Everybody loves orchids – the overall exotic appearance, the beautiful look, the magnificent scent… all these make orchids a favorite flower for millions. But what many people don’t know is that orchids come in a great variety of colors as well. Practically, they come in pretty much every color – except for blue, but we’ll get back on that a little later.
Probably the best known variety of flowers – white, or white with dots; this is what most people imagine when they think of orchids. They are quite common now, despite the fact that they were once considered flowers only for extremely rich people, because they were quite difficult to grow under European conditions. The gorgeous white Dendobium fytchianum was discovered by a Captain Grant and Colonel Fytche in Burma in 1863.
Of course, yellow orchids came after the white orchids, and brought a whole new level to the table. Back in the day, they were a truly rare sight, and much more pretentious than their white counterparts.
Pink orchids are probably the most popular choice today; such bouquets and flower arrangements are perfect for pretty much any occasion, and the significance is so broad and universally positive that whenever you’re in doubt, you can just go for the pink orchids.
Red orchids are not quite a common site, but they’re quickly growing in popularity. Red orchids are often described as “an Asian love’s dream”. They are sophisticated but sincere flowers – the perfect choice for Valentine’s day.
Ahhh… purple orchids! The editor’s choice, they are royal members of the flower family. Purple orchids symbolize mystery, royalty, and spirituality – all combined in one single color. They are, by excellence, a symbol of nobility, ceremony and distinction. The meaning of these flowers is deep and should not be taken lightly. You can read more about purple orchids on the page I wrote specially for them, so I won’t go even more into details.
So do black orchids even exist? They definitely do! Orchid growers and hobbyists have been trying to grow a black orchid for decades, and after all this time, they finally did it. Why such a fascination for black flowers of all kind still persists is beyond me but… who knows.
Well as I was saying, there is no true blue orchid. There is actually a lot of debate around this subject There are plenty of purple orchids, even black orchids, but there are no blue ones – technically speaking. However, a lot of varieties are manipulated towards this goal, and probably, pretty soon blue orchids will become reality; and when you think about it, blue and purple roses would make a wonderful bouquet.