Friday, January 8, 2010
Cymbidium Orchid - Blooming Early "Autumn Mist"
This beautiful cymbidium orchid called "Blooming Early "Autumn Mist" and it's just finished flowering in my garden.
I did not expect it to flower at this time of the year - we are now right in the middle of summer with hot dry days followed by cool rainy weather. Couple of weeks ago we had a lot of rains and this orchid started sending one flower spike, very unusual, since majority of cymbidiums in our climate cool flowering plants. Somehow, it must of got confused with the seasons, I can understand , since at times I am also confused with our weather and plants seems to find their own optimum times for flowering.
It's nice to see and to smell beautiful flowering orchid and this one does not disappoint. It's parentage Stanley Parkinson x Winter Wonder and the color is very pleasing light apricot with pink dotted centre with some pink dots on the petals. Another beautiful addition to any orchid collection.