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This is a discussion on Paph stonei in bloom. within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; My stonei normally blooms in February but this year it has decided to reward me ...
My stonei normally blooms in February but this year it has decided to reward me with another bloom for the year. There are 2 more sheaths on the plants in the same clump and I hope these will be the February (2013) blooms. As I have mentioned before this paph blooms 8 months after the sheath first emerges - yes it takes that long!
The flower stem is 20 inches tall and the 2 lateral sepals measure 4 1/2 inches. I have included a picture with stonei and 2 recently acquired Maudiae an 'album' and a 'Vinicolor' for comparison. I bought these 2 to keep my stonei company as it was looking rather lonely and forlorn .Actually I've been wanting to get these after seeing Maura's Vinicolor and Bill's alba type. I bought them in bud - the 'album' one is OK but the 'Vinicolor' is a bit disappointing - I hate that 'pinched' pouch.
I must be suffering from dementia - 2 mistakes in 2 posts. In the first sentence of the second paragraph 'lateral sepals' should , of course be ' lateral petals'
They are all beautiful! I love them all.
They are beautiful, Yew Sung.
Am I allowed to dribble on your pics? I wants a stonei NOW! Honestly, stunning, congratulations!
Yew, your plant looks not so big and already is flowering, so I hope to see flowers on my stonei soon.
the Stonei is beautiful, as are the other 2, but stonei steals the show
Yew, me too. My also is growing very slow.