Monday, September 16, 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 LindbergLaelia dayana is in bloom again this year. This one is more in the time I expected the plant to bloom. The earlier bloom in July was a bonus.

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.

This plant is mounted on a 10x4-inch piece of cork bark and there are twelve pseudobulbs. This cultivar of Laelia dayana is famous and highly awarded. A nearly black lip is off set by petals and sepals that remain less cupped than other cultivars. I am lucky to have one in the greenhouse.

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  1. I love all the Laelia family for they can tolerate cold weather. Maria Palanca

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