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    There is no such thing as far as I know of a true blue orchid. There are many though that are very very close. I just saw the same Phals at Home Depot and thought no way.... read the tag and my thoughts were correct, they are dyed. I have Bollopetalum Midnight Blue and the blooms are a very nice dark blue. But I have seen some that get purplish. They usually run about $15, at least that's what I payed for mine. It is starting a spike now, when it blooms I'll post a pic if I can.
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    i recently saw a very nice blue orchid... Dendrobium vexillarius var retroflexum. the clone that i saw in particular, because of it's crystalline nature, had metallic grey turquoise petals. along with the dark purplish lip with a bright orange tongue...quite a site to behold!
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    This is what a naturally 'blue' phal looks like

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsrtfox1942 View Post
    There is no such thing as far as I know of a true blue orchid. There are many though that are very very close. I just saw the same Phals at Home Depot and thought no way.... read the tag and my thoughts were correct, they are dyed. I have Bollopetalum Midnight Blue and the blooms are a very nice dark blue. But I have seen some that get purplish. They usually run about $15, at least that's what I payed for mine. It is starting a spike now, when it blooms I'll post a pic if I can.
    Awesome, I'd love to see what they look like from a "home grower" posting honest pics, rather than overly flattering or photoshopped images.

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    As you can see, lighting has a lot to do with the perceived color. This is the same bloom. I will take more pics tomorrow. It has 4 blooms on it, 2 open and one maybe tomorrow.



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