I purchased a single phalaenopsis from Shelldance last February, for Valentine's Day. I can't remember the specific variety, but the orchid was beginning bloom at the time. It was an orchid/purple color. I had new blooms well into June. With standard care I have an excellent flower stalk that began in December, I expect blooms by February. My experience was positive. The owners were present, knowledgable and informative. I am a new dabbler with orchids.