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Cattleya Gaskell-Pumila 'Azure Star'

This is a discussion on Cattleya Gaskell-Pumila 'Azure Star' within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Lc. Gaskell Pumila (now Cattleya) is the bluest orchid I have. Actually, if I look ...

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    Default Cattleya Gaskell-Pumila 'Azure Star'

    Lc. Gaskell Pumila (now Cattleya) is the bluest orchid I have. Actually, if I look back I cannot remember it being this blue ever before. The hybrid was registered in 1918 by the mustard king Colman.
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    That is an incredible colour!! Well grown too!
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    Thanks.

    I find this orchid quite finicky or unpredictable, simply. It jumps one or two years between blooming many times and I have no idea why. That is something I have observed for many of those Brazilian Cattleyas that used to be considered Laelias. They also seem to carry that that finicky trait to primary hybrids.

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    Such a beauty, well done!

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    I like the coloring and it looks quite healthy!

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    Thanks.

    This plant grows fast. To make it bloom is quite a different challenge. I begin to think that photo period is part of the solution.

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    It is amazing color!

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    I love the color! I have nothing even close to that!

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    Such a beautiful 'blue' cattelya !

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    Thanks everyone. Again, I cannot recall that it ever was this blue before. We took pictures of it some years ago and it was dark purple maybe but not blue like this.

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