Paphiopedilum Giovanni Bellini - a white dwarf

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  1. Dec 4, 2018 #1

    fibre

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    I registered Paphiopedilum Giovanni Bellini at the 1st of Dec. It is Paph. (thaianum x Pacific Rainbow). Surprisingly this one come out as good as I had hoped or even better! Here is the first one in flower. Some more to follow, but I got only a few seedlings back from the lab.

    This plant is growing in a pot of 7 cm!
    NS 7.6 cm, PW 3.0 cm, LS 13 cm

    If this was your Paph, which way would you use it for further breeding?

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    Oh my gosh I love it! Such a beauty


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    cross with in-charm white for more vigor?
     
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  5. Dec 5, 2018 #5

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    MORE vigor?? Have a look at my first pic: This plant is still a nice clump!
     
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    Nice one!!!I'll back cross it with thaianum again...for even smaller plant and longher stem....but you may loose some size of flower
     
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    that is very special.
    First thing I'd do is remake the cross...
    David
     
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    Smart. Then cross with niveum.
    Very nice. Looks like a nice mini-complex, thanks for sharing.
     
  9. Dec 13, 2018 #9

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    I love it. It needs some armeniacum :D
     
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    Love the subtle veining in the petals and dorsal along with the green staminode. Great cross. I'd like to see this crossed with fairieanum 'album'.
     
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    back cross to thaianum or niveum, but what I'd do is self it to see if you get something more interesting out.
     
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    Cracking cross. The plant looks so happy. Congratulations.

    Cross onto helenae. Keep it small, maybe get more pastel colors and a clumping habit.

    I second the idea of armeniacum for much the same reason: pastel colors.
     
  13. Dec 17, 2018 #13

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    Tank you all!

    I like the idea to self it! Maybe it is even better to cross it with its half-sister Paph. El Greco (niveum x Pacific Rainbow). A kind of mixture of back-crossing and selfing ;)

    To cross it with helenae will most likely loose the outstretched broad petals. The habit is still a nice clumping one. So probably no bonus this way. But a Novelty with helenae in its background like In-Charm Gold would be great! Unfortunately I don't have anything like this. Does anyone have a good In-Charm Topaz, Bacolic Day, Miaohua Golden Venus, ((Jollix x Lovely Land) x helenae) 'Leprechaun'... or something along that line to swap pollen?
     
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    I have an excellent Topaz Magic in flower (awarded). Flower is pretty old but the pollen should be good. Can see it on my web page. I have In Charm Topaz too, some pretty good ones, but not in flower.
     
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    The Topaz Magic is nice.
     
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    What an offer! :rollhappy:
     

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