Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Sophronitis coccinea 'Fourth Dimension'

My 4N Sophronitis coccinea is in bloom once again, this year with two flowers.  I find it a rather slow grower, though it has good form and blooms reliably every spring.  The flowers are 7 cm across when fully developed, but when they first open are only 3 cm and get larger over quite a long period of time.  This species is known for its brilliant color and small size and has been much used in hybridizing for those reasons.  This particular clone is a tetraploid and has extra fine size, shape and substance for that reason.  I grow it in a clay pot in sphagnum.




8 comments:

  1. Maravilhosa, muito linda
    Mas não consigo cultivar, cansei de comprar.
    abraços e Parabéns

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    1. Thanks for commenting and for your kind words. As always, theya re much appreciated.

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    1. Thanks for looking and commenting.

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  3. Hi Ron! Your 4N Sophronitis coccinea looks adorable! Mine is a 2N, I guess, since it's smaller. The clay pot, the live moss and the roots make a lovely arrangement. Congratulations!

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    1. Hi Sergio. Thanks for the kind comments. This is an extraordinarily good clone even for a 4N, and, of course, the color always makes it stand out.

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  4. Beautiful! As are your shots =)

    ~Fizzie~

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    1. Thanks for the kind comments, Fizzie. Appreciate your interest.

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