Hybrid seedling plant in a 50mm tube.
This is one of my favourite species. The flowers are huge, in red/bronze colours with a spectacular purple lip! ‘None Darker’ is truly exceptional, as the colour is off the charts! 'Spectabilis x Rain Forest’ is the offspring of the mating of these two famous plants ‘Spectabilis’ AM/AOS and ‘Rain Forest’ FCC/AOS. It is a very fine example of nearly perfect flat petals with superb flower presentation on sturdy stems. An effective breeding technique is to match plants with different outstanding attributes, trusting that the offspring will express the best of both parents
Imported Seedling from Sunset Valley Orchids, USA. Picture shows the parent of this cross. The above description was written by Fred Clarke and details the expectation of this hybrid.
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