One of our most appreciated Cymbidium, both for its hardiness, and late summer flowering. Its tall gradated pink flower spikes dominate the growing area in July, when most of our outdoor orchids are not flowering. The only downside to the late summer flowering is that the flower spikes can be shorter lived due to heat.
Cymbidium Canterbury ‘Coburg” is from the parents Cymbidium canaliculatum and Cymbidium Princess Mary. The leaves are more similar to Cymbidium canaliculatum, with a thick, succulent quality, though not so much as the species itself or Cymbidium Little Black Sambo (primary hybrid with Cymbidium madidum). We grow Cymbidium Canterbury outdoors year-round, and potted in regular Cymbidium media (Orchiata Power with 15-20% perlite). It is notable for sending out its new growths in very late summer to early autumn (late August to late September). In general, we repot this hybrid in the autumn with the first new growth.
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