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Aug 6, 2015 5:51 AM CST
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Name: Patrick
Toms River, New Jersey (Zone 7a)
Dog Lover Irises Lilies Region: New Jersey Orchids Region: Pennsylvania
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Does anyone here on the forum grow Multi-floral Paphs?
I have (3) Multi-floral Paphs. And none of them bloomed this
year. Infact fact, 2 of them have never bloomed yet.
I bought them blooming-sized. One of them has a rust-type stain on the leaves. I don't know what that is. I'm going to have to research this. But wanted to touch base with anyone out there who grows
Multi-floral Paphs.
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Aug 6, 2015 6:17 AM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
I am in the south and grow warm-growing orchids, Patrick. Perhaps Ursula and/or Kathy can help you with that. One's in NJ and the other in MA and they grow lots of orchids. I am sure that there are lots of others who live in the northern states that grow them as well.
drdawg (Dr. Kenneth Ramsey)

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Aug 6, 2015 6:47 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 7a
Orchids Plumerias Cactus and Succulents Region: New Jersey Region: Pennsylvania Native Plants and Wildflowers
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Patrick, I am not into multifloral Paphs, I just have a few other Paphs which bloom only very sporadically for me.
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Aug 12, 2015 1:24 PM CST
Name: Kathy
Western MA

Charter ATP Member I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Dog Lover Region: Northeast US Orchids Irises
Enjoys or suffers cold winters
I decided to grow paphs and phrags semi- hydro to see if they would be happy and bloom more often. Not so far. I am a windowsill grower. I used to have better luck with slippers years ago but now I think a greenhouse might be the ticket. I never did get into multi blooming paphs because I wanted to get better at growing single bloomers first. I did know a grower who did great with them in New England in his greenhouse but then he lost his entire collection in a freeze.
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Aug 12, 2015 1:47 PM CST
Name: Ken Ramsey
Vero Beach, FL (Zone 10a)
Bromeliad Vegetable Grower Region: United States of America Tropicals Plumerias Orchids
Region: Mississippi Master Gardener: Mississippi Hummingbirder Cat Lover Composter Seller of Garden Stuff
I have jumped ahead of you, Kathy. Sunroom actually (finally) shows some activity.
drdawg (Dr. Kenneth Ramsey)

The reason it's so hard to lose weight when you get up in age is because your body and your fat have become good friends.
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Aug 17, 2015 5:55 AM CST
Name: Melissa
Memphis, TN (Zone 8a)
Bee Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers Permaculture Orchids Hummingbirder Hostas
Greenhouse Dog Lover Cat Lover Garden Photography Region: Tennessee
Unfortunately I am a terrible overwaterer and Paphs just can't take that. I got rid of mine except for Paph primulinum, which is not a multifloral.

I do know that multiflorals can be notoriously difficult to bloom as well as slow. Blooming size is a relative term. Can you post photos and names?
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Aug 17, 2015 8:17 AM CST
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Name: Patrick
Toms River, New Jersey (Zone 7a)
Dog Lover Irises Lilies Region: New Jersey Orchids Region: Pennsylvania
Roses
I only have 3 Multiflorals, and none of them have bloomed this year. Sad I guess I will have to nudge them along - but they were all indicated as BS when I purchased them 3 years ago.
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Aug 17, 2015 8:19 AM CST
Name: Melissa
Memphis, TN (Zone 8a)
Bee Lover Enjoys or suffers hot summers Permaculture Orchids Hummingbirder Hostas
Greenhouse Dog Lover Cat Lover Garden Photography Region: Tennessee
Post a photo! We will try to help. nodding
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