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I had found that site already. They definitely had some really nice plants but they didn't have any of the ones I was looking for. They do have a warscewiczianum hybrid- Phrag. (warscewiczianum 'Windy Hill' x wallisii 'Tower Grove' HCC/AOS).
 

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I would call and ask her. I bought a warsch. from her once, but it wasn't listed. She has a lot of nice, larger plants, in small quantities that she doesn't list on her catalog so it might be worth a phone call.

Mont Fallu - try Orchids Limited, maybe? That one shouldn't be hard to find. Also, don't forget that warscewiczianum has been re-named popowii, I think, and wallisii is now warscewiczianum, but not everyone subscribes to that taxonomical change.

(I might have gotten that wrong. Help?)
 

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Ha ha ha! No way did I know that warscewiczianum was re-named popowii or that wallisii is now warscewiczianum. I have a wallisii... or is it really a wallisii and not some plant masquerading as a wallisii. Wonder what mine really is? Hmmmm, maybe I already have a warscewiczianum and should be looking for a popowii and whatever has now been named wallisii. There are days that I would like to choke the living crap out of taxonomists. This would be one of those days.

Bummer! Orchid Limited doesn't have them though. Back to the drawing board.
 

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If you do a search here for popowii you'll find the whole mess explained.
I think I'll take a pass and just figure out what is what when they start blooming.

I don't know how I missed that one you just linked to. That's a plant I really like the looks of. Very nice. I want it a little cheaper though. I can bookmark it and wait until they have them available in the $50 size again.

Muchas gracias!

Time to find the Ruby Slippers and the Mont Fallu. Ruby Slippers is the one I've got my heart set on.
 

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I think based on what you've said that I already have P. warscewiczianum but it's currently labeled as wallisii so I guess it's popowii and Ruby Slippers I am looking for. I am looking at that site and I notice he has a nice lindenii but I don't seem to find the Maria Glanz that you think looks nicer than Ruby Slippers. Am I missing something? I'll go online and see if I can find a photo of a Maria Glanz.

I just recently ordered from Piping Rock. I went back to take a look and didn't find the two I'm looking for but I found (egads, this is the problem with looking for specific plants because you find others you want) Phrag. China Dragon 4N 'Ruby Red' that looks really great.
 

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I sort of found Ruby Slippers but it's currently unavailable-
http://www.paramountorchids.com/Paphiopedilum.html

Unfortunately, I also found this Court Jester at this person's site that I really like-
http://www.paramountorchids.com/jpg/Phrag Court Jester1.jpg

And then I found this Paph Primcolor-
http://www.paramountorchids.com/jpg/Paph Primcolor1.jpg

Here's a Maria Glanz-
http://www.frontiernet.net/~bloomfld/phragmipedium.htm

Another Maria Glanz and Court Jester here-
http://www.rkgorchids.com/2_plants_display.asp?category_id=4

This is not good looking for plants ;)
 

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Paramount is in Canada which means you'd have to import them. You should probably cross them off your list unless they have something you absolutely can't get in the U.S.-especially in the winter.
 

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They don't have anything I can't live without. Definitely not the time of year to be screwing around with importing anything.
 

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Bite your tongue phrag guy! Eat your plants ;) And I just found out that goldenrose has TWO of them but they are just babies. I lust for Ruby Slippers.

P. Cotton Candy! That's another one I like the looks of.

I'm going shopping with goldenrose today. Hopefully it will be a big Prhag binge as NYEric puts it and hopefully I come home with some goodies and a Ruby Slippers. Probably not but I can dream.
 
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You might want to email Windy Hill anyway just to ask. I saw a lot of red phrags there yesterday, and Marilyn does have many plants for sale that are not listed on her site--the ones where there are too few of each.
 

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Evidently Windy Hill has Magic Tresses, or so I'm told but you know how that goes. I am planning on contacting her because I am going down to St. Louis in May for some sort of a seminar. I'm meeting up with a few people while I am down there to tour Missouri Botanical Gardnes and when I saw that her nursery was down in that area and that she was buddies with Leo, I knew for sure I wanted to make time to stop in.

Bloomfield Orchids is one I am not familiar with. I'll go look that one up. The other two I checked.

I have a new slipper lust list as of today. I did go shopping with goldenrose and as always, had a blast with her. I didn't spend as much as I wanted to spend though. I had called before I went down there and I thought they had Paph Primcolor, Phrag Magic Tresses, Phrag Grassau, Phrag Albopurpureum, and one other that I had asked about but when I got down there they either were sold out or couldn't find them which happens. They did have a Phrag popowii and I thought the man had said he had pulled a popowii for me but when I got home, I didn't have it. I wasn't charged for it but I still didn't have one which was a real big downer. That's what you get when you're not paying attention when they're ringing you up- I took off to take some photos! On the positive side, I had a good time down there and picked up the Phrag Amazonica from Peru that I wanted really bad as well as P. Richteri and Paph venustum album.

I'm going to call Terry Partin to see if he has anything I am looking for. Chances are good that he very well may have quite a bit of what I am looking for which would mean one stop shopping plus a chance to see him and his wife. I forget the name of his nursery though.

editing to add-
struck out at Bloomfields. Ruby Slippers must not be too popular any longer.
 

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Sounds like you girls had a fun trip! It's nice you're close enough to do that sort of thing.

I think Ruby Slippers is fairly variable. Either it's popular because of that, or not popular because of that. ;)
 

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