Brassocattleya – ” The Orchid Of Love”
The Cattleya is one of the most sought after orchids by the orchid professional as well as the hobbyist. The blooms of the Cattleya orchids are some of the most beautiful and exotic flowers in the world. The blooms are often very large (5 to 6 inches) and scented with a sweet perfume that engulfs you with a fragrance that is hard to forget.
The flowers come in a large variety of colors, from soft lavenders to deep reds, brilliant whites, warm yellows, and an amazing blue, plus almost everything in between as well as many color combinations.
Many of the blooms also have frilly lips that remind you of lace. The lips are so delicate and intricate that it is hard to believe that they are real. Because the blooms are very long lasting (up to 8 weeks), they make excellent cut flowers. These spectacular flowers have dominated the florist market for the last century.
Cattleyas, known as the “Queen of Orchid,” are old familiar faces to us, even if we can’t put a name to them. The exotic flower you see decorating the tops of the fancy chocolates you bought for your sweetheart, or elegantly portrayed on many greeting cards and gift wrapping paper, is a Cattleya.
The beautiful corsages worn by brides on their wedding day, and the bride’s bouquet will usually have one large Cattleya in the middle to represent the love from her soon to be groom. High school girls receive beautiful corsages from their prom date made from the bloom of the Cattleya. I can just see a young man smelling the orchid and trying to decide what color would look best on his very special girl’s dress.
Romance has surrounded this beautiful flower for centuries. It represents love, luxury, and beauty. In times of old, these orchids were even used as a aphrodisiacs! The Cattleya
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