About Springfield Orchids

Nado Lenkic, Springfield Orchids

Introduction

I’m Nado Lenkic, and I am also Springfield Orchids – a small one person retail orchid nursery that I started in 1985 in Kalamunda, Western Australia – some 25 km east of Perth.

I have been growing cymbidium orchids since 1981, and I love what I do. Springfield Orchids specialises in the breeding, growing and selling of cymbidium orchid plants to the public and enthusiasts.

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Why cymbidiums?

Because I believe cymbidium orchids are the best performing outdoor orchids in Perth and are very long lasting when in flower. With just a little knowledge, they are easy to grow and bloom.

My aim?

To produce well grown quality plants and to genuinely help customers with reliable service and advice.

What’s new?

It is pleasing to offer for sale an extensive range of new seedlings, including community pots for the first time.

Every seedling on offer features a photo of both parents used.

Also, for anyone wanting to know how I go about dividing and re-potting my cymbidiums, simply click on the YouTube icon for a 14 minute video demonstration.

For keeping up to date with current events and any item of interest, please check my Facebook page which  can be accessed by clicking on the icon.

A brief cultural summary

At Springfield Orchids, plants are grown year round (with the exception of several species which are put under a solid roof during the winter months only) in a shade house under 70% black knitted shade cloth.

They are not mollycoddled in any way.

Kalamunda experiences temperatures as low as zero degrees Celsius in winter, and up to about 45 degrees on exceptionally hot summer days.

The plants are grown in black plastic pots on 50 cm high steel mesh benches.

The potting mix consists of 75% premium coco peat (i.e. coir) and 25% perlite.

Cymbidiums planted out of flask are grown in sphagnum moss for 6 to 9 months.

Watering is done in the morning, usually every second day in summer and once or twice a week in autumn and spring.

Plants are rarely treated with pesticides or fungicides.

I fertilise with 12 month slow release Nutricote, applied once a year in spring or when potting.

Smaller plants are also liquid fed in their first 12 months.

All my plants are hand watered.

They are also cooled (around sunset) during summer to promote greater flowering.

I find the application of Seagold (liquid kelp) after dividing and when transplanting particularly useful.

 

A special thank you to Andy Easton for providing the images of Cooper Point ‘Geyserland’ 4n, erythrostylum ‘Tikitere’ 4n, madidum ‘New Horizon’ 4n and Parish Peter ‘New Horizon’ 4n – which can be found in the Gallery Stud Plants section of the website.

 

For any assistance, feel free to contact me on (08) 9293 3196, or pop in to the nursery.

Nado

Springfield Orchids Cymbidium Registrations

Registered Name
Parentage
Attractive
floribundum x Crater
Ballarat
Alexandra Beauty x Trinity Gold
Bonny
Dream Temple x Valley Vapour
Bossanova
Cronulla x Crater
Butterfly Kisses
floribundum x Bold Move
Butterfly Magic
Bold Move x Royal Rose
Captivating
Crater x Royal Rose
Charismatic
Lowmeralda x Esmeralda
Charming
floribundum x Ruby Eyes
Coastline
Khan Flame x South Coast
Desirable
Elusive Butterfly x Coastline
Dreamboat
Mimi x Sarah Jean
Elusive
Alexandra Beauty x Elusive Butterfly
Elusive Butterfly
Crater x Cleo’s Melody
Enchanting
floribundum x iridioides
Eruption
Crater x Valley Splash
Fiery
Fireworks x Ruby Eyes
Flutterby
Kiata x Cleo’s Melody
Glamourous
Pharaoh’s Gold x Alexandra Beauty
Glendale
Cronulla x Royal Rose
Goldfields
Crater x Tracey Reddaway
Hooked on Classics
erythrostylum x hookerianum
Ignite
Fireworks x Royal Rose
Iridae
sanderae x iridioides
Kristabelle
Sarah Jean x Bridal Choice
Registered Name
Parentage
Laramie
floribundum x Royal Rose
Lovely
Fireworks x Sylvan Flame
Lowmeralda
lowianum x Esmeralda
Lyric
Kurun x Poetic
Matchmaker
Bridal Choice x Valley Vapour
Northerly
Kiata x Crater
Ponderosa
Coastline x Bossanova
Plumrose
Impressive x Regal Splendour
Royalty
Khan Flame x Royal Rose
Saintly
Tracey Reddaway x Vivacious
Santa
floribundum x Owzat
Sheriden
Without Peer x Sylvan Flame
Smart
Alegria x Khan Flame
Standout
Royal Rose x Valley Splash
Starstruck
Balkis x Valley Splash
Striking
Willunga Royal x Ruby Pendant
Sublime
Alexandra Beauty x Loftus Gold
Successful
Khan Flame x Vieux Rose
Sungold
Pharaoh’s Gold x Tracey Reddaway
Supreme
Pure x Alexandra Beauty
Tammy
floribundum x Alexandra Beauty
Titian
Willunga Royal x floribundum
Toltrice
Sarah Jean x Owzat
Visionary
Khan Flame x Real Vision
Xcellent
Elusive Butterfly x Butterfly Magic