first pap cross to bloom!!!!!!
Maybe you remember my thread about my very first papilio bulb from Ebay and the resulting successful seeds from it's first cross..Well LOOKIE LOOKIE What I found this morning!! Yup, that's a bud!!
Here is a picture of the possible fathers to this seedling. This picture of papilio is the same bulb but the second flowering the next year..you can see how much more beautiful and curvaceous she was as apposed to her first blooming in which she was rather ungainly.
I have a picture of the seeds dated 5/9/2010 and my calculations make this about 2 1/2 years for the first bloom. Now this is only one bulb of about 15 from this cross and this one is by far the largest, some still being marble size and every size in between. I think it will be many months before another seedling from this cross blooms.
Anyway, I'm excited so the wait is on..I sure hope I don't get a dud!