I just bought a bunch of new paphs from Los Osos. My favorite is Paph lowii x Purple Velvet, which they sent in bloom. The form is like lowii and it's a multifloral, but the color is really intense. Happiness is having new paphs!
That sounds like a wonderful cross. Please send pictures. What else did you get?
Isn't it fun when you get a box of orchids? We orchid nuts are all alike when it comes to new plants. I expect a couple this week and I'm excited already even though they possibly won't be here until Wed or Thur.
Well, here's the pic of lowii x Purple Velvet, finally. I still can't figure out how to put more than a thumbnail in the message without going through the image shack, which I don't like. More pics (or thumbnails, anyway) will be forthcoming. I've never had so many paphs blooming as this year. Seems to be a bumper crop.
Stunning colour! So how big is the flower roughly? And, thank you posting the picture, I found it to be a difficult thing to wrap my head around at first. I like photobucket, it's just so easy to use, especially if you copy and paste the html. Heather has info. about doing all that on here somewhere.
OrchidNorth, the flower has about a 5 inch "wingspan". I first posted back in mid October, and the plant is still in bloom, with a bud just peeking up from the next growth. Looks like it's going to be an excellent bloomer.