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C. intermedia coerulea x coerulescens

Posted by clintdawley z8 TX (My Page) on
Fri, Apr 4, 08 at 11:37

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?

Thanks!


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RE: C. intermedia coerulea x coerulescens

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


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RE: C. intermedia coerulea x coerulescens

Calvin,

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.


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RE: C. intermedia coerulea x coerulescens

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.

Marci


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RE: C. intermedia coerulea x coerulescens

Please do so Marci...Thanks...


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RE: C. intermedia coerulea x coerulescens

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


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RE: C. intermedia coerulea x coerulescens

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


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RE: C. intermedia coerulea x coerulescens

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.

Carol


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