About Springfield Orchids

Nado Lenkic, Proprietor of Springfield Orchids

Introduction

Springfield Orchids is 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 enjoy 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 new plants, and genuinely help customers with good service and advice.

What’s new?

It is pleasing to regularly offer for sale an extensive range of new seedlings.

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

Also, four new mericlones are being released for the first time in 2022.

Dividing/Potting video

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.

What’s happening now?

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

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 or Osmocote (depending on availability), applied once a year in spring or when potting.

Smaller plants are 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.

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
Anne
floribundum x Hazel Tyers
Attractive
floribundum x Crater
Awaken
Dream x tracyanum
Ballarat
Alexandra Beauty x Trinity Gold
Bonny
Dream Temple x Valley Vapour
Bossanova
Cronulla x Crater
Brightside
Pharaoh's Gold x Elusive Butterfly
Butterfly Kisses
floribundum x Bold Move
Butterfly Magic
Bold Move x Royal Rose
Captivating
Crater x Royal Rose
Catalyst
Cronulla x Beau Guest
Charismatic
Lowmeralda x Esmeralda
Charming
floribundum x Ruby Eyes
Cherry
Beaconfire x Ruby Eyes
Coastline
Khan Flame x South Coast
Cuppacoffee
So Bold x Hazel Fay
Dazzling
Crater x West Coast
Delicacy
Hazel Tyers x Crater
Dellareece
So Bold x Foxfire Amber
Desirable
Elusive Butterfly x Coastline
Dreamboat
Mimi x Sarah Jean
Dulcify
Pharaoh's Gold x Butterfly Magic
Elle
Glamourous x Red Beauty
Elusive
Alexandra Beauty x Elusive Butterfly
Elusive Butterfly
Crater x Cleo’s Melody
Enchanting
floribundum x iridioides
Entrancing
floribundum x Elusive Butterfly
Eruption
Crater x Valley Splash
Federer
De-Lovely x Yowie Rose
Fiery
Fireworks x Ruby Eyes
Flutterby
Kiata x Cleo’s Melody
Forextra
Titian x Beaconfire
Foxy
Sarah Jean x Glamourous
Fremantle
West Coast x Hazel Fay
Glamourous
Pharaoh’s Gold x Alexandra Beauty
Glendale
Cronulla x Royal Rose
Glitzy
Titian x Glamourous
Goldfields
Crater x Tracey Reddaway
Hadley
Phar Lap x Parish Peter
Hanny
Mem. Patsy Bauman x Lovely Orangeade
Harlow
Gladys Whitesell x floribundum
Heavenly
Pharaoh's Gold x Sarah Jean
Honeycomb
Gwen Thomas x Hazel Fay
Hooked on Classics
erythrostylum x hookerianum
Hovercraft
Earlisue x Towering
Ignite
Fireworks x Royal Rose
Iridae
sanderae x iridioides
Kalamunda
Beau Guest x Daniel Thomas
Khanata
Khan Flame x Kiata
Registered Name
Parentage
Khanifly
Khan Flame x Butterfly Magic
Kristabelle
Sarah Jean x Bridal Choice
Lady
China Lady x Earlisue
Laramie
floribundum x Royal Rose
Leanne
floribundum x Cooper Point
Lovely
Fireworks x Sylvan Flame
Lowmeralda
lowianum x Esmeralda
Lyric
Kurun x Poetic
Madurneum
madidum x eburneum
Magic
Beaconfire x Butterfly Magic
Matchmaker
Bridal Choice x Valley Vapour
Michael
Mem. Amelia Earhart x Beau Guest
Mighty
Cronulla x Daniel Thomas
Molly
Elusive Butterfly x Dolly
Noble
Royalty x Crater
Northerly
Kiata x Crater
Pollyanna
Sarah Jean x Catch The Wind
Ponderosa
Coastline x Bossanova
Plumrose
Impressive x Regal Splendour
Princess
Sarah Jean x Mem. Amelia Earhart
Redelva
Beaconfire x Stan Porter
Romantic
floribundum x Butterfly Magic
Royalty
Khan Flame x Royal Rose
Saintly
Tracey Reddaway x Vivacious
Santa
floribundum x Owzat
Seductive
God Only Knows x tracyanum
Serprize
erythrostylum x Prized
Shapiro
Devon Odyssey x Tethys
Sheriden
Without Peer x Sylvan Flame
Smart
Alegria x Khan Flame
Smoothie
Gladys Whitesell x Parish Peter
Splendid
Sarah Jean x Hazel Fay
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
Sunstruck
Crater x Hazel Fay
Supreme
Pure x Alexandra Beauty
Tammy
floribundum x Alexandra Beauty
Tesio
Mem. Amelia Earhart x Daniel Thomas
Titian
Willunga Royal x floribundum
Toltrice
Sarah Jean x Owzat
Uncle Bob
Esmeralda x tracyanum
Visionary
Khan Flame x Real Vision
Wedding
Bridal Choice x Stan Porter
Xcellent
Elusive Butterfly x Butterfly Magic
Xquisite
Valley Olympic x Royalty