Monday, July 15, 2013

Laelia anceps 'Boulder Valley' HCC/AOS

Laelia anceps 'Boulder Valley' HCC/AOS - Flower photo by Richard LindbergLaelia anceps 'Boulder Valley' HCC/AOS - Flower photo by Richard LindbergThis is one of my favorite plants but I have not been treating it right. It was a large plant four years ago when I divided it. I sold some and left the rest of the divisions in Sonoma. When I brought them to Napa, the only piece I found was this poor specimen.

Laelia anceps 'Boulder Valley' HCC/AOS - Plant photo by Richard LindbergLaelia anceps grows well and blooms well in cultivation. It grows in Mexico and Honduras. It is warm to hot growing, needs a dry winter rest and bright light. If it is dry it can winter outside if there is no hard freeze.

The plant is potted in sphagnum over peanuts in a 3 1/2-inch clay pot. There are five small pseudobulbs and one new growth.

This plant is a division of the plant exhibited by Pat Trumble, Boulder, CO. and awarded the HCC by the AOS in 1983. I hope it make some recovery this summer.

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