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    Phrag. besseae fma flavum 'Green Gold' HCC-AOS (x self) seedling availability

    That is an excellent grex, I've been happy with mine.
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    Phrag. Bubblegum

    What is the cross on Bubblegum, Eric?
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    Pros and Cons of Grodan rock wool mini cubes

    I might have missed something, did you imply that you grow drosera in rockwool? I'm actually looking for a new CP medium. Never thought about rockwool... Rob
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    Thanks Little Frog!

    Yes. Although I don't know if he made the cross.
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    Cattleya alaorii - alba no more

    Interesting. If I had to guess ahead of time I'd say more color at low temperatures. Guess that was a bad guess! neat.
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    Phrag DonWimber?

    Not Don Wimber. Could be Eric Young but it could also be a lot of things. If it is Chuck's latest cross of Don Wimber, I have a dozen or so that will bloom soon, I hope they are the right thing.
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    Awarded Bel Royal x kovachii for sale

    It is a super sweet plant, even more impressive in person.
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    Soaking before fertilizing?

    One of the best growers I know fertilized phragmipediums at a rate that I thought would be impossible. Plants looked great and never had tip burn. I can't grow them cleanly at 1/4 the concentration he used. Once I learned that I've stopped worrying so much about exact numbers and schedules...
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    Phrag. Schroederae

    Beautifully bloomed, Tennis. Love the color. Might have gotten it from me... Actually I'm sure you got it from me, I put that clonal name on it. Just to keep track. I bloomed two other pieces of the same clone just recently. Might be the same plant as Tennis has, there is a quite decent...
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    Phrag. x roethianum? Phrag. Rio Mira?

    Great question! I don't know the answer, but it would be really interesting to know. If that scent is unique to roethianum then that might argue that it has a specific pollinator that it attracts. Which (depending on what your definition of species is, there are at least 30 used in...
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    Phrag. x roethianum? Phrag. Rio Mira?

    Couldn't tell you how they are different. But yes to the other parts. A natural hybrid isn't necessarily an F1 - although they could potentially be sterile, it is more likely that as a wild population they interbreed with other x roethianum, as well as back to either 'parent' species...
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    Phrag. 'brasiliense'

    Sure, happy to send some samples.
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    Phrag. 'brasiliense'

    Sequencing is easy, I used to do the bioinformatics for our sequencing facility (Now I just teach, and not bioinformatics...). That is not the hard part. Hard part is finding reference material for the parents (unknown, if it is a hybrid Patti McHale is just a guess). And figuring out what...
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    Paph. Wood Dove

    Think it says x superbiens on the tag. Think the taxonomists might still be fighting about that one. :) I like the name Wood Dove better than Mem. Rolf Bolin though.
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    Paph. Wood Dove

    This is... glaucophyllum x superbiens? Something like that. Not the best picture. In person, it is large and quite charming, has an interesting color to it. Old clone that I got from Taylor Orchids in MI.