F1116 Phal sanderiana
Posted: Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:28 am
F1116 Phal sanderiana (sanderiana 'Joy' X sanderiana 'South Olive' AM/AOS)
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Would you elaborate?theshatterings wrote:Awesome combination of both parents, but there's something odd about 'Joy'?
Keep in mind that these tropical plants are far removed from their natural habitat. I used to think that Phal sanderiana only bloom in the summer. Now Phal sanderiana 'Joy' is much larger and stronger - it blooms most of the year - on and off. It continues to bloom from secondary branch.terryros wrote:Peter, the several texts and an online resource indicate that sanderiana should bloom in the summer? We have so many concerns about lack of purity in various species of other genera (Cattleya, for example), how can we ever know if a sanderiana is pure or if it is an amabilis with some schilleriana mixed in back somewhere in the past? Is it the lip configuration that gets it done? With Cattleya species, the blooming time is one marker of whether a species is true or not. Maybe this isn't so tight with Phal species.
I agree. As long as the person is polite, you often learn something from the discussion whether you agree with them or not.peterlin wrote:I like to see discussion where you call out that a flower may not be correctly labeled.