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 Post subject: Mps Lee Harold Fister
PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 8:51 am 
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Success - 20 months since deflasking ! I have 1 other in spike. Scent is honey/floral, very pleasant. Some of the blooms appear damaged, but heck - its a thrill to grow a seedling to bloom !

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 Post subject: Re: Mps Lee Harold Fister
PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 9:19 am 
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I know a Lee H Fister in Centerville, OH. I think this hybrid is probably named after him.

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 Post subject: Re: Mps Lee Harold Fister
PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:13 am 
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Only 20 months from flask to bloom? Fantastic growing and pretty flower. Do you need to keep this one cool? I love Miltoniopsis but don't have the proper environment for them.


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 Post subject: Re: Mps Lee Harold Fister
PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:47 am 
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the seedlings really took off when I moved them to the basement where max temps haven't gone above 65f in 7-8 months. The 70% parent is supposed to thrive in "warm conditions" ! I won't be growing any mps upstairs at all because they really do not like summer temps in the 90s.

Peter - this is named after LHF. Ironically I have a Phal Judy Fister which he registered ( HP Norton x Brother Purple ). I can't wait to see the blooms on that one. Interesting parentage.


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 Post subject: Re: Mps Lee Harold Fister
PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 9:39 am 
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rangiku wrote:
Do you need to keep this one cool? I love Miltoniopsis but don't have the proper environment for them.


My orchids are all grown in the house. If you can find a cool, windowsill spot for these guys - you can grow them successfully.

The best growing situation I have for the miltoniopsis is an east facing window in my living room that stays about 10 degrees cooler than the rest of the house during the winter/heating months. Here in Oregon, we don't have hot summers and the east facing window also stays cooler in the short A/C season we have here.

The best medium for my growing situation here is a fir bark/pumice based mix and they are grown in a clay pot. Due to limited window space, I have culled out my miltoniopsis down to just a few, fragrant plants. I have one NOID red that is so fragrant that even a few flowers will perfume an entire room.


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 Post subject: Re: Mps Lee Harold Fister
PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 11:04 am 
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Thanks for the info, Doreen. :)


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