Bl. (Brassolaelia) Yellow Bird
Yellow Bird is a “brighten your day” orchid. The flower petals start out kind of darkish orange or maroon but after a few days they turn yellow. The flowers are about 3 inches across and usually clustered 3-4 on a spike. This plant is a cross between Bl. Richard Mueller and Brassavola nodosa (the Lady of the Night Orchid). The pseudobulbs and leaves are narrow and the plants are less than a foot tall. Bl. Yellow was created by H&R Nurseries of Hawaii and registered by them in 1990. It has garnered 11 American Orchid Society awards. Yellow Bird will flower at least two times a year.