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Thread: Pics of Abnorma, Gin Goblin, Judith Adrian and John Wyndham

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    Quote Originally Posted by sarracenia View Post
    Considering the store they come from, I think they are very reasonably priced. IMO, $10 ain't a bad deal for a genetically unique plant.
    Except it's not genetically unique (hence grex) and when they were first on sale the prices were much higher. Heck you can't even get a VFT red dragon at that nursery for 10 bucks. It's by far the most expensive nursery I can think of.

    Edit: Ok I think I see what you mean, each plant within that grex is genetically unique in comparison to it's siblings. If that's what you mean then yes that is true but you're still only paying for the name of the plant then its looks. There's no possible way to determine what they'll look like down the line until they've reached that stage. Still not a good enough reason or price for me to buy.

    Quote Originally Posted by philcula View Post
    That would make two of us French3.
    With a collection like yours Phil I seriously doubt you will ever have the want or need to purchase grexes ever again seeing as you can make just about any of these yourself lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by F R e N c H 3 z View Post
    With a collection like yours Phil I seriously doubt you will ever have the want or need to purchase grexes ever again seeing as you can make just about any of these yourself lol
    That's very true. In fact...I've never purchased a grex before. It's too much fun doing it yourself.

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    Think of it like buying a lottery ticket: Chances are, you're going to end up with nothing spectacular. Then again, you might hit the jackpot.
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    I have never been disappointed buying from this fellow. He's got some great stuff, and the hitchhikers can be fun, too!

    I have a rubra X oreo SM that's to die for! I want to grow it out, and go through the naming process, it's that pretty (and unique, IMHO).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lil Stinkpot View Post
    I have never been disappointed buying from this fellow. He's got some great stuff, and the hitchhikers can be fun, too!

    I have a rubra X oreo SM that's to die for! I want to grow it out, and go through the naming process, it's that pretty (and unique, IMHO).

    I can see it now...Sarracenia x Stinkpot

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    Quote Originally Posted by gr8oz View Post
    I can see it now...Sarracenia x Stinkpot
    You mean Sarracenia x "Jamban"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brokken View Post
    Think of it like buying a lottery ticket: Chances are, you're going to end up with nothing spectacular. Then again, you might hit the jackpot.
    I like the way you think my friend!

    Quote Originally Posted by Lil Stinkpot View Post
    I have never been disappointed buying from this fellow. He's got some great stuff, and the hitchhikers can be fun, too!

    I have a rubra X oreo SM that's to die for! I want to grow it out, and go through the naming process, it's that pretty (and unique, IMHO).


    I'll get some pic's up of my grex's they are just starting to open their first pitchers. Mine are looking very promising!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brokken View Post
    Think of it like buying a lottery ticket: Chances are, you're going to end up with nothing spectacular. Then again, you might hit the jackpot.
    You know, that's how I think of it. I like to consider myself a collector of hybrids. Not interested so much in pure species. When I saw these for sale last year, I was like "wow". These are hybrids I'd never be able to make myself, at least not anytime in the near future. I have no interest in spending $100 for 'Adrian Slack' on Ebay. I bought 3 of the Judith Adrian's and 2 Gin Goblins and 2 Abnorma's last year, thinking a couple of these should turn out awesome. And I got 1 John Wyndham this spring. So far, I think my two Gin Goblin's are "steals", whereas the jury is still out on my Abnorma's and Judith Adrian's. The John Wyndham is still basically in seedling stage, so I have no opinion yet, it looks as if it's leaning towards the Hurricane Creek White in appearance. Regardless, it's kind of nice knowing I have a bunch of plants that no one else has, and for only $10 a piece, in my mind it's a hell of a deal. French3z said something about paying for the name: personally, I don't look at it that way. I still would've purchased them even if they didn't have a cute name. I see stuff like Leah Wilkerson go for absurd amounts on Ebay, I've often wondered what it would go for if it was just labeled as "S. x moorei", with the same pic. Certainly, some people get sucked into the name game.
    Anyway, I'm hoping to put pics of all my grexes tomorrow. Just got a new camera, a nice Nikon SLR. Still trying to figure it out. Got sick of my 6-year-old Kodak.
    Sorry for the rambling, had a few more brewskies than usual.

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