A surprisingly strongly fragrant Australian Dendrobium hybrid with striking plumes of star-shaped yellow flowers: Dendrobium Robbie McInnes. Photographs of a first bloom seedling from the cross of Dendrobium Aussie Parade ‘Carrot Splash’ HCC/AOS and Dendrobium speciosum ‘Windermere’ HCC/AOS.
As with our other Aussie Dendrobium, this orchid lives in the shadehouse, with summer highs reaching 100F (38C) and staying outdoors unless nights are forecast below 27F (-2C). However, I am extra careful when the buds are developing to move it into the cool growing area (50F/10C minimum nights) to prevent damage when near freezing temperatures are forecast. Dendrobium Robbie McInnes flowers in late February, so extra caution is needed to protect the buds at this time of year.
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