This week’s Orchid of the Week is… Cym. Kimberley Splash ‘Tee Pee’
Parentage: This is a cross between Cym. Khan Flame × Cym. Valley Splash
The reason why it’s our Orchid of the Week:
This very eye catching Orchid of the Week is the product of two very successful parents. Cym. Kimberley Splash ‘Tee Pee’ has been very popular indeed in Australia winning a number of shows during it’s time on the show bench.
Cym. Khan Flame has produced many well known offspring, and this one is one of more than 90 registrations from this parent. Cym. Valley Splash has also been prolific in its use as a parent with over 40 registrations itself.
Usually described as a small standard, the upright spikes usually have a good number of well spaced flowers on them and a multi spiking plant is a wonderful sight! This photo is from David Wain from Wain’s Orchids, and shows just how good it can look!
Cym. Kimberley Splash ‘Tee Pee’ has found its way into many enthusiasts backyard collections, however its real success I believe has been with the general hobby collectors, and can be found everywhere. Even I had one for a time, and my wife loved it!
Looking back at the original species ancestors of this plant, using Orchid Roots, Cym. insigne, and Cym. lowianum are the major contributors present in the distant background with Cym. hookerianum and Cym. eburneum being the next largest contributors.