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V. Robert's Delight 'Garnet Beauty' FCC/AOS

This is a discussion on V. Robert's Delight 'Garnet Beauty' FCC/AOS within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I love this mericlone...so far has bloomed twice a year even on the cool northeast ...

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    Default V. Robert's Delight 'Garnet Beauty' FCC/AOS

    I love this mericlone...so far has bloomed twice a year even on the cool northeast windowsill!





    Registered in 1984, V. Robert's Delight is a highly-successful and heavily-awarded vanda hybrid that is renowned for producing spectacular heads of enormous well-shaped flowers. The color is extremely variable across this grex, ranging from electric blue through purple and into pink and magenta. The common denominator among the many fine cultivars is the immense size and flat form of the flowers, which are often affectionately referred to as "dinner plates". The cultivar 'Garnet Beauty' was recognized for this fine shape and deep magenta coloration, and mature plants will reliably produce heads of 5-6 inch flowers. This grex will appreciate typical strap-leaf vanda culture, which consists of high humidity, high light, and high heat! Water and fertilizer should be provided liberally during the growing season, although the media must dry out rapidly to prevent root rot. Although best suited for the greenhouse, or outdoors in warm climates, vandas can tolerate windowsill culture if given plenty of light and water during the summer months.

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    Another beauty Jason. Thanks for the background and culture info also.

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    This is easily my favorite Vanda. It's beautiful - my favorite color I wish I could grow one

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    It's beautiful Jason. I love this Vanda too, I bought one this winter and an looking forward to it spiking and blooming.
    Cin

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    It is named 100% correctly, I just saw one at the nursery the other day and had an awful time not letting it follow me home. What a beautiful flower! Lucky You!
    Connie

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    That is amazing! Beautiful blooming, Jason!

    Cheers,
    BD

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    So beautiful! One of these recently followed me (via my FedEx man) home.

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    It is lovely, I'm a big fan of Vandas and Ascocendas (however you spell it) and wish I could have more!

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