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Dwarf Latoria Dendrobium Special!!! These plants will never grow more than 12" tall. Flower life is an incredible 3 - 4 months! These are in 3" clay pots. All have previously flowered, in fact most are still in flower! Regular price is $25.00 While they last, get them for $15.00 each!!! Here's what's available: 30 Den. Chocolate Chip 6 Royal Chip 4 Keiki Chip 2 Nano Chip
Here are our regular offerings:
Habenarias: These species and hybrids are bred from Leon Gliscenstein who is the foremost breeder of the genus. Habenarias are found in areas that experience monsoon rains in summer and near desert conditions other times. Habenarias adapted to these conditions by forming a swollen section of root called a tuber. The plants' top growth dies back after flowering and the energy for the following year is put into this tuber. For those who grow in the home this works very well because homes in winter typically have humidity below 20%. I will include a culture sheet written by Leon with each Habenaria order.
Here is a listing of the plants that have started growth for the year. As more plants begin to grow I will modify the listing. I'll also try to add photos as time permits. Unless otherwise noted the price on all is $25.00 and the plants should flower this year. 5 Erich's Pink Thing 2 carnea ($30.00) 2 erichmichelii 2 Conure X roebelenii 3 rhodocheila 2 Bird of Paradise
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 1 available in 3" pots. This is near blooming size and should bloom next spring.
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 7 plants available. A few flowered last year and I'm hoping that most will come into bloom late this summer. 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 6 plants available in 3" pots. These are near blooming size. Flowering time is late summer to early fall.
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 3 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 4 plants in 3" pots. I suspect these will be 1-2 years from blooming. Plants are healthy and growing very well.
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 2 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 1 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 2 plants available in 3" pots. About 2 years from blooming. PHOTO
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 12 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 3 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 5 available in 2" pots. 2 - 3 years from blooming.
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 4 plants available in 2" pots. About 2 years from blooming.
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 3 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.
(The following plants are from Sunset Valley Orchids. Fred has kindly allowed me to post his descriptions and links.) (Pot. Young-Min Orange 'Gold Satisfaction' AM/AOS' x Lc. Trick or Treat 'Orange Magic' AM/AOS) Young-Min Orange (Pot. Viola Nugget x Lc. Trick or Treat) has waxy, intense orange flowers in a nice cluster on a compact plant. Breeding it back to Trick or Treat (L. Icarus x Lc. Chit Chat), which blooms with large heads of 15 or more, starry orange flowers, will make for big clusters of bright orange. $25.00 2 available in 4" pots. Blooming size.
(Pot. Dream Circle 'Lone Jack' AM/AOS x Pot. California Queen 'Red Angel' SM/JOGA) The parents of Dream Circle (Slc. Circle of Lifex Pot. Hisako Akatsuka) are both known for producing excellent offspring. The grex Dream Circle has earned 10 AOS awards, and 'Lone Jack' AM/AOS is particularly nice! At 10” tall, it produces beautifully-formed 4-5” flowers twice a year. California Queen (Pot. Hisako Akatsuka x Slc. California Apricot) is from the renowned Suwada nursery in Japan. The flowers have exceptionally wide petals that are quite remarkable. It also is an easy-growing plant that blooms twice a year. There are high expectations for this cross: excellent flower form and color, compact size, and twice-a-year flowering. I also have this cross as SVO 6417. I must have really wanted to see these, as I made this twice in the same year, once on each blooming cycle! $25.00 1 available in 4" pot. Blooming size.
(Pot. Hisako Jewel 'SVO' X Slc. Cosmic Delite 'SVO" HCC/AOS) Another SVO plant (this isn't Fred's description). This bloomed as almost a mini catt with a full carmine red flower. $25.00 1 available in 4" pot Blooming size.
Slc. Life's Melody (Lc. Magic Melody 'SVO' AM/AOS X Slc. Circle of Life 'Mesmerize' AM/AOS These are coming out Light yellow to pink with a brilliant red lip. Life's Melody should increase flower count as it blooms with 6 - 7 flowers. As with anything with Circle of Life, these will have great form! $25.00 1 available in 4" pot. Blooming size.
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 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. $15.00 4 plants mounted. These are blooming size. PHOTO
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. 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.
New! 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 2 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 3 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 3 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:
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!