Flower Portrait: Cattleya Portia

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C. Portia ‘Coerulea’ is an epiphytic, evergreen orchid from Central and South America. Tall, pseudo-bulb with stalks that grow erectly with one or two long, leathery, ovate, green leaves and 4 inches wide blue-lilac flowers.

Published by Heyjude

I have lived in the UK for most of my life, but when young I definitely had wanderlust and even ended up living in South Africa for several years which was a wonderful experience. I now look forward to a long and leisurely retirement doing what I like most - gardening, photography, walking and travelling.

18 thoughts on “Flower Portrait: Cattleya Portia

  1. Orchid? I probably wouldn’t have guessed. As Carol says, very pretty 🙂
    Watching Murray/Raonic at a rather tense stage of the match. Could go either way 😦

        1. Well Andy has nothing to lose having met Novak several times before! Let’s hope it is 5th time lucky for Andy. And great to see his brother reach the finals too.

    1. I have a collection of orchid photos Ken. These all belong to RHS Wisley in their glasshouse! I used to have some of the Phalaenopsis (moth orchids) in yellow, white and pink, but they are all gone now.

      1. … and there was I imagining your personal glasshouse. We have had no joy with Phalaenopsis or other exotics, so we settle for Cymbidiums, which are pretty tough.

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