Thursday, March 17, 2011

Laeliocattleya Betty von Paulsen 'Drops of Gold'

Laeliocattleya Betty von Paulsen 'Drops of Gold' - Flower photo by Richard LindbergLaeliocattleya Betty von Paulsen 'Drops of Gold' has just bloomed. It has nice color even if the flowers are on the small side and they are not as flat as is fashionable right now. With Guarianthe (Cattleya) aurantiaca as one of the parents, having the flowers a little cupped is not at all surprising.

The Genus name has been changed to Cattlianthe. I have now changed the name in my inventory. I am never quite sure when it is appropriate to go against all the tags that have been make since the hybrid was made. I consider the RHS to be the standard for the "real" name but I know that many people still think of these as 'Lc'.

I am happy with the progress of the Cattleya in Sonoma. They are in good groups and they added new growth last year. There were not a lot of bloomed plants in 2010 since it was the year after many were divided and were growing new roots. But this year I am expecting quite a few of them to bloom. Everything is in smaller pots and they are getting less water.

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