Saturday, May 28, 2016

Pretty picture: Phragmipedium Rouge Bouillon

First phrag from the 2016 show. They weren't well-represented in my photos this year, though there were plenty around: they're tougher to photograph than Paphiopedilums (which are easier for my autofocus to deal with, because of their flatter "faces").

Don't have a lot to say about it; the color's pretty nice, I guess. Tag was misspelled, again. *sigh*

Phragmipedium Rouge Bouillon = Phragmipedium dalessandroi x Phragmipedium Memoria Dick Clements (Ref.)

Haven't seen this particular grex before, but 2012's Phragmipedium Peruflora's Cirila Alca is related on the Phrag. dalessandroi side, and 2013's Phragmipedium Noirmont is related through Phrag. Memoria Dick Clements.

Should also mention, for the orchid fans in the audience, that Kev's Orchids has a lot of orchid photos too, and unlike me, he's blogging about his own plants (with the occasional non-orchid) and knows something about how to grow them. I'm partial to Phalaenopsis Corning's Violet (can that really be the bloom color?), Prosthechea Green Hornet x Epicattleya Miva Etoile 'Noire,' and Coelogyne usitana, but there are plenty of others to look at, so go check it out.


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