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Old 02-02-2021, 08:07 PM
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Not long ago, there was a thread about flowers that die nicely.

I commented that I found phrags to be particularly frustrating, as a seemingly pristine flower would simply drop off upon the opening of a subsequent flower.

This Phrag Lucky Girl was out to prove me wrong.
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Fabulous!

Last year I bought my first phrag (QF Aloha) on ebay that came in spike. A few weeks later the first bloom opened and after it came 3 more. The first flower held on for few days before it fell, in pristine condition. Glad to have gotten a picture.

I've since then re-sold it on ebay 'cause I guess I realized I just don't enjoy phrags that much

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Yup! Love 'em anyway.
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Good looking flower too, Ray.
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Fabulous looking spikes, both of you! Nice that the plant hung on to the oldest bloom, that is also my biggest complaint about my phrag. I see a new bud about to open, and the previous flower looks pristine... and then drops.
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Well, that is the nature of most Phrags.

A few years ago Glen Decker brought a nice kovachii hybrid to the Mass OS show. 2 perfect flowers on set-up day; the following morning the older (but still perfect) flower was on the table.

On the other hand, I used to have a Phrag. Cardinale, which I bought from Glen. It held flowers very well; I once had 9 open flowers on a branched inflorescence. This photo is not quite in focus, but it does show 6 flowers open or opening.
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This Phrag Lucky Girl was out to prove me wrong.
Nice flamberge style sepals.
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