Cattleya Mary Ann Barnett

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  1. Jul 14, 2013 #1

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    An old hybrid, supposedly awarded an FCC although some people said the judging of this plant was a bit controversial. Nevertheless, I like it very much. Reliable bloomer, the buds do not blast easily, carrying usually 2 flowers per spike on a compact plant and long-lasting for cattleyas (up to a month).

    The most recent bloom:
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    Previous bloom (first time):
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    Very cool white catt flowers !!!! Jean
     
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    love to hear about the controversy.
    Very nice classic white
     
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    If you google this cross, some people said that when the plant was awarded, the flowers were physically manipulated by holding the petals between 2 pieces of cardboard to give very flat flowers. And apparently a 'standard practice'by that particular grower.
     
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    I thought that was common practice - 'grooming' flowers,
     
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    so its not illegal? :cool::rolleyes::crazy: haha..
     
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    "Suiting" - Very popular with Asian growers/showers.

    For a good pic on how it's done, google "manipulating cattleya petals" and look at image results.

    I would consider it beyond just "grooming flower", particularly when put into the arena of AOS judging. Though, for ribbon judging, it wouldn't phase me a bit if you wanted to put all that effort into it. Just don't sell divisions of the plant for big dollars afterwards by not telling buyers you have manipulated the blooms.

    I believe it was Rlc. King of Taiwan 'Orchis' that was shown at the old NY show. Divisions of the awarded plant were sold at an extravagant price. On subsequent bloomings it never looked the same and certainly was not worth the price that was asked.

    I suppose a savvy orchid buyer is purchasing plants, but they are also purchasing genetics - that create the physical attributes. So suiting treads a thin line of honesty....
     
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    Thanks for the input, scooby.. :) I'm glad this catt is worth the money spent. Certainly a vigorous grower and easily one of the best catts/orchids in my collection. :D Another bud just opened today:

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