Monday, July 27, 2015

Cymbidium Black Gold

Cymbidium Black Gold - Plant photo by Richard Lindberg

The Napa Valley Orchid Society has come and gone. Almost all the orchids are gone. The left just a few and so I am moving on with a collection of about a dozen plants pulled out of the trash.

The plant in the best condition is this Cymbidium hybrid. It is a very well known variety first awarded in 1966. The problem is the name which is a bit insensitive. I am never going to sell it, so I am renaming it 'Black Gold' taken from the awarded name.

Cymbidium Black Gold - Flower photo by Richard Lindberg

The flowers are small and a very deep red that appears almost black. This variety needs a very hard dry winter to bloom.