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    A few Disa in 2013

    Please be warned :- your retinae may be under threat

    Here are some of this year's crop. All are grown in my Sarracenia lagoons.

    Disa x watsonii "Candy"





    Disa x kewensis "Alice"




    Disa x kewensis "Milkmaid"



    Larger fowered than Disa x watsonii "Candy



    Disa x watsonii "Bramley"







    Disa tripetaloides



    This species is small flowered








    Disa x watsonii "Sandra"



    A larger flower than Disa x watsonii "Bramley" and a lighter pink.
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    "Bramley!!! It burns, it burns!!!"
    Seriously, lovely genus. Thanks for sharing, Fred.

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    Gorgeous flowers. If there was more than a snowball's chance in Death Valley of my success, I would be searching madly for one. Rarely see them at shows which is a pity, though hardly surprising.
    "Blessed are the cracked….
    For they are the ones who let in the light."



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    Quote Originally Posted by DragonsEye View Post
    Gorgeous flowers. If there was more than a snowball's chance in Death Valley of my success, I would be searching madly for one. Rarely see them at shows which is a pity, though hardly surprising.
    They should be ok if you can keep them frost free over winter.

    Do these tempt you at all?









    And a couple from last year that are too busy multiplying to bother flowering this year.



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    Tempt me? Most definitely. But I have known a number of experienced orchid folks who have tried them an failed time and again. From what I have heard, if you are fortunate enough to have the proper conditions for them, Disa are a breeze. But they are "prima donnas" and if anything is off, they can drop into a death spiral at the drop of a hat and recovery is most unlikely. n When you then add in that -- on this side of the pond -- they are typically quite expensive, it simply doesn't encourage me to attempt them.
    "Blessed are the cracked….
    For they are the ones who let in the light."



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