Phrag. pearcii 'Wade's Orchids' CCM/AOS (Awarded May 2017)
Here is the new listing as of May 4th. I will be posting photos of many of the new offerings as soon as I have time. Please read the How To Order information. There are some changes.
There are many new offerings so look through the listing
Also available are Wade's Orchid T shirts. I have about 20 shirts available at present in M, L, XL, and 2xL. Prices are $14.00 each ($15.00 for 2XL) while they last. If you want a size that is not listed let me know and I will have one made if and when I have more printed (it depends on success). T Shirt Photo T shirt art by Christopher Bevins (Thanks, Chris!!!)
Our Paph. Maudiae type hybrids are still available. They are $25.00 . Please contact me for individual crosses. PHOTO Here are our regular offerings:
Cattleya Alliance: NewCattleya iricolor This is a unique look for a Cattleya. The sepals and petals are rather narrow and pale yellow. The lip is white with yellow and lavender markings. Up to 6 flowers are produced in late winter and are about 3" across. So far, not much I have said holds a lot to desire. What is so special is the fragrance!!! This holds the record for the most fragrant Cattleya ever!!! Wherever you are growing it I promise that it will fill the area with the most incredible fragrance you can imagine and that makes it worth having in your collection. $15.00 5 plants available in 3" clay pots. Probably 3 years from blooming.
NewCattleya 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. $12.00 5 plants in 2" pots. About 3 years from blooming.
NewBlc. 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 25 plants in 2" pots. Probably 3 years to flower.
NewBl. 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. $12.00 6 plants available in 2" pots. Probably about 3 years until flowering.
NewSlc. 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. $12.00 25 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 3 available in 3" pots About 2 years to bloom
Pot. Beau's Golden Touch 'Touch of Class' Here we have a beautiful, compact Cattleya! Flowers are about 3" and yellow with a pink trim on the petals and lip. I expect to see these bloom more than once a year. $10.00 2 plants available in 2" pots. These should start blooming in 2 years or less. 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. $10.00 8 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. $15.00 3 plants available in 3" pots to start blooming in 1 - 2 years.
C. Small World X Lc. Jungle Elf C. Small World (luteola X aclandiae) is a mini greenish-yellow with magenta spots and a magenta lip. Lc. Jungle Elf (L. esalqueana X C. aclandiae) is another miniature with red spotted yellow flowers and red lips. I think we see a trend here. :) These will bloom in a 2" pot on plants under 6" tall. $12.00 6 plants available in 2" pots. Should start blooming in 1 - 2 years.
Lc. Jungle Elf X C. Caudebec Here we are pairing the miniature Jungle Elf with C. Caudebec (Sophie Martin X Penny Kuroda) which is a Light pink with dark pink spots and lip. We are looking for nice spots and an intense lip on an 8" plant. Did I mention that Caudebec can have 7 flowers on a stem? These are exciting! $15.00 3 plants available in 3" pots. About 2 years to bloom.
Dendrobium: Den. Formidible X Lime Frost These are in the Formosae section and produce canes with black hairs. 3" crystalline white flowers with yellow to orange lips are produced 1 or 2 at several nodes on the top half of the canes. These have the same growth habits as the Latouria Dens. meaning warm to intermediate temps with no rest period and a fast draining media to enable frequent watering. Bright light is also required. $18.00 ***TEMPORARILY SOLD OUT***
Den. Little Atro Compact growers in the Latouria section that begin blooming late winter - spring. The flowers are white with brown spotting and last 3 to 4 months! These can easily become specimen plants. $18.00 ***TEMPORARILY SOLD OUT***
Dendrobium amethystoglossum I absolutely love this species and I'm so glad to be able to offer them again! These start flowering when less than 10" tall. A rest period with temps of about 60F for a few weeks initiates flower spikes in mid winter. Pendulous chains of up to 20 flowers last about 2 weeks. The flowers are white with amethyst lips. Gorgeous! $18.00 ***TEMPORARILY SOLD OUT***
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
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 5 plants available in 2" clay pots. Bloom in 2-3 years. $15.00 5 plants in 3" clay pots to bloom in 1 = 2 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 Little Atro This is a primary hybrid of atroviolacea X normanbyense. These produce very long lasting ivory flowers with fine brown spotting on compact plants. These are easy bloomers that can quickly form a specimen and will stay less than 8" tall. Very rewarding! $18.00 ***TEMPORARILY SOLD OUT***
Dendrobium Nano Chip This is Den. Micro Chip (aberrans X normanbyense) crossed back onto aberrans. This gives us miniature (4" tall) plants bearing flushes of white flowers with fine purple spots and a yellow lip. This has a light fragrance and the flowers last over 2 months. $18.00 ***TEMPORARILY SOLD OUT*** NewDendrobium 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 5 available in 3.5" pots. These are blooming size and should bloom this fall.
NewDendrobium 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 3 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.
NewMasdevallia 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 2 available in 3.5" pots. These are blooming size and will have at least 3 leads.
NewMasdevallia 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 2 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.
NewB. 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 4 available in 3" pots. Although these have not bloomed, they are blooming size.
NewB. mastersianum X lepidum I think this will prove to be a very nice cross. The flowers will be produced in umbels and the plants are uncharacteristically easy to keep in a pot. Mastersianum is a rusty orange color while lepidum is lavender and white. I'm really not sure what the color will be but it will put out a lot of flowers and be very easy to grow. $25.00 4 available in 3" pots. These are flowering size.
NewB. 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 4 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 4 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 3 available in 3" pots. These are blooming size.
B. frostii This is the "Dutch Shoe Orchid" and is one of the most desirable Bulbophyllums that I know of. The flowers are produced 2-3 per spike and last a couple weeks. Frostii likes a cooler winter and also prefers to dry more than most Bulbos. PHOTO $12.00 2 plants available in 2" pots. Seedlings to bloom in about 2 years.
NewAscda. 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. $25.00 4 available in 4" pots. These are near blooming size.
NewAscofinetia 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. $20.00 5 plants in 2.5" pots. Most of these are blooming size and some have had small inflorescences.
NewAscda. 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 25 plants in 2" pots. They are at least 3 years from blooming but SO worth the wait.
Aerides Punchinello A uniques and beautiful hybrid! This is a primary cross of Aer. odorata X lawrenceae. Racemes of white and pink tresses. These have had very good form. One has been awarded! $20.00 1 available in 3" net pots I'm guessing 2-3 years to bloom but worth the wait.
Neofinetia falcata (Pink) It's hard to say much about this species that hasn't already been said. Incredibly beautiful flowers that remind some of a dragon with a light jasmine scent. Here we have a very rare and desirable pink form. Despite the size, most of these plants have at least 2 growths. $20.00 5 available in 2" net pots. I'm expecting to start seeing blooms in about a year. PHOTO of seedlings
Miscellaneous species and hybrids:
NewPsychopsis Hildos 'Mendenhall' FCC/AOS This is commonly known as The Butterfly Orchid and it's an apt name. The large flowers are borne singly and in succession during warmer weather about 6 - 8 weeks apart on very tall spikes that can last up to 8 years. The foliage is olive green with dark red mottling giving the plant beauty and character even when not in flower. These have proven to need media that stays slightly moist and when mature they are very resentful of repotting. $30.00 9 plants available in 4" pots. Although these have not bloomed they are blooming size and can spike soon.
NewBtcm. 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 25 available in 2" pots. These can start blooming next year.
NewPhal. violacea 'Red USA' X self Red until recently has been an evasive color for Phalaenopsis. 'Red USA' is a true crimson red and we are hoping for more of the same in this selfing. The photo says it all. If you are a Phal grower you can't miss this! $12.00 15 plants available in 2" pots. Probably 2 years from blooming.
Pleurothallis longissima (aka Stelis quadrifida) A truly beautiful and showy Pleurothallis. The plants are 6" tall. Up to 12" flower spikes hold over a dozen 3/8" translucent yellow flowers creating a beautiful sight! PHOTO $25.00 1 available in 3.5" pots. These are mature plants with multiple growths.
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 5 available in 4.5" pots Blooming size plants
Galeopetalum Arlene Armour 'Conchling This is (Galeopetalum Giant X Zygopetalum Artur Elle). It has Galeottia in it but I still think of it as a Zygo. The difference is that it should be a bit more warmth tolerant. These are really nice plants and are starting to spike. $25.00 4 plants available in 3.5" pots. These are blooming size. PHOTO
Special offering! NewHabenaria Carnea (selected outcross) This cross was bred by my friend, Leon Gliscenstein. It is a selected outcross involving one of the parents with an AM/AOS. Some of this cross flowered last year and flower size is up to 2". Things like this are very rare and I'm proud to have the opportunity to offer them to you. $25.00 10 plants in 2" pots. Some of these will bloom this year. $35.00 10 plants in 3" pots. Most of these will flower this year.
Tolumnias These plants are all blooming size in 2" net pots with coconut husk fiber. I have about 10 varieties but some are only in small quantities so I am only listing the ones that I have a decent selection of. These are all blooming size and are $15.00 each. You can probably find the colors by searching for them on Google.
(A note on the "Genting" crosses: These are provisional names and are not registered hybrids. )
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!