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Ok, this is hopefully a start of what I'm offering this fall. I promised to have a fall listing this week and life is crazy BUT!!! The listing has been updated and some new mini Cattleya alliance seedlings have been added. I'm hoping to add more very soon. I promise!!!!!!!
----thank you all so much. When I started this I had no idea that it would be this difficult and this rewarding. When it's all said and done, I hope that I can keep my costs modest and have been able to bring you some happiness. Thanks to all of you!
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! $20.00 3 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 2 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 3 plants in 3" pots. I suspect these will be 1-2 years from blooming. Plants are healthy and growing very well.
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.
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 2 plants mounted 3 potted in 2" clay with sphagnum. 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. 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 3 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.
Epi. porpax This is a small mat forming member of the Cattleya alliance. The plants bloom in the fall on very short stems with 1 or 2 flowers that are dusky red and olive green in color and close to an inch across The flowers usually last 3 weeks..Easy to bloom. $22.00 2 available mounted on cork.
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..
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! $18.00 3 available in 2" pots. These are all blooming size. 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 5 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!