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Vanda Robert's Delight 'Garnet Beauty' FCC/AOS

This is a discussion on Vanda Robert's Delight 'Garnet Beauty' FCC/AOS within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; an attraction to big dinner plate vandas is not the best thing for a windowsill ...

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    Default Vanda Robert's Delight 'Garnet Beauty' FCC/AOS

    an attraction to big dinner plate vandas is not the best thing for a windowsill grower. however as long as you have a sunny window it can be done. it doesn't hurt to have a vigorous plant either, not sure if it's the 'Garnet Beauty' cultivar itself or a particularly cooperative clone.





    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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    What a beauty! Gotta love those big vanda flowers!

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    Beautiful flower & plant...I like the color alot...I recently bought a b.b.vanda myself...it's growing nicely in s/h pellets in a west window...I hope mine will someday look as nice as yours!!!

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    It's beautiful Jason ! I just found a spike on mine, Oh Boy Oh Boy !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Molly Taco View Post
    It's beautiful Jason ! I just found a spike on mine, Oh Boy Oh Boy !
    awesome! we'll have to see it when it blooms!

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    very beautiful Jason and nicely grown with 2 spikes... wow.

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    Incredible blooms, and all the more impressive for growing on a windowsill!

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    Love Robert's Delight ' Garnet Beauty'. Two spikes! That speaks volumes for your care and skill. Congrats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catttan View Post
    Love Robert's Delight ' Garnet Beauty'. Two spikes! That speaks volumes for your care and skill. Congrats.
    I agree! Very well grown and bloomed.

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    Very nice. My Robert's Delight is now forming a spike too!

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