Friday, February 2, 2007

Blue Orchid






Orchids were widely collected during the 19th century. With nearly 25,000 varieties, some orchids are among the most exquisite and expensive flowers available. In antiquity, orchids were correlated with fertility and love. It was common knowledge that they would protect against diseases. Given as a gift they stand for preciousness and seduction.

Meanings: seduction, preciousness

9 comments:

chastina said...

I love this blue orchid. Your pictures are very captivating. I was wondering if you know the specific name of this species of orchid, and or you knew of a flower shop that sells these flowers. I would like to find the flower for my sisters wedding. Thank you.

grace said...

Hi Chastina, I honestly don't know what's the name of this flower nor where to buy it. It was given to me by hubby on my birthday. He took it from a flowershop nearby our area when we were in mumbai.. Wish I could be of help but we are not in India anymore. Now we are in Malaysia. It's really a lovely flower. Hope u'll find other sources.

Anonymous said...

Orchids usually aren't naturally this deep shade of blue. If it came in an arrangement from a flower shop I'd say that there's a pretty strong chance they were died. Feed coloring through the stem or some other method.

At least I'm pretty sure :)

If I'm wrong. completely ignore it.

Anonymous said...

these orchids weren't dyed.
they grow in india, they are extremely hard to find
you will most likely have to import them.

courts said...

just thought i'd point out that yes these orchids were dyed. i found the very same flowers at a shop the other day, was impressed by them and asked the flourist what they were. she assured me that they were dyed and also pointed out that you could get great deals on these flowers at costco:P

Anonymous said...

I had this type of orchid for the ceterpcs for my wedding. I bought them stem-dyed from a wholesale flower store. They dont come from mother nature in the most blue colors so be careful handling them as the dye will come off on your fingers!! i dont recommend them for bouquets because of that!

Anonymous said...

Its a blue Dyed Dendrobium orchid. Definitley dyed. Gorgeous but yes dyed. And the type is dendorbium.. a bit smaller than the normal cymbidium orchids.

Anonymous said...

These flowers are acutally not dyed. They are very rare if you get one that is natural, so some are dyed. I don't know about the ones in the photos, but I know that the ones my sister had for her prom were natural.

Anonymous said...

I am actually using these exact flowers for my upcoming wedding. The name is Blue-dyed sonia dendrobium orchids. They are definately dyed and you can research them on the net... there are blue orchids that are no where near this color. These are actually purple they dyed to lighten to the different variations that you see in the photo. They are beautiful and so far they are semmingly costly on average 60 stems run around 130.00