Friday, July 3, 2009
Cymbidium Orchid - Eazan Shining "Royal Flare" x Death Wish "Speckled Spectre"
Here is another cymbidium orchid from my collection - beautiful new hybrid created especially for cut flower production. Its full name - Eazan Shining "Royal Flare" x Death Wish "Spekled Spectre".
The flowers are full, bronze color and have long-lasting qualities and it belongs in the "novelty" class of cymbidium orchids. It's interesting to see how the "Death Wish" cultivator been used by the breeder to create completely different looking blooms.
At present, work on cymbidium hybridizing is being carried in several countries. As I've mentioned in my previous post, there are many innovative breeders in Australia, but also in the Uniting States, Holland and England. Some do this on a small scale, while others have vast planned breeding programmes covering the whole colour range and different times of flowering.
In the future, I feel, novelty type breeding should prove very interesting and will involve selections for flamboyant colour combinations which will benefit orchid lovers everywhere.