C. intermedia coerulea x coerulescens

clintdawley(z8 TX)April 4, 2008

Hmm..not sure how coerulea and coerulescens differ...does anyone know?

Anyway...this baby is in a 2" pot and the flower is about 4" in diameter. I like these small plants with large flowers, but the space between the internodes is like...HUGE! Does anyone know if there are varieties that are more compact?


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xmpraedicta(3b Saskatoon)

*gasp* love this one clint!! - when you say internode do you mean like the space between each new growth?

    Bookmark   April 4, 2008 at 12:03PM
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clintdawley(z8 TX)


You got it. This one tends to sprawl instead of growing nice and compact. I was wondering if there are more compact cultivars of intermedia out there as this is the only one I grow.

    Bookmark   April 4, 2008 at 12:06PM
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Clint, I purchased a very nice coerulea form from Countryside Orchids three years ago. It has stayed nice and compact in a 6" basket and this year presented four lovely flowers on one stem. I posted a photo back in early March on the Gallery. If you'd like to see it but can't find it, let me know and I'll try to repost.


    Bookmark   April 4, 2008 at 2:21PM
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clintdawley(z8 TX)

Please do so Marci...Thanks...

    Bookmark   April 4, 2008 at 2:30PM
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Charm(Z8 TX)

Clint, I also have one exactly like yours and Marci's. Mine has 3 spikes this year with 6 blooms. Mine is a very compact grower, I got it from H&R orchids. Yours is a beauty too!~Charm

    Bookmark   April 4, 2008 at 6:36PM
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arthurm(Sydney, NSW AUST)

Clint, that is a nice intermedia so why are you complaining? Lol. I collect them too and most do not get "straggly". Flowered a lot of seedlings and the ones i do not like are those that are too round and filled in so they lose the intermedia "look" .
Never encountered the variety coerulescens

    Bookmark   April 4, 2008 at 8:40PM
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carolinn_on(z3 Northern Ontario)

That's a beauty. Clint, I have 2 intermedias (one I think is mislabelled); it is somewhat sprawly, but I find if it gest more overhead light, its internodes are much shorter. I have a v. orlata 'Crownfox' which is set to burst its sheath any day. It is a hugh plant for an intermedia, and its internodes are short.


    Bookmark   April 6, 2008 at 3:18PM
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