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Old 02-10-2021, 12:28 PM
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At last, the plant is in full bloom!!! This is a cross from Sunset Valley Orchids (Cl. Rebecca Northen 'Grapefruit Pink' x Ctsm. Melana Davison 'Bombshell'), that I purchased from the now out of business Elsner Orchids in Germany. I have been babying this plant for the past 3 years and I was so happy to see not just 1, but 3 spikes developing, with a total of 39 flowers.

The fragrance of this plant is amazing. It has a very pleasant citrus-lemon scent, and up until a few days ago I had to stick my nose in the flowers to smell anything. Now I can smell it from a couple feet away.

I am so in love with this plant, I think it has become my absolute favorite in my collection. The colors are fantastic, and I really like how the flowers are densely clustered on the spike, yet still far enough apart that each one is fully visible.

I can't help but wonder if there wasn't a label mix up somewhere. I know that seedling populations are extremely variable, but this plant looks nothing like any of the others I'm found online. All of them are either yellow, cream or white colored, with some pink tones, but there are zero spots and no densely clustered blooms.






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Oh wow that's spectacular.
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I can't help but wonder if there wasn't a label mix up somewhere. I know that seedling populations are extremely variable, but this plant looks nothing like any of the others I'm found online. All of them are either yellow, cream or white colored, with some pink tones, but there are zero spots and no densely clustered blooms.
I was watching Stephen's plants, and was amazed by the variation as well.

No matter what, it's obviously an extremely well grown specimen, and blooms are amazing!

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You got a really good one! Congratulations! And the pot is perfect for the plant!
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Just a lovely display all around! You are reaping the rewards of all that "babysitting".
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Best looking Melana's Daughter I have seen. I wouldn't doubt the tag. Well done!

I really wish I had this one in my collection!
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Wow, that IS spectacular Camille.
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Be sure and send a photo to Fred Clarke. And even if you can't take it for judging now you should try in the future. I could see this plant being in demand for cloning and worth a lot of money.
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So lovely. I like the pastel color and the delicate spotting. I love that lemony fragrance as well. Good growing!
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Gorgeous flowers! Definitely get it judged in the future!!

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