The genus Dracula orchid is comprised from about a hundred species native to Central and South America. Its name is derived from the Latin dracula, which means little dragon, in reference to the strange, sinister appearance of the flowers. The names chosen for species such as Dracula diabola, D. gorgona and D. vampira unjustly stress the perceived ‘nasty nature’ of these fascinating and rather beautiful orchid flowers. Draculas are mostly found in moist forest country areas between Mexico and Peru, but can also be grown in Australia.
This specimen of Dracula was flowering this time last year and part of our display. You may be able to see an example when we open our doors and show off our award-winning plants and help solve your most vexing questions about orchids, their culture and celebrate the fascinating world of the Orchid genus at our splendid “Orchid Show and Sales Extravaganza”.
Below is your special advance notice and invitation to our two-day event.
What: Southern Suburbs Orchid Society, Inc. Spring Show & Sales
Where: N.G. Wishart Senior Citizens Hall, 964 Nepean Highway, Moorabbin
When: Saturday 17th September, 2016 10.00am-4.00pm &
Sunday 18th September 10.00am-4.00pm
- We will have a range of Australian and exotic Orchids on display.
- Flowering Orchids and growing accessories will be for sale.
- Refreshments available: Morning & afternoon tea and lunch items available.
So, don’t be late – ‘Save the Date’.