On offer is a seedling Australian Native Dendrobium Coolart Rainbow ‘Regal Touch’ x (Jesmond Sparkler x Tweed) ‘Neo VIva’ growing in a 40mm tube.
Starting to get some quite complex “flavours” develop in this cross, this being a 7th generation hybrid. Coolart Rainbow has two shots each of the colour and shape injecting Tweed and Zip in its makeup, whilst the pollen parent is ½ Tweed and ¼ Zip.
‘Regal Touch’ is a classy cream bloom, with super chunky substance, broad segments, excellent size (around 50mm) and flawless habit/presentation. The broad, flat labellum has an intricately marbled pattern that is quite unique! Pairing this with the very colourful ‘Neo Viva’, we anticipate a wide array of colours and patterns to be possible. ‘Neo Viva’ has blooms of a similar size and substance, and we’re hoping ‘Regal Touch’ will fill in the segments a little more whilst retaining the colour.
Photographs the parents used, and an example of the seedlings on offer.