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Phalaenopsis Misty Green

The hybrid was registered in 1981 by George Schwartz for Joseph Redlinger as a hybrid between Phal. Barbara Moler and Phal. Bamboo Baby. Presumably, Mr. Schwartz wanted to register the hybrid for one reason – or at least 10 reasons: the 10 awards that he had received for various clones of Misty Green at the time that he registered the hybrid.

Writing about Phalaenopsis Misty Green at this point is a little like Macaulay Culkin writing an autobiography. Sure, he’s made some movies but there’s so much ahead of him. The first Phal. Misty Green hybrid was registered in 1983. Eighteen years later, it’s just too early to say anything. I have plants of Phal. Misty Green ‘Nilsa’, AM/AOS as well as ‘Moncho’, AM/AOS (the latter being one of the most vigorous plants I have ever grown) and I can’t wait for the crosses I’ve made to bloom. Considering Phal. Misty Green’s record to date, some of these hybrids should be magnificent. (N.B. For those new to phals, you have to realize that yellow phal. breeding only began in earnest about 30 years ago.) Continue reading