Phrag. America (Les Dirouilles x kovachii ' Whopper ') , NF2667
  • Phrag. America  (Les Dirouilles x kovachii  ' Whopper ')

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This is an absolutely amazing remake of Phragmipedium (abbreviated Phrag.) America originally created and registered by the late H.P. Norton 2011, using one of the longest petaled Phrag. Les Diroulles with the largest flowered Phrag. kovachii.

 The pod parent, Phrag. Les Dirouilles, is easy to grow, carrying 3 – 5 large flowers per inflorescence.

The pollen parent, Phrag. kovachii, has created quite a frenzy among orchid enthusiasts since it was discovered in 2001 in northern Peru. Its flower is an impressive showy pink to purple up to 8 inches wide and is the largest in the genus. It is currently considered a critically endangered species due to over collection in the wild. Phrag. kovachii has a reputation of being rather difficult and slow to grow. However, its hybrids are much easier to grow and have hybrid vigor. The best traits of both parents are present in this amazing cross. Phrag. kovachii contributes to the compact size, wide leaves, bright, bold color, increased flower size, compact flower spike, and improved shape. Phrag. Les Dirouilles contributes to the robust growth, ease of culture, and increased flower count. The Phrag. Les Dirouilles parent gives this cross a long flowering period attributed to Phrag. longifolium in the background; it is a sequential bloomer that blooms and blooms, and it is common for mature plants to bloom for three months or more. The genetic composition of Phrag. America is 50% Phrag. kovachii, 25% Phrag. longifolium, 12.5% Phrag. caudatum, 12.5%  Phrag. sargentianum. It is an excellent choice for beginners or someone new to Phrags. Easily grown on a windowsill or under lights, sitting in a saucer of an inch or two of water. Grow alongside Phalaenopsis, as they have similar cultural requirements. Can be grown outdoors where summers are hot and humid.

 Note: it is normal for Phrags to expel its flower when it is done blooming while the flower is still in good shape. We expect many awards from this new spectacular remake. Very Highly Recommended! As these plants are seedlings, each plant is unique and may differ from the photo.

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Since this is a Seedling Population (not a Mericlone which produces exact duplicates), the picture is for illustration purposes only. No two plants will be the same from this cross, and they will flower in a range of possibilities coming from the two parents.
Class Botanical, Paphiopdilum
Genus Phrag.
HybridName America
Cultivar Note: Husky Plant
PodParent Les Dirouilles
PollenParent kovachii ' Whopper '
Color Purple,Pink,Other
BloomSeason Spring,Summer
PropagationMethod Seedling
Fragrance No
PlantLocation Greenhouse,House,Outdoor-frost free
LightRequirement Strong 2000+ F.C.,Medium 1000+ F.C.
Species False
CompactGrower True
Temperature Warm,Intermediate


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