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.

6 comments:

Tatyana said...

Hi Klara! Your weather sounds like ours! The difference is that I don't have such gorgeous orchids. At least, I can enjoy yours! Thank you!

Sande said...

That is indeed a beautiful red and a gorgeous flower. Congratulations on getting blooms!

City Diggity said...

It's very pretty. I'm going to put some effort into orchid cultivation this winter. Happy blogging!

Titania said...

I love Orchids and like to learn about them for their best survival. I have a few in hanging pots and they seem to like it as they flower freely, especially the Miltonias. You have a wonderful collection and it is a pleasure to see them.

imhkki said...

beautiful flowers

klaraau01 said...

Thank you all for your comments and for appreciating this newcomber into the orchid world - I expect it will be very popular with cymbidium orchid growers all over the world.