Phragmipedium kovachii & Hybrids
Phragmipedium kovachii is one of the most exciting finds to enter the world of orchid horticulture in recent history. I'm pleased to announce that we are the first American nursery to be actively propagating and hybridizing this great new species from Peru.
This has been a project that we've been working on since May of 2003, when Alfredo Manrique, owner of Centro de Jardineria Manrique, Lima, Peru, was granted the first permit to collect the five plants that we are presently working with. Since that time, three companies have formed an exclusive partnership for the US, European and Asian markets to make this all happen, one from Peru and the other two from the United States.
Please Note: Sorry, No Discounts or the use of the $30 AOS Coupon are allowed for the purchase of P. kovachii or its hybrids.
Phrag. kovachii (species)
Very large flowers ranging in size from 6" to over 9" in some cases. These are not as difficult to grow as you might think, however they are very slow to get going, you just need some patience. View more images here
Phrag. kovachii Hybrids
This is currently the most exciting arena in all of Phragmipedium breeding. The offerings below represent the most cutting-edge pairings available anywhere.
Several of these have already received awards, so you will have to ask as to what is still available. View more images here
The most variability I have seen has been with the blooms of this hybrid, but all were large 6"- 7" flowers with bright colors. Vigorous growers. View more images here
The best way to explain what this hybrid looks like is p. schlimii on steroids ... big, round pink flowers. BS View more images here
By this point in time, you must have seen this hybrid, either in person or in pictures. It is like a Phrag. besseae on steroids! BS
Bright, dark pink-red flowers, with sizes varying from 4-1/2" to 6-1/2" in natural spread. View more images here
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Another amazing new kovachii hybrid, using an amazing besseae hybrid. These have been wonderful.
The first of the kovachii hybrids to be crossed back to kovachii ... The first few to flower have been exciting, but still waiting to see that contrasting pouch come through.
Similar to P. Suzanne Decker, with large pink flushed flowers. BS
Nice full flower, 5 - 6" in natural spread in sunset tones, with good substance. Some plants may have been previously bloomed.
Another next generation hybrid, with large flowers approaching purple-pink in coloration. BS
Still one of my favorite Phrag. kovachii hybrids. These have been very uniform in quality with 6" to 7" pink flushed flowers. View more images here