Masdevallia Ziegler's Love
(M. Pixie Lavender x M. Falcon Sunrise)
Plant ID: 04322,04324,04326,04112,04172 (first photo), 0004114/ 4326/4325/4324/4563/4558 (top row)
04562/04172/04564/04323/04560/04559/04322 (bottom row)
Clonal Name: 'Trio Dales' (on 04322)
Award: AM/AOS of 80 points (on 04233) given on 02-16-08 at the Great Lakes Judging Center.
Additional Information: This flower has M. decumana, M. coccinea, M. veitchiana, M. ignea, and M. estradae in the background. M. decumana and M. estradae are both dominant for form - especially in the shape of the lateral sepals. These two species are what give the lateral sepals of this cross its look. The only hint that there are orange flowers in the background comes with a little orange towards the tips of the caudae.
I thought this name would work well to honor both Randy and Mary at the same time. This flower seemed perfect since it was a soft pink with a star in the center. The star signifies that the Zieglers have been Leslie’s shining star since they first met. It also has the shape of an upside down heart. Both Mary and Randy have given their hearts to Leslie and Roofus and their lives will never be the same.