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Enchanting Ladyslippers in Bloom

This is a discussion on Enchanting Ladyslippers in Bloom within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Paph Berenice is a cross between Paph. lowii and Paph. philippinense. It is registered more ...

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    Default Paph. Screaming Eagle (Berenice x sanderianum)

    Paph Berenice is a cross between Paph. lowii and Paph. philippinense. It is registered more than a century ago, certainly among the most enduring of the multifloral paph hybrids. Paph. Berenice is easy to grow and usually bloom on a single growth and a start. As such, the cross, Berenice x sanderianum (Screaming Eagle) is much easier to grow and flower than sanderianum or other sanderianum hybrids. The flowers pictured are from a first bloom seedling (a growth and a start). I have been waiting for more than a week for the petals to grow longer. I don't know if they will get much longer. If they don't, then I am surely disappointed. Maybe after the third bloom completely opens, the petals all will grow longer? I will take better pictures of this bloom and post more later.
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    Oh, this one is stunning! Keep 'em coming, Hoa! Bravo!

    Cheers!
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    Beautiful Screaming Eagle!! WOW! IT would be nice if the petals grew longer, but it's still a wonderful plant.

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    very nice colors on the screaming eagle...petals typically aren't quite as long as the other sandy hybrids though (on average)

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    Thanks you all for looking. Getting the responses helps me to go through the trouble of taking pictures and posting them. It has been fun!!!

    Well, they say my Screaming Eagle could get 8 to 9 in long or more petals. So far they are even less than half of that! Julie thinks maybe too much Berenice. That happens when one of the parents is more dominant in some population of the progeny while the other parent is more in another group of the children. Before I pass judgement on it, I will wait. It appears that the petals are still growing. We will see how the blooms look like in a week or two from now. I have waited 10 days in order to get to this point. Kind of fun to watch it actually!
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    Well, you could encourage it to lengthen its petals.... *giggle*

    Just get a bunch of clip-on dangle earrings.. *Chuckle*

    then gently attach one earring to each petal... (Whish I had photo software.... ) hliariously laughing...

    The weight should certainly lengthen the petals, and the earrings should make a stunnig effect!!! ROFLAMO!!!

    Whoo, hoooo, hoooo - - I need some rest.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Diane
    Whoo, hoooo, hoooo - - I need some rest.....
    I guess!

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    After reading you two gals' posts a while back, I thought about replying but other things then occupied my mind. E-veal suggestion! That is a baaadd ddd thing! Not that I did not consider trying it, I thought I would take a picture of my lowii with two dangling earrings as a gag picture but my lowii faded that week so no more wicked fun ... My poor orchid babies! I would never do anything like that to them! You two gals have baaaadd ddd influence on me ...

    Now I do have other slippers currently in bloom. These guys are low-key but charming! They are not as fantastic as the two sanderianum hybrids that I used for the two paph challenges or as the Screaming Eagle. (I will hunt for another Screaming Eagle, I think I know why with this one the petals are not as long as I hope for!)

    Paph. Primcolor

    I believe Primcolor is a cross between Paph. concolor and Paph. primulinum.
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    Default Paph. bellatulum

    One of my earliest brachy paphs. I really like the pattern on these guys. The plant is doing quite well, I was hoping this year I will have more than one bloom but the other sheath aborted. I made the mistake of spraying insecticides the night before and some of the solution got to the flower, causing blemishes on an otherwise perfect bloom.
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    Default Paph. Mint Chocolate

    My very own Mint Chocolate! The Mint Chocolate is a primary hybrid between Paph. godefroyae and Paph. malipoense. Jason put out the pictures for an IQ challenge a while back. Adorable bloom with a lovely raspberry fragrance!
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