One of the finest clones of Dendrobium Avril’s Gold, and the highest awarded in the USA, is Dendrobium Avril’s Gold ‘Dark & Spotty’ AM/AOS. This is a division of the original awarded mother plant.
We grow this orchid outdoors for most of the year, and then bring into our cool room (50F, 10C min nights) for the coldest part of winter, when nights regularly drop below 40F (4C). This is excellent timing, as Dendrobium Avril’s Gold usually begin spiking in late October to November for us, and we have beautiful sunshine gold flowers for December. Dendrobium Avril’s Gold is a hybrid of Dendrobium Aussie Child and Dendrobium speciosum, with 75% of the parentage coming from Dendrobium speciosum.
Of note: the last photo below is a lighter color yellow. These blooms are just opening. The flowers darken to the richer gold/orange after a week or so.
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