Monday, June 20, 2011
Cymbidium Orchid - "Night Angel"
This is the first month of winter in our part of the world and it means that fabulous cymbidium orchids started it's seasonal flowering again. Many of my plants very busy at the moment, developing new flower spikes and ready to to put up a show. It's nice to see some of my old plants growing strong as well as discovering new and unusual first-time for me bloomers.
Right now earlier flowering varieties started to show their flowers and one of them this cymbidium Night Angel. It's parents "Sylvania" x "Something Fabulous" and it looks like a very interesting cross. The flowers predominantly pink with slight stripes and a bit of luminous quality to them offset by darker velvety middle - very nice combination.
I got a couple of small seedlings of this variety some time ago and this is it's first flowering, so only a few blooms on each flower spike this season, but it looks like "Night Angel" will be another beautiful addition to my cymbidium orchid collection.