Have this about 5 years. Got hit with Thrips and I almost lost it.
Very pretty and delicate
Very pretty and delicate.
Well I am glad that you saved it. It is very pretty. I hope that my flower spike eventually hold as many flowers are yours holds. My equestris only holds about 5 open flowers at a time. I bought it as a small seedling 4 years ago so your is more mature.
This plant has been blooming for a few months and has lost many flowers since then. I'll see if I have a shot from Feb showing more flowers.
Greencurls, I will eventually cut the spikes off. I don't like it with just flowers at the ends of the spikes. At that point I cut them off at the base. It always spikes again in the winter.
Hi Jane - About how many flowers do your spikes hold at their peak? Mine has been blooming since February but even at peak bloom I only get 5 flowers at a time.
I don't know why my pic disappeared, Photoshop has changed and somehow my pictures are now missing.
Greencurls, I'm not sure, it does have a lot of flowers. Can't find my older pictures right now. I counted one spike having approx. 20 flowers. If you look at the picture, you can count where flowers have fallen off. See the little node-like things.
It sends up fairly long spikes and begins to flower. How many at once? - didn't count, not sure. Certainly more than 5, probably 15+ per spike?
Jane, I love this one! You never cut anything down till its
The funny thing about this plant, it is quite small yet throws these long spikes which just keep going. By end of May, its time to send the spikes to the compost pile.
Even if I mounted it, the spikes would be down to the floor by June. Also, the spikes started branching, which I don't remember it doing before. Maybe the thrips scared it ;-)
Here is Phal. Nancy Am x equestris. Still alive after the chc disaster and i am hoping for blooms soon.
Love the registered name Phal. Tinkerbell's Fairy Dust. Nearly show season here and i will be on the lookout for a few Phal. species. Thanks for posting the pic.
This post was edited by arthurm on Sun, Apr 28, 13 at 2:54
That is beautiful, Arthur. Love the name! Does the flower have that sparkly finish to it?
Please post a picture if you get blooms.