Phrag besseae ('Pucker' x 'Colossal')

orchidnickAugust 2, 2014

Phragmepedium besseae (besseae 'Pucker' x besseae 'Colosal') is a cross made by the Orchid Zone. The plant comes from the eastern slopes of the Andes of Colombia, Ecuador and Peru and is an intermediate grower. Definitely likes it wet and good quality water.

Nick

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orchidnick

Used extensively in hybridizing, apparently is a very good parent. You see it crop up everywhere. Multifloral, one after the other. Each flower is backed up by a well developed bud.

nick

    Bookmark   August 2, 2014 at 8:47PM
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orchidnick

One more view. The strong red color is not unusual, anything less would make it a poor quality flower.

Nick

    Bookmark   August 2, 2014 at 8:49PM
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Greencurls(Z5)

Very nice coloration. It looks likes a robust grower also.

    Bookmark   August 2, 2014 at 10:09PM
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tucker_sp(Z4 MN)

A beautiful flower and plant! I live quite near Orchids Ltd., and it's always wonderful to go into their greenhouse and see all of the besseae and besseae hybrids in their vibrant colors. I have not got up the courage to actually try growing one myself, however.

Tucker

    Bookmark   August 3, 2014 at 12:11AM
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inga007(Ont. 6a)

Very vibrant looking and pretty.

    Bookmark   August 3, 2014 at 8:24AM
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westoh Z6

That a beauty! Nice growing Nick.

Bob

    Bookmark   August 4, 2014 at 7:05AM
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