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Comparison for you flaskers...

This is a discussion on Comparison for you flaskers... within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; These two are from the very same pod... my grower friend is trying to remake ...

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    These two are from the very same pod... my grower friend is trying to remake Imogene Keyes, a striking almost solid red paph with yellow picotee. The flower on the right was the first one I bloomed, it has been open about 4 weeks and still going strong. When I told my friend about it's deformation on the synsepal and the extra petal(?) in back, she sent me the second one. (the one on the left).

    The one on the left has much better form, better color and better stance. It has no deformations or extra growths. Still, it is a long way from being an equal to the awarded Imogene Keyes. But I find it a very pleasing red/yellow/white complex.

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    Interesting comparison... and certainly shows the variation within seedlings.... and I am sure that many of the other siblings will show an even greater variance in the way it looks... I guess it's a bit like a mixing pot when it comes to these complex Paphs... their lineage goes so far back that you have many characteristics from various parents all putting in a bit here and a bit there... and what comes out... well... one will be a stunner and another a runt... actually more runts come out than stunners... oh well...

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    Don't forget that a vigorous grower doesn't always guarantee the best flower form or biggest flower size. You can have a stunning runt. Reminds me of a very bad joke...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piper View Post
    Reminds me of a very bad joke...
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    McJoker, you can always PM me those jokes... and the badder, the better

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    Well...if you insist...

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    you should see the variation you can get with our native sarcochilus with pure white to solid red and everything in between and they can also vary slightly from year to year with a shocker one year being grand champion next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dantheman View Post
    you should see the variation you can get with our native sarcochilus with pure white to solid red and everything in between and they can also vary slightly from year to year with a shocker one year being grand champion next year.
    I was just reading about this phenomenon this morning... 2000, Aust Orchid Review. Apparently the warm temperature triggers the colour so the warmer, the greater the reds and brown tones.

    In a similar vein, Phragmipediums tend to have a greater red saturation when the buds are developing in 'cooler' temperatures.

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