Sunday, July 8, 2012

Blc Eagle Island 'Sangria' AM/AOS

Blc Eagle Island 'Sangria' AM/AOS - Flower photo by Richard LindbergI talk about improving my collection using backbulbs and rescues. I have several plants that I could never afford to buy. This is one of them. What I got was a two-pseudobulb backbulb division. The lead divisions from this same plant sold for a LOT of money on EBay.

The plant was a 2-pseudobulb backbulb division when I got it.Blc Eagle Island 'Sangria' AM/AOS is Blc Memoria Ralph Placentia x Blc Oconee, registered in 1987 by Carter and Holmes. It is a deep red, almost black. It has a velvety texture and the flowers are about 6" across.

Last year I grew two more pseudobulbs but didn't bloom. This spring a strong new growth started right next to the edge. To make room I repotted it in a slightly bigger pot.

This new growth is the fifth pseudobulb and looks as if it will be full-sized. I have my fingers crossed that it will bloom in the fall.

1 comment:

  1. That is something you can be very proud of. Gorgeous color!