If you think orchids are dainty plants that can not wait to die the moment you turn you back, then try the Cymbidium. They are very rewarding orchids for growers in the temperate zone. Again, the general image of a Cymbidium for most of the population is the standard, corsage type flower or the plant with star-shaped blooms on upright spikes from the potted plant trade. There are more. Recently, Cymbidiums with arching or pendulous flowers are gaining much interest, along with the ultra miniatures that bloom in a 4-inch pot. And then, there are the graceful, fragrant hybrids from the Orient, plus those with cup-shape blooms from the Japanese hybridizers, not to mention the freak clones with stripes petals or multiple floral parts. The images in this gallery are all from our Cymbidium collection.
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