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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; species snobs look away, but I love the dinner plate vandas. significantly darker color with ...

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

    species snobs look away, but I love the dinner plate vandas. significantly darker color with the higher light of summer than when it last bloomed in february.





    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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    Bravo, Jason! That is so beautiful. I love the dark lower half of the bloom. It is spectacular!

    Cheers,
    BD

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    Gorgeous! it.

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    OH MY !!! That is BEAUTIFUL !!!! Another one for my list.
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    Very pretty! Mine has a little more purple then yours, but I think I like your more!

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    Lovely. The yellow just jumps straight at you.

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    Lovely shape much like the Euanthe sanderiana ancestor. I love the dinner plate vandas as well. Species snob or not, how could you ignore something so rich and gorgeous...

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    Gorgeous vanda! One of my all time vanda-hybrid favorites! Tremendous color and size! All pluses in my book! Congrats on blooming it!
    Cheers. Hoa.

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    As Bruce said, "Spectacular!"

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