It is time to brag! Not about the awards we have garnered and they are plenty, over 160 and counting, but about our ranking on the all-time list of “hybridizers with the most hybrids awarded”
This data comes from OrchidWiz 12.2.
For ALL ORCHIDS it shows we rank 78th in the number of hybrids registered (325) and 35th with the number of hybrids awarded (100). These facts stunned us. We had no idea we were that highly ranked. And as best we can tell we only registered our first hybrid in 1999. But when you narrow the search to PAPHS, PHRAGS, CYPRIPEDIUMS the results have us positively in orbit. We are amazed to learn that we rank 14th on the list of hybrids registered (283) and 7th (in the top ten, heaven forbid) on the list of the number of hybrids awarded (90). And we did not register our first Paph until 2002.
As thrilled and excited as we are, we owe a big THANK YOU to you, our exhibitors. We could not have done this without you. If we got our counting correct you have earned 43 of those 90 Paph awards (almost half) and we have not received any award for those hybrids.
Our most successful hybrid is Paph Fairly Stoned (15 awards consisting of 1 AQ, 7 AM’s and 7 HCC’s). Our second most successful hybrid is Paph Odette’s Charm (10 awards consisting of 1 FCC, 8 AM’s and 1 HCC). None of these awards for Odette’s Charm was to Lehua Orchids. Yes we sold an FCC quality flower (to Dick Wells of Hilltop Orchids who received his first FCC after 25 years of exhibiting).
Mahalo for your continued exhibiting of orchids and especially for exhibiting flowers we have hybridized. We truly appreciate your support.