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Was I ever surprised when this Phal opened!

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    Default Was I ever surprised when this Phal opened!

    In September I purchased a Dtps. Lih Jiang Beauty x P. Luchia Phalaenopsis in beginning spike. It is a very large white phal with a deep purple (looks red) throat. I was looking forward to a Christmas bloom. Well, I got my Christmas bloom but to my surprise it was not what I thought I was getting.
    Here is a picture of what I did get. Anyone know what it is?

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    Don't know what it is but it sure is PRETTY!!!
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    I have one almost the same but it fades to white around the edge of the sepals a bit more... Is it a miniature? Mine has 2 spikes and like 35-40 blooms...

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    No minature and the plant is huge. The leaves are each 10 inches long and very wide. The bloom is only a tad over 3 inches across.

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    Sorry Katie, for the mislabeling, and for the inability to ID it. These hybrid Phals are very similar and quite impossible to ID correctly.

    She's very pretty though - enjoy the blooms!

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    If it was grown from a flask it could be the only one that looks like it. Too bad there is no id on it.

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    This flower is still very beautiful. I like the shape of the blooms, different from the round ones we always see. I like the two lateral sepals

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    Quote Originally Posted by smartie2000 View Post
    This flower is still very beautiful. I like the shape of the blooms, different from the round ones we always see. I like the two lateral sepals
    That is probably why I am leaning towards the species plants in phals and paphs. Not only is there some deep seated, back to nature attraction, but there is also the natural beauty and shape to be admired.

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    I don't love perfect round flowers either. They loose their attractive exotic look that way. Most common everyday flowers are radially symmetrical and making orchids perfectly round (almost radially symmetrical) makes them look too ordinary usually. I don't mind growing hybrids though

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