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Old 07-24-2023, 09:19 PM
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I bought these (2) at a local nursery that because they had finished blooming and they couldn't sell them, threw them into the (as I call it) the scratch and dent pile. I bought them for $20, took 'em home and reported them immediately.

Well, they're happy and blooming well. Only downside is there isn't much smell.
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That's some nice scratch and dent ya got there!
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WaterWitchin, yeah, I visit them every few weeks or so. As soon as the flowers begin to fade and drop off, they move their plants to the discount area. Sometimes they remove the name tags and other times they leave them in place. I have a helo sparkle with is sending a strong spike up now, that they "tossed" away a few months ago. It's worked out well so far.
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Heck yeah!!! that's awesome. scented?

i saw a plant with this name in Home depot and it was a light "blue" with spotting-i am betting mine was mis labelled - i hope so bc if it had this genetic potential i would have scooped that up
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Not much scent Coconuts. I'm thinking it was bred out.
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I have Zygo Jumping Jack, one of the parents, and it is nicely fragrant so maybe yours will be more fragrant after a couple of days.

I know I have been disappointed with orchids I have bought
when they should be fragrant (fragrant species or seedling with fragrant parents/ancestors) and were not. Orchids are judged on appearance and not fragrance, unfortunately.

The same is happening to roses, too. Petal count, color and size are more important in judging than scent and it can be difficult to find the older, fragrant varieties.
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A lot of the more recent Zygo hybrids lack fragrance. The process of breeding for other characteristics (such as size and color) often does breed out the characteristic fragrance. (Think of what has happened with roses) So enjoy it for the beauty that it provides, and forgive that one shortcoming.
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The fragrance is only a small part of the overall experience on growing orchids. I enjoy them for who they are. I know exactly how you feel.
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I have Zygo Jumping Jack, one of the parents, and it is nicely fragrant so maybe yours will be more fragrant after a couple of days.

I know I have been disappointed with orchids I have bought
when they should be fragrant (fragrant species or seedling with fragrant parents/ancestors) and were not. Orchids are judged on appearance and not fragrance, unfortunately.

The same is happening to roses, too. Petal count, color and size are more important in judging than scent and it can be difficult to find the older, fragrant varieties.

my neighbor has a 'mr lincoln' (?) something like thatm and it is an OLD OLD rose, she's been growing it decades.

the smell is insane!!!! it wafts three houses down the culdesac to me all the time.
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