Photo Gallery

This page presents photographs of cymbidium orchids that are exclusive to Firetail Orchids.  They have been selected over several decades from the thousands of seedlings that Firetail Orchids (formerly Ikeda Nursery) flowers each year.  Other pages of selected photographs of non-exclusive orchids and orchids exclusive to Kevin Black may be accessed by clicking on either of these buttons:

The flowering season is when we prepare and sell our plants and thus we are always quite busy.  It is also when we must make our seedling crosses to ensure that we have plants in the coming years.  We obtain best germination by using fresh pollen harvested as the flower opens, destroying flowers in the process.  Thus, understandably, photography is far from being our top priority and we often do not shoot a photo at the optimum time to display a flower at its best.  On the other hand, this website provides a motive for taking better photos in the future!

In addition, our breeding is three-dimensional – we breed for all size classes and all colours all through the season from April to September. We are working to improve the quality of early and late flowering varieties but of necessity are starting with varieties that lag behind the quality of mid-season large-flowered varieties.

Typically we only add new photos when we are preparing a new seedling list, roughly August each year.

For details of new registrations, please go to our Registrations page.

Predominantly White or Cream

Firetail Showtime 'Chicago' Firetail Showtime 'Chicago': 85mm, August. Dalmeny Splash 'Mystique' Dalmeny Splash 'Mystique'
Dalmeny Splash 'Mystique': 130mm, August.
Firetail Showtime 'Cabaret' Firetail Showtime 'Cabaret': 90mm, September. Lovely Debut 'Kaitlin'
Lovely Debut 'Kaitlin': 130mm, July.
The Charmer 'Charismatic' The Charmer 'Charismatic': Standard, mid-season Firetail Faith 'Halo'
Firetail Faith 'Halo': Small Standard, May.
Royal Winter 'Ikeda' Royal Winter 'Ikeda': 100mm, May. Firetail Monarch 'Crown'
Firetail Monarch 'Crown': 80mm, May
Kimberley Splash 'Belinda' Kimberley Splash 'Belinda': Standard, July. Perfect Gleam 'Bella' Perfect Gleam 'Bella'
Perfect Gleam 'Bella': Small Standard, July.
Show White 'Ikeda' Show White 'Ikeda' Show White 'Ikeda': Intermediate, August Blow Torch 'Clarinda' Blow Torch 'Clarinda'
Blow Torch 'Clarinda': Intermediate, July
Misty Angel 'Lovable' Misty Angel 'Lovable' Misty Angel 'Lovable': Small Standard, July. Firetail Attract 'Marianna'
Firetail Attract 'Marianna': Small Standard, July
Firetail Enchant 'Imogen' Firetail Enchant 'Imogen' Firetail Enchant 'Imogen': Standard, July Firetail Noble 'Marquess' Firetail Noble 'Marquess'
Firetail Noble 'Marquess': Standard, May
Firetail Rock 'Crocodile' Firetail Rock 'Crocodile' Firetail Rock 'Crocodile': Standard, May/June Firetail Enchant 'Ava'
Firetail Enchant 'Ava': Intermediate, June
Firetail Rock 'Around the Clock' Firetail Rock 'Around the Clock' Firetail Rock 'Around the Clock': Standard, June. Firetail Rock 'The Casbah'
Firetail Rock 'The Casbah': Standard, June

Predominantly Yellow

Glowing Gold 'Central' Glowing Gold 'Central': Standard, June. Glowing Candle 'Emphatic'
Glowing Candle 'Emphatic': Standard, July
Gwen Thomas 'Elan' Gwen Thomas 'Elan': Standard, August. Perfect Gleam 'Phoebe'
Perfect Gleam 'Phoebe': Standard, August.
Gwen Thomas 'Golden Fire'' Gwen Thomas 'Golden Fire' Gwen Thomas 'Golden Fire': Standard, August. Munno Para 'Chloe' Munno Para 'Chloe'
Munno Para 'Chloe': 75mm, May
Gwen Thomas 'Old Gold' Gwen Thomas 'Old Gold' Gwen Thomas 'Old Gold': Standard, August. Lunar Flame 'Wildcakes' Lunar Flame 'Wildcakes'
Lunar Flame 'Wildcakes': Standard, August
Perfect Bliss 'The Glory' Perfect Bliss 'The Glory' Perfect Bliss 'The Glory': Small Standard, July. Firetail Apprentice 'Brooke' Firetail Apprentice 'Brooke'
Firetail Apprentice 'Brooke': Intermediate, July
Perfect Bliss 'The Power' Perfect Bliss 'The Power' Perfect Bliss 'The Power': Small Standard, July Firetail Speedway 'Danica' Firetail Speedway 'Danica'
Firetail Speedway 'Danica': Standard, May.
Firetail Inspire ‘Sandy’ Firetail Inspire ‘Sandy’ Firetail Inspire 'Sandy': Intermediate, July. Firetail Fanfare 'Jolene' Firetail Fanfare 'Jolene'
Firetail Fanfare 'Jolene': Standard, July.
Firetail Weapon ‘Bazooka’ Firetail Weapon ‘Bazooka’ Firetail Weapon 'Bazooka': Standard, July. Firetail Praise 'Tamara' Firetail Praise 'Tamara'
Firetail Praise 'Tamara': Standard, May
Firetail Feline 'Mishka' Firetail Feline 'Mishka' Firetail Feline 'Mishka': Small Standard, May Firetail Melody 'Lindsey' Firetail Melody 'Lindsey'
Firetail Melody 'Lindsey': Small Standard, September
Firetail Weapon 'Arsenal' Firetail Weapon 'Arsenal' Firetail Weapon 'Arsenal': Standard, July Firetail Larrikin 'Murray' Firetail Larrikin 'Murray'
Firetail Larrikin 'Murray': Standard, July
Firetail Wordsmith 'Bigly' Firetail Wordsmith 'Bigly' Firetail Wordsmith 'Bigly': Standard, June Firetail Firmament 'Meteor' Firetail Firmament 'Meteor' Firetail Firmament 'Meteor'
Firetail Firmament 'Meteor': Standard, July.
Firetail Delivery 'Dakota' Firetail Delivery 'Dakota' Firetail Delivery 'Dakota': Standard, July

Predominantly Green

Valley Zenith 'Quattro' Valley Zenith 'Quattro' Valley Zenith 'Quattro': Small Standard, August Paradise Island 'Dalia Mary' Paradise Island 'Dalia Mary'
Paradise Island 'Dalia Mary': Standard, July.
Olympic Swimmer 'Lucas' Olympic Swimmer 'Lucas': Standard, June. Firetail Journey 'Debbie' Firetail Journey 'Debbie'
Firetail Journey 'Debbie': Small Standard, May
Firetail Publicity 'Limelight' Firetail Publicity 'Limelight' Firetail Publicity 'Limelight': Small Standard, May. Firetail Gymnast 'Handstand' Firetail Gymnast 'Handstand' Firetail Gymnast 'Handstand'
Firetail Gymnast 'Handstand': 100mm, April
Artistic 'Piper' Artistic 'Piper' Artistic 'Piper': Intermediate, May Firetail Gymnast 'Somersault' Firetail Gymnast 'Somersault'
Firetail Gymnast 'Somersault': Standard, May
Zenation 'Good Golly' Zenation 'Good Golly' Zenation 'Good Golly' Zenation 'Good Golly': Intermediate, late August. Zen Emerald 'Angus' Zen Emerald 'Angus'
Zen Emerald 'Angus': Intermediate, July.
Kimberley Valley 'Tiffani' Kimberley Valley 'Tiffani' Kimberley Valley 'Tiffani': Standard, July/August Kimberley Valley 'Stephani' Kimberley Valley 'Stephani'
Kimberley Valley 'Stephani': Standard, September
Kimberley Valley 'Michaela Lee' Kimberley Valley 'Michaela Lee' Kimberley Valley 'Michaela Lee': Standard, August. Firetail Showcase 'Blythe' Firetail Showcase 'Blythe'
Firetail Showcase 'Blythe': Intermediate, August
Firetail Showcase 'Jackie' Firetail Showcase 'Jackie' Firetail Showcase 'Jackie': Intermediate, August. Firetail Verdant ‘Morgan’ Firetail Verdant ‘Morgan’
Firetail Verdant 'Morgan': Standard, June
Firetail Guide ‘Penelope’ Firetail Guide ‘Penelope’ Firetail Guide 'Penelope': Standard, July Firetail Adorn 'Lola' Firetail Adorn 'Lola'
Firetail Adorn 'Lola': Small Standard, July.
Firetail Showtime 'Cats' Firetail Showtime 'Cats' Firetail Showtime 'Cats': Small Standard, August Kimberley Splash 'Bombshell' Kimberley Splash 'Bombshell'
Kimberley Splash 'Bombshell': Standard, August
Kimberley Valley 'Zoe' Kimberley Valley 'Zoe' Kimberley Valley 'Zoe' Kimberley Valley 'Zoe': Intermediate, August Firetail Freedom 'Tobias'
Firetail Freedom 'Tobias': Standard, July
Firetail Intuition 'Brett' Firetail Intuition 'Brett' Firetail Intuition 'Brett'. Firetail Guide 'Kirsten' Firetail Guide 'Kirsten'
Firetail Guide 'Kirsten': Standard, July
Firetail Justify 'Amantha' Firetail Justify 'Amantha' Firetail Justify 'Amantha': Standard, June

Predominantly Red

Red Vampire 'Carol Anne' Red Vampire 'Carol Anne' Red Vampire 'Carol Anne': Standard, September. Firetail Powerhouse 'Sun Spots' Firetail Powerhouse 'Sun Spots'
Firetail Powerhouse 'Sun Spots': Small Standard, May
Last Yowie 'Cambewarra' Last Yowie 'Cambewarra' Last Yowie 'Cambewarra': Intermediate, July. Ruby Eyes 'Rose Red' (4N) Ruby Eyes 'Rose Red' (4N)
Ruby Eyes 'Rose Red' (4N): Miniature, June
King Karri 'Nikki Heat' King Karri 'Nikki Heat' King Karri 'Nikki Heat': Standard, July. Blazing Carrot 'Blazer' Blazing Carrot 'Blazer'
Blazing Carrot 'Blazer': Intermediate, August
Regent Pepper 'Paget' Regent Pepper 'Paget' Regent Pepper 'Paget': Small Standard, July. Fury Land 'Fortius' Fury Land 'Fortius'
Fury Land 'Fortius': Intermediate, August.
Khan Fury 'Glisten' Khan Fury 'Glisten' Khan Fury 'Glisten': Standard, June. Firetail Showpiece 'Kristy' Firetail Showpiece 'Kristy'
Firetail Showpiece 'Kristy': Small Standard, August.
Firetail Showpiece 'Luella' Firetail Showpiece 'Luella' Firetail Showpiece 'Luella': Small Standard, August Musket ‘The Emperor’ Musket ‘The Emperor’
Musket 'The Emperor': Standard, June.
Dazzling Pepper ‘Adam’ Dazzling Pepper ‘Adam’ Dazzling Pepper 'Adam': Small Standard, July. Firetail Firebrand ‘Russell’ Firetail Firebrand ‘Russell’
Firetail Firebrand 'Russell': Standard, September.
Ruby Valley 'Helga' Ruby Valley 'Helga' Ruby Valley 'Helga': Intermediate, June Dynamic Khan 'Missy'
Dynamic Khan 'Missy': Intermediate, September.
Blazing Carrot 'Hellraiser' Blazing Carrot 'Hellraiser' Blazing Carrot 'Hellraiser': Intermediate, August (Fury Land x Red Nelly) ‘Rhyce’ (Fury Land x Red Nelly) ‘Rhyce’
(Fury Land x Red Nelly) 'Rhyce': Standard, July

Predominantly Pink

Khan Flame 'Rocket Fuel' Khan Flame 'Rocket Fuel': Standard, August Kimberley Splash 'Olivia Clare' Kimberley Splash 'Olivia Clare'
Kimberley Splash 'Olivia Clare': Standard, July/Aug.
Firetail Impulse 'Magenta' Firetail Impulse 'Magenta' Firetail Impulse 'Magenta': Small Standard, early June Firetail Eternal 'Clare' Firetail Eternal 'Clare'
Firetail Eternal 'Clare': approx 90mm, early May.
Khan Flame 'Energizer' Khan Flame 'Energizer' Khan Flame 'Energizer': Standard, August Evelyn Victoria 'Heidi' Evelyn Victoria 'Heidi'
Evelyn Victoria 'Heidi': Small Standard, July
Red Fury 'Checkpoint Charlie' Red Fury 'Checkpoint Charlie': Standard, July. Cadel Evans 'Mur-de-Bretagne' Cadel Evans 'Mur-de-Bretagne'
Cadel Evans 'Mur-de-Bretagne': Small Standard, June
Rotorua Dream 'Teresa' Rotorua Dream 'Teresa' Rotorua Dream 'Teresa': Intermediate, August/September. Cadel Evans 'Alpe d'Huez' Cadel Evans 'Alpe d'Huez' Cadel Evans 'Alpe d'Huez'
Cadel Evans 'Alpe d'Huez': Small Standard, July.
Firetail Influence 'Juanita' Firetail Influence 'Juanita' Firetail Influence 'Juanita': Standard, July Pink Celebration 'Carmel' Pink Celebration 'Carmel'
Pink Celebration 'Carmel': Intermediate, May.
Moroccan Fury ‘Chelley’ Moroccan Fury ‘Chelley’ Moroccan Fury 'Chelley': Standard, May Jim’s Harmony ‘Triumph’ Jim’s Harmony ‘Triumph’
Jim's Harmony 'Triumph': Miniature, June
Lauren Jackson 'Opal' Lauren Jackson 'Opal' Lauren Jackson 'Opal': Standard, August. Lancashire Jim ‘Laconic’ Lancashire Jim ‘Laconic’ Lancashire Jim ‘Laconic’
Lancashire Jim 'Laconic': Intermediate, May
Lauren Jackson 'Capital' Lauren Jackson 'Capital' Lauren Jackson 'Capital': Standard, August. Bountiful Dan ‘Finalist’ Bountiful Dan ‘Finalist’
Bountiful Dan 'Finalist': Intermediate, July
Cadel Evans 'Grenoble' Cadel Evans 'Grenoble' Cadel Evans 'Grenoble': Small Standard, June Firetail Angels 'Farrah' Firetail Angels 'Farrah'
Firetail Angels 'Farrah': Standard, June
Raquel's Sonnet 'Fixate' Raquel's Sonnet 'Fixate' Raquel's Sonnet 'Fixate': Intermediate, June Memoria Jim Gillis 'Nipple Pink' Memoria Jim Gillis 'Nipple Pink'
Memoria Jim Gillis 'Nipple Pink': Standard, September
Reggae Rose 'Lisa' Reggae Rose 'Lisa' Reggae Rose 'Lisa' Reggae Rose 'Lisa': Intermediate, August Reggae Rose 'Jordan' Reggae Rose 'Jordan'
Reggae Rose 'Jordan': Small Standard, August
Reggae Rose 'Jess' Reggae Rose 'Jess' Reggae Rose 'Jess': Intermediate, July Reggae Rose 'Sabrina' Reggae Rose 'Sabrina' Reggae Rose 'Sabrina'
Reggae Rose 'Sabrina': Intermediate, August
Jim Barron 'Fifi' Jim Barron 'Fifi' Jim Barron 'Fifi': Miniature, August. Firetail Guru 'Jay' Firetail Guru 'Jay'
Firetail Guru 'Jay': Intermediate, May.
Firetail Fedora 'Stylish' Firetail Fedora 'Stylish' Firetail Fedora 'Stylish': Small Standard, July. Anna Meares 'First Again!' Anna Meares 'First Again!'
Anna Meares 'First Again!': Standard, June.
(Happy Promenade x Ruby Eyes) ‘Jude’ (Happy Promenade x Ruby Eyes) ‘Jude’ (Happy Promenade x Ruby Eyes) 'Jude': Intermediate, May (Red Fury x Lady Angela) ‘Heath’ (Red Fury x Lady Angela) ‘Heath’
(Red Fury x Lady Angela) 'Heath': Standard, August
Pink Celebration 'Tania' Pink Celebration 'Tania' Pink Celebration 'Tania': Intermediate, July Bountiful Dan 'Records' Bountiful Dan 'Records'
Bountiful Dan 'Records': Intermediate, June.

Predominantly Brown

Regent Pepper 'Jackson' Regent Pepper 'Jackson' Regent Pepper 'Jackson': Small Standard, July. Firetail Intuition 'Honey' Firetail Intuition 'Honey' Firetail Intuition 'Honey'
Firetail Intuition 'Honey': Standard, June.
Firetail Prosper ‘Tristan’ Firetail Prosper 'Tristan': Intermediate, May Pepper Khan 'Warrior Princess'
Pepper Khan 'Warrior Princess': Standard, July
Doctor David Dunaway 'Mojo Filter' Doctor David Dunaway 'Mojo Filter': Standard, August. Black Pepper 'Nadeen'
Black Pepper 'Nadeen': Standard, June.
Firetail Relish 'Cherry Ripe' Firetail Relish 'Cherry Ripe' Cherry Ripe Firetail Relish 'Cherry Ripe': Standard, July. Khan Flame 'Rufus' Khan Flame 'Rufus' Khan Flame 'Rufus'
Khan Flame 'Rufus': Standard, July

Predominantly Orange

Foxfire Stones 'Keith Richards' Foxfire Stones 'Keith Richards': Small Standard, July. Firetail Lightning 'Bolt'
Firetail Lightning 'Bolt': Standard, August.
Foxfire Crush 'Bee-Sting' Foxfire Crush 'Bee-Sting' Foxfire Crush 'Bee-Sting' Foxfire Crush 'Bee-Sting': Standard, July. Foxfire Fare 'Cassandra' Foxfire Fare 'Cassandra' Foxfire Fare 'Cassandra'
Foxfire Fare 'Cassandra': Standard 125mm+, July.
Gold Carrot 'Jake' Gold Carrot 'Jake' Gold Carrot 'Jake': Small Standard, August Foxfire Crush 'Poor Yorick' Foxfire Crush 'Poor Yorick'
Foxfire Crush 'Poor Yorick': Standard, August
Firetail Holiday 'Pam' Firetail Holiday 'Pam' Firetail Holiday 'Pam' Firetail Holiday 'Pam': Standard, September. Kintyre Lips 'Tammy' Kintyre Lips 'Tammy'
Kintyre Lips 'Tammy': Intermediate, September
Foxfire Crush 'Jaiden' Foxfire Crush 'Jaiden' Foxfire Crush 'Jaiden': Standard, July. Gold Carrot 'Leroy' Gold Carrot 'Leroy'
Gold Carrot 'Leroy': Small Standard, August
Foxfire Crush 'Justin' Foxfire Crush 'Justin' Foxfire Crush 'Justin': Standard, August Gold Carrot 'Denise' Gold Carrot 'Denise'
Gold Carrot 'Denise': Intermediate, August
Firetail Goddess 'Heather' Firetail Goddess 'Heather' Firetail Goddess 'Heather': Standard, July.

Pure Colour - Alba

Stunning Doll 'Jennifer Lee' Stunning Doll 'Jennifer Lee' Stunning Doll 'Jennifer Lee': Intermediate, late June. Stunning Doll 'Margi' Stunning Doll 'Margi'
Stunning Doll 'Margi': Intermediate, July.
Katy's Gold 'Archie' Katy's Gold 'Archie' Katy's Gold 'Archie': 65mm, April Pamela Rigby 'Skyhook' Pamela Rigby 'Skyhook'
Pamela Rigby 'Skyhook': Standard, July
Foxfire Stones 'Charlie Watts' Foxfire Stones 'Charlie Watts' Foxfire Stones 'Charlie Watts': Small Standard, June Foxfire Vivid 'Laura'
Foxfire Vivid 'Laura': Standard, June
Peter Rochfort 'Game Changer' Peter Rochfort 'Game Changer' Peter Rochfort 'Game Changer': Small Standard, July. Ocean 'Pleasure Cruise' Ocean 'Pleasure Cruise'
Ocean 'Pleasure Cruise': Small Standard, July
Foxfire Storm 'Halle' Foxfire Storm 'Halle' Foxfire Storm 'Halle': Small Standard, August. Katy's Gold 'Cameron' Katy's Gold 'Cameron'
Katy's Gold 'Cameron': Intermediate, May
Firetail Command 'Sanctify' Firetail Command 'Sanctify' Firetail Command 'Sanctify': Standard, June Memoria Richard Arnold 'Yellow Submarine' Memoria Richard Arnold 'Yellow Submarine'
Memoria Richard Arnold 'Yellow Submarine': Standard, June.
Snow Storm 'Luscious Lynda' Snow Storm 'Luscious Lynda' Snow Storm 'Luscious Lynda' Snow Storm 'Luscious Lynda': Small Standard, July Snow Storm 'Casper' Snow Storm 'Casper'
Snow Storm 'Casper': Standard, August.
Katy's Gaze 'Siany' Katy's Gaze 'Siany' Katy's Gaze 'Siany': Intermediate, June. Katy's Ray 'Alicia' Katy's Ray 'Alicia'
Katy's Ray 'Alicia': Intermediate, July
Pure Valley 'Spectre' Pure Valley 'Spectre' Pure Valley 'Spectre': Standard, August.

Alba Factor Carriers

Perfect Bliss 'The Flirt' Perfect Bliss 'The Flirt' Perfect Bliss 'The Flirt': Small Standard, June. Foxfire Stones 'Mick Jagger' Foxfire Stones 'Mick Jagger'
Foxfire Stones 'Mick Jagger': Standard, June.
Foxfire Valley 'Delilah' Foxfire Valley 'Delilah' Foxfire Valley 'Delilah': Standard, August. Foxfire Hibernate 'Fabian' Foxfire Hibernate 'Fabian'
Foxfire Hibernate 'Fabian': Standard, August
Firetail Dynamo 'Lucy' Firetail Dynamo 'Lucy' Firetail Dynamo 'Lucy': Standard, July.

Any Other Colour

(Sarah Jean x Ginger Meggs) 'Emm Kay' (Sarah Jean x Ginger Meggs) 'Emm Kay' (Sarah Jean x Ginger Meggs) 'Emm Kay': Miniature, August Foxfire Khan 'Sophie' Foxfire Khan 'Sophie'
Foxfire Khan 'Sophie': Standard, May
Firetail Sprite 'The Leprechaun' Firetail Sprite 'The Leprechaun' Firetail Sprite 'The Leprechaun' Firetail Sprite 'The Leprechaun': Intermediate, August Firetail Intuition 'Marcus' Firetail Intuition 'Marcus'
Firetail Intuition 'Marcus': Standard, June.
Valley Champion 'Dr. Jeff' Valley Champion 'Dr. Jeff' Valley Champion 'Dr. Jeff': Small Standard, August. Firetail Parade ‘Zach’ Firetail Parade ‘Zach’
Firetail Parade 'Zach': Intermediate, August
Khan Flame ‘Allana’ Khan Flame ‘Allana’ Khan Flame 'Allana': Standard, July. Kimberley Lady 'Phaedra'
Kimberley Lady 'Phaedra': Standard, September
Firetail Pilot 'Mark' Firetail Pilot 'Mark' Firetail Pilot 'Mark': Small Standard, May Firetail Freedom 'Luther' Firetail Freedom 'Luther'
Firetail Freedom 'Luther': Intermediate, September
Firetail Freedom 'Josh' Firetail Freedom 'Josh' Firetail Freedom 'Josh': Standard, August

Novelty

Evelyn Victoria 'Flare Up' Evelyn Victoria 'Flare Up'.

Predominantly Frog

 
Frogs love our orchids!