Friday, September 07, 2012

Asian Corsage Orchid



Asian Corsage Orchid
Cymbidium (Sussex Dawn x Memoria Francis Dawn) ‘Sara’
(sim-BID-ee-um)

Of all the orchid types Cymbidiums seem to be one of the most represented on this site probably because they are heavy bloomers and quite photogenic. This one had kind of a pale color but still looked nice with its classic form. No information was available on this particular clone but in general they are native to subtropical and tropical Asia and northern Australia. Cymbidiums have been in cultivation for 1,000s of years and are actually a culinary delight in some cultures although I would rather look at one than eat it. They are easy to grow and can withstand colder temperatures than most orchids.


2 comments:

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

So very pretty! Your photographs are so compelling.

Felicia said...

I’m happy that I already know this kind of orchid! I usually get to see flowers you post here that I have never encountered before, so this one is a happy nostalgic picture for me. I remember that some of these orchids were used during my graduation when I was still studying. Thanks for sharing!