Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Cymbidium Orchid - Viva Las Vegas


This is another of my cymbidium orchids that currently flowering and its name - Viva Las Vegas.
It's flowers are large brown/bronze color with spotted velvety lip and it was bread for cut flower markets by one of the most innovative Australian cymbidium breeders.

Its parentage Coratea x Pearly Pepper and plants are of medium size with only a few large flowers on each spike - but what a beauty! Its fairly new release here in AU.

There is nothing modest about this cymbidium orchid - I feel that Viva Las Vegas have "an attitude" - bold, uncompromising, showy, primal energy, "like me or live me" type of plant and its very interesting for me see the hand of the breeder when he was selecting parents to came up with new beautiful creation, like an artist with a final goal in mind.
Viva Las Vegas does not dissapoint and I am sure in the future it will be popular in many gardens around the world.


11 comments:

nancybond said...

Wow, what gorgeous blooms! I have a moth orchid with one bud right now that I'm hoping will mature and open, but nothing as showy as this. Beautiful!

Hermes said...

This is another beauty - what great, showy flowers.

Sande said...

Very beautiful. It does live up to it's name.

Tatyana said...

Hi Klara! I like the color of this plant. Never seen it before.

picsfoo said...

Hi . you have done a great job in bringing out the details of orchids . keep up the good work.

klaraau01 said...

Thank you everyone for your kind comments and for appreciating this flamboyant beauty.

mothernaturesgarden said...

Which Phalaenopsis/moth orchid produces the most abundant bloom? I saw some recently where the main scape was branched and blooming.
Donna

inascully said...

hi...you are truly a fan of orchids..i love to look at the orchids but hardly recognised the exact genus..orchids are amazing!

hope you can visit http://plantsandnature.blogspot.com/

have few photos of orchids but unable to recognise them (too bad for me!)

Rosan said...

Olá, são orquides lindíssimas... parabéns...tchau

Brad B said...

Beautiful rich color. Almost chocolaty.

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