Orchid (Cymbidium)

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Underground structures: Bulb
Propagation: Seeds: 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

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The Chelsea Flower Show 2011 (Part 3)The Chelsea Flower Show 2011 (Part 3)
By NEILMUIR1 on June 14, 2011

Although the first show, The Great Spring Show, goes back to 1862 it was not until 1913 that the show was moved to the Grounds of the Royal Hospital at Chelsea. It immediately took the name of Chelsea, and has been the Chelsea Flower Show ever since. It has always been an international show and with modern transportation anything is now possible at this amazing event. Join me on yet another march around Chelsea.

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Location: Hausermann Orchid NurseryDate: 2019-03-02
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Location: Hausermann Orchid Nursery Date: 2019-03-02Sussex Dawn 'Pink Pearl' X Mem Francis Cobb 'Pink Francis'
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Date: 2019-03-02Cymbidium Sussex Dawn 'Pink Pearl' X Mem Francis Cobb 'Pink Franc
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Date: 2018-02-24
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Date: 2017-02-26
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Date: 2019-03-02Solid Yellow Bloom
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Date: 2017-02-26
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Date: 2017-02-26
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Date: 2017-03-20Cannot believe how long the blooms last, AMAZING!
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Date: 2017-02-17
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Location: Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaDate: 2017-11-14Shown at the November COSV Meeting as Cym. lowianum var. concolor
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Location: Botanical Gardens of the State of Georgia...Athens, GaDate: 2018-01-21Cymbidium Orchid 001
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Location: Coastal San Diego County Date: 2018-02-21
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Location: Melbourne Orchid Spectacular (OSCOV), Victoria, AustraliaDate: 2019-08-24Mislabelled as Sarah Jean 'Red Indian'. Part of the Cymbidium Soc
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Location: Melbourne Orchid Spectacular (OSCOV), Victoria, AustraliaDate: 2019-08-24Mislabelled as Sarah Jean 'Red Indian'. Part of the Cymbidium Soc
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Date: 2008-04-28
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Date: 2012-12-28
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Date: 2012-12-28
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Date: 2013-01-16
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Date: 2014-02-03
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Unregistered hybrid Dave Tognalli.
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Date: 2017-02-26
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Location: North Jersey Orchid Society Show, Douglass Student Center, Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJDate: 2018-01-13Cymbidium goeringii hybrid
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Location: Coastal San Diego County Date: 2018-02-06
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Cym. ensifolium var. album 4N x Cym. mastersii 4N. Courtesy of An
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Location: Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaDate: 2018-06-16Dry Cymbidium seed. The seed is very fine, like tiny hairs barely
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Location: Melbourne Orchid Spectacular (OSCOV), Victoria, AustraliaDate: 2019-08-24Mislabelled as Sarah Jean 'Red Indian'. Part of the Cymbidium Soc
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Date: 2012-12-28
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Date: 2013-01-16
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Date: 2014-02-03
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Location: Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaDate: 2017-11-14Shown at the November COSV Meeting as Cym. lowianum var. concolor
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Location: Melbourne, Victoria, AustraliaDate: 2017-11-14Shown at the November COSV Meeting as Cym. lowianum var. concolor
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Location: Coastal San Diego County Date: 2018-02-06
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Date: 2009-03-28Labelled as Cym. Yi-Ying Golden Dragon, but this ID is questionab
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Location: My gardenDate: 2018-04-13I have a large pot of this mini bloom set under the redwoods, it
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Location: My gardenDate: 2018-04-13
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Posted by Australis (Melbourne, Victoria, Australia - Zone 10b) on Jun 18, 2017 11:57 PM

Cymbidium orchids are one of the more popular Orchid genera. They are quite often used for cut flowers, although some species and their hybrids do not cut well (i.e. Red Column Cymbidium (Cymbidium erythrostylum) and Tracy's Cymbidium (Cymbidium tracyanum)).

Most hybrids are cool-growing and flower from late Autumn/Fall through Spring. Newer heat-tolerant hybrids are extending this range and it is expected that it will be possible to have Cyms in flower at all times of the year in the not-too-distance future.

Many species are epiphytic, although some (such as Splendid Cymbidium (Cymbidium insigne)) are terrestrial. These can typically still be grown in a mix suitable for epiphytic Cyms. Overall, the genus is probably best described as semi-epiphytic.

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A Question of Identity by Australis Nov 15, 2017 7:48 PM 0
Doubts about identity by Australis Feb 10, 2018 10:53 PM 0
A rejected hybrid by Australis Mar 31, 2018 4:52 AM 0
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White spots on orchid leaves by N1ck Sep 15, 2020 7:07 AM 2
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ID please. Green Spring Gardends, Alexandria, Virginia by Nick_Kurzenko Aug 2, 2020 3:08 PM 2
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