"Phalaenopsis"

(Pronounced: fail-lay-NOP-sys)

ALSO KNOWN AS:

"Phalaenopsis"

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"Phalaenopsis" forms a low compact bush that is nearly always in bloom.

 

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The bright pink, single, cupped, flowers are distinctive, both for their color and for the white eye around the golden stamen area.

 

 
GENERAL
INFORMATION:

"Phalaenopsis" is a found rose that was named for its resemblance to the flowers of the Phalaenopsis orchid. It forms a compact upright bush with large showy sprays of cerise-pink, single, small (2") flowers that repeat throughout the growing season.

"Phalaenopsis" is very attractive in mass plantings, and it may also be grown in containers.

 
BOTANICAL
GROUP:

Synstylae

 
GROUP:

Found

 
CLASS:

Pol

 
SEED
PARENT:

Unknown  

POLLEN
PARENT:

Unknown  

BREEDER:

Unknown  

INTRODUCED:

"Phalaenopsis" is a found rose that was introduced by the Antique Rose Emporium in 1988.  

DATE:

Unknown [ United States ]  

PLANT SIZE
AND FORM:

Height:    3 '     to    4 '           Width:    1 '     to    2 '



"Phalaenopsis" forms a compact bush 3' to 4' high.  

FOLIAGE
DESCRIPTION:

The foliage is matt green with little sheen.

 
FOLIAGE
FRAGRANCE:

None.  

BLOOM
FREQUENCY:

C - Continuous. " Phalaenopsis" starts blooming early spring (late March in the Texas Hill Country), and repeats reliably throughout the growing season. The spring and fall blooms are best.

 
BLOOM
DESCRIPTION:
Flower Size:    1.00"      to      1.00"           Cluster Size:    5      to      7           Petal Count:    5 to 5          

"Phalaenopsis" flowers are single, cupped, and medium-sized (2-1/2"). They occur in large clusters above the foliage.

 
BLOOM
COLOR:

PB - Pink Blend. "Phalaenopsis" blooms are bright pink with a white eye surrounding the prominent golden stamen area.

 
COLOR VARIATION:

None.  

FRAGRANCE:

SF - Slightly Fragrant. "Phalaenopsis" has a very light fragrance.

 
HIPS:

None observed.

 
CLIMATE:

Zones 7 - 9  

CULTURE:

"Phalaenopsis" is prefers a sunny location, but it is very hardy and does not seem to mind poor soils and moderate neglect.

 
PROPAGATION:

"Phalaenopsis" may be propagated by cuttings.

 
OTHER
CHARACTERISTICS:


    ** Tolerant of poorer soils
    ** Good for bedding or mass plantings
    ** Suitable for growing in pots

"Phalaenopsis" makes a good specimen for a large container, and it is also very effective in mass plantings.

 
ANECDOTAL
INFORMATION:

"Phalaenopsis" was found in Copeland, Texas.

 
REFERENCES:

Antique Rose Emporium. The Antique Rose Emporium 1998 Catalog. Independence, Texas: Antique Rose Emporium. 1998, p. 8.