Paphiopedilum fairrieanum

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P.K.Hansen

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The last of my fairrieanum plants. Two flowers this time.
I've killed a few over the last two years, but this one seems to do just fine.
Not the best clone around, but I love it.

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Not the best clone around, but I love it.
Well, might depend on the perspective, Per?
It's a good and nice, natural looking fairrie! When it comes to form at least a good one!
Of course, it can't compare to its linebred confreres, when it comes to colour and size.
But if awardability isn't your first priority, I would in your shoes just keep on loving it for what it is: a very nice, natural looking fairrie! 🥰
 

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Well, might depend on the perspective, Per?
It's a good and nice, natural looking fairrie! When it comes to form at least a good one!
Of course, it can't compare to its linebred confreres, when it comes to colour and size.
But if awardability isn't your first priority, I would in your shoes just keep on loving it for what it is: a very nice, natural looking fairrie! 🥰
i must agree. Eg. i love natural spicerianums much better then any selected forms.Also with charlies.This one is exeptional to my "natural" eyes.
 

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Well, might depend on the perspective, Per?
It's a good and nice, natural looking fairrie! When it comes to form at least a good one!
Of course, it can't compare to its linebred confreres, when it comes to colour and size.
But if awardability isn't your first priority, I would in your shoes just keep on loving it for what it is: a very nice, natural looking fairrie! 🥰

This time I only can second or echo Jens' words. He said it in a appropriate way.....there's nothing left to say. Oh still....very nice photos. 👍
 

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Beautiful Fairrie and excellent photos. I recently got one that is very well grown (I can't take any credit for that). It has two buds on one spike, opening very soon. I have no idea if it is a natural looking one or line bred, will have to wait an see...
 

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This surely comes from line breeding. Paph fairrieanum is so available why illegally collect?
I just hasten to say, that I in no way implied, that Per's plant should be in any way an illegaly collected plant...I'm sure it's nursery propagated... But what I meant to refer to by 'line bred' was the plants and flowers that have been selected and bred, selected and bred, etc etc along a long breeding line to develop specific outcomes regarding esp colour and size!
 
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