Moth Orchid Phalaenopsis Eleanor Yates


Phalaenopsis Eleanor Yates is an epiphytic growing, multi-generation moth orchid hybrid, a crossing between Phalaenopsis Holland Beauty (seed parent) and Phalaenopsis Kathleen Ai (pollen parent).

Phalaenopsis Eleanor Yates has been registered with the Royal Horticultural Society in the year 1992 by Owens Orchids, an orchid nursery in Pisgah Forest, North Carolina, USA. The beautiful candy-striped flowers get a size of about 10 cm in diameter and with good care they may last several weeks. Inflorescences of big-flowered Phalaenopsis hybrids can reach length up to 1 meter and even more and are packed with multiple, stunning flowers. Even if all flowers are withered, don`t cut the inflorescence away, until it`s completely dried out. The same inflorescences may reflower several times. As Phalaenopsis species orchids, mostly native to tropical Asia, are precious collectibles for experienced orchid lovers and some of them not easy to cultivate, orchid researchers and nurseries developed lots of hybrids, which should be easy to care and get more, bigger, longer-lasting and even more colorful and exotic flowers. It`s considered, that nowadays there are about 25.000 registered Phalaenopsis and Phalaenopsis related moth orchid hybrids around. Every year 200 - 300 new hybrids are registered.

Many of this mass-produced orchid beauties are sold at reasonable prices even in local supermarkets or home improvement centers and not just for a few, such a moth orchid laid the foundation for a life-long orchid love affair. The first man-made Phalaenopsis hybrid ever, Phalaenopsis Intermedia, a crossing between the species orchids Phal. aphrodite and
Phal. equestris has been developed by Veitch and Sons, a British plant nursery and has been registered in the year 1886.

Phalaenopsis Eleanor Yates
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Image: Moth Orchid Phalaenopsis Eleanor Yates

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Image: Moth Orchid Phalaenopsis Eleanor Yates

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