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  1. firehawk1972

    CURRENT BREEDING TRENDS WORLDWIDE

    This should be an interesting topic. What are you impressions/thoughts on current breding trends in paphs, especially multiflorals? I have noticed that plants I have acquired in the last couple of years have flowers that are 2 or 3 times the size of plants that I acquired 5 years or more ago...
  2. firehawk1972

    Paph SHIN YI'S PRIDE (2 plants)

    Here is a great example of two plants from the same grex bearing different flowers. Plant #1 has a very wide dorsal and synsepal, and its long petals hang freely, while plant #2 has narrower dorsal, holds its petals out more before they dangle. I am taking both for AOS judging this weekend. Both...
  3. firehawk1972

    NEW cross? Paph Paul Parks x wilhelminae

    I acquired this recently at the Orchid show. The First Flower wasn't fully opened, but I thought it looked interesting. Now, both flowers are fully open, and the pedals have lengthened to over a foot long. I have about seven other slippers In Bloom now and I think this is my favorite of all the...
  4. firehawk1972

    Paph Jan Ragan --- FLAT FLOWERS!!

    Hey, what do you guys think of this one? It's a first-bloom seedling, and the spike is short, but the flowers are unlike any paph flower I have seen, in that they are nearly flat. The dorsal sepal stands straight up and has no wrinkles in it, and isn't even cupped. The petals are on almost...
  5. firehawk1972

    BLUE RIBBON winner Phragmipedium Mont Fallu

    This is one of my favorite hybrid Phrags. PHRAGMIPEDIUM MONT FALLU.. It had 5 blooms on it, in succession. When the flowers first opened, the petals are of course very short, flat and not twisty, very crumpled, like newborn butterfly wings. Over a period of about a week they lengthen...
  6. firehawk1972

    Phragmipedium wallisii first bloom

    I had tried to post this a few months ago but the pictures didn't work. I'm trying again. This was the first bloom from a seedling and, I think the first one was pretty impressive. Here are the measurements: natural spread. 4.45cm Dorsal sepal width. 2cm Dorsal Sepal length. 12cm...
  7. firehawk1972

    Paphiopedilum Spiderman x sanderianum

    :drool: I recently acquired two plants from the same cross, Paphiopedilum Spiderman x sanderianum. Both are quite different in overall size and flower shape, petal stance and color. One item of note, is that the hybridizer has managed to (mostly) breed out the color break in the mid-vein...
  8. firehawk1972

    Phragmipedium wallisii in bloom

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  9. firehawk1972

    Paphiopedilum Berenice in bloom

    My Paphiopedilum Berenice is blooming now too... a surprise with, now 3 flowers and an unexpected 4th bud. The spike just keeps going. I'm quite pleased with it. Good, deep color at the petal tips. Flowers could have been a bit bigger though. Maybe not award quality, but all in all, as...
  10. firehawk1972

    Paphiopedilum Shin-yi Williams (multi-floral)

    This is my Paphiopedilum Shin-yi Williams (William Ambler x rothschildianum 'New Horizon' FCC/AOS) I am so pleased with the impressive size of the flowers, their color, and the stately and elegant way they are born on the stem. Almost 36" tall by 30" across.
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