Thursday, August 12, 2010

Cymbidium Orchid - Coraki x Kusuda Shining



We are now at the end of our winter here in AU and it means that our beautiful cymbidium orchids started their flowering season.
For me, there are three noted defined flowering cycles. At the moment earlier blooming varieties started showing off now their special blooms, later on mid-season cymbidiums will be flowering and then right at the end of our spring late flowering cymbidium orchids will take us right into the warmer weather.

With these three flowering seasons, it's possible to surround oneself with constant flowering orchids, especially since flowers stay on the plants for three to four weeks. By early summer, it's all over for cymbidium flowers, but while it lasts we enjoy this special kaleidoscope of colors, textures and scents. I always bring flowering cymbidiums into the house for a short period of time to decorate the rooms and to be surrounded by these flamboyant orchids and it means to me that winter is over, even though the calendars insists otherwise.

This nice cymbidium Coraki x Kusuda Shining is especially nice cross - I purchased it a couple of years ago as a small seedling because I liked both of it's parents and was hoping to see in it nice, clear, pleasing color and flower textures. This is the first year it's flowered for me, showing off it's nice, bold blooms. One can see the breeder's thoughts and ideas and hopes when they create and select the right plants for breeding - just like an artist with a paint brush trying different combinations making alchemy creations with living orchid plants.




13 comments:

Hermes said...

No wonder you bought it - what a beauty.

lotusleaf said...

Lovely orchids. I look forward to your posts just to read about those beautiful blooms.

John the Orchid Man said...

Wow, these are stunning cymbidium. I can just imagine what they must look like in person, they look so healthy too. Thanks for sharing.

Online Orchid Center said...

Very beautiful. It looks like buying it paid off in the long run. You have quite a collection. I also collect and grow orchids.

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cribs said...

For me orchids are the most beautiful flower. They have a very unbelievable shapes and color. The amazing thing about orchids is the place they usually live.

hazeltree said...

delightful...an alchemy creation indeed!

noel said...

aloha,

i love cymbidiums also, but its too warm in my area, they tend to love the cooler high altitude areas...i love these orchids for their easy care habit, you can almost ignore them and be rewarded with big flushes every year....thanks for sharing this:)

Tatyana@MySecretGarden said...

Klara, I always learn something new about orchids from your posts, and what beauties you show!

klaraau01 said...

Thank you everyone for you kind comments and to allow me to share these magical orchids with you.

Angel :) said...

wow. beautiful pictures.

Helen Lewis said...

What a great blog on orchids! I didn't know you could divide cymbidiums every year. What a great idea to try next year after they bloom for me.

sonal said...

you have defined excellent flowering cycles of cymbidium orchids.

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Very beautiful. It looks like buying it paid off in the long run. You have quite a collection. I also collect and grow orchids.