thanks for the clarification, Candace! Unfortunately, I only have one plant of intermedia 'normal form' (since 1995); so this was my image of intermedia until now; the really nice coloration of the shown flower was new to me for the 'normal form'.Jean, there are quite a few different varieties of intermedia available. Yours may be a different variety.
Yes, I did! perhaps, because I am eager to see what shows up! I do not do it with all my catts, laelias; only when I feel the buds have problems to get out of there, when they want to get fresh air as soon as possible, not to rot inside!! Jeanjean,
Did you cut that sheath open? Do you do that with all the Catts?