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Phrag. Don Wimber 3N

This is a discussion on Phrag. Don Wimber 3N within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; made with yellow besseae, I gave this plant to my mother a few years back. ...

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    Default Phrag. Don Wimber 3N

    made with yellow besseae, I gave this plant to my mother a few years back. It is almost always in bloom! still waiting for my wimber (with red besseae) to bloom, it is really taking its time!



    Registered in 1995 and named after the man whose ploidy work helped pave the way for modern-day phrag hybridizing, Phrag. Don Wimber is an enormously successful grex that is worthy of its namesake. The best Wimbers (made with the red forms of besseae) produce large flowers with flat triangular petals, and the color may best be described as a luminous phosphorescent orange. It is no wonder then that the grex has been heavily awarded, and that it demands a place in any phrag collection.

    This particular plant was made with besseae fma. flavum in the hopes of producing yellow flowers, although it has turned out that these Wimbers tend to bloom out with a soft pastel orange color. The "yellow genes" of besseae fma. flavum appear to be quite recessive, and true yellow progeny are few and far between.

    The grex is exceptionally vigorous and will thrive under standard terrestrial phrag conditions: good strong light, plenty of water, and intermediate temperatures.

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    I REALLY like the color on that one. More 'personality'!

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    Cool. I hope you post the redder one when it blooms for comparison. Thanks for the great information too!

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