Thursday, April 7, 2016

New Orchid! Phalaenopsis OX Black Face 'OX 1647'

Phalaenopsis OX Black Face 'OX 1647'

I have a new orchid, and I am enamored. This is maybe the first time that I've bought an orchid online, and had the flowers exceed my expectation.  The fact that this orchid arrived in bloom is a bonus.

These flowers are almost 4" wide, and a deep purple color.  Under fluorescent lights, they look more purple, while under natural sunlight, a redder hue shows through.  There is a velvety depth of color to these blooms that I love.  And it seems like the orchid is fragrant as well!  There is a subtle rose scent to the flowers.

Phalaenopsis OX Black Face 'OX 1647'

Phalaenopsis OX Black Face 'OX 1647' closeup

I'm still working on the geneaology for this orchid, which I hope to post in the next couple of days.  In the meantime, I hope some more of these flower buds will open soon.

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