Which is better and why?

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Bob in Albany N.Y.

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What are the members thoughts on the differences between delentii vini verses the normal colored delentii? My thoughts are that most vinis's are slightly smaller and darker in color. Which do you like better and why?
 

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I have not paid attention in the past 5-10 years, so the breeding has likely advanced, but here is my opinion from many I have grown and seen in person.

The first generation vini had smaller flowers that would always reflex. However the color could be extremely striking, with a fully saturated lip. I had a few, one with amazing flowers but the plants did not live long.

The first generation of crosses between vini and regular delenatii were really underwhelming, larger flowers but kind of a washed out pink color and poor form. This seems to be the majority of plants on the market today. I have one of them, but really miss having a true delenatii in my collection.
 
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