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Your pick for best fragrant orchid

This is a discussion on Your pick for best fragrant orchid within the General Orchid Culture forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Originally Posted by orchidbaby Holy cow is that yours? That is stunning! I like the ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by orchidbaby View Post
    Holy cow is that yours? That is stunning! I like the looks of vandas but I don't have the proper warm environment to get into them
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    yes I'm lucky enough to call this one mine. Fragrance has become my number one priority when picking an orchid, when I saw your queston many orchids came to mind ,but this one went to the top of the list, for me, a very complex smell that seems to change throughout the day anywhere from a chocolate/vanilla scent to grape/hyacinth , fills the air.

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    It is lilac season here...love their fragrance...Many Zygopetalums have a similar fragrance

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    My favorites:
    Brassavola Nodosa "Little Stars" (All varieties are nicely fragrant.)
    Oncidium Sharry Baby.

    When in bloom, I can occasionally smell the Little Stars growing in the back yard when I get home from work in the evening from the front yard.

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    Awesome !
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    I agree with you 1,000 percent about sedirea japonica - I don't know if sedirea parishii is as fragrant, but it seems really pretty. I adore Paph. Lynleigh Koopowitz - here's a link to the one I had blooming in November, I think. http://www.rv-orchidworks.com/orchid...koopowitz.html But I have to say, fragrance is not generally the real drawing from slipper orchids. The most overwhelmingly beautiful orchid scent I have come across was walking into the Orchid Conservatory in Atlanta when the species Phals. violacea, bellina, amboiensis and I think cornu-cervi were all in bloom. Bellina is unbeatable - and this is from serious Catt. fan. (C. Schroderae is lovely - and Lc. C.G. Roebling blows me away both in fragrance and appearance.)

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    I just got a seedling out of a cross: C. DiPozzi Tiziano 'Blue Spots' x C. intermedia coerulea '6803' from Floralia. It was sent by a friend. Can't show a picture of the flowers, which are about gone. But the fragrance is strong, even on faded flowers. The scent is classic lemon scented rose.

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    i have a cornu-cervi that does not have much scent at all...

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    Quote Originally Posted by coeruleo View Post
    i have a cornu-cervi that does not have much scent at all...
    Well, perhaps the cornu-cervis played a smaller part in the overall perfume - with such an overwhelming scent from all, it was hard to separate them. Then again, maybe your Phal just needs a little encouragement - get yourself a bellina and set them next to one another!

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    Not that long ago I was so eager to get a Bellina! Then I heard its such a slow grower and I decided it wasn't high on my list anymore but they are so pretty
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    I have bought several bellinas, as well as bellina x violacea crosses that, since I did not attempt to raise them from the flask, or as miniature seedlings, actually were available at blooming size at reasonable prices (I'm talking about $20-30 USD). A good species-oriented nursery should have them at a decent size and price, and I promise you won't have to wait 12 years for them to spike!

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