A single seed pod can produce anywhere from 50 up to 4,000,000 seeds! So, it really makes one wonder, when you hybridize two different orchids, what would all of those *new* hybrid flowers look like? Would they all like one parent, or would they look like a blend of both? Maybe they won’t look like either parent?!?
Below are the photos of every single flower I bloomed from a single flask of Phalaenopsis. The original breeder (Pat Van Adrichem) has graciously also given me permission to post the photos of his flowers from the same batch of seedlings.
Backstory: the flask was purchased from Kingfisher Orchids in 2017 and the seedlings took ~20 months to grow up and start blooming (check out the deflasking project here). The first flower bloomed on May 27, 2019, but many of the seedlings are still maturing so I will continue to add new photos as new flowers bloom. Check back to see how the remaining 33+ plants look!
Parents of the Hybrid
Progeny – Photos of the Siblings
|Pat’s (Kingfisher Orchids) Flowers|