Thursday, February 24, 2011
Stanhopea graveolens x costaricensis
Another of my stanhopea’s just finished its flowering season. It’s beautiful cross of graveolens and costaricensis. It’s very vigorous orchid, sending many flower spikes during its blooming cycle and at the same time developing many new leaves that maturing quickly.
The flowers of this cross are large and sculptured, appears very delicate, yet quite tough and strong. The color predominately white with yellow center with many purple color dots dusted around the blooms. The scent is very strong nutmeg, pungent and penetrating and has many spicy secondary notes to it, an absolute delight!
It’s another beautiful orchid to have in one’s collection and to admire magic of stanhopea’s blooms.