Q. Why are there no blue orchids at the orchid show?


Blue orchids...well, you mean the blue Phalaenopsis (moth orchid)--that is an artificially colored plant sold in big-box stores. There is some work being done by crossing certain plants, so who knows what colors they will come up with in the future. High-quality flowers are available in the entire color spectrum (except true blue in orchids). The closest to a blue orchid color would be the Vanda orchids but they are really more of a beautiful purple hue.

For more information see The Science of Blue Flowers.

Hope this helps.


For tips on a variety of gardening topics, see our Plant Information Guides.
- Courtesy of NYBG Plant Information Service


  • Last Updated Apr 02, 2018
  • Views 41
  • Answered By Anita Finkle

FAQ Actions

Was this helpful? 0   0

Contact Us with your Question by Email

Can't find an answer in our FAQ? Try our Plant and Gardening Guides.

OR, a plant expert will answer your individual plant and garden questions if you contact us by email or use the Quick Form below. Click on the link to send us an email:

Or Submit a Quick Question for a Plant Expert Here

Your Question
Your Info
Fields marked with * are required.