Jason, I looked at the Vanguard (glaucophyllum x roths). It is nice, but the color is much more yellow, and it pickes up the roths stripes a bit too much for my taste. The pouch on this one is so nice and the color is perfect. It appears to have been just dipped (like an Easter egg) in its color and let hang to dry. I also like the tiny spotting in the pouch and along the petals. Thanks for the info, just the same. I feel like I learned something by comparing the parents to the product of their cross.