Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Orchids from the Greenhouse
Phalaenopsis equestris 'Sue' HCC/AOS. This is blooming in the kithen right now. It has a prime spot by the window. These little guys hail from the Philippines and this one comes from two venerable lines of equestris breeding, 'Riverbend' AM/AOS, a good grower and breeder, and 'Malibu', a great parent for dark color. This one grows well and has a nice stardust sparkle on top of dark lavender segments with a nice white picotee to set it off. Small, pretty, easy growing. What's not to like? They do prefer to be warm, however, so they suffer a little in my greenhouse since I run the greenhouse cool to avoid having a huge electric bill. That's why this one is still hanging out in the kitchen!