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Vanda Pat Delight

This is a discussion on Vanda Pat Delight within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; I have about three plants of this hybrid grex ; I thought they were ordinary ...

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    Default Vanda Pat Delight

    I have about three plants of this hybrid grex ; I thought they were ordinary hybrids, but they are so similar or identical that perhaps they are meristems.
    Slightly smaller than the Robert Delight I posted a few minutes ago , just 4 inches. A nice size as part of a group display , in fact I guess that one or other of my plants is in every show and display group that my Society runs or takes part in.
    I do not think of these Vandas as being seasonal, but there is some link in there somewhere ;( Vanda growers reading this, do you agree ? ) in September I had half a dozen plants out which were all bronzes, oranges, yellows, browns - nary a pink in sight. Now I have four pinks out - two of which I am showing here. Can't remember a good blue since last summer apart from the species coerulea which was out fom late July until (amazing, this) being best plant in show in late September . But at the moment I have more spikes showing than I can ever recall - it will be interesting to what colours come up next.
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    Both your Robert's Delight and Pat Delight are beautiful and most of the vandas that come out of Thailand are meristems and so are these. Just as the Taiwanese have almost bred the phalaenopsis to perfection, the Thais have done the same with strap leaf vandas and ascocendas.

    In Malaysia we don't refer to vandaceous hybrids as simply vandas. We make a distinction between strap-leaf vandas and ascocendas that like more shade; semi-terete and quarter-terete vandas and ascocendas (those that have the terete-leaf Papilionanthe in their ancestry) and are more tolerant of sunny conditions to full sun; aranda(vanda x arachnis); mokara (ascocenda x arachnis) that like full sun; and other hybrids with renanthera, aerides, rhyncostylis, vandopsis and other related generas.

    Thus in my posts I'll always say vandaceous unless they are true vandas.

    The semi-terete and quarter-terete vandas are very free flowering and are not seasonal; so are the arandas, mokaras. That is why they are the mainstay of our orchid cut-flower industry.The strap leaf type vanda and ascocenda are not as free flowering, but i wouldn't say that they are seasonal either, 3 -4 times a year is about average.

    As to whether certain colour types seem to bloom at particlar times of the year - I am afraid I haven't really noticed. Here the blues seem to be more free flowering than the pinks - except for the species coerulea, that flower at most twice a year.

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    This is so pretty! I made the photo my blackberry wallpaper
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    Stunning!

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    I love the vanda types...no matter which section they are in. lol Pink...blue...spotted....i'll take one of each thank you. Your's are growing very nicely...you obviously have the touch.

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    Another beautiful Vanda.

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