Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Tigrina Trio

I have three forms of S. tigrina var. nigroviolacea blooming at the same time this summer.  The flowering has been exciting because every day another inflorescence opens and more flowers appear, filling the garden with overwhelming fragrance.  The S. tigrina var. nigroviolacea 'Predator' that I have had for over eleven years has produced an inflorescence with three buds for the first time.  The plant has always produced two buds per inflorescence in the past.

Stanhopea tigrina var. nigroviolacea 'Predator'
exhibiting an inflorescence with three buds
Once the flowers open, you end up loosing the effect of
having three buds on the inflorescence
Two other forms have also produced several inflorescences that may keep the garden filled with S. tigrina blooms for a whole month!
Two more forms of Stanhopea tigrina var. nigroviolacea


  1. After almost 6 years of trying mine is finally showing its first bud or buds (one is not quite defined as a bud or a new leave). I'm so excited and can't wait to see and smell this beautiful orchid for the first time.

  2. Good job getting yours to bud and bloom. I hope you enjoy the beauty and fragrance of your Stanhopea. Keep your fingers crossed for more inflorescences next year!