He bloomed in March

Now at its height, this excellent cymbidium orchid, in a hard-to-describe shade of light peach or apricot, with yellow highlights and a dark red lip:

A caption with the flower personified:

He was a big man, Cuppy, with
Florid, juicy sexual parts and a
Passion for ripe peaches and
Apricots. His drag name was

(cymbidium <modern Latin < Greek kumbē ‘cup’)

On the colors:

Peach is a color that is named for the pale color of the exterior flesh of the peach fruit. Like the color apricot, the color called peach is paler than most actual peach fruits and seems to have been formulated (like the color apricot) primarily to create a pastel palette of colors for interior design. Peach can also be described as a pale, pinkish-yellow. (Wikipedia link) [as a color name, OED3 (Sept. 2005) has peach first in 1583]

Apricot is a light yellowish-orangish color that is similar to the color of apricots. However, it is somewhat paler than actual apricots. (Wikipedia link) [as a color name, OED2 has apricot first in 1562]

Wikipedia also tells us that in the gay bandanna code, peach means that you’re a bear or a cub looking for a bear, and apricot means you’re a chubby chaser. Cuppy take note.

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