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■(JI) 'Mountain Grotto'

1953, Marx

'Mountain Grotto' ( Walter Marx, R. 1951) JI (double), 48" (122 cm), Extra early bloom. Self of cattleya orchid. 'Airship' x 'Karahashi'. Marx 1953.

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From Marx Garden catalog, 1955: MOUNTAIN GROTTO (Marx 1953) Each $2.50 Medium orchid blue blend near cattleya is the general color of this enchanting flower. White upright styles trimmed in lavender and bright yellow signals add vivacity. Graceful 8" blooms of semi-flaring form are produced on well branched 4 foot stems. This semi-double is outstanding in its color class and and will appeal especially to the flower lover who avoids the strongest colors. Very early.

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Topic revision: r8 - 16 Jul 2017, Betsy881
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