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C. maxima - and I thought it was a Fall Bloomer!

This is a discussion on C. maxima - and I thought it was a Fall Bloomer! within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Another strange thing...I thought this was a late Summer/early Fall bloomer and the flowers just ...

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    Default C. maxima - and I thought it was a Fall Bloomer!

    Another strange thing...I thought this was a late Summer/early Fall bloomer and the flowers just finished opening this morning. Some of the sepals look a bit dried out.

    Anyone else had C. maxima bloom out of season?
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    The times they are a changin my Friend. But it is BEAUTIFUL correct bloom time or not.
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    This is a very beautiful maxima!!!

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    DANG! That is awesome! Nice growing Clint!!

    Cheers,
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    it is a very nice maxima...
    Well, In Peru it was blooming at the end of Oct but that is their spring. Mine blooms in the fall. There are times I have seen Southern Hemisphere species switch blooming seasons

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    Beautiful blooms and those are long lasting too.

    So when's the last time it bloomed for you? Last Fall?

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    Nope. This is the first time it bloomed for me. I've had it a couple of years so one would think it has had time to adjust to our seasons, *SHRUG*


    Quote Originally Posted by Lambert View Post
    Beautiful blooms and those are long lasting too.

    So when's the last time it bloomed for you? Last Fall?

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    Those are lovely flowers!

    I have a C. maxima that has two buds still swelling. I estimate another 2-3 weeks before they open.

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    guess it just wanted to give you an early display to show it's appreciation for all your tender care

    it's a beauty and I want one even more now.

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    Forget the sepals, she's lovely, Clint! And if it's her first time, the sepals might straighten out next time round.

    McJulie

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