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Den Avril's Gold 'Dell'

March 2017

'Dell' was acquired about 4 years ago from Don Cruickshanks, it was named after his wife.

Pod parent Aussie Child 'Avril' and pollen parent speciosum var spec. Windermere.

A lovely strong orchid with a vigorous growth habit.

A golden flower with strong red markings

I was endeavouring to grow 'Dell' into a specimen orchid, but, due to the number of flower spikes and ANOS Judging Rules (to judge all flower spikes - against AOC rules where one flower spike is chosen) it was never going to be considered for an award other than cultural - big orchid with many flower spikes, but, at different stages of development means that it is difficult to present well.

In 2016 it was decided to split 'Dell' into 4 large pieces and one very small back-cut - as this is an important orchid I will keep a list of the individuals that have purchased 'Dell' from me in order for confirmation of provenance. 

For the 2017 season I do not expect a spectacular flowering due to the repotting and to date the pieces are only producing a single growth.  However, in 2018 I am expecting several new growths and a piece of 'Dell' being of sufficient strength to produce a good showing of flowers  - time will tell


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ANOS Central Coast Group
38th Annual Spring Show 2018

August Fri 17th -Sun 19th
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Kempsey Speciosum Spectacular

September 2018
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Alverton St, Greenhill via Kempsey
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ANOS Sydney Group
36th Annual Spring Native Orchid Show

September Sat 8th - Sun 9th
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Wyong Spring Orchid Show 2018

15th - 16th September 2018
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33rd Annual Sarcanthinae
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October Sat 20th
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Orchid Show 2019 - Central Coast Regional Show

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June 2019
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7th Annual Workshop & Lunch 2019

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