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Mediocalcar decoratum – 365 days of orchids – day 1108

  It is lovely to hear from people who have purchased plants from us, and this week we have heard from two growers, who like us, have this lovely miniature species flowering over Christmas. The delicate little flowers of Mediocalcar decoratum are very unlike any other species we grow and it is always lovely when […]

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Masdevallia superbiens – 365 days of orchids – day 1107

After 12 months it is possible to forget just how spectacular an orchid species is and yesterday I was freshly astounded by this well named Masdevallia. Some orchid species are very strongly seasonal and this species, that has just come into flower, we last posted on Dec 28th 2018! Most masdevallias produce one flower per […]

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Barkeria whartoniana – 365 days of orchids – day 1106

Today’s orchid of the day is a wonderful species from Mexico. We divided our specimen plant a couple of years ago and now we have these lovely spikes of pink flowers dotted  around the greenhouses. This smaller flowered Barkeria joins the other Barkeria speices still flowering in our Warm Americas section; Barkeria skinneri and Barkeria […]

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Isabellia virginalis – 365 days of orchids – day 1105

Christmas carols are full of references to the Virgin Mary but at the orchid project it is Isabellia virginalis that gets the attention. This is one of Issy’s favourite orchids – after all it seems to be named after her! Actually a lot of us claim Isabellia virginalis as one of our favourite orchids. This […]

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