Cymbidium Black Gold
The Napa Valley Orchid Society has come and gone. Almost all the orchids are gone. The left just a few and so I am moving on with a collection of about a dozen plants pulled out of the trash.
The plant in the best condition is this Cymbidium hybrid. It is a very well known variety first awarded in 1966. The problem is the name which is a bit insensitive. I am never going to sell it, so I am renaming it 'Black Gold' taken from the awarded name.
The flowers are small and a very deep red that appears almost black. This variety needs a very hard dry winter to bloom.