Cymbidium Mitzi ‘Mabel’ is one of the hardiest of all of our Cymbidium … plus has 3′ (1m) long flower stalks that last for over two months. No wonder it is a favorite orchid of ours! Certainly not compact, as with most Cymbidium madidium hybrids: the width in bloom can be around 5-6′ (2m): it has a habit of growing flower spikes on direct opposite sides of the plant. Though we surely do not complain about ducking around long, brilliant yellow orchid flower spikes for a few months in spring in our pergola.
In addition to large flower spikes, the pseudobulbs on this orchid are the second largest in our collection (only exceeded by another Cymbidium madidum hybrid). They resemble small footballs (American-style football, that is) in the pot.
Cymbidium Mitzi is all weather orchid that has grown in full sun as well as temperatures into the mid 20s (-3C) without a blemish. The parents of Cymbidium Mitzi are Cymbidium madidum and Cymbidium Angela.
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