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SUCCESS! no rot here, just a gorgeous flower!

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    Default SUCCESS! no rot here, just a gorgeous flower!

    Hello everyone, must say... after much heartbreak and self defeat I am proud to show off my new first flowered baby. I thought that the flower sheath had rotted during our late winter here in Melbourne and I posted a "help" post from other growers to see if indeed I had rot in the sheaths, but to my very pleasant surprise this little gem just burst into bloom 2 weeks ago and is now on it's way to be judged by a senior judging panel. Sigh of relief from this side of the world and I welcome your comments and individual critique on this plant. It is it's first flowering ever and hope it is a winner...we'll see how we go...
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    Good luck on the judging.

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    It is lovely! Well bloomed!

    Cheers,
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    Wow, that is beautiful! I love the hot pink and polkadots...it's very exotic. I wish I could have one, but stores don't sell paphs

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    Oh, Your baby is so beautiful!!! Does she have a name???

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    Thank you for all your kind words, feel great that at last I managed to get this species to flower!!! I actually collect multi flowered paphs and after I bought 20 different seedlings it is just great after 2-3 years of nurturing to have some of these flower, hence why I wanted to share my pics. You can also see another of mine as my avatar, that was also another that took a few years to flower and am waiting again this year to watch it flower once more. As far as it having a name...it is just paphiopedilum lowii around here but I may change that to "lucky you flowered or else!!" he he he...
    Again, thank you and I will post other pics of the orchids that are flowering in the glasshouse as they come up. It is spring here and has been very hot (we had 2 days of 37C)! so things are on the fast track
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    Beautiful flowers! It has quite dark colouration and lots of it, so that's always a big plus... talking of big, those big flat forward paddles at the end of the petals is also a good characteristic! Good luck with the judging!

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    Very nice lowii there !!!

    BTW, Kelly, you can buy the lowii through mail-order. This plant should do quite well in a home environment!
    Cheers. Hoa.

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    Thanks guys, that means a lot. And by the way...it got assessed fairly and an HCC was granted, quite an honour. Very happy with it and hopefully it will produce better flowers next year.
    Cheers

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    An HCC!! Well Done!

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