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Orchids that are Fragrant - the List for Margo

This is a discussion on Orchids that are Fragrant - the List for Margo within the Genus Specific forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Since Margo always wants to know if an orchid has a scent, let's compile a ...

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    Default Orchids that are Fragrant - the List for Margo

    Since Margo always wants to know if an orchid has a scent, let's compile a list of scented orchids for her: I'll start off...
    eplc. Mae Bly 'Ching Hua Splash is a light floral scent.
    Lc. Gaiety flambeau 'Mendenhall' x blc. Williette Wong 'The Best'- lite lilac.
    Blc. Pamela Finney- sort of a new crayon odor.
    Lc. south Esk 'Catherine' x blc.Waikiki Gold 'Lea'- strong floral odor.
    Lc. Frank Lloyd Wright 'May Day'- smells like lilacs.
    Onc. Rosy Sunset 'Rosebud'- light chocolate smell.
    Sharry Baby- strong chocolate touched with a dash of vanilla.


    Who else can put a scent to a flower for Margo?

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    Well, I'm not good at describing scents, and you described so specifically but...

    Laeliiocatarthron Winter Fantasy smells like roses

    Oncidium Tsiku Marguerite is scented a little sweetly I'd say

    Iwan. Apple Blossom is scented too, but I don't remember what it smells like!

    Sorry. A lot of other people here have Apple Blossoms, so probably someone else can describe it.

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    Thanks, Cindi!!! I can just add this thread to my favorites instead of adding them to my wishlist!!! And just start looking... WOW my list is going to get bbbbbbbbiiiiiiiiigggggggggg!!!

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    Paph Lynleigh Koopowitz
    Paph delenatii
    Paph malipoense

    and I've heard some of the other parvisepalum group Paphs also have a nice scent.

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    Blc. Greenwich 'Elmhurst' AM/AOS - not good at describing scents either, but it is a strong citrus scent

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    Wow Tim I didnt know Paphs could have a scent I rather foolishly told my husband yesterday 'no that family of orchids dont get scents'OOPS oh well I know better now, as he was looking for ones that were fragranced for me.

    Colelogyne ochreata smells like lily of the valley
    Lyacaste luminosa smells very like peaches
    Maxillaria tenufolia smells of coconut

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    so does this mean you will now get a couple of Paphs Carrie?

    to add to the list -

    Cymbidium traceyanum
    Cymbidium erythraeum
    Cymbidium hookerianum
    Cymbidium mastersii

    and I think some of the 'Chinese' cymbidiums are also very fragrant.

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    I have some but noticed no fragrance when two of them were in bloom one is Paph American and the other is a NoID that flowered I also have paph micranthum, paph dellophyllum paph graham robertson that have yet to flower the micranthum and the Graham Robertson look like seedlings even though sold as flowering size they are very tiny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bench72 View Post
    so does this mean you will now get a couple of Paphs Carrie?

    to add to the list -

    Cymbidium traceyanum
    Cymbidium erythraeum
    Cymbidium hookerianum
    Cymbidium mastersii

    and I think some of the 'Chinese' cymbidiums are also very fragrant.
    Tim, paphs will be my top priority. However, I do have a questiong about cymbidium: I don't have one yet so I am not sure if they like South Florida or more ummmmmmmm colder climat?!
    Thank you all for helping me! Cindi, Thanks again!The very first catt that you told me about in another thread I seem to have a hard time finding here. I only found it in Europe... I'll keep looking!

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    B. nodosa - night fragrance, can't rememer to describe the scent

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