paphiopedilum armeniacum

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    Jaunt to Hausermann’s yesterday; P. Kolosand Weeping Sunset x P. armeniacum

    This was set up just inside the door, with a $699 price. Hadn’t seen the like before and thought some might enjoy its flame. Also, Hausermann’s is awash in Ho Chi Minhs, including this big ‘un. I was also fascinated by the lurid-sepia Grammatophyllum.
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    Paphiopedilum armeniacum new thread, final form

    Here again is my armeniacum from Tom Kalina. I am obsessed with it. It seems to have developed features I didn’t notice before: spotting inside the labellum, labellum has a cleft chin, the flowing waves of the sepals are more pronounced and, above all, it is SO MUCH BIGGER. It’s been open for a...
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    Paphiopedilum armeniacum from Fox Valley Orchids

    Behold, the first P. armeniacum bloom I ever have experienced. What a luciously saturated bright canary it is. Struggling to capture the color adequately. I tried to measure for you but I don’t really know how. She’s a big fat beaut and I am agog that this is happening in my house. Purchased...
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    Mealybug on new sheath of Paphiopedilum armeniacum

    Exactly one year ago, from wonderful Tom Kalina of Fox Valley Orchids, I purchased a seedling Paphiopedilum armeniacum. It was just too perfect to pass up. A couple weeks ago, I noticed a new stolon growing; sweet! Today I happened to notice what I assumed was a new leaf, as the plant was...