Thursday, July 28, 2011

Cymbidium Henri Choo


Winter in our part of the world is cymbidium orchids flowering time and this beautiful cymbidium Henri Choo is currently blooming in my greenhouse. It's one of the novelty cymbidiums that have a lot of splashes and stripes on it's petals. At the moment it's one of the "collector's items" but I am sure that in the near future it will be available everywhere.
There is definite trend in cymbidium orchids and current one is to have many stripes and different blotches on the blooms and "Henri Choo" splendidly represents this trend.

It's parentage is Enzan Shining x Death Wish and the blooms have this oriental appearance to them, the color predominantly orange/bronze with many markings with large lip slightly lighter color and the whole effect displayed as if been painted by a paint brush. Another beautiful creation by a breeder who can see so much potential in both parents.

My plant is only a couple of years old, I got it some time ago as seedling and it's interesting for me to discover it's beauty and it's potential. It's been growing strong and this season "Henri Choo" started to show off it's beauty - large, bold blooms, unusual markings and strong, vigorous plant with repeat flowering - another winner for cymbidium world of orchids.

14 comments:

Bumble Lush (A Garden Blog) said...

Henri Choo is beautiful, I love the bright orange colors! I'm so glad it has grown well for you the last couple of years.

Américo M.S. Pereira said...

A very unusual and beautiful cymbidium. Thanks for sharing.

Masha said...

It's beautiful, and the blooms seem to be really big too. I hope I can see this variety too someday...

The Sage Butterfly said...

Very interesting orchid...has some of the colors of the Tiger Lily. A lovely photo!

The Ebullient Gardener said...

What beautiful flowers! Love your blog! Thanks for the welcome to blotanical.com! Happy Gardening!! Mindy

NikiLondon said...
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Lilith said...

Thank you, i really enjoyed your orchid post and look fwd to more. "The orchid Thief" is one of my favorite books, I wonder how you are liking it?

Bom said...

Definitely great color and patterns on this one.

klaraau01 said...

Thank you very much all for your comments and for sharing with me this beautiful cymbidium

orchideya said...

Beautiful color and markings. Thank you for sharing.

Cathy and Steve said...

Klara, this orchid is stunning - and the striking and blotches are far more intricate than I have ever seen. Henry Choo is definitely going to rise in popularity in this hemisphere as well! Thanks for sharing!

Alistair said...

Not usually so fond of orange, but on this occasion how could you not make an exception. Very beautiful.

klaraau01 said...

Thank you all for your comments and for being able to share with me this beautiful cymbidium

Mark and Gaz said...

Lovely flower!