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Time for a nice post. . My Christmas present in full bloom. Nice dark flowers! At first there was no fragrance at all, but they have aged and now it has a sweet aroma.

I apologize for the poor quality. I am no expert in photography .

Hope you all enjoy! Merry Christmas!

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Oh and for those of you who do not know these flowers are not true black, they are actually an extremely dark red color which you can only really tell in the sunlight or if you put a light to the back of a petal/sepal.
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Ben, which 'After Dark' do you have ?? Mine is the 'SVO Black Pearl' FCC/AOS and don't tell Fred Clarke that it's dark red !!! Next time mine blooms I'll have to check but it wasn't anything but SOLID BLACK when I bought it in bloom for $120 !!!!!
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WOW!!!! I REALLY WANT ONE!!!
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Black pearl! Ayee! That is what it is. Hehe ya it legitimaelty looks black if you don't kooky close it's pitch black
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Stunning. It's now at the top of the crave list!

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Wow - I want one also! Thanks for posting.
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Always have liked these. This, IMO, is the nicest of the "black" flowered plants.



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OMG, those are some dark flowers. Fred Clarke made a presentation to my orchid society last year. He specializes in breeding those. Your's is really nice. Good growing.
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