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Unread 03-12-2013, 02:15 PM
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Default Cattleya mossiae standard pink-flowered variety

This adaptable species has a reputation for being easy to both grow and bloom. The flowers are large and very fragrant. Even though the coerulea and semi-alba varieties seem to have eclipsed the standard pink-flowered forms in popularity, I still think the classic version of this species is outstanding. But what I'm really pleased about is that the growth from last year that produced what I thought was a blind sheath decided to push a bud up through that same nearly dessicated sheath this year. So I'm glad I was too lazy to cut it off last winter.
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Unread 03-12-2013, 02:56 PM
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Beautiful! I love the lip on those.
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Unread 03-12-2013, 03:08 PM
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I love this species - the blooms are huge. Good growing!

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Really pretty Cat! I like the way the upper petals are arching back and down - very dramatic bloom -
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I love the standard mossiaes too. It is a regular habit for this species to produce two pseudobulbs per year. Both will bloom next spring, the older one from a dry sheath, the younger one from a green one, which gives a load of flowers.
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Beautiful-Love it.
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That looks great Steve! Seems like its a pretty huge bloom too.
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Very nice!!!!!
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Gorgeous flowers and beautiful photos.
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