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Phrag Haley Decker

This is a discussion on Phrag Haley Decker within the Paphiopedilum, Phragmipedium, Cypripedium IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I put a deposit down on a kovachii seedling, that was returned to me this ...

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    I put a deposit down on a kovachii seedling, that was returned to me this winter by the grower. Apparently the species is not a vigorous grower, and the flasks he had were going great guns, so he became suspicious. He had the seedlings DNA tested and they weren't pure kovachii! Somehow the nursery in Peru got flasks mixed up.

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    That's a pity, does he know when he will next be likely to get some real kovachii again?

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    That remains unclear. I suspect he'll want an absolute guarantee before he sells any more unbloomed kovachii seedlings. You don't get to make that mistake many times before you lose all your customers.

    I've since decided that maybe I don't have to have a slow-growing, tempermental, HUGELY expensive tiny seedling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Piper View Post
    That remains unclear. I suspect he'll want an absolute guarantee before he sells any more unbloomed kovachii seedlings. You don't get to make that mistake many times before you lose all your customers.

    I've since decided that maybe I don't have to have a slow-growing, tempermental, HUGELY expensive tiny seedling.

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    Well I can certainly understand that, it wouldn't do to alienate all your customers.

    How expensive is hugely? I'm wondering if there is any similarity between prices over here and over your side of the ocean. Not that I have seen any seedlings for sale here, it's just that when I see posts about buying plants, you all appear to be getting such bargains.

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    I've seen them priced at 100 euro, Kerry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Elena View Post
    I've seen them priced at 100 euro, Kerry.
    oh (squeaky voice). then again, Tom saw a lovely mini cymbidium which was only £125. We didn't get it, even though he claimed it was the only one he liked!

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    I know! I think I'm gonna wait til they are a quarter of that for a flowering size plant in 10 years time or so Beautiful as they are I'm sure a 100 euro phrag seedling in my hands would be pretty much doomed.

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    there was talk a couple of years ago, that had purchased kovachii pods that weren't kovachii seed pods. Now the scoop is that flasks got switched in their labs. The vendors that are effected are doing the correct thing. It is ashame though, for they invested time into growing these seedlings that ended up not being what they purchased.

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    I've seen them priced at 100 euro, Kerry.
    That is really expensive , i bought mine for 40 euro with a copy of it's CITIES
    certification.Nursery is in Germany but they except credit cards & have superb paph's as well as phrag's.
    If you need a link to a couple of good places(both in Germany) that i use drop me a PM.

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    I was paying $200 US for a large seedling. Another major seller here in the US has offered flasks, but I hear a large percentage didn't survive. It's been a very steep, competitive market over here.

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