Monday, June 29, 2009
Cymbidium Orchid - Death Wish "Saratoga"
We are right in the middle of winter in our part of the world, and it means that its cymbidium orchids flowering season upon us. Many of my orchids are currently in spike and I'll be featuring more of them in this blog.
More than any other genus, cymbidiums been subjected to very intensive selection and breeding programs, resulting in production and registration of many wonderful and unusual hybrids. Here in Australia orchid lovers are spoiled for choices when it comes to these orchids, since we have many dedicated breeders who constantly working in improving quality of breeding gene pool.
The cymbidium orchid in the picture called Death Wish "Saratoga", its a cross between Pywacket x Disney Girl and belong in "novelty" class of cymbidium orchids. It have unusual, bold blooms with large beautiful spotted colored flowers. Its a standard cymbidium with long arching spikes. I've purchased it a couple of years ago and its flowering first time for me. More pictures of this blooming plant down the page.