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blue sapphire

Posted by tim45z10 sdca (My Page) on
Fri, May 30, 14 at 18:14

An orchid I recently added to my collection.


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Sorry but its dyed,it will go back to being white next bloom season.pretty though.


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And so far no true blue orchid of any kind....


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blue sapphire

Well rats. How do they dye them?


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The roots are injected with blue dye at a certain time before the flowers open.


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For the ones I've seen, they inject the dye right into the flower stalk, 3"-4" above where it comes of of plant.

Also, aren't there Aussie thunias that are true blue?

Bob


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If the producers can get the rest of the flower the same dark hue as the lip, that may be attractive. Not digging that cotton candy gradient color.


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  • Posted by arthurm Sydney, NSW AUST (My Page) on
    Fri, Jun 6, 14 at 19:25

Here is an almost blue orchid, maybe just a hint of mauve.
Difficult to grow and its common name is sun orchid.
Common in bushland around Sydney, Australia.
Thelymitra ixioides
Thelymitra ixioides


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I can see the true blue is so beautiful but the dye ones look artificial. I think I got a blue dendro last October. If I remembered it correctly. It's bluish, purplish from the outside but white in the middle. I didn't have a chance to take picture before I gave it to a friend as a gift.

Tanie


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Hi
Watched with interest a marketing ploy at a local HD.
they had them inside near the registers instead of the garden section They had Phals in deep blue bright orange a nd hot pink many had glitter glued to the petals. They had a complete sellout!! Guess will be seeing a lot more of them?? lol gary


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Gary, that's hysterical...

Jane


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