Dendrobium Aussie Hero x speciosum Windermere

aachenelf z5 MplsAugust 30, 2008

The only hybrid Dend I still own. IÂve been waiting so long for this one to bloom, I thought I had to resign myself to a foliage plant forever. It surprised me. 1 inch flowers with an incredible, sweet, clean fragrance. I think it may rival B. nodosa in the "I think I just died and went to heaven" category. Small grower too  only about 6 inches tall.

According to my notes:

Aussie Hero = 37.5% kingianum, 25% jonesii, 25% fleckeri, 12.5% falcorostrum

I believe Arthur provided that bit of info years ago when I was wondering how in the heck to bloom this thing.

Kevin

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arthurm(Sydney, NSW AUST)

Congratulations and the bonus is that the flower shape is pretty good.

    Bookmark   August 30, 2008 at 6:41PM
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xmpraedicta(3b Saskatoon)

Beautiful - love these off-white fragrant minis. Too bad I suck at australian dends :(

    Bookmark   August 30, 2008 at 8:25PM
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michoice

What a beautiful orchid and such excellent photography.

    Bookmark   August 31, 2008 at 3:33AM
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Sheila(8b SW Texas)

Kevin, that is gorgeous! Congratulations on blooming it! These are the type dends that OrchidNick grows and is ordering more of right now. I was sorely tempted, but don't think there's any way I could bloom them. I couldn't resist the sarcos though and hope I can keep them alive and eventually bloom them. Again, beautiful blooms.

    Bookmark   August 31, 2008 at 8:21AM
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chryss

Gorgeous Kevin !! I'm in awe of any Den with speciosum in it so fill us in on how you got it to bloom !!

Chryss

    Bookmark   August 31, 2008 at 10:43AM
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aachenelf z5 Mpls

Thanks guys.

Chryss - I'm not really sure what I did to get flowers. I did keep it pretty cool last winter, lots of light and also decided not to water until I saw new growth, so it did sit there very dry for a good number of months.

    Bookmark   September 1, 2008 at 8:26AM
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