Putting Rl. digbyana into the hybridizing mix is like introducing an orchid from another planet; flower size goes way up, lips get big and interesting, colors are unique, and often night fragrance is passed along. For this one we remade a cross first made by the nursery Charleworth in 1902. The other parent is the large showy bronze colored Brazilian species, Cattleya tenebrosa. Those seedlings to bloom thus far have had flowers reaching 7 inches across. Petal color has been a light gold-yellow strongly overlaid with rose suffusion and striation with the lip light violet with center yellow.Temperature Tolerant. July blooming.
With one spike in a 4” pot, $50.
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