The official flower of the Victoria Orchid Society. This striking plant which is a cross between Mps. phalaenopsis & Mps. vexillaria was originally made by Joseph Charlesworth in 1917. Poul Hansen (from VicOS) re-made it in the early 1980's. This community pot was distributed in the Pacific Northwest Region where it has received at least 5 AOS awards.
The Victoria Orchid Society is a non-profit group of orchid enthusiasts from British Columbia, Canada, established in 1971. Our members range from the beginner grower to the expert hobbyist. The Society meets 10 months per year to display their blooming plants and share information through informal discussion and planned featured talks with expert growers from all over the world.
Congratulations to all of the VicOS members who received AOS Awards at the Fraser Valley Orchid Society Show! (Langley, BC October 26 - 28th, 2018)
This stunning Paphiopedilum wilhelminae was awarded an FCC/AOS! An FCC (first class certificate) is the highest flower-quality awarded by the AOS. It is awarded to orchid species or hybrids scoring 90 points or more on a 100-point scale.
This is very prestigious award is saved only for the best of the best. This is Sasha’s second FCC!!
This beautiful Masdevallia Confetti is a cross between masdevallia Strobelii and masdevallia glandulosa. It was awarded 90 point CCE/AOS! A CCE (Certificate of Cultural Excellence) is awarded to the exhibitor of a well-flowered specimen plant of robust health. The plant must have been in the care of the exhibitor at least 12 months immediately prior to the award and must score at least 90 points on a 100-point scale. Plants receiving this award represent the highest level of orchid culture.
This fascinating bloom is a Dracuvallia Gualaquiza x Dracula rovezlii dark. It received an HCC/AOS with 79 points!
An HCC (Highly Commended Certificate) is awarded to orchid species or hybrids scoring 75 to 79 points inclusive on a 100-point scale.
AOS awards are a recognized measure of quality the world over and coveted by hobbyists and commercial growers alike. An AOS flower quality award adds value to an orchid in its own right, and as a parent for creating hybrids. For more information about AOS Awards, please visit the AOS website.
For more information about the AOS Western Canada Judging Centre, visit their Facebook Page here.
Becoming a member of the Victoria Orchid Society will allow you the opportunity to socialize with other orchid enthusiasts while you learn more of the beauty, culture, and history of orchids. We invite you to attend our meeting as a guest and see for yourself the excitement that orchids can bring! Learn more about the benefits of membership here.