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.


12 comments:

gardenwalkgardentalk.com said...

I always read that it is difficult to grow orchids from seed. I will have to make sure to follow your progress. In fact, I never even saw mine go to seed, and this is their third bloom. Maybe I just don't know what I am looking for, ha, ha.

Bom said...

Congratulations! It looks like a very successful first flowering season for you. :-D

Hermes said...

And what a beauty - well grown.

Pam's English Garden said...

Dear Klara, Your orchids are indeed magical! And you are a magician to produce such beauties from seed! As you have probably guessed, I am not an orchid grower. I have great admiration for anyone who is. P x

Orchid de dangau said...

You have very nice collections. Hope I can plant this hybrid in my garden, but it's can't. Looking to see more orchids from your garden.

Kimberly said...

Such a pretty bloom! I've also read that growing orchids by seed is difficult...I've never had a seed pod on any of my orchids. I'm not giving up, though!

Andrea said...

Klara, this is a wonderful Cymbidium hybrid. I read all your comments and i recall that there was a time in the past when i was really fascinated to cross-pollinate them, and see the pods. However, getting these pods to nurseries for culturing them in media for a long time intimidates me. I have some experiences also of sowing seeds in media while i was still working in the lab, but i might not be able to wait for them changing different media, then to compot before the individual seedlings. But for breeders i know it really is exciting and fun.

Michelle said...

Hi Klara

You're orchids are fascinating! Was wondering if you would be interested in attending the 20th World Orchid Conference that will be held from 13 November 2011 in Singapore? Details can be found on our website at www.20woc.com.sg

Look forward to meeting you there!
Michelle
20th WOC Organising Committee

Jenn said...

Your orchids are lovely. I may now have to brave it and try to grow my own.

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klaraau01 said...

This Angel Orchid is very special and being involved in so many crosses and hybrids - thank you everyone for allowing me to introduce it to you.

Ron said...

Next to species I like primary hybrids, and this is gorgeous. Excellent growing.