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Re: PLEIONE 2011
« Reply #15 on: January 29, 2011, 02:58:00 PM »
I don't think I' ve ever seen this one before Maren !  :o :o
I agree with Thomas, it's a real beauty !!!
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Re: PLEIONE 2011
« Reply #16 on: January 29, 2011, 04:57:15 PM »
Maren,

thanks for posting your pic. I was thinking about buying Pln.humulis, but this might just knock the species off the list. What a graceful shape.

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Re: PLEIONE 2011
« Reply #17 on: January 29, 2011, 06:33:03 PM »
Hi, thanks for your kind remarks. I believe I bought it from Ian Butterfield, one of the many that are not on his list.

I have to admit, the Pln humilis flower is larger and more showy, but this is one has a longer stem, more flowers per pseudobulb, it always flowers reliably and the flowers are long lasting.

Here are two of my Pln humilis which flowered well last year but aren't showing any interest this year. They show the different colour forms, burgundy and brown.
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Re: PLEIONE 2011
« Reply #18 on: January 29, 2011, 08:24:09 PM »
Congratulation Maren for your nice pot of P. Tsingtau . I've never seen these by own eyeball so far.
In my collection finished P. Wharfedale 'Pine Warble' a couple days ago and my P. humilis will flower in 3 weeks.
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Re: PLEIONE 2011
« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2011, 08:06:14 AM »
Maren,

can you detect any scent on the flowers of 'Tsingtau'?
This would be a nice bonus to the beauty of this cross and "The Genus Pleione" mentions that it is scented.
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Re: PLEIONE 2011
« Reply #20 on: January 31, 2011, 08:29:06 AM »
Thomas,
I sniffed the Tsingtau the other day and could not detect any significant scent. But they have been open for a long time. Pln praecox also loses its scent towards the end of flowering.
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Re: PLEIONE 2011
« Reply #21 on: February 07, 2011, 09:21:59 AM »
Pln Tarawera, another winter flowering pleione, has just come into flower for me. Nothing very special but welcome anyway at this time of year. The cross is Pln. Versailles x Pln. praecox.
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Re: PLEIONE 2011
« Reply #22 on: February 07, 2011, 11:47:28 AM »
I totally agree with you Maren, it's so nice to have a few flowers starting to show.  My own Tarawera will be a few weeks yet, but Wharfedale Pine warbler opened yesterday, my first of 2011.  My first flower aborted in January.  A quick word with Paul Cumbleton suggested that it might have got too cold or the humidity had dropped too low.  So I popped the pot into a covered propagator just to keep the humidity up and hey presto next bulb produces two flowers.  Thanks Paul.  
I wasn't going to post a photo as there are a few in this thread already, but can you have too many of something this nice?

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Re: PLEIONE 2011
« Reply #23 on: February 07, 2011, 12:44:53 PM »
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can you have too many of something this nice?
I don't think so, Steve... afte all, if a trouble shared is a trouble halved , then a pleasure shared MUST be a pleasure trebled -at least!  ;D
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Re: PLEIONE 2011
« Reply #24 on: February 07, 2011, 07:42:31 PM »
Hi Steve,

I'm glad Paul helped you with your pleiones. He does know a thing or two about these. Visiting his greenhouses at the right time is pure, indulgent pleasure.

Coming back to your pleione, it's a very nice flower, holds its petals and sepals well and the lip is gorgeous. Congratulations. :) :) :)
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Re: PLEIONE 2011
« Reply #25 on: February 07, 2011, 08:16:53 PM »
Hallo,
on my windowsill there are blooming two winterflowering ones.#

The first was Pln. Wharfedale 'Pine Warbler'

The second is Pln. Barcena. It has not yet completely opened but I hope it will do it in future

I got both from Ian Butterfield in early january. At that time I thought that they had already bloomed this winter und I would have to wait until next winter to see the flowers. The more I'm pleased that they flower now.

Best Regards - Ulrich
« Last Edit: February 07, 2011, 08:43:22 PM by Sempervivum »
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Re: PLEIONE 2011
« Reply #26 on: February 07, 2011, 08:39:21 PM »
Ulrich

Stunning shots of those two. I look forward to seeing more of your camera work.

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Re: PLEIONE 2011
« Reply #27 on: February 07, 2011, 09:56:10 PM »
Agreed. Ulrich, your photography is stunning. :) :) :)
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Re: PLEIONE 2011
« Reply #28 on: February 07, 2011, 10:15:11 PM »
Fabulous pictures Ulrich !!! 
Wunderbar !  ;)
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Re: PLEIONE 2011
« Reply #29 on: February 08, 2011, 04:13:47 PM »
First Pleione to flower this year as all my Wharfedale were late last year.

Pleione humilis
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