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Paph Gold Dollar

This is a discussion on Paph Gold Dollar within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Easier to grow than armeniacum....

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    Default Paph Gold Dollar

    Easier to grow than armeniacum.
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    ...or primulinum too, I'll bet!

    Nice one Jane!

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    Very impressive.
    Good growing.

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    Nice bloom, Jane!

    Once again, easier in what ways? I'm trying to learn the wiley ways of paphs...

    Julie

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    That's very beautiful Jane! My Gold Dollar bloomed last summer but only lasted a couple weeks due to a heat wave. Yours is very nice! Great growing!

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    BEAUTIFUL Gold Dollar! I wish mine had those nice darker markings!

    Good Growing!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piper
    Once again, easier in what ways? I'm trying to learn the wiley ways of paphs...
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    Julie, almost inevitably, the species that make up a hybrid are going to be pickier about their conditions than the hybrid itself. armeniacum, for instance, needs a cool winter rest in the low 40s and water given in winter only when the roots have dried off. It also grows on a rocky substrate, so you need to add calcium to the mix to get it to bloom right. You really need to mimic their native conditions in their growing environment, so they're tough for most folks to grow well and bloom.

    Very pretty, but pretty picky.

    Golddollar, on the other hand, is a lot more tolerant of warmer conditions in winter, and it won't grow itself to an early death if it doesn't get a rest period.

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    Lovely ! My armeniacum grows but no blooms...I try to keep it on the dry side and have supplemented lime but no blooms....may still be keeping it too warm....looks like Golddollar is a better choice.

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    Louis, et al,

    Is Cribbs' paph book good for species culture? (I believe the culture parts were written by Michael Tibbs.) If not, what other sources would you suggest? I picked up a few species - one with an early sheath - and would like to keep them around and blooming.

    Julie

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    very nice!

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