This section is from the book "The Gardener's Monthly And Horticulturist V26", by Thomas Meehan. See also: Four-Season Harvest: Organic Vegetables from Your Home Garden All Year Long.
About this time last year I bought at one of Young & Elliott's sales about a half dozen of the above named orchid without much information about it. They were small plants with three or four leaves each, about three inches long and one inch wide. I put each one in a small basket of cedar and hung them about two feet from the glass in my warmest house, in which place they have remained until they came into bloom. Soon after putting them in baskets they began to grow finely and send out thick roots, which they do more freely than any orchid I have seen. They grew all winter and in May sent up flower spikes very freely, nearly every plant one or two spikes. They have now been in bloom nearly two months, and I think from the number of buds still to open that the same spike will be in bloom three months. The flowers are small, and as the petals reflex it makes them appear smaller. The flowers are over one inch in diameter. The spike is upright and there are always eight or ten blooms open. The petals are from pure white to light purple. Some have a lip with white center lobe, and side lobes light fawn color.
Though this is not to be compared to P. aurabilis, P. grandiflora and others, it is a desirable little orchid when its easy cultivation, free flowering and length of time in bloom are considered. Baltimore, Md.