Yellow, Cream and White Orchids: Dendrobium speciosum

It is a most fabulous season for the Dendrobium speciosums this year, there is no other word for it, they are putting on a massive show whenever I see them, and they seem to be everywhere all of a sudden, many of them in non native gardens which is always great to see. The main thing I have noticed this time around is the range of different colours, from deep yellow through to pure white. The ones in the photos below were almost white.

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Here you can see them planted as a border edge, they look great spilling over and make a wonderful feature, whether mass planted or as a singular clump. Dendrobium speciosum also do really well in containers or pots as they love being root bound like most orchids or you can simply plop them on a rock with a little bit of soil or spagnum moss and they will attach themselves quite quickly. They can also be tied to trees trunks or stumps with wire, this is a great way of making something of an old stump.

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