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Oncidium Night Shift 2011

This is a discussion on Oncidium Night Shift 2011 within the Oncidium/ Intergeneric Information forums, part of the Frequently Asked Questions category; Last year this oncidium had two short spikes which I posted on here. This year ...

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    Default Oncidium Night Shift 2011

    Last year this oncidium had two short spikes which I posted on here. This year there is only one spike which is 52 inches tall. It appeared in September and just grew and grew. I really thought it was trying to compete with Jack's magic bean stock. It has finally started blooming with alot more buds to open. I don't know it's parentage but it definately has Sharry Baby in it. The flowers are larger and the scent is stronger. It smells like chocolate mint. I love the color. Last year it seemed the blooms lasted forever. I hope that holds true this year. It floods the room with it's delicious scent.

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    OOOO...I like it alot! I love dark blooms....and scented makes it even better!

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    Wow...now that's a spike! The flowers are nice and dark....what a beauty!

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    This orchid sure decided to do things in a big way. Amazing spike! AL

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    Wow, that is huge, Bill. Nice growing and blooming of this orchid. So dark and beautiful!

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    Very interesting colouring ; I can't think of anything very close except the very ancient Oncdda Charlesworthii but that tends to have much longer side branches than your plant shown here, and of course a far more primitive open starry flower shape. Unfortunately it doesn't appear in Orchidwiz so that I have not been able to look at the parentage.

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    Wow, what a well grown plant.

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    that is really lovely!

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    I love the color, Bill, but most of all, I like the fact that it has a sweet smell! Betty :-)

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    That's great - really eye catching. Thanks for sharing.

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