Hybrid seedling plant in a 50mm tube.
Durban Rose (Lc. Jose Dias Castro x Slc. Circle of Life) has attractive uniform pink-lavender flowers with exceptionally wide petals, complemented by a nice lip. Paradise Rose (Slc. Pink Doll x Blc. Toshie Aoki) has intense color and shows an interesting phenomenon of color dominance. The flowers of Blc. Toshie Aoki show the influence from C. dowiana, with bright yellow flowers and red lips. Like C. dowiana, the flowers of Toshie Aoki are recessive for color but is known to intensify purple tones and Pink Doll has dark purple flowers; the grex Paradise Rose combines these traits and produces intense crimson-red-purple flowers. This cross will produce compact plants that will mature at 6-7” tall, the flowers will be 4” across and come in intense red/purple colors all with burgundy red lips. These should flower twice a year and start blooming in 3” pots.
Imported Seedling from Sunset Valley Orchids, USA. Picture shows the parent of this cross. The above description details the expectation of this hybrid.
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