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Dendrobium Aussie Hero x speciosum ‘Windermere’

Posted by aachenelf z5 Mpls, MN (My Page) on
Sat, Aug 30, 08 at 16:10

The only hybrid Dend I still own. I’ve 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.


Dendrobium Aussie Hero x speciosum 'Windermere'

Dendrobium Aussie Hero x speciosum 'Windermere'

Kevin


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RE: Dendrobium Aussie Hero x speciosum ‘Windermere’

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


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RE: Dendrobium Aussie Hero x speciosum ‘Windermere’

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


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RE: Dendrobium Aussie Hero x speciosum ‘Windermere’

What a beautiful orchid and such excellent photography.


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RE: Dendrobium Aussie Hero x speciosum ‘Windermere’

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.


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RE: Dendrobium Aussie Hero x speciosum ‘Windermere’

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


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RE: Dendrobium Aussie Hero x speciosum ‘Windermere’

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.


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