Fdk. Darkest Desire 'Brittany's Dark Side' AM/AOS (80 points)
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Paph. acmodontum This is one of the smaller Paph. species. It is an easily grown plant and attractive in many ways starting with nicely mottled leaves. The flowers have a white background with pink markings and sometimes a green infusion on the petals. The pouch is tan and comes to a point in the center. This has been a difficult plant to find and I'm pleased to offer it. $30.00 3 plants in 3.5" pots IN SPIKE!
Paph. lawrenceanum fma. hyeanum (album) Paph. lawrenceanum is one of the parents of the famous Paph. maudiae. This is the album variety. This is a stately species with mottled foliage and a tall spike topped by a fairly large flower that is white and apple green. It is a very easy species to grow and bloom and a fantastic addition to any Paph. collection. $30.00 3 plants in 3.5" pots IN SPIKE!
Paph. Deperle (Paph. delanatii fma. vinicolor X primulinum fma. purpaurascens) Paph. Deperle is usually white. Using these parents they are coming out a gorgeous shell pink! Also, these are sequential bloomers which can produce up to 4 flowers on a spike. The flowers have been lasting up to 2 months in the greenhouse. Combine all this with the gorgeous delanatii type mottled foliage with purple underside and you have an incredible hybrid.! $35.00 3 plants in 3.5" pots. IN SPIKE!
Paph. Jacob's Knight (Memoria Jacob Jake Piloto 'Yellow Joy' X Venus Knight 'Glowing Yellow Lehua' HCC/AOS) The last batch of these I had to keep one for myself. Jacob's Knight has incredibly large petals with a yellow background and covered with large dark reddish brown spots. The dorsal is white with green stripes and a tan pouch that often has the veining of its Paph. venustum parent. The flowers are presented on tall spikes. I would not be surprised to see this cross get an AQ. $30.00 3 plants IN SPIKE! (i also have several plants out of spike for $25.00)
Paph. Hawaiian Aloha (Hawaiian Illusion 'Pink Pleasantly' X Mem. Jeffrey Ma 'Dorsal Splendor') I have not seen any of these bloom but judging from the parents these will have dark pink to purple petals with black "warts". The pouch will be glossy brown with purple infusion. The tall dorsal is white with green and pink striping. $25.00 3 plants IN SPIKE!
Paph. Fred's Magnificence ( Friedrich von Hayek 'Lehua Quiet Elegance' HCC/AOS X Supurb Fred 'Lehua Flying High; HCC/AOS) This is a great flame colored Paph. with the petals covered with fine spots. Nice sized flowers on tall spikes. $25.00 3 plants IN SPIKE
Paph. Odette's Infatuation (Paphiopedilum Odette's Magic 'Lehua Ablaze' HCC/AOS x Paphiopedilum Gyorgy Nagy 'Gyorgy 5') Most of these are vinicolors but a few will be flame. Due to the superbiens grandparent, some of the petals are almost black! $25.00 3 plants IN SPIKE!
Paph. Macabre Fred (Macabre Magic 'Lehua Lots of Spots'HCC/AOS X Fred's Spots 'Synsepal Fantasy') These are blooming with incredible form. Nicely shaped green petals with dark spotting. Some fade towards white at the edges. The dorsal is white with green stripes. The pouch is brown - sometimes suffused with green. $25.00 3 plants IN SPIKE!
Paph. Macabre Fantasy (Macabre Pops 'Pink Flares' X Flighty Fred 'Amazingly Red) This is a very stately hybred. Petals are unspotted tan with green as is the pouch. The dorsal is white with apple green center and radiating lines in a darker green. $25.00 3 plants IN SPIKE!
Paph. Excitingly Fred (Excitingly Wood 'Lehua's Fighting Pickle' HCC/AOS X Friedrich von Hayek 'Lehua's Quiet Elegance' HCC/AOS) There has been at least 3 awards from this cross already! Flames and vinicolors = some with spotting and all with great form. $25.00 3 plants IN SPIKE!
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 3 plants available. Blooming size. 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! $25.00 3 plants available in 3" pots. Blooming size. 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. $25.00 3 plants in 3" pots. Blooming size
Catasetinae: Catasetums and their relatives have become extremely popular. Below is a selection from Sunset Valley Orchids that is sure to please. All are in 4" pots and blooming size. Many have already bloomed!
Clo. Black Jade (Cl. russelliana 'David N' X Ctsm. expansum 'Myra' HCC/AOS ) This is a remake using different (and hopefully better) parents. Black Jade is a solid medium green flower that sometimes has dark red on the inner part of the lip and faint stippled lines radiating from the center of sepals and petals. The flowers are long lasting due to the influence of Clowesia while Ctsm. piliatum imparts large flowers. $30.00 1 plant available in 4" pot.
Fdk. Turning Point 'Green Goddess' X Ctsm. De Etta Harris 'Green Goddess' This is another green, this time with the influence of Mormodes to give us a green Fredclarkeara. The flowers are very full and round. Color is a rich, dark green sometimes with red spots and lines. I have seen a handful of these bloom and they are truly charming! $30.00 2 available in 4" pots.
Cl. Grace Dunn 'Live Oak' HCC/AOS X Mo. Copper Tiger Clowesia is recessive for color so these are turning out a bright reddish copper color. I expect these to be floriferous and long lasting with 2 or 3 spikes per mature bulb. $30.00 2 available in 4" pots.
Mormodia Jumbo Ruby (Dl. Grace Dunn ;Live Oak' HCC/AOS X Morm ignea 'Orange Blaze' Here is Fred's description from Sunset Valley Orchids, "Grace Dunn (Cl. warczewitzii x Cl. rosea) produces pendulous inflorescences with many light pink flowers and a touch of green in the background, and the lips are frilly. Morm. ignea has an unusually bright burnt orange color with a peppering of many fine red spots. The color from the Mormodes will be dominant in the offspring, and I expect flowers in salmon tones. Plants will bloom with inflorescences cascading over the sides of the pots late in the season on leafless plants." $30.00 1 available in 4" pots
Cl. Grace Dunn 'Live Oak' HCC/AOS X Morm. Jumbo Bacia 'SVO' AM/AOS Again, here is Fred's description. "Grace Dunn (Cl. warczewitzii x Cl. rosea) produces pendulous inflorescences carrying many light pink flowers with frilly lips and a touch of green in the background. Jumbo Bacia (Morm. badia x Morm. uncia) is a deep maroon color with a lighter red maroon lip. Flower size is a little bit smaller but is more than made up for by floriferousness – a single inflorescence carries 30-35 blossoms, and many bulbs will make 2 spikes! Mormodes is dominant for color, and these will be in be in shades of red to dark red with lighter lip color. With this third Mormodia I am expecting the plants to be very floriferous, with 2 spikes per bulb and many flowers per stem, making an impressive show!" $30.00 1 plants available in 4" pots
Ctsm. Extravaganza 'Super Nice' X Ctsm. Dentigrianum This is going to be a "mini Catasetum" Due to the Dentigrianuim parent. Extravaganze should give it a yellow lip and there will be lots of spotting on the sepals and petals. $30.00 2 available in 4" pot.
Ctsm saccatum ('Brooklym Botanic Garden' FCC/AOS X 'Dark Wonder') This species has large flowers that are predominately brown. The lip is cream to butter yellow with or without brown spotting. Using these two parents, I expect the progeny to be incredible! $35.00 2 plants available in 4" pots.
Here are a few new offerings. They are in 2" pots and although the plants are small, they are very healthy. Micro-mini Cattleyas and nodosa hybrids have been very popular lately. These all are excellent for under lights!
Bc. Mary Dodson This is a cross of B. nodosa and C. schilleriana. These, because of nodosa, are easy to grow. The flowers are tawny green and the lip is incredible!!! Large and white with incredible veination of vibrant purple. $12.00 7 plants available in 2" pots. Seedling size.
Bc. Waipuna These will go fast! The parents are B. nodosa and C. cernua. These should begin blooming in 2" pots. The plants will hopefully stay under 6" and the flowers will be bright orange stars. Need I say more? $12.00 10 plants available in 2" pots. Seedling size.
B. nodosa 'Minnie Mouse' X C. colnagoi Mini Mouse is a small growing nodosa. It is seldom over 7" plant height. This is crossed to C. colnagoi which is a true mini in size. There is some thought that this is actually L. milleri (now a cattleya). We should have multiple star shaped flowers in a darker orange range that will bloom at a small size. $12.00 10 plants available in 2" pots. Seedling size.
C. Bright Spark Here we have Tiny Rubies X cernua. C. Tiny Rubies is C. acuensis (formerly Soph.) X L milleri. This is going to produce a lot of oranges and some will be red. A true micro-mini! The leaves won't get more than 2" long in some cases. $12.00 7 plants available in 2" pots. Seedling size.
Encyclia tampensis This is one of my favorite Encyclias. Greenish-brown flowers are produced in the spring. The lip is white with purple markings in the center. Unlike many Encyclias, tempensis is compact in plant size and spike length. It's a good candidate for under lights or in a sunny window. $12.00 9 plants available in 2" pots. Seedling size.
Epicyclia Mem. Norman Wood (Epi. magnoliae X Enc. tampensis) Epi magnoliae is a miniature (6") plant that produces a nice spike of yellow to green flowers. Matched with tampense, I'm hoping for very compact plants with green flowers that have purple on a white lip. A true cutie that won't out grow your collection. $12.00 10 plants available in 2" pots. Seedling size.
C. Silver Flute This is an older hybrid that seems to have been made before its time. The flowers look and smell like a classic full size white Cattleya but the plants stay more compact. Flower size is about 4" and flowering time is fall. $25.00 2 plants available in 4.5" pots. Blooming size.
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 8 plants in 2" pots. Probably 3 years to flower. PHOTO
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. $12.00 3 plants available in 2" pots. About 2 years from blooming.
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 1 plant available in 3" pots. Probably 2-3 years until flowering.
Pot. Burana Beauty 'Burana' This is a meristem that produces up to 5 flowers per spike on compact plants. The flowers are yellow with red flares and lips. These also have a very nice fragrance. These are summer bloomers. $25.00 2 available in 4" pots. All have previously bloomed.
Pot. Hawaiian Charisma 'Hawaii' This has the beauty of the standard lavender Cattleyas but on a compact scale. The petals have a hint of darker flaring and the lip is dark pink with yellow in the throat and can be very fragrant. $25.00 1 available in 4" pot. Previously bloomed.
Blc. Williette Wong 'The Best' AM/AOS More than once I've heard the comment that this is the best yellow/red lip Cattleya in existence and I have to agree. The flowers are nearly 6" across and clear lemon yellow with a full red lip. Excellent substance. This is not a compact plant but if you don't mind standard size Cattleyas this plant is more than worth it. $25.00 1 available in 4" pot. This probably has a couple years to bloom.
Dinema polybulbon This is one of my favorite species. It is a small growing plant - less than 2" tall. This species branches easily and has no problem sending its roots into the air. Because of its branching habit, it becomes a specimen easily. Blooming time is the middle of winter with long lasting white and brown flowers that are long lasting. These will not take the confines of a pot. This likes the same conditions as Cattleyas. $25.00 w available mounted
Epidendrobium (Nanodes) polybulbon This is another species that will cover the mount in a short period of time with their short, creeping growth habit. The leaves are soft and succulent and if given just the right amount of light they will have a red edging. Flowering time is winter. Although the flower spike is very short, they present themselves nicely. The flowers are green with a dusky rose lip. Individual flowers last 3 weeks or more and a mature plant can flower for 2 months. These like bright conditions but not much sun. $25.00 2 available mounted.
Epidendrobium (Nanodes) polybulbon var. alba The alba form is smaller growing than the normal variety and the leaves are lighter in color. The flowers are also a bit smaller and are apple green. An easy species to grow. $25.00 2 available mounted
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 1 available in 4" clay pots. These are near blooming size.
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. $20.00 1 plant mounted 3 potted in 2" clay with sphagnum. These are blooming size. PHOTO
"Aussie Dens" These are Dendrobiums that are created using at least one of the following Australian Dendrobium species: Den. kingianum, Den. tetragonum, and Den. speciosum. These hybrids are easy to grow and rewarding. Flowers are formed in winter from both new and old canes. Culture: These hybrids and species like good light. Most of the species come from deciduous forests where they get dapppled sun during the growing season. In late fall through winter the trees lose their leaves and the Dendrobiums get full sun. This is also a cooler and drier season. I water every 2-3 days during the growing season and I make sure they get a bit extra fertilizer. These plants like to dry quickly after watering. That is why I grow them in clay pots. As the weather turns cold the plants should no longer be fertilized and the watering frequency is slowed to once every 5-7 days. Temperatures should get to 60 or lower for at least 6 weeks. this "rest" signals to the plant that it time to initiate the formation of flower spikes. I do not add extra water during or after flowering. It's usually April until they are ready to accept the warmer, wetter season. The following plants are all in 4" clay pots and are flowering size.
Den. Star Splash 'Diamond Orchids' AM/AOS X Den. speciosum 'Windermere' HCC/AOS Here's the description from Sunset Valley Orchids: Star Sparkler (Star Imp x Jesmond Sparkler) was quite a sight when awarded with 77 flowers on 9 spikes that's over 8 flowers for each inflorescence! The flower shape is reminiscent of its grandparent, tetragonum; the petals and sepals are a green-yellow with bold random blotches of dark red along the margins.In Australia 'Windermere' is renowned for its breeding capabilities: it is recessive for color and dominant for flower count. $30.00 1 available
Den. Golden Vista 'Big and Bold' X Den. Yondi Tina 'Goliath' FCC/AOC Here's Fred's description: Golden Vista (Class x Star of Gold) has nice chunky flowers, great color and bloom size. Not many FCC/AOC are given in Australia, Yondi Tina (Nerang x Star of Gold) is one exceptional plant, great yellow color, excellent shape and high flower count. This style of breeding is called 'line breeding' it is a process where related plants which have been selected for common desired characteristics are crosses together, it has proven is an effective way to accentuate the good qualities in a breeding line. Star of Gold (falcorostrum x tetragonum) appears as a grandparent in both parents, this will reinforce yellow color, the starry shapes and ease of growth and blooming. We are looking forward to seeing this bloom. $30.00 6 available
Den. Golden Vista 'Big and Bold' X Den. speciosum 'Windermere' HCC/AOS From SVO: Chunky Australian native flowers are a good thing.Golden Vista (Class x Star of Gold) has those chunky flowers, great color and bloom size.The renowned for its breeding capabilities of 'Windermere' will allow the flower color to come through increase flower count and improve stem length. All in all, this is a great pairing for chunky light yellows. $30.00 3 available
Den. Regal Gilliston 'SVO' X Den. Warrior 'Jordan' Again, here is Fred's description: I have found that Regal Gillieston (Peewee x Regal Affair) is an excellent parent. It has a superb-plant habit and bears beautiful star-shaped light yellow flowers with a blush of red and a solid red lip - very beautiful! Warrior (Hilda Poxon x Ku-Ring-Gai) has yellow flowers with bold red markings and excellent shape, reminiscent of the tetragonum in its background. Yellow flowers with red spotting are the 'hot ticket' in Aussie Den breeding, and this is a very promising cross. $30.00 4 available.
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 will list Masdevallias when I make divisions and they are established.
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. 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. $18.00 2 plants available in 3" pots. Should bloom in 2 years.
B. annandalei X Meen Poison Raspberry In my opinion, this hybrid just had to be made. Meen Poison Raspberry is bicolor X frostii and displays 3 or 4 flowers that are striped on an off-white background. Adding annandalei to the mix will increase flower count and floriferousness. The plants will stay compact with short rhizomes. In short, an ideal plant for windowsill or under lights. $25.00 1 available in 3" pots. These should be large enough to bloom soon.
B. van vuuren X beccarii Any way you look at it, these are going to end up big. They will also be worth the space. Both species are striking. Van vuuren is a star shaped flower with red striping while beccarii produces clusters of 75 or more flowers that are white with pink markings. Beccarii also needs high humidity and must be kept moist at all times. $25.00 1 available in 3" pot. This needs at least a couple years to flower.
B. sanguinopunctatum X subumbulatum Sanguinopunctatum (who comes up with these names!) is a beautiful compact species with long sepals and hairs all along the edges of the petals and dorsal sepal. Subumbellatum has shorter lateral sepals and a yellow base color with dark reddish spotting. I'm not honestly sure whats going to be the result but I do think it will be pretty! $25.00 2 available in 3" pots. I'm guessing but I think they could bloom next year.
B. makoyanum X thaiorum I think these will produce yellow to red (depending which variety of thaiorum was used) whorls on very free blooming plants. Makoyanum seems to be a very frequent bloomer. Mine flowers from May through September with a flush in late summer. These are two of my favorite Bulbos. $25.00 2 available in 3" pots. It's possible that they could put a spike out this year but more likely they'll start next year.
B. Lion King X gracillimum Lion King is a cross of medusae and mastersianum. The segments are ivory to yellow, usually with orange to red in the center. Gracillimum is a miniature with intensely dark red flowers presented in a whorl. You will see red here!!! I think every one will be desirable and they will stay fairly compact. $25.00 2 available in 3" pots. I think they can bloom in 3" pots but I'm not sure if it will happen this year or next.
B. annandalei X reticulatum Annandalei has a creamy yellow base color commonly with light pink to red stripes. Up to 8 flowers are formed on a spike and up to 2 spikes per growth. Reticulatum (the name refers to the netted veining on the leaves) produces 2 or 3 white flowers. The sepals are lightly suffused with pink and borne at a more horizontal plane than most Bulbos. the dorsal and petals are marked with intense red - stippling on the dorsal sepal and striping on the petals. Here is another that is difficult to predict but will definately be exciting. $25.00 1 available in 3" pot. Probably a year before it blooms.
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!!! $15.00 9 plants in 2" pots. They are at least 2 years from blooming but SO worth the wait. PHOTO
Onciciums and Miscellaneous species and hybrids:
Gomesa radicans (formerly Stigmatostylix) These members of the Oncidium alliance bloom early fall on spikes of small white flowers. they are lightly fragrant and very easy to grow. They are also good candidates for growing under lights as they don't get over 6" tall. Very tolerant of conditions and very reliable. $22.00 2 available These are mounted on cork and in spike.
Maxillaria variabilis 'Dark Eyes' Max. variabilis is commonly seen with yellow flowers. This one is intense blood red! It is just as easily grown as the other forms and a reliable winter bloomer that will continue to send flowers for 2 months on mature plants. $20.00 4 available in 2" pots. Blooming size.
Leptotes Menina (Leptotes unicolor X tenuis) These are divisions of a plant of the original cross by Don Crawford which was registered in 1982. The plants bear 2" tall terete leaves. The flowers are produced singly and are shell pink and rather cup shaped. It blooms on and off all summer. Needs good light and high humidity. $20.00 2 available mounted and blooming size..