Saturday, May 9, 2009
Cymbidium Orchid - Ruby Brook "Falling Fire"
This cymbidium orchid is one of the new beautiful varieties in cymbidium orchid world - its a cross between Ruby Eyes x Brook Street . Both parents are pendulous and "Falling Fire" showing same pendulous characteristics with arching flowering spikes.
It's an intermediate cymbidium with flowers of solid red color with dark red, approaching black, nearly solid, velvety labellum. The flowers are very good size and this variety would be welcome addition to any orchid collection.
Last autumn I got a few un-flowered seedlings of this new variety and did not expected it to flower until later on, but one of the plants decided to send out its flower spike that early in the season. Must be something to do with our erratic weather at the moment - cold and wet and dark one day, beautiful sunny warm the next. Can't complain though since it gave me a chance to see this beautiful variety in flower and appreciate its beautiful colors. "Falling Fire" it is.