Tuesday, 14 August 2012

Dendrobium Spring Dream 'Apollon'

Dendrobium Spring Dream 'Apollon'

Dendrobium Spring Dream 'Apollon'

Dendrobium Spring Dream 'Apollon'
Dendrobium Spring Dream 'Apollon' was discovered in January 1992 as an outstanding member of a large population of seedlings obtained by crossing Dendrobium Seigyoku `Queen` and  Dendrobium Cassiope `Seto` . Seigyoku is itself a cross between Dendrobium Oberon and Dendrobium Spring Wind. Whilst Cassiope is a cross between Dendrobium moniliforme and Dendrobium nobile.

These crosses have been registered with The Royal Horticultural Society in England. The mother plant, Seigyoku,  has large size white flowers, and blooms well. The father plant, Cassiope `Seto`, has white flowers with a soft blurry lavender color at the ouside edges. The center of the flowers is white.

These two varieties were cross-bred in 1989, and over 200 seedlings were cultivated. The first blooms from the seedlings were formed in  January 1992. Among the blooming seedlings were some particularly beautiful whiteflowers with greenish yellow eyes. The plant of the new variety was immediately recognizable as superior in its flowering and general growth habit to all other seedlings obtained from this cross. Six medium-sized flowers were on each of two canes about 13 cm long. After the new variety had been observed for a period of time its other features of vigorous and early blooming were also noted. Two to three canes were established each year, and more flowers bloomed on each cane.

Since then Dendrobium Spring Dream 'Apollon' has become a popular hybrid and is fairly widely available.

1 comment:

  1. Hi..
    The Spring Dream Apollon is a beauty.... I like to Know how i get this beauty to Bloom again.
    Yours Gitte Petersen