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What qualifies as a specimen orchid?

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    Default What qualifies as a specimen orchid?

    I am curious about the criteria that determines whether an orchid plant qualifies as a specimen.
    Is it based strictly on size? number of growths and flowers? age? presentation?

    Does the AOS or RHS have any set guidelines on what is considered a specimen orchid?

    ~John

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    Quote Originally Posted by wetfeet101b View Post
    I am curious about the criteria that determines whether an orchid plant qualifies as a specimen.
    Is it based strictly on size? number of growths and flowers? age? presentation?

    Does the AOS or RHS have any set guidelines on what is considered a specimen orchid?

    ~John

    a single plant of unusual size for the genus and exhibiting fine culture and exceptional floriferousness

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    Murray i want you to say floriferousness really fast 3 x hehehe

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    One I can't pick up Gin

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    One I can't pick up Gin
    There are miniature orchids that can be specimens and I bet you would be able to carry five of them at the same time.

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