Saturday, September 29, 2012

What is this Orchid Hybrid?

The tag on this plant reads "Laeliocattleya Santa Barbara Sunset 'Showtime' HCC/AOS". There is no question that the tag is wrong.

I got the plant two years ago and this is the first time blooming in my collection. When a new plant blooms I take a flower picture and search the internet for pictures of it to compare. Then it comes to orchid tags I believe in "trust but verify". But I knew right away that this was wrong since there is no hint of sunset it this flower.

The flowers are pretty and distinctive. It is quite possible it is a popular hybrid. If you have any ideas about what it is, please let me know.

Thank you for the help.


  1. I think it is a lc Love Knot cross. It has some similarities to my bl Morning Glory x lc Love Knot cross. Could be a color variation, I suppose.

    I am hoping someone can point me to a picture that is closer that that.

    Thanks for the suggestion.