Sunday, October 4, 2009
Cymbidium Orchid - James Toya Velvet
This cymbidium orchid currently in flower in my garden - it's name James Toya Velvet and it's been created by one of the innovative cymbidium AU breeder for a cut flower market.
Couple of years ago I was able to obtain a few unflowered seedlings of this variety and been patiently waiting for it to produce it's first for me blooms, and as you can see, it is a beauty!
The plant is very strong and carry 5 large blooms. The flowers are flamboyant hot pink color with mild spicy scent, which is unusual for cymbidium orchid. The lip of the flower showing white/dark pink velvety texture and overall appearance effect is very pleasing. I think James Toya Velvet will be another winner in the cymbidium circle because it will appeal to many orchid collectors and gardeners alike.