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  1. May 16, 2019 #1

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    This thing is torturing me, we're on day five since the sepals started to part and it still isn't even half open. I like what I can see so far. Parents are roths 'Five Fortune' × sand 'Ping Tong'
     

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  2. May 17, 2019 #2

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    Color looks dark. It has all the hallmarks of a good PEOY!
     
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  3. May 21, 2019 #3

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    I'm thrilled with how it turned out. For those of you with experience in judging, do you think this is worth taking in? The measurements are comparable to records I could find of awarded plants but I don't know if the flower count or lack of roths "shoulders" might hurt it on the point scale?
     

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  4. May 21, 2019 #4

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    What are roth shoulders? Wider petals? Thanks
     
  5. May 21, 2019 #5

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    I don't know if it is the official name but yeah, I mean more of a horizontal spread before they start to drop like this one from Big Leaf. I personally prefer the closer stance like mine has because it looks more natural, but from what I've read it seems like judges are trained to look for wider, "rounder" flowers.
     

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    Its a nice clone for sure. 4 flowers is good, but not exceptional. The 'white chin' would be a negative ie the pouch isnt a homogenous colour.
     
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  7. May 21, 2019 #7

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    I agree with Stephen, the white chin will substrate points.
     
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    I'll be traveling during next month's judging day so chances are I will have to wait for a second bloom, hopefully with another flower or two on a more mature plant. Is the pouch color enough to disqualify it even if flower count improves?
     
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    Very opinionated these judges but i would say take it. No award setting at home
     
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  10. May 22, 2019 #10

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    always worth a go
     
  11. May 22, 2019 #11

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    Thanks Tony, I agree with you the narrower form looks more elegante, the wider spread petals seem not to be able to decide weather they want to be rothlike or sandylike...
    Wish you good luck!
     
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    Wow you are right back in stride!
     
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    A very nice flower congrats mine has been, been doing bugger all for years
     
  14. May 23, 2019 #14

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    I cheated and bought it as a big kid from another member, I only had to grow the last leaf and a half before it spiked lol
     

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