Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Laelia dayana 'Hartford' AM/AOS

Laelia dayana 'Hartford' AM/AOS - Flower photo by Richard LindbergLaelia dayana 'Hartford' AM/AOS - Flower photo by Richard LindbergLaelia dayana 'Hartford' AM/AOS - Plant photo by Richard LindbergI am always happy to see the Laelia dayana 'Hartford' AM/AOS bloom. This is, of course, a collection plant. It has grown well and bloomed every year I have had it.

Laelia dayana grows in Brazil near Rio de Janeiro in a fairly broad range or altitudes, 1500-6000 feet. It is cool to warm growing blooms in summer. It does well mounted and needs a dry winter rest.

Famous and highly awarded, Laelia dayana 'Harford' AM/AOS remains one of the finest cultivars ever. A nearly black lip is off set by petals and sepals that remain less cupped then other cultivars.

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