Friday, April 25, 2008

Huge Onc. Butterfly Orchid







This is an Oncidium Intergeneris Alliance Psy Mariposa Onc. Papilio x Onc. Kalihii 'Green Valley' , Butterfly Orchid . This has a one huge flower. It is called a continuous bloomer, because it keeps growing a new spike and flowering for years. You can see the new spike growing right behind the flower. Unsupported and up in the air this flower blows in the wind a will resemble a butterfly. This is the first flower from this plant. It also has some new growth coming in.

4 comments:

  1. What a great flower! I've never seen anything like it. It reminds me of the mummers in the Macy's Thanksgiving parade. It is a gorgeous color, too. Are they hard to grow?

    Jan Always Growing

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  2. It is aptly named as it looks like a butterfly -- I think orchid gardeners must be a very patient lot!

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    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  4. Hello,! I just purcehesed one yesterday,it is a georgeous flower ,i'm so-so happy that it continuous bloomer !!!

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