Orchid Daze: Pop!

Orchid Daze celebrates iconic Pop Art images! The annual exhibition goes bold and playful, highlighting the Pop Art movement with equally fun and iconic orchids.

Colorful, frothy Cattleya orchids have been in cultivation for more than a century – hybrids that have become associated in popular culture with extravagance and exaggerated allure. These flowers take center stage during the third in a series of Orchid Daze exhibits inspired by art in the Fuqua Orchid Center. “It’s going to be a really fun take on our extremely popular exhibit that fills the Orchid Center with this lush fragrance every winter,” says Garden President & CEO Mary Pat Matheson. Orchid Daze: Pop! combines that floral icon with Pop Art images by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Keith Haring. The two previous events highlighted impressionist and surrealist works. 

Along with being widely recognized, cattleyas have a reputation for being difficult to grow. A step-by-step photo guide to repotting is available on the Fuqua Orchid Center Blog:

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February 7 - April 12