I've wanted one of these since i saw my first one in February - but had no idea then how many kinds there are. I have a couple of questions for the senior growers:

1) Species vs. hybrid? I need some specific names here.

2) which one has the nicest fragrance?

3) How long do the blooms last?

4) Would it be more challenging to grow this than, say, the paphs, oncids, and dens I have? In other words, as a new grower, do I have any business looking into this species at all?; and ,

5) would this be one of those times that online ordering beats out local nursery stock?


Thanks to all you wiser folks -

Maura