Cattleya Mishima Luster ‘Jean’ AM/AOS

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PeteM

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Cattleya Wine Festival × Cattleya schilleriana

One of the oldest orchids in my collection, purchased from Carter and Holmes in 2011. I first saw this flower at my local NCOS meeting back when I first started collecting. The next year Carter and Holmes offered it in their mail order catalog, I miss those flyer days.

The flowers have a very waxy feel to them, the muted purple against the hot pink lip still gets me. The color of the petals are a little hot in these pics.. it really is a lighter muted purple. And the fragrance.. it smells like cherry flavored Italian ice with a heavy grounding of clover. I’ve not been able to bloom it in recent years, I believe it got too big. I feel some orchids perform poorly with too many growths.. maybe ‘poor relations’? Earlier this year I whacked off most of the older growths. Hope to see more blooming heads in the future..tbd.

enjoy.


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I can hardly wait for an opportunity to use that terminology in an award discrption…
 

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