund (unlike at least one other place that says you can get CREDIT for other purchases if the seedlings turned out false). but hey, it didn't work out. maybe I should save my money for a big sandy, the prices seem to be coming down.

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    I'm thinking the same, Jason. The reports on the kovachii species seem slow and stubborn. I'd rather put the money into something more certain.

    I read an Orchid Digest article from some years back that discussed relative light levels for Paphs. It said that too high a light level for some will actually set them back. Sanderianums were the least light tolerant. For what it's worth, I have a number of Paph seedlings on a windowsill that gets indirect light, mostly late in the day. My Sand seedling has outpaced all the others in growth. Sometimes less, is more.

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