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Aug 6, 2015 5:51 AM CST
Name: Patrick
Toms River, New Jersey (Zone 7a)
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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)
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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.
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Aug 6, 2015 6:47 AM CST
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Name: Ursula
Fair Lawn NJ, zone 6b
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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

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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)
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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.
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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
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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
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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