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Fragrant cattleya

This is a discussion on Fragrant cattleya within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; hi everyone i was wondering what was the most Fragrant cattleya orchid name was and ...

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    hi everyone i was wondering what was the most Fragrant cattleya orchid name was and where i can get it
    When i was younger my grandma had a few that really smelled great and filled the entire 3 story house with the best smell but when we moved from Iowa all the best plants where given to different florist in the area that my grandpa work with and new so i am now looking for new great smelling cattleyas thanks

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    For me it is a difficult to give a name since there are many. Nurmerous cattleyas are fragrant. I am guessing she had a standard sized one since nearly all of them are fragrant and some strongly fragrant.

    I would avoid miniatures or compact ones if you were looking for fragrance, many don't smell but there may be exceptions.

    Maybe look for one in bloom and you will know exactly the smell you want. Some smell sweet while others smell spicy (but I don't recall any that are stinky).

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    i remember one we had when it bloomed it smelled like a dead animal but i dont remember any names i guess i was to young

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    A lot of the hybrids are very fragrant. Of the species, I've heard that iricolor is most fragrant.

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    Robert? You moved from our lovely state of Iowa where snow and cold blanket the ground for four or five months of the year to move to hot, humid, buggy Florida? Don't you miss the farm-fresh air (of hog farms), the corn pollen in early summer (caugh! caugh!), the dust from freshly plowed fields in the spring breeze, the corn dust blowing in the fall breeze at harvest time?

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    hi Robert,

    Click on the tag 'fragrant orchid' and see it that helps. Lots of orchids have been tagged fragrant, and if you search in the results for the ones in the Cattleya section, you are sure to get some great ideas.

    Cheers,
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    One of the most two fragrant ones are Pot. (Cattleya) Clouds Creek and also B. (Brassavola) David Sander.
    Alex

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    After much research on the subject, I ended up betting on Cattleya tigrina and Cattleya walkeriana
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