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  1. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya labiata coerulea

    A nice blue labiata blooming very late in season. NS 14.5 cm.
  2. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya lueddemaniana coerulea flamea ‘Wildlings’

    These buds popped out during my escape to Miami and opened wild and ungroomed lol. Nice dark solid blue lip and artsy petal flares. NS 14 cm.
  3. DrLeslieEe

    Lueddemaniana goes Wild in Miami

    Here’s a block party of 12 blue lueddies at the Tamiami show that received an AQ (awarded for entire cross for improvement of the species or cross, aka Award of Quality) from the AOS. All were bred by Krull-Smith nursery in Florida. Parentage cultivars used were ‘Cassie’s Delight’ x...
  4. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya percivaliana fm. coerulea ‘SRV’ AM/AOS

    Received as a division from Orchid Eros in May of this year (thanks Ben). Eight gorgeous aromatic (!) blue flowers on 3 inflorescences (3/2/3) with NS of 12 cm.
  5. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya labiata coerulea ‘Blue Balls’

    Likely the best bloom this plant has achieved (in DBryan’s GH). Almost 15.5 cm , round, flat and blue! Too bad it won’t last for judging 3 weeks from now ,(. This form is considered ‘ceniza’ type meaning that the petals and sepals are also bluish (vs true coerulea which has white sepals and...
  6. DrLeslieEe

    Phalaenopsis bellina fm. coerulea ‘Grapefull’

    Originally acquired from Kingfisher Orchids in BC two years ago as a 4N seedling. First time bloom with gorgeous color that fades of purple and blue. Shape so so. Very fragrant like Fruit Loops.
  7. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya lueddemaniana flamea coerulea

    Another division I got from Orquidário Americana in 2020 (#3638). Very dark lip and big flamea. Quite lovely.
  8. DrLeslieEe

    Phalaenopsis bellina coerulea

    Cute little flower.
  9. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya lueddemaniana var coerulea flamea ‘Marmalade Blue’

    Received this division from Brazil from the nursery Orquidário Americana in 2020. Finally it grew strong enough to bloom. Amazing flamea in a coerulea form of this lovely species. Almost pentaflamea with the mini brush strokes in sepals.
  10. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya labiata coerulea ‘Blue Diamond’

    First flowering of a division I got more than 3 years ago, possible more. Took its time growing but finally sheathed and popped out two blue flowers. Not as round as my other one ‘Blue Bells’ but it has the shape of a good ‘wild’ type. I named it ‘Blue Diamond’ because of the lip marking and...
  11. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya lueddemaniana coerulea flamea ‘Lukamee’

    First bloom of a division plant from the collection of Orquidário Americana in Brazil. Just lovely I think! I named it on a play of words. Can anybody guess what it says?
  12. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya warneri coerulea

    Not the best flowering of this plant but it was stuck in a corner while back. More light will produce better blooms. Bad Papa here 🥲.
  13. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya labiata coerulea ‘Blue Bells’

    A lovely blue blooming it’s little heart out. Sister of ‘Blue Balls’. Big flowers at 15.5 cm.
  14. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya trianae coerulea flamea

    One of the rarer color forms of this species. The blue flamea markings are quite large and deep in color. Will be useful in future breeding for this type. Plant arrived November about 4 months ago, rooted and bloomed (upside down lol). Still not as strong yet to reach potential flower form...
  15. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya warneri coerulea

    A winter blooming unifoliate Cattleya species with massive 20 cm (8 inches) blooms. The petals are so big and heavy the midrib bends to the gravity, giving it a soft droopy look. On a smaller bloom in previous years, this droop was a lot less. But alas, is size or form better? That is the...
  16. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya bowringiana coerulea ‘Blue Smoke’ HCC/AOS

    I used to love coerulea everything so needless to say that when an opportunity arose to get a division of this classic came up from a judge in my area, I snatched it up ;) Third blooming for me. This time with ten flowers! Max height of PB 18 inch in my conditions. Flowers about 3.5-4 cm NS...
  17. DrLeslieEe

    Phalaenopsis violacea coerulea and indigo (?)

    My ‘violaceas’ are in bloom, flourishing in semi-hydro (in constant water) in the hottest part of my growing area. Coerulea forma: I suspect this one above might be a Samera coerulea (violacea x bellina) due to the dark inner part of lower sepals, although I have seen color patterns like...
  18. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya warneri coerulea

    Warneris have one of the largest cattleya flowers of the species (next to mossiaes), up to 20 cm (around 8 inches) in natural spread. Although they don’t have the full round petals of the hybrids, they make it up with their delicate colouring and fragrance. One of my favourite of the genera...
  19. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya jenmanii fm. coerulea

    Blooming for the 2nd time in 6 months, jenmaniis are very floriferous, making two flowering growths a year if happy. This one produced larger flowers in the fall, with the cool nights elongating the floral parts and allowing more blue pigments to colasce. Huge at NS = 17 cm!!
  20. DrLeslieEe

    Cattleya lueddemaniana forma coerulea flamea

    One of my treasures came into bloom to surprise me. A rare form of the coerulea lueddemaniana with blue splashes on the petal tips. Great form and deep blue lip.