365 days of orchids – day 427 – Dendrobium x suffusum
This is a natural hybrid from Australia that is one of the prettiest and most floriferous of our cool growing dendrobiums. The parents are Dendrobium kingianum and Dendrobium gracilicaule and it is a medium sized plant that grows into a specimen quite quickly. Pseudobulbs up to 40cm high carry spays of many 1cm flowers with a lovely fragrance. In the past this clone ‘Writhlington’ has won two Certificates of cultural Commendation from the RHS.
At school this species succeeds Cool Asia(min.10C) with good light with lots of water in the summer, but dryish in the winter.
What a beautiful orchid to celebrate my husbands birthday with.