Laelia perrinii ‘Suwada’

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Indeed a very nice laelia, only downside the short duration of the flower.
 

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I still Love this plant. I did acquire a perrinii coerulea this summer. Was able to get it to bloom in the fall. I did notice the flowers were short lived, maybe a week before fading. Is that standard for this species?
 

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Indeed a very nice laelia, only downside the short duration of the flower.
I find the flowers last about 2 weeks like normal cattleyas. Perhaps a 4n...

Have you had different experiences?
 

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I still Love this plant. I did acquire a perrinii coerulea this summer. Was able to get it to bloom in the fall. I did notice the flowers were short lived, maybe a week before fading. Is that standard for this species?
Maybe I should count mine and see this time.
 

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Beautiful! I’m not usually big on laelias, but I would make room for this one!

One question: How soon until line breeding has it looking like a perfectly round purple dinner plate?
 

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Beautiful! I’m not usually big on laelias, but I would make room for this one!

One question: How soon until line breeding has it looking like a perfectly round purple dinner plate?
There is a lot of line breeding in Brazil and the petals are a little wider. However, this species is prize for its stellate star form so they won't breed to a circle as it defeats the desired trait.
 
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