Phragmipediun kovachii 'Jabba' HCC/AOS
Hey there, plant enthusiasts! Today, we have an exciting story to share with you. We recently had the pleasure of flowering an awarded Phragmipedium kovachii for the second time, and let us tell you, it was an experience like no other!
What's the Buzz About Phragmipedium Kovachii?
If you haven't read up on our first Phragmipedium kovachii, let us fill you in. This orchid species is a true gem in the plant world. It's known for its vibrant colors, record holding flower size. This beauty is incredibly hard to bloom in Canada, and is a very rare sight!
Our First Encounter with Kovachii
When we first laid eyes on our Phragmipedium kovachii, we were in awe. Its petals were a stunning shade of magenta, with delicate white markings that resembled a painter's brushstrokes. We couldn't believe our luck in acquiring such a rare and prized plant.
But here's the kicker: Kovachii is a bit of a diva. It requires specific conditions to thrive, and we were determined to give it the royal treatment it deserved. We meticulously monitored the temperature, humidity, and light levels, making sure everything was just right.
Our Second Blooming Adventure
Fast forward to the present, and we found ourselves on the brink of our second Phragmipedium kovachii bloom. The anticipation was palpable. We couldn't wait to see what surprises this little orchid had in store for us.
And boy, did it deliver! As the first bud unfurled its petals, we were greeted with a burst of color that could rival the most vibrant sunset. The magenta hues were even more intense this time around, and the white markings seemed to dance across the petals like tiny fairies.
Comparing to his brother 'Ewok', 'Jabba' scoring didn't achieve an AM unfortunately but it did receive a high HCC (Highly Commended Certificate). Which we are still very proud of as there are not many Phrag kovachii awards in the books!
Flowering an awarded Phragmipedium kovachii for the second time has been an absolute joyride. We've witnessed the magic of nature unfold right before our eyes, and it's an experience we'll cherish forever.