Judging my new bessae

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heliomum

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I finally got a Phrag. bessae!:clap::drool::rollhappy: It is just a species orchid with no cultivar and I don't know the parentage. Can I submit it for AOS judging once it flowers and name the cultivar after myself?
 

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Yes, you can give it any cultivar name at any time, within the rules for cultivar names. And yes, you can submit it for AOS judging when it is in flower.

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Be forewarned though, besseaes have a lot of AOS awards. It may be a while before it is deemed worthy of an AOS award. No offense, but it takes a pretty special Phrag. to get an AOS award...it isn't necessarily plausible to just bloom a Phrag, bring it to a judging center, and have it awarded on a first bloom seedling.
 

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Be forewarned though, besseaes have a lot of AOS awards. It may be a while before it is deemed worthy of an AOS award. No offense, but it takes a pretty special Phrag. to get an AOS award...it isn't necessarily plausible to just bloom a Phrag, bring it to a judging center, and have it awarded on a first bloom seedling.
I do agree, but there is no harm in trying! Good luck!

Ramon:)
 

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I finally got a Phrag. bessae!:clap::drool::rollhappy: It is just a species orchid with no cultivar and I don't know the parentage. Can I submit it for AOS judging once it flowers and name the cultivar after myself?
Most orchid growers are humble people and don't name plants after themselves. Maybe a loved one, a business, a street etc:D
 

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It can be done, even though there are many past awards. Last month we had an besseae AM/AOS at my society. The diplay was quite nice
 
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