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Laelia purpurata

Discussion in 'Orchid Species' started by nikv, May 2, 2011.

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  1. nikv

    nikv Member

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    Hello,

    One of my Laelia purpuratas is currently blooming. This is actually the first time that this plant has managed to flower for me. Previous years were sabotaged by a pesky snail or slug. I'm very pleased with the flower. Five flowers on one stem. Plant is in a six-inch pot.

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    I can't wait for my other purpuratas to bloom!

    Best Regards,
    Nik von Ruden

    Edited to add: I forgot to mention that is has that delightful anise-like fragrance characteristic of the species!
     
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  2. Dave

    Dave Active Member Supporting Member

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    That's very nice. Early, too.