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Our Paph. Maudiae type hybrids are still available. They are $25.00 . Please contact me for individual crosses. PHOTO
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Paph. delenatii var. alba This is a very easy species to grow and bloom. The plants are diminutive and seldom need more than a 3" pot unless branching multiple leads. Everything about this plant seems lady-like and dainty. The leaf span is seldom over 4" and the leaves are beautifully mottled. The flowers are about 3" and invoke the term "pure as the driven snow". There is also a light raspberry fragrance. $20.00 10 available in 3" pots. These are near blooming size and should bloom this spring.
Paph. Pirate Spice (spicerianum X Emerald Sea) This is a small species from Southeast Asia crossed with a beautiful round complex hybrid. The spicerianum will give a smaller plant habit while maintaining a large dorsal and polished finish. The flowers will be white and green and should be long lasting. I like this direction in breeding! $20.00 5 available in 3" pots. I am hoping to see the first flowers from these in 1 to 1 1/2 years. PHOTO
Paph. Doll's Kobold (charlesworthii X henryanum) Both of these species are small growers and they come together to make a beautiful primary hybrid! This is the original "mini Paph". The flowers are rose colored with a large dorsal from charlesworthii and spotting from henryanum. In a word, "Charming" another great factor is these branch into multiple growth plants very easily. $20.00 10 plants available. These are flowering size (some are spiking!). PHOTO
Paph Raingreen's Doll (Raingreen's Cerella X Doll's Kobold) Here we have another mini Paph. with Doll's Kobold as a parent which it resembles. The background is 1/2 henryanum and 3/8 charlesworthii. I really like this trend in breeding for several reasons. The flowers are just plain cute! The plants stay small, and they form specimens very quickly due to the branching habit. It's hard to go wrong here! $20.00 10 plants available in 3" pots. These are near blooming size. I'm expecting spikes at any time.
Paph. Norito Hasegawa (malipoense X armeniacum) This is an incredible primary hybrid! The plants are very dramatically mottled and have purple on the bottom of the leaves. The flowers are produced atop a tall spike and are very large compared to the size of the plants. The flowers are lemon yellow to apple green base color with some clones having a bit of reddish brown tessellation on the petals. The pouch is large and ballooning as is typical with Paphs in the Parvisepalum section. Most have a light fragrance of raspberries. $30.00 10 plants in 3" pots. These are 1-2 years from blooming. PHOTO
Paph. Amelia Hart Alexander X moquetteanum This is a cross involving 3 sequential blooming Paphs. Amelia Hart Alexander is a primary hybrid of chamberlainianum X primulinum. A mature plant will never be out of bloom! I'm hoping that the twisted and hairy petals from moquettianum will carry over to the hybrid. $20.00 10 plants in 3" pots. I suspect these will be 1-2 years from blooming. Plants are healthy and growing very well.
Brassavola nodosa If you don't have nodosa in your collection you need to get it. The pencil-like leaves can get up a foot long but the plant stays very manageable due to the fact that the rhizome is extremely short. The flowers are produced from late spring to fall and are light green with a pure white lip. up to 6 long lasting flowers can be produced per spike. This is known as "The Lady of the Night" and for good reason. The flowers are extremely fragrant at night and if for no other reason this species is worth growing for that alone! It is also the parent of many worthwhile hybrids. $12.00 10 plants available in 2" pots to start blooming in about 2 years. Vigorous!!! PHOTO Cattleya aclandiae This is a fantastic miniature Cattleya that grows about 5" tall. Flowers are large for the plant and are produced as the new leaves open. Flowers are large for the size of the plant and it can bloom more than once a year. These do best when mounted or grown in a basket. $20.00 5 plants in 3" clay pots. 1-2 years from blooming. PHOTO
Cattleya schilleriana This is a compact growing species. Mature plants are 10" tall and bear 4-6 flowers of about 4" in size. They are very fragrant and a tan to mahogany base color with red spotting and very glossy. the lip is white and up to 2" across with magenta striations. Like aclandiae, this species likes having exposed roots and should be mounted or grown in a basket. $20.00 5 plants in 3" clay pots. 1-2 years from blooming. PHOTO
Rlc. Oconee Circle (Rlc Oconee X C. Circle of Life) This is a marriage of Two of the best reds that have ever been seen by the orchid world. This was registered by the great Fred Fordyce. The flowers can range from a cerise red to a plum color but one thing is certain: the flowers will be incredibly intense. Plant size will be around 10" and can flower more than once per year. Add to this a cardboard stiff substance and long lasting capability and you have an incredible plant. $18.00 10 plants available in 3" pots. About 2 years from blooming. PHOTO
Gdd. Rosita (Epi. magnoliae X Gur. bowringiana) This is going to be surprising. Epi. magnoliae This will be an incredibly showy "novelty" hybrid. Epi. magnoliae normally has 8-14 small ice green flowers. Gur. (formerly Cattleya) bowringiana can produce up to 15 rose pink flowers per spike. The hybrid will produce many fragrant rose colored flowers on plants that will probably stay under a foot tall. These are already producing multiple leads and we'll end up with an extremely floriferous plant. $15.00 10 plants in 3" pots. I'm guessing about 2 years from flowering.
Cattleya Chocolate Drop 'Kodama' AM/AOS X self Chocolate Drop is a fantastic plant and parent with over 100 registered crosses to its name - most using the 'Kodama' clone. The flowers are star shaped with intense burgundy sepals and petals and a cranberry lip with yellow side lobes. Average is about 10 flowers per spike. By selfing this we might see some variation. PHOTO $12.00 3 plants in 2" pots. About 3 years from blooming.
Blc. Hawaiian Leopard 'Mei-Ling' AM/AOS This is possibly the best Bl. Richard Mueller crosses made. Flowers are golden yellow peppered with fine crimson spots. The lip has these spots coalesce into lines with the edge almost solid crimson. Up to 5 4" flowers are produced and can bloom more than once a year. $12.00 20 plants in 2" pots. Probably 3 years to flower. PHOTO
Bl. Morning Glory This is a cross between Brassavola nodosa and Laelia purpurata. The plants resemble a tall nodosa. The flowers are are light pink to lavender. The large lip has the same background color with vibrant dark lavender veins. The first time I saw one in bloom it reminded me of a cluster of spring flowers. PHOTO $15.00 8 plants available in 3" pots. Probably 2-3 years until flowering.
Slc. Circle of Life 'Carmela' Circle of Life is an incredible cross and parent. This clone is a strawberry red. These are compact plants that produce usually 3 flowers per spike. This deserved a place in every collection. PHOTO $12.00 17 available in 2" pots. 2 - 3 years from blooming.
Pot. Apricot Sands 'First Timer' AM/AOS X Pot. Mem. Jim Nickou 'James' HCC/AOS 'First Timer' is a very compact plant with 4" flowers in yellow and orange with a vibrant red lip. 'James' is pure yellow with a touch of red in the lip and flowers over 4" and also a compact grower. These will be fantastic! $15.00 1 available in 3" pots About 2 years to bloom
Slc. Circle of Life X Sl. Pole Star These will be very compact plants with large, full flowers. Pole Star is S. coccinea X L. briegeri. The colors will be pinks through reds, possibly with some flaring. $10.00 2 plants available in 2" pots. About 2 years from blooming.
Slc. Tokyo Life This is another Circle of Life cross. This time it's paired with Lc. Tokyo Magic. We should see compact plants with strong spikes containing clusters of yellow flowers with red flaring and dark red lips. This is a proven hybrid with very good form and substance. PHOTO $15.00 2 plants available in 3" pots to start blooming in 1 - 2 years.
Dendrobium: Dendrobium Yuki Daruma X Super Star These are nobile Dens. and need a dry, cool rest in winter with lots of light. They bloom in spring with flowers coming from nodes in the cane. The color is soft pink with yellow and white in the lip. $20.00 4 available in 4" clay pots. These are near blooming size.
Dendrobium Sweet One (Platinum X dearii) These are warm growers that start blooming when small. The flowers are long lasting, large, and crystalline white with green in the throat. They are also fragrant. I can't wait to see these start blooming!!!! $12.00 12 available in 2" pots. About 2 years from blooming.
Dendrobium aberrans This is the species that puts the "cute" in the mini Latouria Dendrobiums. Creamy white flowers are produced on plants that never get more than 4" tall. Flowers are very long lived. These can be kept in pots with very good drainage or mounted. $10.00 4 plants available in 2" pots. The plants are VERY small! Should bloom in 2-3 years. $15.00 4 plants mounted to bloom in 1 - 2 years PHOTO
Dendrobium Micro Chip X Roy Tokunaga This represents the next generation of compact Latouria Dendrobium breeding. Sprays of snow white flowers with fine purple spotting. Lips will be yellow with purple stripes. Flowers will last 3 months. $10.00 2 plants available in 2" clay pots. Bloom in 2-3 years..
Dendrobium alexandrae X Hisako Haraguchi Long lasting 3” whites with lavender overlay and stripes and purple lips. Blooms twice a year. $10.00 3 available in 2” pots about 3 years from blooming.
Dendrobium hodgkinsonii This is a New Guinea species. Nice chartreuse clusters with a green lip bearing purple spots and stripes are produced in the fall to winter. These are compact growers that seldom get over 10" tall. $18.00 1 available in 3.5" pots. These are blooming size and should bloom this fall.
Dendrobium Micro Chip X Nida. Everyone loves Micro Chip! Here we cross it with Den. Nida - a Den. Phal. This will give us very compact plants with full flower sprays in striped pink! I have not bloomed any of these yet but I can't wait to see them! Pretty In Pink!!! A sure winner! $18.00 2 available in 3.5" pots. Near blooming size. I am expecting flower season to be spring.
Masdevallias: A note on Masdevallias: Many who try Masdevallias have been unsuccessful. These plants generally need cool temperatures and high humidity. Air movement is also necessary because cool, damp conditions are breeding grounds for bacteria and fungi. Even the warmth tolerant species and hybrids need to be grown with these conditions as much as possible. If you grow these beauties in the house be sure to use the “double potting” technique. All of the below plants are divisions and are blooming size.
I am currently looking for a wholesaler who can provide me with Masdevallias. Although I will occasionally be dividing the plants that I have, it is a very slow process.
Masdevallia veitchiana 'Betty' AM/AOS These have flowers that can approach 5" in height and are borne singly on a tall spike. The color is iridescent orange with violet hairs. These had been found growing wild on the sides of Machu Picchu and are cool growers. Blooming time is spring. $40.00 1 available in 3.5" pots. These are blooming size and will have at least 3 leads.
Masdevallia Marguerite 'Red Star' HCC/AOS This is a warmth tolerant primary hybrid between infracta and veitchiana. The flowers are red and orange with long tails. This is one of the first "warmth tolerant" hybrids made by J&L orchids. $30.00 1 available in 2" pots. These are blooming size.
Bulbophyllums: A note on Bulbophyllums: This is the largest genus in the Orchid family comprising over 2600 species. There is very little work done on hybrids but results are promising. The main requirement for these is humidity. At least 60% with optimum of 80%. Temp. is intermediate - warm.Another important consideration is air movement. Sphagnum moss (only 2" deep) is the preferred potting media. I have begun to use fine bark as a top dressing to prevent algae from forming on the moss. Good water quality is important and the plants like to be kept very moist in the growing season. As the weather cools lighten up a bit on watering but do not allow to dry. Bulbos like light in the Phalaenopsis to Oncidium range.
B. Daisy Chain This is a wonderful hybrid! The plant itself is compact although a bit of a "rambler" due to rhizomes that are a bit long. It can be a prolific flowerer and routinely flowers more than once a year. The parents are both in the cirropetalum group and produce nice umbels in red through sunset tones towards the center and white at the ends. These are just a few of the traits that make this an enjoyable hybrid. $25.00 2 available in 3" pots. Although these have not bloomed, they are blooming size.
B. baucaenense This is a compact species in the cirropetalum group. The plants stay rather compact. Flowers are lavender and rose - a very pleasing combination. $25.00 2 plants available in 3.5" pots. These are blooming size
B. Grace Thoms X Manchind Grace Thoms received an Award of Quality from the AOS and the Manchind an AM. These will produce large star shaped flowers with nice striping. A very promising cross. $12.00 2 plants available in 2" pots. Should bloom in 2 years.
B. A-doribil Candy Ann (A-doribil Candy X annandalei) I have hesitated to offer these. This cross is from Bill Thoms who probably has more awards on Bulbos than everyone else together. These form whorls of pale yellow flowers covered with pink stripes. The individual flowers will be about 4" long. Bill liked this so much he put the one he had awarded on the cover of his book. A truly remarkable cross!!!!! $18.00 1 available in 3" pots. These are blooming size.
Ascda. Ladda Gold I purchased these because my friend (growing under lights) routinely blooms this more than once a year and with 2 spikes each time. It is a moderately compact Ascocenda but larger than the ones with Neofinitea in them. The flowers are small but a spike can have over 20 flowers and they are bright yellow with hints of orange that deepen over time. PHOTO $25.00 ***Temporarily Sold Out***
Ascofinetia Cherry Blossom Here we have a primary hybrid between Neofinetia falcata and Ascocentrum ampullacea (both now moved to Vanda). It is a very compact grower that seldom gets over 8" tall. To say that the purple color is intense is putting it mildly. These seem to need fairly strong light to bloom. $25.00 2 plants in 2.5" pots. Most of these are blooming size and some have had small inflorescences. PHOTO
Ascda. Princess Mikasa 'Pink' These are almost the size of a normal Vanda but are very easy to bloom. When I was living in an apartment my wife-to-be gave me one of these as a Christmas Present. I thought my chances of blooming it were about the same as hitting the lottery. But bloom it did! Usually 3 times a year during the warmer weather. The flowers are pink with dark tessellations and about 3.5" across. I had to get these!!! $12.00 17 plants in 2" pots. They are at least 3 years from blooming but SO worth the wait. PHOTO
Onciciums and Miscellaneous species and hybrids:
Bllra. Marfitch 'Howard's Dream' AM/AOS This has been around for quite a while and it's still in demand - and with good reason! Up to 15 flowers in vibrant purple and white that are each about 4" across. These spikes need to be staked to keep from breaking. These are also fragrant. $30.00 2 plants available. Both are in spike now. (as of Sept. 6). PHOTO
Mtssa. Charles M. Fitch 'Izumi' AM/AOS This is one of the best Miltassias that I know of. Nice sized pink stars with vibrant brown and white markings and nice spacing between the flowers earned it an AM from the American Orchid Society. $25.00 2 plants available in 4.25" square pots. Both plants have multiple leads. PHOTO
Onc. Heaven Scent 'Redolence' This is a descendant of Onc. Sharry Baby and is just as fragrant. The flowers are dark red and white and arranged on a branching spike that is much better than Sharry Baby and still carries the wonderful fragrance! $25.00 5 plants available in 4.25" square pots. These are all previously bloomed. PHOTO
Onc. Heaven's Delight 'Sweet Fanfare' Another progeny of Onc. Sharry Baby. This one has larger flowers and inherits the famous "chocolate" fragrance. $25.00 5 plants available in 4.25" square pots. All are previously bloomed.
Onc. Twinkle 'Fantasy' Twinkle need no introduction. Incredible numbers of white fragrant flowers on compact branched spikes. By the time they get into 4" pots you can have well over 200 flowers on 8 or more spikes! What a wonderful Oncidium that is small enough to bloom on a window sill. $10.00 6 plants putting up their first flower spike. PHOTO
Zygopetalum Debbie De Mello 'Honolulu Baby' AM/AOS Zygos are wonderful plants. This one is spectacular! The sepals and petals are so dark they can appear black. The lip bluish purple edged in white and white markings form a fringe on the bottom of the lip. Truly a show stopper! $15.00 10 plants in 3" pots. These should start blooming in 1 to 2 years. PHOTO
Btcm. Little Dragon 'Carmela' Forget the genus and just call it Oncidium because that is essentially what it is and culture is the same. These are small growing plants that bloom small yellow and red flowers. The spike is well branched with many flowers. Think of it as a new type of Twinkles, only better! $12.00 21 available in 2" pots. These can start blooming next year. PHOTO
Maxillaria tenuifolia Many refer to this as "The Coconut Orchid" because of the fragrance of the flowers. These plants like a bit of moisture and about the same light as Cattleyas. Dark red flowers are produced in the spring at the base of tall grass-like foliage. $25.00 7 available in 4.5" pots Blooming size plants
Tolumnias Right now I have a "Hodge-Podge" of Tolumnias available. Call or email me and I'll be happy to go over them with you. Starting next year I will be having seedlings available. This will be new breeding with some really exciting parents!
I always have a variety of Oncidium Alliance plants but not enough of any one variety to list. There are also various species and hybrids that don't make it onto the listings. Let me know if there is something special on your list. Thank you for looking!