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This is a discussion on Blc. Sanyan Ruby 'SM' within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; That's some colorful floofiness going on there, good growing Diane. Cin...
That's some colorful floofiness going on there, good growing Diane.
Very Pretty Gin
not sure what to say except "Ooooh"....
Woo! WOw, now thats a royal red if I ever did see one. Amazing floof! COngrats!
Diane, I believe the name is straight Aurelia Franklin and is a memorial name. Here is a link to an article about her husband and how the plant got its name.
Phalaenopsis John Hope Franklin Black Issues in Higher Education - Find Articles
Also, if you search the web on that name you will find it listed with various clonal names as well.
Steven's right about Aurelia Franklin. Only one cultivar has been awarded: 'Chadwick' won an HCC/AOS in 1998. A golden yellow flower with faint red spotting.
I was surprised (pleasantly) to see that there are more yellow varieties. The picture I have from my purchase indicates a yellow flower with heavy green undertones and the red spotting. Could have been poor photography.
It's a lovely phal, you should list them on Orchid Bids... VERY easy growing and the flowers are really lovely and very long lasting. they did start out with a little more green in the background, but matured to wonderful yellow with red freckles.