Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Pretty picture: Phalaenopsis NOID


No tag at all, but that's okay, since it's just a Phalaenopsis. I mean, I know Phalaenopsis cultivars have names too, but it's so rare to find one that's identified that I've more or less stopped expecting IDs.

As for the flower itself: I kind of like these varieties with the big dots, even if Phalaenopsis don't do much for me in general. Has anybody ever seen this in a color combination besides white and purple?


11 comments:

Tom said...

I've seen yellow with purple splotches, it's not nearly as pretty.

orchideya said...

I have seen the yellow variety. I think the name was Phal. Tristar Peoker. They call them harlequin type.

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mr_subjunctive said...

One bolt short of a toolbox:

You're a little out of my wheelhouse with that one; I pretty much only do indoor tropical plants.

The Fern and Mossery said...

Pretty. Almost looks like tie-dye.

Bom said...

I've seen other colors but without the dot combo.

Pat said...

One bolt short of a toolbox, Vinca minor, the lesser Periwinkle should survive in any shaded area and is lovely. It would be necessary to know where you are to give further advice.

Amy - Get Busy Gardening said...

Oooo, I love that! I have one that is similar but yellow with spots. I just wish I could get the darn thing to bloom!

Amy

Emmon said...

I find this flower photo stunning and I'm color-blind!

Lee said...

Oh, one of those harlequin patterned Phalaenopsis. This one looks similar to Phal. Yu Pin Pearl, though I don't think it belongs to that grex.

mrbotanyboey said...

I think that's Phalaenopsis that was named after Elton John.