Cattleya mossiae 'Panther Creek' Hcc/Aos is blooming out in my greenhouse for the first time. Its a division of plant originating from Barney & Eileen Garrison. The species is the national flower of Venezuela where it grows in the mountains, and a sure harbinger of Spring. Flower size is just a little under seven inches across, nice fragrance. The flowers have very heavy substance, the stems are thick and very stiff, and it wouldn't surprise me if this plant was a tetraploid. I will self-polinate these flowers in order to raise up a population of new ones.