Cattleya labiata var. purpurea-striata ‘The Three Amigos’

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DrLeslieEe

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A rebel!

Blooming out of season from a new growth. Supposed to be warneri and gaskelliana season lol (a few in bud here).

Luckily it will throw a new growth for fall (another growth is developing on the other side also), making two growths with blooms then.

Only one bud but huge at 17 cm! Usually 3 flowers in fall. Hopefully living up to its name then or else I have to change it lol.

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Thanks. That could be deceptive if 'you' think you are buying a flower with streaked petals.
Yes best to know what you're buying lol.

There are many names and varieties that can sound like something they are not. Being an informed and educated buyer is best when dealing with plants that can blow your wallet and purse!
 
I'd call that a warneri trapped in a labiata's body LOL

Beautiful plant. I love that rich lavender color.
 
Leslie, is it at all common that a warneri has been mislabeled as labiata? I know how similar they can be, except for the blooming season. Lacking any genetics, I can see how easy it could be to do that.
 
A rebel!

Blooming out of season from a new growth. Supposed to be warneri and gaskelliana season lol (a few in bud here).

Luckily it will throw a new growth for fall (another growth is developing on the other side also), making two growths with blooms then.

Only one bud but huge at 17 cm! Usually 3 flowers in fall. Hopefully living up to its name then or else I have to change it lol.

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Leslie don’t know about your seasons up there but it’s definitely labiata season out here in paradise. Having said that my labiata don’t have the pedigree yours do but their are still beauteous.E27953DF-5051-4886-B795-D81713A31217.jpeg08014F43-2BED-430E-A772-59CE313A4004.jpeg
 
you have too much uncovered bench space!
Ozpaph, you are not the first keen eye to notice what most would consider a sin. There are two factors at play at the moment. I am thinning my collection a bit, breaking up some huge specimens, and also trying to avoid watering my hanging plants over the top of potted plants. Fear not I am sure the situation will rectify it self over time. Here is a photo of another bench more in keep with the natural order of things.
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