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 Post subject: F1706 Phalaenopsis bellina
PostPosted: Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:57 pm 
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Phalaenopsis bellina
(bellina (blue wide petals) X bellina 'Joy' AM/AOS)

When I made this cross I wasn't expecting coerulea color from pod parent. The majority of this cross should produce normal color form of Phalaenopsis bellina. Here is one of the first to bloom in Taiwan. Expecting some of these to have very nice round flowers - which is my goal of making this cross.
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 Post subject: Re: F1706 Phalaenopsis bellina
PostPosted: Tue Apr 10, 2018 4:53 am 
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Yay!!!!!!!!!!

I'm so hopeful to flower a good one. The plants are growing well. I am pushing the largest a bit, giving them so much light that all the root tips are purple and daytime temperature is around 80 degrees f. All of the largest plants are currently making up new leaves and I do so hope that when those leaves "solidify," the plants will turn their energy attention to spikes.

As to blue tones, my interest in this particular cross was shape, and that from something "new blooded" which clearly this is. Didn't Norman's cross of a coerulea x one of his best tipo colored ones give some coeruleas? In any event, if you sibbed F1706, what percentage would you expect to be coerulea-ish?

Congratulations, Peter. In this case, the wait for the first bloom seems longer than it really was because the wait is influenced by the higher potential of the cross, which always seems to make time move more slowly. :lol:

What a nice way to start up the F-17 xx file!!

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 Post subject: Re: F1706 Phalaenopsis bellina
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This is great to see it flowering already. I don't see any spikes yet on mine, but I suspect my seedlings from your cross F1706 will spike before August/September. I like your first flower, lots of potential for a great overall flower. Smooth and nice color, good form, an a beautiful lip!

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 Post subject: F1706 Phalaenopsis bellina
PostPosted: Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:44 am 
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F1706 Phalaenopsis bellina - I took these photos on May 28, 2018. Shared on Facebook. First bloom seedling. Hope it bloomed out better when plant is stronger.

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 Post subject: Re: F1706 Phalaenopsis bellina
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Wow! I completely missed this thread. The compot I got from you is also more vigorous than any other bellina's I've had. I'm excited to see the blooms!


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 Post subject: F1706 Phalaenopsis bellina
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Thank you Johnny. Also posted photo from Perry. Mike sent me his photo too but I have to find it. It's June already and we will see more plants coming into bloom in 1-2 months. Season starts in July into September

F1706 Phalaenopsis bellina from Perry
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 Post subject: F1706 Phalaenopsis bellina
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Found a photo on Facebook of a plant flowering in Taiwan.

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 Post subject: Re: F1706 Phalaenopsis bellina
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[quote="peterlin"]Found a photo on Facebook of a plant flowering in Taiwan.

'Tis bluuuu! Congratulations, Peter.

I am already eager to pounce on both your remake (please... :pray: ) and your sib crosses (plural... :pray: :pray: :pray:). (Surely you cannot keep all of the remake and sibs for the Taiwan WOC!)

My first F1706 will start to open tonight; I am a nervous wreck, trying to balance hope vs. my usual "luck" in life. The bud very much favors the pod parent (squat, almost triangular). It is now too late to call a jinx alert: it will be what it will be and I will love it and feed it and keep it warm (or however that expression goes).

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 Post subject: Re: F1706 Phalaenopsis bellina
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First bloom in a tiny pot.

If I get this photo line in order, they are:

-"David and Goliath" shot with the relative size of the cultivars' plants: baby F1706, shade-tree 'Krull's Perfection' (which I do love). Hmmm.

-Shot with full-grown 'Krull's Perfection' flower-to-flower.

-Solo shot of F1706. Mighty flat. Beautiful lip. Vigor bordering on "invasive weed."

This cross is going to be really, really fun. We're just starting...

Edit: sorry for the poor photography/composition/focus -- I was taking these photos in the rain whilst frogs were falling from our Florida sky...and my camera lens was getting misty.

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 Post subject: Re: F1706 Phalaenopsis bellina - latest 1st bloom
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I like this one. Reminds me of 'Ponkan' back in the 1980's when I saw it as a youngun' (both me, and the plant).

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 Post subject: Re: F1706 Phalaenopsis bellina
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Thank you Walton for sharing. That is very beautiful.

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 Post subject: Updated, new 1st bloomer Re: F1706 Phalaenopsis bellina
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I have waited almost three days to see if this one would reflex before posting, since they often do at this time of year. Only the laterals have reflexed, and not much at that. The petals are still, to me, beautiful. This is Peter's cross and there are probably so, so many more good ones to come.
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 Post subject: Re: F1706 Phalaenopsis bellina New Ones and better angle
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I do apologize (sort-of :D ) for posting these pictures on multiple threads, but I'm so happy for Peter that I want to do whatever I can to make sure that as many folk as possible are aware of the over-all quality and vigor of this strain.

This is F1706, bellina ['(blue wide petals)' x 'Joy']. Vigor is extraordinary. All are first-bloomers in itty-bitty pots. Imagine what these will look like when they are well established in 8" pots...

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 Post subject: Re: F1706 Phalaenopsis bellina
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Thank you Walton.

It's okay to post on multiple threads.

I do like this cross so far - many have nice green color - which is a surprise. Also using coerulea seems to enhance magenta color. Now we just wait to see how they improve on larger plants.

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 Post subject: Re: F1706 Phalaenopsis bellina
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First bloom F1706. 5 cm horizontal natural spread with two spikes (one tried to branch, but the branch stalled). After a while, the petal posture slumped a bit (see the solo shot vs. the shot with Phal. Cherry Wine 'Newberry'), but the color is still very strong.

Peter -- I do suppose you plan to take at least 12 of these to the Taiwan WOC for that special award? :clap:


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