Miltassia Charles M. Fitch ‘Izumi’

AF 140212GThis is a hybrid between Brassia verrucosa and Miltonia spectabilis registered back in 1961 by C. M. Fitch. Izumi is a recent cultivar that originated out of Carmela Orchids in Hawaii and was first awarded back in 1997. Now anyone that looks at the awards for all Charles M. Fitch will quickly realise that prior to 1987 few put more than 5 flowers on a spike. The two awards after 2004 are both peloric forms of Izumi with 6+ flowers per spike. Izumi rises above this with a flower count of between 10 to 14 flowers per spike on a mature plant.