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Just opened a week ago: Paph Barb Hella (barbigerum x Hellas 'Sunset' HCC/AOS), registration pending. It is growing in a 2 1/4 inch pot.



The whole plant
 

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Great! Like a large barbigerum, I like that.
 

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Great! Like a large barbigerum, I like that.
The dorsal has reflexed a little more at the base since this photo was taken on Sunday, so it resembles a large barbigerum even more. Hopefully, this will be a good first step in breeding compact bulldogs. I was destined to do this cross, BARBigerum x HELLAs, as my mother's name is Barbara Hella.:wink:
 

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Hopefully, this will be a good first step in breeding compact bulldogs.
it's a good cross for making compact bulldogs. What will be your next step?


I was destined to do this cross, BARBigerum x HELLAs, as my mother's name is Barbara Hella.:wink:
Wow, it's really mean someting to you.
Go register it quickly!
 

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I think that is the same cross you sent me.
WOW! That's really nice. I hope the one you
sent me turns out to be so nice.

Congratulations!

Craig
 

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it's a good cross for making compact bulldogs. What will be your next step?
I will continue to bloom out seedlings, looking for a few with the best qualities. I have about 35-40 seedlings left after selling some. then, I will probably cross it with either small growing speicies or another complex with small species in its heritage, such as Paph Barbilight, which is 1/4 barbigerum.


Wow, it's really mean someting to you.
Go register it quickly!
The registration is already on its way to the RHS.
 

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How long from pollenation to flower?

I would be very happy if my first breeding results were half as nice!

Kyle
 

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How long from pollenation to flower?

I would be very happy if my first breeding results were half as nice!

Kyle
Thanks, Kyle. From pollination to flower took a little less than four years, although the majority of the seedlings are another year or two from blooming.
 
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The dorsal has reflexed a little more at the base since this photo was taken on Sunday, so it resembles a large barbigerum even more. Hopefully, this will be a good first step in breeding compact bulldogs. I was destined to do this cross, BARBigerum x HELLAs, as my mother's name is Barbara Hella.:wink:
It's a beautiful flower, I like it a lot.

I especially like the name. How thoughtful of you to give it your Mother's name. She must feel very honored.
 

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