Friday, November 18, 2016

Pretty picture: Paphiopedilum Hawaiian Contrasts

This is another Lehua creation, but I couldn't find it on their site when I was preparing the posts in April.

I really liked the foliage. So few orchids have interesting-looking foliage1 that it's always exciting to run across one that does.

It's possible that I'm forgetting something, but I think this was as close to green as the blooms got this year. Not exactly dazzling, but there's a place for subdued colors too.

Paphiopedilum Hawaiian Contrasts = Paphiopedilum Varuna x Paphiopedilum Jewel Green (Ref.)


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Monday, November 14, 2016

Pretty picture: Lysudamuloa Red Jewel 'Sweet Baby'

This is the second Lysudamuloa Red Jewel from the show, the one with a clonal name attached. It looks an awful lot like the other specimen; I wouldn't be at all surprised that that one was also 'Sweet Baby,' just without a tag to identify it as such.