Jan 11th, 2013

Smoldering Knockout Blooms

Text & photo by Kelley Deegan, Horticulture Intern, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden

Lalieocattleya Fire Island 'Fiery' HCC/AOS

Lalieocattleya Fire Island ‘Fiery’ HCC/AOS

This blazingly orange orchid, currently blooming in the Conservatory, shines bright with a pop of scarlet to chase away those winter blues. Lalieocattleya Fire Island ‘Fiery’ HCC/AOS is a hybrid species derived from two closely related genera: Laelia and Cattleya. Orchids of these genera are found from Central to South America in every color of the rainbow, but blue and black. These cheerful, showy flowers live up to their smoldering name.
This is just a preview of one of the many blooms you’ll see at Orchids Galore! starting February 14. Come enjoy a natural love affair with color & light, exploring the diversity of the orchid family and their rich, fragrant blooms.


Jonah Holland is PR & Marketing Coordinator at Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden, specializing in social media. She's been known to go for a walk, and come back completely inspired to write a blog post on her newest found adventure.

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