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Phragmipedium Grande in spike again

This is a discussion on Phragmipedium Grande in spike again within the Photography Archive 1 forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Just discovered that my Phrag Grande is in spike again. Weather is very yucky today, ...

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    Default Phragmipedium Grande in spike again

    Just discovered that my Phrag Grande is in spike again. Weather is very yucky today, so here is a picture of it in bloom taken a couple of years ago.



    Mine is the golden and multifloral variety and the plant is huge now with many growths. Flowers are also gigantic and the petals reach over a foot long.

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    Three dancers all in a row.... Nice one, Peter.

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    can't wait to see your grande when its in bloom! yours looks much lighter than the plant I have. Mine has much more mahogany color in the pouch and sepals. Mine that is blooming is the first bloom for me with a grande. do the petals continue to elongate as the bloom matures? Also, how long does your grande stay in bloom?

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    Yes, mine was hybridized using the lighter colored caudatum sanderae, so the blooms are very large bulbous and turn more golden as they age. The blooms are very long lasting, about 2 months if I'm not mistaken. Yes, the petals continue to grow until they reach a little over 12 inches. My plant is a reliable bloomer and has spiked almost every year, sometimes 2 spikes in a year.

    My Grande is also a multifloral variety. Is yours a sequential or a multifloral?

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    yes pete, mine is a sequential grande. Only one open right now with two more buds still forming, but several weeks from opening. I can't wait until the others open!

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    Post a pic or two of your Grande in full bloom. I would love to see it. How long are the petals now?

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    I believe that the petals tipped out at just over a foot this morning. Getting longer by the day! I'll be happy to post a pic when mine is in full bloom.

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    Hi,

    This photo was taken this past winter. The blooms were still growing when the picture was taken.


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    Okay this first pic is the brighter one to me. Newer or older blooms? Or just different lighting?

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    The blooms in the frist pic are older blooms, to my eyes the blooms turn bright yellow as they age. Plus, lighting was also very bright.

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