Saturday, April 5, 2008

Stanhopea Insignis x Self

One of my late-flowering Stanhopeas in flower at the moment – Stanhopea Insignis x Self – one of the beautiful multi-colored stanhopeas in my collection. The colors are pale yellow/purple and the scent is strong cinnamon. For me, it’s always flowering late in the season, and always rewarding me with these large, beautiful, majestic blooms. Its vigorous variety and sends multiple flower spikes – this year its sending 6 flower spikes with 4 flowers on each spike and the one’s in the picture the first one opened. It’s always nice to have late-flowering stanhopeas in any collection and to enjoy these dramatic, beautiful orchids later in the season.

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