The Classic Cattleyas

The Classic Cattleyas

Book - 2006
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In 1818, William Cattley succeeded in flowering one of the first species of the genus that would bear his name. These first cattleyas are the classic cattleyas, whose form defined the essence of tropical orchids for generations to come. Indeed, the color of their flowers became known as "orchid." In this helpful and informative book, each classic Cattleya species is described in fascinating detail, and its role in breeding programs is elucidated. All that is required to appreciate and grow the large-flowered cattleyas successfully is included. Cultivation, humidity and watering, fertilizing, propagation, and diagnosing and treating problems are detailed, making this volume valuable for both veteran orchid enthusiasts and those who simply love these beautiful flowers.
Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, 2006.
ISBN: 9780881927641
Branch Call Number: 635.9344
Characteristics: 251 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 27 cm.
Additional Contributors: Chadwick, Arthur E.


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Jan 20, 2018

This book goes into the history of hunting for and cultivating early Cattleya species. It's not meant as a growing guide for current hybrids/cultivars. Has lots of color photographs and is an interesting read.


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