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Paphiopedilum Avalon Pearl

This is a discussion on Paphiopedilum Avalon Pearl within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; This is Paph. Avalon Pearl, a cross of delenatii and Avalon Mist (primulinum x Pinnochio ...

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    This is Paph. Avalon Pearl, a cross of delenatii and Avalon Mist (primulinum x Pinnochio [glaucophyllum x primulinum]). The hybridizers intended to improve Paph. DePerle (primulinum x delenatii), presumably by adding glaucophyllum for a little pink, and perhaps more blooms per inflorescence.

    Hard to improve the best cultivars of DePerle, and this grex hasn't been awarded - but then, it was only registered in 2009.

    My plant is young (this is the third inflorescence of this "season") but has a good-size stem of about 19 cm and is about 10 cm across. I am growing it in S/H, in medium light among my other parvisepalum hybrids - keep damp but not wet, and high humidity (70%) all day, a bit lower at night. I wish I could put it out on the deck, so that it could get the near 100% humidity we have here overnight, but I would need to rig up a shade cloth of some sort and I'm stymied about that.

    It has a luminosity that these photos don't do justice to, but here it is anyway. I rather like it.

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    Really nice white paph, Maura! I have no whites, but am looking into them!
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    Gorgeous white, Maura!!!!! WOW!!!

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    Looks gorgeous !! The pink from the glaucophyllum has come through, I love it !

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    Lovely plant Maura!!

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    That is such a pretty, white slipper orchid, Maura!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cakedaddy View Post
    Really nice white paph, Maura! I have no whites, but am looking into them!
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    In the immortal words of Madison Avenue: Just Do It!

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    Gorgeous white, Maura!!!!! WOW!!!
    Thanks, Yew - as you know, I'm waiting for my niveum and had to get something to tide me over until it arrives - but I do think this is an extraordinary white paph, even if it's a hybrid. I really would have liked an all white delenatii, but I'm learning that all good things come to those who wait!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Halloamey View Post
    Looks gorgeous !! The pink from the glaucophyllum has come through, I love it !

    Thanks so much, Amey. Funny, the clones I've seen of its parent Paph. Avalon Mist are heavily green, so I'm wondering if they used a really pink clone of delenatii along with a muted green/higher pink glaucophyllum. I also have been checking out DePerles and I really think that this Avalon Pearl is better than most of them - better shape and, in most cases, color. Obviously, my experience is limited, but that's what I've picked up so far. I'm afraid I'm getting very hooked on the genetics of paphs and phrags - still trying to sort out polyploidy and things like anthrocyanins!

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    Really nice I would be very happy to have in my collection, great collection.

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