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WELCOME TO THE

SYDNEY ORCHID CENTRE


Hi,
I am Seong Tay, co-owner of the Sydney Orchid Centre.
I have launched this blog to let you know what orchids are currently in flower at the nursery and what is available for sale.
I intend keeping this website simple, nothing fanciful, just enough to keep you informed.
If there is a plant or plants that you would like to buy from the For Sale section, please contact me by email at soc@theorchidmart.com or write to The Sydney Orchid Centre, PO Box 120, Kenthurst, NSW 2156.
Cheers,
Seong
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What's in Flower at the Nursery each month

Different types of Slipper Orchids flower at different times of the year and the wide variety of Slipper Orchids enables us to enjoy them throughout the whole year. "What's flowering" gives an indication of which Slipper Orchid flowers in which month in Sydney.

What's flowering in June 2022

29th June 2022

Paph. primulinum

Paph. Jackie Graham 'Northbridge'

Paph. Recompense 'Wondabah'

Paph. Jenna Girl

Paph. villosum var. amnanense

Paph. fairrieanum

Paph. fairrieanum fma. semi-album

Paph. barbigerum fma. album

What's flowering in May 2022

28th May 2022

Paph. (Olympian Yard x In-Charm Lovely)

Paph. spicerianum

Phrag. Fritz Schomburg 'TOM One' AM/AOC

Phrag. Juan Alberto Arias


What's flowering in April 2022

24th April 2022

Paph. Charles Parker McKinney - whole plant

Paph. Charles Parker McKinney - flowers

Paph. Harold Koopowitz whole plant

Paph. Harold Koopowitz flowers


17th April 2022


Paph. charlesworthii

Paph. Katrina (Paph. Willowspring x Paph. charlesworthii fma. album)

Paph. purpuratum

What's flowering in March 2022

30th March 2022

Paph. barbigerum var. coccineum

Paph. henryanum

Paph. helenae

The one on the right of the picture is the alba form

Paph. purpuratum

Paph. purpuratum fma. album

Paph. charlesworthii

Paph. Ho Chi Minh

What's flowering in February 2022

18th February 2022

Paph. Carolyn Butcher

Paph. Fumi's Delight  x Paph. delenatii f. vinicolor

Paph. Wyruna Vietnam Magic

Paph. Magic Lantern

Paph. concolor

Paph. tonsum

Paph. bellatulum

Paph. Harold Koopowitz

Paph. Prime Child

Paph. Dollgoldi

3rd February 2022

Paph. (Hsinying Luke x anitum) - Plant and flower Flask OIP0014 from Orchid Inn, USA

Paph. (Hsinying Luke x anitum) - flower

Paph. Magic Lantern - whole plant and flower

Paph. Magic Lantern - flower

What's flowering in January 2022

23rd January 2022

Phrag. Incan Treasure (Phrag. kovachii x Phrag. longifolium)

Paph. Hung Sheng Hasegawa (Paph. Joyce Hasegawa x Paph. hangianum)

12th January 2022

Paph. superbiens var. curtisii

Paph. acmodontum

Paph. tigrinum

Paph. hookerae

11th January 2022

Paph. Formosa Lady

(Paph. Susan Booth 'Red' x Paph. sanderianum 'Sam Tsui')

Whole plant and flowers

Close up of flowers

10th January 2022

Paph. parishii

Paph. parishii 'Dark Petals' x 'Jeanie'

Whole plant and flowers

Profile of raceme

Close up of flower

Paph. glanduliferum var. praestans

 (Paph. glanduliferum var. praestans 'Yellow Tiger' x 'Sam's Choice')

Whole plant and flowers

Close up of flowers

Paph. Angel Hair

(Paph. Saint Swithin 'Jumbo Jamboree' x Paph. sanderianum 'Lady in Red')

Whole plant and flowers

Close up of flowers

Paph. sanderianum

First flowering of a seedling with 2 flowers

Whole plant and flowers

Close up of flowers

What's flowering in December 2021

5th December 2021

Paph. moquetteanum 'TOM#1' FCC/AOC (2021)

Paph. moquetteanum 'Red Pouch' x 'New Dimension'

Whole plant and flower

Close up of flower

4th December 2021

Paph. emersonii 'TOM#1' FCC/AOC (2021)

Paph. emersonii 'Wide Petals' x Perfect Circle

Paph. emersonii - plant and flower

Close up of flower

What's flowering in November 2021

Phrag. caudatum

Paph. rothschildianum - whole plant

Paph. rothschildianum - flower

Paph. philippinense var. roebelinii - plant

Paph. philippinense var. roebelinii - flowers

Paph. philippinense var. laevigatum - plant

Paph. philippinense var. laevigatum - flowers

Paph. Franz Glanz - plant (Paph. emersonii x Paph. armeniacum)

Paph. Franz Glanz -flower

Paph. Wossner Wolke - plant (Paph. emersonii x Paph. hangianum)

Paph. Wossner Wolke - flower

Paph. Goya - whole plant (Paph. concolor x Paph. rungsuriyanum)

Paph. Goya - flower

Paph. Pilot - whole plant

(Paph. rungsuriyanum x Paph. ciliolare)

Paph. Pilot - flower

Paph. tonsum

Paph. urbanianum

Paph. violescens

Paph. volonteanum

Paph. hennisianum var. christiansen

Paph. hennisianum

Paph. javanicum var. virens

Paph. niveum

Paph. barbatum

Paph. dayanum

Paph. fowliei fma. album

Paph. fowliei


What's in flower in October 2021

16th October 2021

Paph. Wossner China Moon (Paph. armeniacum x Paph. hangianum)

Whole plant

Paph. Wossner China Moon

Close up of flower

Paph. micranthum 'TOM'

FCC/AOC (2018)


Paph. micranthum 'TOM' was awarded a FCC/AOC at the S.P.E.C.I.E.S. October 2018 meeting with 87.10 points. It is a very large flower. When awarded, the dimensions were width 89.0mm and length 117mm.


A division of this awarded plant is for sale in the Slipper Orchid page.


6th October 2021

Paph. Crushed Strawberry

Whole plant

Paph. Crushed Strawberry

Close up of flower

Paph. micranthum

Whole plant of first-flowering seedling

Paph. micranthum

Close up of flower

5th October 2021

First-flowering Paph. rothschildianum

Close-up of Paph. rothschildianum

Paph. armeniacum 'TOM' AM/AOC flowering from a small division.

Close-up of Paph. armeniacum 'TOM' AM/AOC

What's in flower in September 2021

23rd September 2021

Paph. Lynleigh Koopowitz

Paph. micranthum

Paph. Fumi's Delight 'Apricot Cream' AM/AOC

Paph. micranthum var. eburneum 'Clover' HCC/AOC

22nd September 2021

Paph. micranthum var. eburneum

Paph. armeniacum

Paph. Liberty Taiwan

(Paph. micranthum x Paph. hangianum)

17th September 2021

Paph. Fanaticum

Left

Middle left

Middle right

Right

Paph. Fanaticum

These are the 4 Paph. Fanaticum above, side by side, from left to right.


4th September 2021

Paph. moquettianum - whole plant

Paph. moquettianum - flower

What's in flower in August 2021

26th August 2021

Paph. Vanguard - whole plant

Paph. Vanguard - flower

Paph. Michael Koopowitz

Paph. Formosa Lady

Paph. White Knight x Ching Hua Gold (according to label. NB. Ching Hua Gold is not registered)

Paph. javanicum fma. album

Paph. Wilbur Chang

11th August 2021

Paph. venustum

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Paph. fairrieanum fma. album

Paph. Hsinying Dragon Emma

What's flowering in June 2021

1st June 2021

Paph. javanicum var. floresianum

Paph. parnatatum

Paph. tonsum fma. album

What's flowering in May 2021

2nd May 2021

Paph. purpuratum

Paph. purpuratum fma. album

Paph. violescens

What's flowering in April 2021

14th April 2021

Paph. Goya (Paph. concolor x Paph. rungsuriyanum)

Paph. Goya on left and Paph. rungsuriyanum on right for comparison

Paph. rungsuriyanum

What's flowering in March 2021

27th March 2021

Dendrobium cuthbertsonii

Den. cuthbertsonii

Den. cuthbertsonii

Den. cuthbertsonii

26th March 2021

Phrag. Fritz Schomberg

Paph. charlesworthii fma. album

Paph. charlesworthii

Paph. Dollgoldi

Paph. dianthum

Phrag. Scarlet O'Hara

17th March 2021

Paph. Bellatino x (James Bacon x Tokyo Black Knight)

Paph. leucochilum fma. album

Paph. Carolyn Butcher

Paph. Hilo Citron

Paph. lawrenceanum

Paph. moquettianum

Phrag. Scarlet O'Hara

Paph. henryanum

Phrag. Don Wimber

10th March 2021

Miltoniopsis Lillian Nakamoto 'Tanto'


Paphs flowering in February 2021

26th February 2021

Paph. Magic Lantern

This Paph. Magic Lantern came from Hengduan Mountain Biotech

Whole plant

Close up of flower

19th February 2021

Another Paph. Wyruna Vietnam Magic 'TOM' flowering in February 2021

Whole Plant

Close up

Individual flower

Paphs flowering in January 2021

25th January 2021

Paph. Wyruna Vietnam Magic 'TOM' AM/AOC

(Paph. vietnamense x Paph. Magic Lantern)

Paph. Gagaku

(Paph. Ho Chi Minh x Paph. emersonii)

Paph. leucochilum

4th January 2021

Paph. sangii

Paph. tigrinum

Paph. violescens

Paphs flowering in November 2020

19th November 2020

Paph. argus

Paph. barbatum

Paph. fowliei

Paph. javanicum var. virens

Paph. Hung Sheng Magic x Paph. Hung Sheng Flame

Paph. Vanda M. Pearman

(Paph. delenatii x Paph. bellatulum)

14th November 2020

Paph. hirsutissimum 'TOM#1' FCC/AOC

from

Flask OIK0241 Paph. hirsutissimum 'Atlas' x 'Sellon'

Flowering from first lead
Close up of flower
Big flower 170mm wide
Wide petals

Paph. Franz Glanz

HS7183 (Paph. emersonii x Paph. armeniacum) from Hung Sheng Orchid Nursery

Paph. Wossner Vietnam M

HS6084 (Paph. vietnamense x Paph. emersonii var. huonglanae) from Hung Sheng Orchid Nursery

Paph. emersonii var. huonglanae

HS5978 (Paph.emersonii var huonglanae 'Bear-2' x 'Bear-1')

Paphs flowering in October 2020

18th October 2020

Paph. vietnamense

Paph. haynaldianum

Paph. hirsutissimum

Paph. mastersianum

Paph. celebense

Paph. hennisianum

10th October 2020

Paph. urbanianum 'TOM#1'

Paph. Crush Strawberry

(Paph. Stone Lovely x Paph. Icy Galaxy)
Large creamy white complex Paph with a few red spots on dorsal and petals

Paph. micranthum 'TOM#2'

1st October 2020

Paph. micranthum var. eburneum 'TOM#4' FCC/AOC

Paph. wenshanense 'TOM#2' FCC/AOC

Paph. wenshanense 'TOM#3'

Paphs flowering in September 2020

24th September 2020

These 3 Paph. micranthum var. eburneum are from a flask I bought from Hengduan Mountain Biotech in Sichuan, China, in 2012.

The one in the middle is Paph. micranthum var. eburneum 'Clover' HCC/AOC which was Grand Champion at the Australian Orchid Council Conference at South Windsor, NSW, in 2018

The one on the left is Paph. micranthum var. eburneum 'TOM#3' and the one on the right is Paph. micranthum var. eburneum 'TOM#5'

17th September 2020

Paph. Crush Strawberry

(Paph. Stone Lovely x Icy Galaxy)

Paph. rothschildianum

Paph. robinsonii 'TOM#2' AM/AOC

1st September 2020

Paph. (Cherry Glace 'Full Gloss' x Paph. sukhakulii)

3 siblings from the same cross showing colour variation

Paph. Cherry Glace 'Full Gloss' x Paph. sukhakulii

Paph. Cherry Glace 'Full Gloss' x Paph. sukhakulii

Paph. Cherry Glace 'Full Gloss' x Paph. sukhakulii

Paph. Wilbur Chang

Paph. rothschildianum

Paph. Hung Sheng Red Apple x Paph. Hung Sheng Flame

Huge Maudiae-type flower

Cymbidiums flowering in August

3rd August 2020

The Cymbidium season is again late in 2020 and the flowering is not great possibly due to the hot dry summer and autumn.

Here are some pics of our flowering Cymbidiums.

If you are interested in our Cymbidiums, please contact George Serhan on 0416015612

Our first-flowering seedlings

Our cut-flower and pot-plant range

Cym. Serhan's Passion 'Marion' FCC/AOC

One of the few FCC Cymbidiums awarded in Australia. Large open flat flowers with show bench and cut-flower qualities. A consistent show winner.

Paphs flowering in July

30th July 2020

Paph. Pacific Wunder

Paph. Pacific Fire 'Shine & Glory' x Paph. Lippewunder 'Joyce'
This came from Orchid Inn Ltd. flask OIJ0023, hybridised and registered by Sam Tsui

Paph. Pacific Wunder

Another from Sam Tsui's flask OIJ0023

Paph. wardii 'TOM#7' AM/AOC

Paph. wardii 'TOM#1' AM/AOC

Paph. javanicum var. floresianum

Paph. javanicum var. virens

6th July 2020

Paph. x hermanii (A natural cross between Paph. helenae with Paph. hirsutissimum) ??? is it? Looks like a Paph. tranlienianum

Paph. wardii 'TOM#4' AM/AOC

Paph. tranlienianum

Paph. spicerianum

Paph. In-Charm Gold (seedling) One of the "tea-cup" complex Paphs that are gaining popularity

Paph. (Olympian Yard x In-Charm Lovely) Another seedling with large flowers on a small plant

Paphs flowering in June

19th June 2020

Paph. Orchilla 'Chilton'

Paph. Betty Bracey 'Springtime'

Seedling - Paph. (Olympian Yard x In-Charm Lovely) First flowering on a small plant. Big flower, almost 15 cm across.

Paph. Fassifern 'Jumbuck'

Paph. Rising Fast

Paph. Magic Oro 'Super Yellow'

11th June 2020

Paph. fairrieanum

Paph. Charles Parker McKinney

Paph. Hsinying Rubyweb x Paph. fairrieanum

Paph. Charles Parker mcKinney

Paph. Hsinying Rubyweb x Paph fairrieanum

Paph. wardii fma. alboviride 'TOM' AM/AOC

OIK0129 Paph. wardii fma. alboviride 'Perfect Balance' x 'New Era'

Paph. wardii fma. alboviride 'TOM' AM/AOC

OIK0129 Paph. wardii fma. alboviride 'Perfect Balance' x 'New Era'

Paph. wardii fma. alboviride

This one is from the same flask as the awarded one on the left and available for sale #24 in Slipper Orchids For Sale

9th June 2020

Paph. Hsinying Dragon Emma AM/AOC

(Paph. Hsinying Emma x Paph. Hsinying Dragon 'Double Trouble') from Ching Hua PA7269

Paph. Dragon Emma 'TOM#2'

(Paph. Hsinying Emma x Paph. Hsinying Dragon 'Double Trouble') from Ching Hua PA7269

Paph. Dragon Emma ' TOM#3'

Another from flask PA7269 from Ching Hua.

1st June 2020

Paph. barbigerum fma. album

This is the rare albinistic form of Paph. barbigerum, a miniature Paph that has relatively big flowers on a small plant.

Paph. fairrieanum

A beautiful Paph that grows in the cold glasshouse. Very sought after Paph.

Paph. Fidelity 'Chiffon'

An early complex Paph with a beautiful flat dorsal sepal and pleasant clear colour.

Paphs flowering in May

Phrag. Memoria Mariza Rolanda

This is the first from a flask of Phrag. Memoria Mariza Rolando I bought from Ecuagenera. There are another 6 in bud at the moment. It is easy to grow. The potting medium has to be moist all the time and will tolerate cold down to 4 degrees C.

Paph. Katrina

Paph. Willowspring x Paph. charlesworthii fma. album from Sam Tsui of Orchid Inn Ltd. with the large beautiful characteristic of Paph. charlesworthii. The flower is large on a small plant the size of its parent Paph. charlesworthii.

Paph. purpuratum

This Paphiopedilum species is endemic in South China around Hong Kong. The dorsal sepal of this species normally rolls backwards laterally but in this particular flower it stays flat flat for quite a few days before rolling backwards. This species grows cold down to 4 degrees C.

Paph. sanderiana

This plant is from a flask of Paph. sanderiana batch HS6001 bought from Hung Sheng Orchid Nursery in Taiwan in 2011.

It is flowering from its first fan when its new lead is half-mature.

Whole plant

Close up

Frontal view

Paph. villosum fma. aureum AM/AOC 2017

This is the albinistic form of Paph. villosum which is rare. This particular clone is superior to others, having a wide flat dorsal sepal that remains flat.

Paph. villosum

This is a hardy and easy to grow species.

Paph. parnatatum

This species comes from the Philippines. Rarely seen or benched at meetings. Not readily available anywhere.

Phrag. richterii

Paph. Battle of Egypt 'Alpha'

Phrag. Peruflora Cirila Alca