Orchid (Cymbidium Mae West 'Jerry')

Trade name information:
Series: Mae West
Trade Name: 'Jerry'
Cultivar name: 'Mae West Jerry'
General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Bulb
Propagation: Seeds: Will not come true from seed
Other info: Seeds require a specialised medium, as they do not contain their own food source.
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Bulbs
Containers: Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Epiphytic
Parentage: Mighty Sunset X Karen

Courtesy of Andy Easton, New Horizon Orchids. Used with permissio

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Courtesy of Andy Easton, New Horizon Orchids. Used with permissio
By Australis
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Comments:
Posted by Australis (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia - Zone 10b) on Aug 1, 2017 1:03 AM

The breeder of this clone, Andy Easton, provided the full parentage details on his forum, although he did not state the order of the cross for either this clone or the parents (hence it is listed as per the RHS registration):

Cym. Mighty Sunset = Orchid (Cymbidium Wyalong 'Sunset') X Orchid (Cymbidium Mighty Mouse 'Minnie')
Cym. Karen = Orchid (Cymbidium Red Beauty 'Prinse's Albertina') X Orchid (Cymbidium Coraki 'Margaret')

He notes that the Cym. Mighty Sunset produced was a sparingly fertile triploid (instead of being the diploid one would expect from its parentage). The Cym. Karen used was a tetraploid; he got three good tetraploids from the cross - 'Geyserland', 'Tikitere' and 'Jerry'.

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