Hybrid and parents in flower together

A treat in the greenhouse today is the simultaneous flowering on one of our primary hybrids and both of its parents.

We grow a small number of primary hybrids that show interesting features of the parent species, and this free flowering compact Masdevallia is a great example. Masdevallia veitchiana x decumana has inherited some great character from its parents. Its vibrant orange colour has come from Masdevallia veitchiana (below) which is a medium sized Masdevallia with flowers on long stems.

The hybrid’s flower shape and the compact growth habit are inherited from the wonderful species Masdevallia decumana (below)


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