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Vasco. Pine Rivers 'Fushia Delight'

This is a discussion on Vasco. Pine Rivers 'Fushia Delight' within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Pine Rivers is an amazing little vanda. It blooms more often than any other orchid ...

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    Default Vasco. Pine Rivers 'Fushia Delight'

    Pine Rivers is an amazing little vanda. It blooms more often than any other orchid I own. It bloomed 4 times between Jan. and Sept. last year and then took a break. It had flowers on it for over 7 months. All the Pine Rivers I've seen are scrawny plants that don't look too healthy. I think it's because all the plants energy goes into blooming. The flowers are only 1.5" but they're on nice long spikes. In the sunlight it's a neon pink/lavender. It really puts on quite a show.
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    Shocking pink! I am not a pink fan but these are lovely. Congrats!

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    This PINK vanda is a real winner, Jeff! And...it's a true "hot Pink!" Betty

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    it's real fushia color.such a beautiful one Jeff

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    Jeff, beautiful double bloom. It's true what you said about the plant never looking healthy and that goes for both of mine too, but their blooms are amazing. Great job

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    Super spikes - congratulations. I have several plants of this grex - Pine Rivers - labelled respectively as "Blue" or "Red". One of the blue ones has quite good spikes - not as many flowers as you have here, but possibly bigger ; the other has quite small ones. The reds have never flowered, and as you say, are rather poor plants. I have looked up the parentage - it is Ascda Peggy Foo x Rhynch coelestis , which perhaps explains it. I have had a couple of Peggy Foos and found them to produce good shaped nice sized ( 2 - 2 1/2 inch )- flowers and quite good spikes too, but the Rhyncho is another matter. Maybe I have been unlucky , but of the several plants in my collection, none seems a strong grower, and flowers are very variable in quality and size, and they don't flower too often either. Probably my conditions which suit so many vandaceous things are not too good for them , but that's the reason why my Pine Rivers don't flourish either, I guess , and since this species is so variable in many ways, that's why Pine Rivers can be very variable too.
    I have heard that the plant name commerorates the name of the firm which made the cross , but its way outside my area I guess so I have never met it in my travels or at shows, if infeef it still exists.Very few orchid nurseries actually stay in business terribly long, I note.
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    Excellent blooms! That's a really well-grown plant. Well done. Pine Rivers is very variable nd al he varieties are beautiful.

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    Excellent clone, I really have to look for these shades. Geoff I think you landed with very bad examples of R. coelestis, It is true it will flower only once a year in June July in the Northern hemisphere, but the plants grow quite well with Vanda like conditions.

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    stunning vanda!! WOW! I love it. Nice growing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetman View Post
    Super spikes - congratulations. I have several plants of this grex - Pine Rivers - labelled respectively as "Blue" or "Red". One of the blue ones has quite good spikes - not as many flowers as you have here, but possibly bigger ; the other has quite small ones. The reds have never flowered, and as you say, are rather poor plants. I have looked up the parentage - it is Ascda Peggy Foo x Rhynch coelestis , which perhaps explains it. I have had a couple of Peggy Foos and found them to produce good shaped nice sized ( 2 - 2 1/2 inch )- flowers and quite good spikes too, but the Rhyncho is another matter. Maybe I have been unlucky , but of the several plants in my collection, none seems a strong grower, and flowers are very variable in quality and size, and they don't flower too often either. Probably my conditions which suit so many vandaceous things are not too good for them , but that's the reason why my Pine Rivers don't flourish either, I guess , and since this species is so variable in many ways, that's why Pine Rivers can be very variable too.
    I have heard that the plant name commerorates the name of the firm which made the cross , but its way outside my area I guess so I have never met it in my travels or at shows, if infeef it still exists.Very few orchid nurseries actually stay in business terribly long, I note.
    Geoff, The nursery that made this cross is in Australia. Last year, when I mentioned in a post that it had been in constant bloom for seven months, a member of the forum from Australia took exception to my claim. He later told me that he had visited the nursery in Australia and talked with the man that made the cross and he had confirmed that it can stay in constant bloom for months sometimes. I hope you have some better luck with yours.

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