It is always fun to see a friend or customer beat you at blooming your own cross. This is our remake of Phalaenopsis Eiderstedt (venosa x cornu-cervi var. sanguinea) that was grown and photographed by our friend Spencer Hauck.
Yes folks we are going to be a vendor at the COOS show.
I got surprised by this guy today, like javanica it hides flower under its leaves.
Alba Samera and deliciosa, these bad boys just got crossed.
A pretty rare species up here in Canada. I grow it potted and it does okay. It is most definitely not an easy species to grow. Cream white flower with red markings.
Phalaenopsis mariae (got crossed with a hieroglyphica) Phalaenopsis gigantea ‘Polly’ (got crossed with bellina ‘Nikki’) Phalaenopsis bellina ‘Nikki’ (got crossed with gigantea ‘Polly’)
Our first full summer and the plants are loving it. Blooms a plenty and over 40 seed pods on the way, overall a grand success but beware of the guard dogs.
The wonder and variety of the Phal species. I find it very interesting how different the side lobs are on the standard form, whereas the hookeriana(yellow) form seems far more consistent. Quarter for size reference
Made using a Norton strain violacea, I simply love this plant and she is scented too.
Seems a few of these have sprung up in our garden. I believe them to be Epipactis helleborine but I am no hardy orchid expert can anyone confirm?
Blooming season for these beauts. Looking forward to breeding them.
These flowers only opened a few days apart on the same plant. The one with the strong red pigment is the slightly older one. Plant is Phalaenopsis Lokelani (sanderiana “Seashell” x cornu-cervi var. sanguinea “Carmine”)
This plant was a gift and not something I would normally buy. However now that it has bloomed I kinda like it.
I made this cross a few years ago and it has finally bloomed. Oscar Kirsch registered this cross in 1949 but I have never been able to find a photo. The cross is made with very differently shaped parents. I do like the results. Parents
Anyone that has every been in my Pinkhouse knows that I have way too many pulcherrimas. I am fascinated by this species and its variable colour forms. I do have a several of a form that I find very unusual from its growth pattern to its flowers size. I believe it to be pulcherrima var. laotica They were imported ...