blue sapphire

tim45z10May 30, 2014

An orchid I recently added to my collection.

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philpet

Sorry but its dyed,it will go back to being white next bloom season.pretty though.

    Bookmark   May 30, 2014 at 6:30PM
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shavedmonkey (Harvey in South Fl.)Z10b

And so far no true blue orchid of any kind....

    Bookmark   May 30, 2014 at 6:38PM
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tim45z10

Well rats. How do they dye them?

    Bookmark   May 31, 2014 at 9:37PM
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tolumniamatt

The roots are injected with blue dye at a certain time before the flowers open.

    Bookmark   June 5, 2014 at 6:21PM
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westoh Z6

For the ones I've seen, they inject the dye right into the flower stalk, 3"-4" above where it comes of of plant.

Also, aren't there Aussie thunias that are true blue?

Bob

    Bookmark   June 6, 2014 at 6:50AM
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musaboru(Inland Calif.)

If the producers can get the rest of the flower the same dark hue as the lip, that may be attractive. Not digging that cotton candy gradient color.

    Bookmark   June 6, 2014 at 6:27PM
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arthurm(Sydney, NSW AUST)

Here is an almost blue orchid, maybe just a hint of mauve.
Difficult to grow and its common name is sun orchid.
Common in bushland around Sydney, Australia.
Thelymitra ixioides

    Bookmark   June 6, 2014 at 7:25PM
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tanie51(3b)

I can see the true blue is so beautiful but the dye ones look artificial. I think I got a blue dendro last October. If I remembered it correctly. It's bluish, purplish from the outside but white in the middle. I didn't have a chance to take picture before I gave it to a friend as a gift.

Tanie

    Bookmark   June 6, 2014 at 8:24PM
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garyfla_gw(10 Florida)

Hi
Watched with interest a marketing ploy at a local HD.
they had them inside near the registers instead of the garden section They had Phals in deep blue bright orange a nd hot pink many had glitter glued to the petals. They had a complete sellout!! Guess will be seeing a lot more of them?? lol gary

    Bookmark   June 9, 2014 at 5:18AM
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jane__ny(9-10)

Gary, that's hysterical...

Jane

    Bookmark   June 9, 2014 at 11:09PM
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