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Tim Harberd

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Re: Pleione 2020
« Reply #30 on: April 23, 2020, 10:25:42 AM »
Hi Claire,
     Not many people seem to grow P. versailles 'Buckleberry' these days, altho' as one of the first hybrids it does show up as a parent of many subsequent crosses. By the way, note the two names used for it Buckleberry/Bucklebury! My understanding is that it was named for Lady Bucklebury, so I prefer the latter variation. Here are a couple of references to it in the SRGC archives.
 
Reply #312 in Pleione Spring 2010    #313 http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=4999.msg148975#msg148975

Reply #155 in Pleione - 2008   http://www.srgc.net/forum/index.php?topic=1186.msg43012#msg43012

    The petals on yours look a little narrow, but the colouring seems about right? The only versailles I grow is (H123.11) a hybrid between V.Bucklebury and V.'Muriel Turner' which Dad tells me the parents were virtually indistinguishable anyway! For what its worth, it also has wider petals.

    Also not many people grow xConfusa either... not for want of trying! ... Many plants grown under that name appear to be Shantung 'Ducat'. Sadly I lost xConfusa some years ago, so I do hope someone somewhere does still have it. Ducat differs from xconfusa by being altogether bigger and more vigorous. (No help unless you are growing the two together!) Ducat occasionally has a line of pink stipples down the middle of the side petals, they are quite indistinct on my Ducat this year. The red blotching on the lip of Ducat also tends to get closer to the frill/edge. I attach a few photos for reference.

    Hope that's helpful

Tim DH
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Tim Harberd

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Re: Pleione 2020
« Reply #31 on: April 23, 2020, 10:31:48 AM »
Hi Steve,
    Thanks for showing the variation in your grandiflora... fascinating... I particularly like the white form with the yellow lip.

Hi Luc,
    Thanks for your kind comments.... Here are a couple more:

Stromboli ‘Il Duce’ (H93.1) Which used to be in my Top Ten, but has recently lost its place to a smaller Stromboli that isn't yet in flower

Vesuvius ‘Ember’ (H67.11) Still firmly in my Top Ten! I've already shown one pan of it this year, but I have four photogenic pots! And some spares!!

Tim DH

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Re: Pleione 2020
« Reply #32 on: April 23, 2020, 06:13:41 PM »
Thanks, Tim, for the information on my two pleiones.  I checked my records and see I received 'Bucklebury' as a gift in 2003 (with the correct spelling).  The x confusa was purchased in 2012.  All my pleiones were attacked by rats a couple of years ago and bringing them back has been a challenge.  They now live in welded wire cages along with some of my more precious plants.  :-)
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Re: Pleione 2020
« Reply #33 on: April 25, 2020, 06:06:58 PM »
Stunning Pleiones already in this thread, particularly the grandiflora "yellow lip" is amazing!

For me two Pleiones have flowered so far, first an unnamed hybrid I found in a local garden centre two years ago, it multiplies quite fast.

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And Pleione Shantung "Ducat" which only started flowering today.

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Re: Pleione 2020
« Reply #34 on: April 25, 2020, 08:49:47 PM »
Hi. I've not posted before but love your fabulous photos and words of wisdom!

I have just had a cross I made myself flower for the first time, and wanted to share pictures with you. I made the cross as a complete novice in my kitchen, by following the guidance in Paul Cumbleton's website. Five years later we have a result! The cross is P. Piton x grandiflora. I am pleased the yellow lip of the grandiflora has come through so well, particularly in the first of the two bulbs to flower. I'll look forward to next year when a lot more of the seedlings should flower.

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Re: Pleione 2020
« Reply #35 on: April 25, 2020, 10:00:39 PM »
Hello Ian - how  exciting to have  made this  cross  yourself - tremendously  satisfying to  have  such a good  result, I imagine!

 (P.S I rotated  your  second  photo  for  you)
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Re: Pleione 2020
« Reply #36 on: April 26, 2020, 09:25:57 PM »
Thanks Maggi -I reckon if I can do it anyone can!

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Re: Pleione 2020
« Reply #37 on: April 30, 2020, 03:48:48 PM »
Coming towards the end of the season now:

Here’s that other Marco Polo, (H168.18) showing why I like it… Any cultivar which has a tendency to face upwards is good to me!

P. Captain Hook H121.5, flowers from really small bulbs, so the pot can get a bit crowded.

P. bulbocodiodes ‘Kunming King’, Not the most floriferous of 6x bulbocodiodes, but nicely upright.

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Re: Pleione 2020
« Reply #38 on: May 02, 2020, 08:34:53 PM »
Pleione pleionoides x coronaria
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Re: Pleione 2020
« Reply #39 on: May 06, 2020, 04:18:39 PM »
Last two Pleione flowers from me for this season...

The poor things have been under-appreciated this year... Only the wife (Judy) and I have got to see them, and Judy doesn't like pink flowers!

P. Soufriere H114.19 This came to me on Dad’s ‘Chuck’ list, and it has survived many culls since!! (Some deliberate, some accidental!!!) …. I’m thinking of doing another cull this autumn, but on this performance it will survive again.

P. Stromboli 'Senorita', which has just edged out the other Stromboli, shown earlier, on my Top Ten list.

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Re: Pleione 2020
« Reply #40 on: May 07, 2020, 10:53:30 AM »
Pleione coronaria -sadly past its best.
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Re: Pleione 2020
« Reply #41 on: May 07, 2020, 09:21:00 PM »
Pleione Shasta, flowering today. So many Pleiones look the same to me.


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Re: Pleione 2020
« Reply #42 on: May 10, 2020, 03:25:00 PM »
Here is a group picture of most of my Pleione which I was lucky enough to be able to order from Mr. Butterfield in December. They are framed by two other of my orchids which are currently in bloom, an Odontoglossum navium and a Phragmipedium caudatum. The Pleione on that picture are back left to right: Askia 'Goldfinch', Shantung 'Ducat', Suswa 'Sand plower' and Santa Maria 'Nightjar'.
Front, left to right: Uli Wackernagel 'Pearl', Betty Arnold 'Firefinch', Whakari 'Chestnut Weaver', Kenya 'Bald Eagle' and Katmai 'Crossbill'.

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Askia 'Goldfinch'
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Santa Maria 'Nightjar'
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Re: Pleione 2020
« Reply #43 on: May 10, 2020, 03:28:45 PM »
And the Pleiones from the second row:

Uli Wackernagel 'Pearl'
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Betty Arnold 'Firefinch'
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Whakari 'Chestnut Weaver'
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Kenya 'Bald Eagle'
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Katmai 'Crossbill'

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Re: Pleione 2020
« Reply #44 on: May 10, 2020, 03:46:03 PM »
Nice  ones, Beza!
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