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Month: April 2023

Cym. Gentle Touch 'Bon Bon'

Orchid of the Week

This weeks Orchid of the week is… Cym. Gentle Touch ‘Bon Bon’ Parentage: Cymbidium Amesbury × Cymbidium Borough Green Registered: 1996 The reason why it’s our Orchid of the Week: Greens aren’t as easy to come by compared to pinks and whites, so Gentle Touch is a great coloured intermediate Cym with interesting, and striking, lip markings. Registered by …

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Cym. Lunar Blaze 'Dural'

6 Pink Cymbidium Orchid Hybrids to Get Your Collection Started!

If you like pink, then you are spoilt for choice, but try these 6 good quality and very attractive pink Cymbidium Hybrids to get your collection off to a good start… All of these 6 Pink Cymbidium Orchid hybrids are older varieties, but are tried and tested, widely available and still popular today. Another article …

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Cym. elegans

Species Cymbidium – Cym. elegans

Article and images courtesy of Randall Robinson Originally published in 2011 here in Randall’s blog and adapted for this site. Midwinter is a time of conflicted emotions in a Cymbidium collection. The sudden and exciting onslaught of the autumn flowering plants, with their bright colours and fragrances, contrasts with the equally bright and floriferous burst of the …

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Cym. Valley Olympic 'Pink Perfection'

Orchid of the Week

This weeks Orchid of the week is… Cym. Valley Olympic ‘Pink Perfection’ Parentage: Cymbidium Valley Winter × Cymbidium President Gorbachev Registered: 2004 The reason why it’s our Orchid of the Week: This Cymbidium plant is also one from my own private collection, obtained directly from the breeder, Valley Orchids. This photo is from my 2022 flowering. Both parents, …

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Cym. Molten Gold 'Corinna'

Orchid of the Week

This weeks Orchid of the week is… Cym. Molten Gold ‘Corinna’ Parentage: Cymbidium Scott’s Sunrise × Cymbidium Crater Registered: 1993 The reason why it’s our Orchid of the Week: This Cymbidium seedling is one from my own private collection, and was originally bred by Adelaide Orchids. Nado Lenkic from Springfield Orchids purchased a compot of the plants from …

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Cym_Alexanderi - Westonbirt - portrait

Historically Important Plants – Cymbidium Alexanderi ‘Westonbirt’

Article and images courtesy of Randall RobinsonOriginally published in 2008 here in Randall’s blog and adapted for this site. This is the first in a series of articles relating to historically important plants in the Cymbidium world. Cymbidium Alexanderi ‘Westonbirt’. The orchid world is resplendent with stories of fantastic plants that have been found once …

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