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Unread 09-18-2009, 12:37 AM
OrchidSue OrchidSue is offline
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Default Frequent Flowering Catt Recommendations

I am looking for recommendations for another orchid buddy who wants to get Catts that flower frequently during the year and are easy to bloom. I don't grow Catts to any great degree (currently have one token Catt), so am not familiar with which ones tend to bloom more. Recommendations can be general or specific and include species and hybrids.


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Unread 09-18-2009, 01:03 AM
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Pot Burana Beauty 'Burana'. Excellent beginner's cat
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Unread 09-18-2009, 09:23 PM
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Lc Yaw Huan 'Angel' blooms 3-4 times a year if it is kept pot-bound and smells like Channel perfume!
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Unread 09-20-2009, 12:00 AM
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Thank you for the ideas, I will let my friend know. Any others?

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Unread 09-20-2009, 11:40 AM
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I too am interested in compiling such a list and hope there will be lot more responses. There are too many novelty hybrids out there that do not bloom well after they leave the mass production line. Here are my best bloomers and fast growers

1. Bl. Sunset Glory ( Bl Richard Mueller X L. purpurata is in bloom or bud all year since I have 2 plants. Fragrance is mild citrus. Bl Golden Glory ( Bl Richard Mueller X L tenebrosa) has the same reputation as do a number of other Bl Richard Mueller hybrids. I have not heard of quicker reblooming Catts than these yet so if you like the shape of the flowers I would recommend them.

2. Blc. Mari's Glory (Blc Mari s Song x Bl Morning Glory) flowers are long-lasting (~5weeks), over 6 inches, strong floral fragrance wafts across the room. Started blooming 3 times a year. I expect more since it produces multiple leads. It was a seedling from H&R in Hawaii.

3. The following 3, Pot Burana Beauty on top, Pot Little Toshie on the left and Pot. (His Light x Sunstate's Ted and Alice) 'Carmela' on the right also bloom on every new lead 2-3 times a year. Pot Burana Beauty has strong rosy floral fragrance. My Pot little Toshie is not fragrant.

I grow in the North East in the house with a lot of Eastern light supplemented with compact fluorescent lights only in the Winter. The orchids below bloom before the new growth matures so they depend on mature older growth to support flowering.
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Unread 09-20-2009, 12:32 PM
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Pot. Hoku Gem 'Freckles' blooms up to 4 times a year. Basically from every new growth that matures. It also likes to send up multiple new growths at the same time so in time you get a really nice show. It also changes color as the flower ages. It starts out kind of a brick red and ends up being a bright yellow with red spots.

C. Summer Spot 'Carmela' is also another easy bloomer. It's big lavendar blooms smell heavenly. It may not be as free flowering as Hoku Gem, but I'd say it blooms at least twice a year.


Those are my principles and if you don't like them......I have others.
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