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Paph. Orion's Belt 'Holy Cow'

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Jason Fischer

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'Holy Cow' was the first thing I said when I saw the size of this baby. Orion's Belt is Muriel Constance x emersonii. I love emersonii hybrids and this cross has surprised me with each flower (from yellow to pink pouches).

 

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That thing is pretty wild. I'm fascinated by the emersonii influence in recent hybrids. Do you feel like it makes them slower growers?
 

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Yes, emersonii does tend to slow down the hybrids, but not by much. I'd say crossed with other parvis or brachys sets back the blooming season 1 year... I think these have been out of flask for 3 years now. We can get many parvis and brachys to bloom 2 years out of flask.
 

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This flower has a 6" natural spread. Quite similar to what some of the hangianum hybrids have been producing!
 

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