Phragmipedium Don Wimber
A classic Phragmipedium hybrid made with improved parents. We have bloomed out some wonderful large flowers from this cross! This looks like Phragmipedium besseae but is much easier to grow.
Blooming size plants ready to spike anytime.
Phragmipedium Don Wimber is a cross of (Eric Young x besseae). Eric Young is (longifolium x besseae), making this hybrid 75% Phrag besseae. The result is brightly colored red to orange/red flowers on plants that are much easier to grow than the species parents. This is a bit of an older hybrid as it was registered in 1995. Hybridizers have been line breeding the parent species since then, so these should be larger and more intensely colored than the older plants we see.
Phragmipedium besseae is a challenging species for many growers. It requires cool temperatures in order to thrive. When we add the genes of the easier, warmer growing Phragmipedium longifolium we get a much more adaptable and vigorous hybrid. These do well with intermediate conditions and moderate light. Do not let this hybrid dry out! We have tips on how to grow your Phrags like a professional here.