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|November 12th, 2014, 08:43 PM||#1|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Maplewood, NJ
First Name: Kim
Interests: Orchids, gardening & wife
Favorite Slipper Orchid: fairrieanum
Favorite Non Slipper Orchid: neofinetia falcata
Paph Topaz Magic 'Maplewood' HCC/AOS
Sometimes you have to spell things out very clearly, before the AOS judges will take a look at something that at first glance looks less than ideal.
I have been collecting plants from the Paph In-Charm Topaz x Paph Sorcerer's Stone cross (now named Topaz Magic), since In-Charm Topaz is 50% helenae. Many of these bloom on smallish plants, which should be valuable towards breeding 'teacup' type hybrids. The smallest one I have, put out a 2" flower from a 3.1/2" fan!
The best flower is on a plant that is about 9" across. Last night it was screened by an AOS 'outreach' judging panel during the Deep Cut Orchid Society meeting. All the judges commented on the fact that the petals are sort of skinny, and pointing forward (helenae traits), but they could not deny that it is a very attractive flower for this type of breeding, so in the end it received a 77 PT HCC.
I have two Topaz Magic seed pods in the lab already:
One sib cross with the smallest plant
One with a compact Paph Meditation (Winston Churchill x charlesworthii)
This year I have pollinated two plants with Paph Mystic Isle (75% niveum), and now I am on the lookout for pollen from a good mini complex to put on this one. If you have something to suggest, please send me an e-mail to email@example.com.
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|November 15th, 2014, 04:14 PM||#2|
Patience is a Virtue
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Toledo Ohio, Zone 6B
First Name: Nick
Interests: Orchids, Bonsai, Schlumbergera
Favorite Slipper Orchid: Paphiopedilum micranthum v. eburneum
Favorite Non Slipper Orchid: Vandaceous Alliance
Wishlist: Paph. Liberty Taiwan
Very nice looking blooms!
|November 18th, 2014, 01:38 AM||#4|
Join Date: Aug 2005
First Name: Darren
Interests: Red Wine, Reading, Orchids
Favorite Slipper Orchid: Paph bellatulum
Looks great, I love these new helenae crosses coming through.
Shows promise for those teacup complexes that are coming.
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