Thursday, August 23, 2012
Vanda Blue Orchid
Vanda ‘Patcharee Delight Blue’
This Orchid seems to have stumped Google. There are basically just a couple of pictures of it and not much information. Vandas are one of my favorite Orchids and seeing their bold colors, large flowers, fragrance and semi-coarse foliage is always a pleasure.
This Orchid was a blue beauty that stood out amongst hundreds at the show. The fifty species that make up the genus Vanda are considered to be some of the most important florally in the family. It is also considered to be one of the highest evolved Orchids. They have contributed greatly to breeding and are especially prized to add a bluish-purple color to other Orchids. They are somewhat easy to grow with providing consistent conditions as the key to success.