Laelia dayana 'Hartford' AM/AOS

Laelia dayana 'Hartford' AM/AOS - Flower photo by Richard LindbergLaelia dayana 'Hartford' AM/AOS - Flower photo by Richard LindbergLaelia dayana 'Hartford' AM/AOS - Plant photo by Richard LindbergThe genus Laelia (L) has a few species in Mexico and parts of Central America.

Laelia dayana grows in Brazil near Rio de Janeiro in a fairly broad range or altitudes, 1500-6000 feet. It is cool to warm growing blooms in summer. It does well mounted and needs a dry winter rest.

Laelia dayana 'Harford' AM/AOS remains one of the finest cultivars ever. A nearly black lip is off set by petals and sepals that remain less cupped than other cultivars. A quality L. dayana.

This plant is mounted on a 10x4-inch piece of cork bark and there are eleven pseudobulbs.

09/16/2013 - Bloomed, Blog entry.

07/10/2013 - Bloomed, Blog entry.

10/02/2012 - Bloomed, larger flower picture, Blog entry.

07/21/2009 - Added to collection from Steve Christoffersen.

TRIBE: Epidendreae     SUBTRIBE: Laeliinae