C. Callistoglossa (C. warscewiczii coerulea x L. purpurata var. werkhauserii)

C. Callistoglossa (C. warscewiczii coerulea x L. purpurata var. werkhauserii)

Regular price $16.00

(C. warscewiczii var. coerulea 'Gabriel Amaru' AM/AOS x L. purpurata var. werkhauserii 'Orchid Eros' AM/AOS)

This is a primary hybrid between the coerulea forms of two large cattleya species. Cattleya warscewiczii is a large Colombian species also known as Cattleya gigas. The flowers of the coerulea form are baby blue with a much darker blue lip and yellow throat. Laelia (Cattleya) purpurata is a species from Brazil and is one of our favorite summer-blooming species! The variety werkhauseri has large magnificent crystalline white flowers with a dark slate blue lip and a heavenly fragrance! From this hybrid, we will see large cattleya plants carrying large flowers with light blue sepals and petals and a darker blue, heavily veined lip. Stunning -- especially since the parent species are both excellent awarded clones!

(About 2+ years from blooming size.)


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