Saturday, January 8, 2011
Cymbidium gottianum - Angel Orchid
This magnificent primary hybrid is from the family of Cymbidium and is a cross between C. insigne alba x C. eburneum.
It's registered name is - Gottianum and to date it have very impressive statistics.
So far, this hybrid been involved in 13 generations and in excess of 6,500 hybrids - all this just until the end of 2010!
I got a few small seedlings of this orchid early last year, just to see for myself and to try to bring it to flower - this is it's first flowering season with me and besides showing very nice pastel pink flowers, it's also have long extensive blooming cycle. We are now right in the middle of our summer and this "Angel Orchid" is still flowering - very unusual for any cymbidium hybrids, which are usually strictly winter/spring flowering plants.
One can see how bold and innovative orchid breeders will use this special and beautiful hybrid in future generations of orchids, to create magnificent blooms with longer flowering season.