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Angraecum distichum
Angraecum distichum
Unusual stems of succulent-like, plaited leaves and tiny white flowers characterize this prolific, compact plant. Sweetly fragrant. Grows in shade, and temperatures similar to Phalaenopsis. Warm to Intermediate. August blooming. Species from Central Africa.
Orchid of the Day: June 26, 2011
starting at
$17.50
Brassavola Jimminey Cricket
Brassavola Jimminey Cricket
These elegant, sweeping flowers are three and a half inches long and bloom from vigorous, stiff, upright leaves. The flowers are a fusion of the its parents': the distinct shape, night fragrance, and translucent, creamy-green color of Brassavola nodosa, and the large, broad, delicately fringe lip of Brassavola digbyana. . Intermediate growing. August blooming.
Orchid of the Day: July 27, 2014
starting at
$25.00
Bulbophyllum purpureorachis
Bulbophyllum purpureorachis
Dark maroon flowers bloom along an inflorescence that resembles a cobra, or a long paddle with little beetles marching up and down it. Intermediate growing. August - September blooming. Species from Africa.
Orchid of the Day: July 26, 2014
starting at
$50.00
Dendrobium lindleyi var. majus 'Crothers'
Dendrobium lindleyi var. majus 'Crothers'
The famous Crothers collection contained this outstanding large-flowered clone of this prolific golden-yellow species (also known as Dendrobium aggregatum). Vegetatively, this species is interesting for its compact, paper-like sheathed, pseudobulbs. Overall height of plant is only 6". Intermediate growing. August blooming. Species from Vietnam.
Orchid of the Day: July 19, 2010
starting at
$35.00
Encyclia advena
Encyclia advena
This species grows as epiphyte on the eastern coast of Brazil. Flowers are base color green overlaid with light red tessellation and a lip of lavender on white. In the southern hemishere it blooms in December, thus the name the 'the Advent Encyclia". Here it is the opposite providing intriquing flowers in the middle of summer. Without flowers the overall height is about 20", with flowers about 40". Temperature Tolerant. August blooming. Species from Brazil.
Orchid of the Day: June 6, 2011
starting at
$35.00
Epicattleya Rosy Tondato
Epicattleya Rosy Tondato
We have found many of the encyclias and their hybrids to be one of the highlights of summer. Flowers are far above the foliage giving a delicate but colorful presentation. This cultivar, from the cross of the Encyclia adenocaule and Epicat. Picaboa, produces inflorescences with 3" lavender flowers. As with many of our orchids, this one can be grown out with the cymbidiums or in with the cattleyas. Temperature Tolerant. August blooming.
Orchid of the Day: July 3, 2010
starting at
$35.00
Epidendrum difforme
Epidendrum difforme
Bears attractive, pompom-like clusters of bright green, one-inch flowers. Has an unusual "gourmet" fragrance that is similar to vinegar and cheese! Intermediate growing. August blooming. Species from southern Florida to northern South America.
Orchid of the Day: August 15, 2014
starting at
$25.00
Epidendrum diffusum
Epidendrum diffusum
No other species we know of produces such a broad cloud of flowers from such a small plant. The most recent individual of this species to be awarded by the AOS was a specimen-sized plant that had approximately 12,000 flowers and buds! This species grows as an epiphyte, with flower color pink suffed over pale green. Temperature Tolerant. August blooming. Species from Mexico to Brazil.
Orchid of the Day: June 28, 2013
starting at
$17.50
Epidendrum oerstedii
Epidendrum oerstedii
Fragrant and elegant! This species produces large, exotic looking flowers of white and green from slender pseudobulbs. It grows well under intermediate conditions with Phalaenopsis or Cattleyas. Recently renamed Coilostylis oerstedii. . Intermediate growing. August - September blooming. Species from Central America.
Orchid of the Day: July 25, 2014
starting at
$25.00
Epidendrum Petticoat Pink
Epidendrum Petticoat Pink
An unusual colored reedstem epidendrum thats opens a normal lavender but quickly turns to pink. Lip is an offsetting white with a yellow column. This variety grows more compactly than typical reedstem epidendrums. August - September blooming.
Orchid of the Day: August 13, 2012
starting at
$25.00
Epidendrum porpax 'St Nancy', CCM/AOS
Epidendrum porpax 'St Nancy', CCM/AOS
This intriguing, miniature species from Colombia has compact, succulent-like foliage and produces distinctive, charming flowers. These perky green flowers have a large, shiny, cocoa-red lip, and are each about the size of a nickel. When in bloom, this great miniature is only about five inches tall, and that's including the pot! In its native habitat, this species grows epiphytically in pine and oak forests at elevations up to 6000 feet. In cultivation, it grows well under intermediate conditions, but will also grow outside with Cymbidiums. . Intermediate growing. August - September blooming.
Orchid of the Day: September 15, 2014
starting at
$17.50
Epidendrum schweifurthianum
Epidendrum schweifurthianum
This is a spectacular orchid that grows to 6 feet tall in full sun here is Santa Barbara. Similar in growth habit to its reedstem relatives. The canes produce profuse, lacy clusters of nickel-sized flowers that are saturated red-orange and have showy fuchsia-pink lips. (syn. Oerstedialla schweinfurthianum) The plants offered here are in one gallon containers and stand at approximately five feet tall, but smaller (immature, so not flowering) plants are also available. Feel free to call for a shipping quote. . Temperature Tolerant. August - September blooming. Species from Central America.
Orchid of the Day: August 14, 2014
starting at
$50.00
Epidendrum scriptum var. paniculatum
Epidendrum scriptum var. paniculatum
Fascinating dark green flowers with white lips branching from tall, dendrobium-like canes, making a great spatial effect. Native to a range of climates in Central America, this plant is suited for growing outdoors with the cymbidiums or in a greenhouse. Temperature Tolerant. August - September blooming. Species from Central America.
Orchid of the Day: August 3, 2011
starting at
$25.00
Eria convallarioides
Eria convallarioides
The ""baby corn"" orchid? This prolific, thick bulbed orchid produces neat cones of tiny, pale yellow flowers with orange lips. Warm to Intermediate. August blooming. Species from the Eastern Himalayas.
Orchid of the Day: July 19, 2008
starting at
$17.50
Gongora galeata
Gongora galeata
Very intriguing, bronze-tan colored flowers on pendulous inflorescences. Light, sweetly refreshing fragrance! Temperature Tolerant. July - August blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: June 23, 2013
starting at
$25.00
Isochilus major 'Santa Barbara'
Isochilus major 'Santa Barbara'
This rare Central American species has foliage and flowers that are both interesting and beautiful. Stems are gracefully enveloped with leaves up to the top from which the two inch arc of purple-magenta flowers emerge. The overall height of the plant is approximately 18" tall. Temperature Tolerant. July - August blooming. Species from Central America.
Orchid of the Day: July 2, 2012
starting at
$25.00
Kefersteinia tolimensis
Kefersteinia tolimensis
This South American species is well suited for low-light and intermediate growing conditions due to its natural habitat where it grows down low in the canopy of lowland forests. The flowers are densely marked with red specks over cream, the lip is nearly solid red, and the flower's width is 1.5 inches across. Overall height of the plant is about 10". Mature plants can bloom throughout summer. Warm to Intermediate. July - August blooming. Species from Venezuela.
Orchid of the Day: June 24, 2013
starting at
$17.50
Laelia pumila var. coerulea
Laelia pumila var. coerulea
A true gem of the hadrolaelias; nicely shaped flowers with frosty light-blue sepals and petals and a deeper blue-edged lip. This species blooms in the Brazilian Spring, our late summer and early fall. They are temperature tolerant, coming from high altitudes with humid summers and cool winters; we grow them outdoors as our cymbidiums. Temperature Tolerant. August - September blooming. Species from Brazil.
Orchid of the Day: September 4, 2011
starting at
$35.00
Laeliocattleya Zacatecas
Laeliocattleya Zacatecas
A cross between two of the most significant temperature tolerant Cattleya Alliance species: Laelia anceps and Cattleya tigrina (syn. leopoldii). The flowers are cerise-pink with darker pink lips, and they bloom in a cluster held nicely above the foliage. The plants offered here are first bloom new divisions. . Temperature Tolerant. August - September blooming.
Orchid of the Day: August 10, 2014
starting at
$25.00
Liparis nutans 'Memorial Elizabeth Mipro', HCC/AOS
Liparis nutans 'Memorial Elizabeth Mipro', HCC/AOS
An awarded cultivar of this unusual, epiphytic species from the Phillipines. Produces a tall, densely blooming plume of orange and red flowers of a somewhat shiny wax-like texture. The flowers also have an intriguing fragrance similar to the scent of pepper oil. Grows well alongside Phalaenopsis. Intermediate growing. July - August blooming. Species from Philippines.
Orchid of the Day: July 5, 2014
starting at
$25.00
Masdevallia barlaeana 'Harold', HCC/AOS
Masdevallia barlaeana 'Harold', HCC/AOS
A jewel-box species from elevations of 4000-5000 feet in Peru. These charming half inch wide flowers are intense in color and accented by slightly darker stripes. Some describe the color as dark pink, others as dark fuchsia, and still others as red. In Peru it grows on rocks, but in cultivation it does better potted where it spreads quickly, becoming a ruby pin cushion. . Cool growing. July - August blooming. Species from Peru.
Orchid of the Day: June 26, 2014
starting at
$17.50
Masdevallia Ibanez Behar 'Speckles'
Masdevallia Ibanez Behar 'Speckles'
A true teacup orchid! This variety can reach specimen size in a 2" pot. Flowers are white, densely covered with fine burgundy specks. It can bloom throughout the year, but peaks during Summer. Intermediate growing. August - September blooming.
Orchid of the Day: August 25, 2013
starting at
$17.50
Miltonia Cogniauxiae
Miltonia Cogniauxiae
One of the first to bloom summer-blooming Brazilian Miltonias, a primary hybrid of M. regnellii times M. spectabilis. Light lavender with dark lavender lip, blooms sequentially on the spike. Slight spicy fragrance. Grows in or outdoors in bright filtered light. Temperature Tolerant. August - September blooming.
Orchid of the Day: July 31, 2011
starting at
$25.00
Miltonia Totem Lake 'Golden Pheasant'
Miltonia Totem Lake 'Golden Pheasant'
Beautiful clusters of yellow and pink bloom from this crossing of Miltonias Cogniauxiae and Golden Fleece. Temperature Tolerant. August - September blooming.
Orchid of the Day: July 15, 2013
starting at
$25.00
Neofinetia falcata
Neofinetia falcata
When grown in a slatted wooden basket, the beautiful white roots of this species cascade down making a unique and lovely display; in its native Japan, it is grown in traditional decorative ceramic pots. Two distinct and very beautiful presentations for this elegant orchid. The flowers of this species are a delicate white, bloom in lacy clusters, and emit a sweet fragrance that is at its most powerful in the evening. . Temperature Tolerant. August blooming. Species from Japan and Korea.
Orchid of the Day: July 29, 2014
starting at
$35.00
Odontonia (Oncostele X Miltonia) Jungle Ruby
Odontonia (Oncostele X Miltonia) Jungle Ruby
This plant has a stunning dark color and prolific growing and flowering habit. The petals are a deep burgundy red, and the lip is bright fuchsia-pink. A fine variety from the cross of Oncostele Sheraton and Miltonia moreliana. Grows best under intermediate conditions, but can grow out with the Cymbidiums. Registration pending. Intermediate to Temperatu. August - September blooming.
Orchid of the Day: July 30, 2014
starting at
$25.00
Oncidioda Charlesworthii
Oncidioda Charlesworthii
A wonderful old Charlesworth classic from 1910. Beautiful branching sprays of dark pink. Endures heat and cold! A primary hybrid between Oncidium incurvum and Cochlioda noezliana. Temperature Tolerant. August blooming.
Orchid of the Day: July 15, 2011
starting at
$35.00
Oncidium liebmannii
Oncidium liebmannii
No long, out of control, inflorescences nor flowers buried down in the foliage on this beautiful and delicately proportioned species. In its native mountain habitats in Mexico and El Salvador, this species grows as an epiphyte. Here we grow it both in with the phalaenopsis and out with the cymbidiums, both potted and mounted on cork. Temperature Tolerant. August - September blooming. Species from Mexico and El Salvador.
Orchid of the Day: August 26, 2011
starting at
$17.50
Oncidium varicosum
Oncidium varicosum
Nice branching clusters, with about 35 bright yellow 1.5 inch flowers. In its natural habitat, in South America, this species grows both epiphytically and lithophytically. Temperature Tolerant. August - September blooming. Species from South America.
Orchid of the Day: July 20, 2013
starting at
$25.00
Phalaenopsis x intermedia
Phalaenopsis x intermedia
First bloom seedlings of this sibling crossing of the naturally occuring hybrid between the sepecies aphrodite (similar to amabilis) crossed with the vegetatively miniature equestris. The flowers are white and the inflorescences arch gently. The resulting size of the flower and plant are....intermediate between the two. Naturally occuring hybrid endemic to the southern Phillipines. Intermediate growing. August - September blooming. Species from Philippines.
Orchid of the Day: June 21, 2013
starting at
$25.00
Pleurothallis pubescens
Pleurothallis pubescens
For enthusiasts of bizarre-flowering orchids this species from Brazil is sure to delight! A series of tear-drop shaped, deep burgundy flowers bloom from the base of the leaf along its center. Intermediate growing. July - August blooming. Species from Brazil.
Orchid of the Day: June 30, 2013
starting at
$17.50
Pleurothallis saurocephala
Pleurothallis saurocephala
Up to 24 delicate bronze flowers adorn each inflorescence of this tropical American native. Temperature Tolerant. July - August blooming. Species from Central and South America.
Orchid of the Day: June 30, 2012
starting at
$17.50
Prosthechea brassavolae
Prosthechea brassavolae
The flowers on this Central American epiphyte have intriguingly thin, amber-green sepals and petals. The broad, flat, cream-white lip is proportionately large, and has an eye-catchingly vibrant magenta tip. (syn. Encyclia brassavolae and Panarica brassavolae). . Temperature Tolerant. July - August blooming. Species from Central America.
Orchid of the Day: June 30, 2014
starting at
$35.00
Restrepiella ophiocephala var. purple
Restrepiella ophiocephala var. purple
The 'snake-headed' pleurothallid as named by Lindley in 1838 (from Greek, ophidian = snake, cephalus = head). "...so similar to the head of a snake with the jaws open..." - Lindley. Blooms throughout the year from the leaf nodes of both new and old leaves. . Warm to Intermediate. August - September blooming. Species from Mexico to Costa Rica.
Orchid of the Day: December 15, 2013
starting at
$17.50
Stanhopea embreei
Stanhopea embreei
One of the most spectacular and fragrant species of this remarkable genus. The very sculptural flowers are a creamy pale yellow with a vibrantly colorful lip. The extremely modified lip has a saturated orange base, marked with a dark purple 'eye spot', and a white 'tip' section marked with vibrant purple flecks. The pale green column of this orchid is also a prominent visual feature. Individually these fragrant flowers are short-lived, blooming only for about seven to ten days, but more mature plants produce multiple spikes sequentially, extending the bloom season. The strong fragrance is tangy and sweetly spicy. . Intermediate growing. July - August blooming. Species from Ecuador.
Orchid of the Day: July 2, 2014
starting at
$35.00
Stanhopea graveolens
Stanhopea graveolens
These fragrant flowers are cream-yellow and covered with burgundy spots, and the sculptural cream-white lip is marked at its base by vibrant orange. This flower is similar in shape to Stanhopea wardii, but slightly larger in size and without the pronounced "eye spots". The fragrance is similar to sweet cinnamon and milder than other Stanhopeas. The plants offered here are well-established in their three inch pots, which may be bottomless to allow the inflorescence to emerge. The plants should be potted into a basket (provided) when the blooms finish. . Temperature Tolerant. July - August blooming. Species from Central America.
Orchid of the Day: July 22, 2014
starting at
$35.00
Stanhopea nigroviolacea 'Aztec Gold'
Stanhopea nigroviolacea 'Aztec Gold'
A rare, incredible, golden-backed variety of this spectaculer species. Fragrant. Temperature Tolerant. July - August blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: July 10, 2008
starting at
$150.00
Stanhopea panamensis
Stanhopea panamensis
A very easy growing/blooming orchid from ...Panama. As with most Stanhopeas, this one is very fragrant. We grow it in our intermediate house near our phalaenopsis, but it may take some cold. Flowers normally last 3 to 5 days. Intermediate growing. July - August blooming.
Orchid of the Day: July 11, 2012
starting at
$50.00
Stanhopea tigrina 'SanBar Gold', AM/AOS
Stanhopea tigrina 'SanBar Gold', AM/AOS
Our biggest, latest blooming, and most colorful Stanhopea tigrina. The flower colors are a rich golden yellow under a contrastingly dark pattern of oxblood red, which is nearly solid over the basal two thirds of the petals and sepals. The sculptural, modified lip is cream-yellow, densely flecked with red, and has deep red at the base. Very powerfully fragrant flowers, with a sweetly spicy aroma. . Temperature Tolerant. August blooming. Species from Central America.
Orchid of the Day: August 11, 2014
starting at
$190.00
Stenoglottis Bill Fogarty
Stenoglottis Bill Fogarty
Enchanting! An intriguing primary hybrid of two African species, Stenoglottis fimbriata and Stenoglottis woodii. The petite flowers are a delicate pink color with tiny pink spots, and bloom sequentially on plume-like flower spikes. A very resilient, deciduous grower. . Temperature Tolerant. August - September blooming.
Orchid of the Day: August 5, 2014
starting at
$10.00
Stenoglottis macloughlinii
Stenoglottis macloughlinii
Although sometimes considered a pink form of the species, Stenoglottis woodii, this one seems to have more fleshy foliage and an with inflorescence a higher flower count. Grows as a compact plant with an overall height under eight inches when in bloom. Native to Zimbabwe and South Africa. . Temperature Tolerant. July - August blooming. Species from South Africa.
Orchid of the Day: July 14, 2014
starting at
$25.00
Stenoglottis woodii
Stenoglottis woodii
This rare terrestrial blooms a plume of white flowers, each with tiny pink freckles on the lip. Cool growing. August blooming. Species from South Africa.
Orchid of the Day: July 18, 2013
starting at
$15.00
Tolumnia Jairak Rainbow var. pink
Tolumnia Jairak Rainbow var. pink
This charming, little hybrid "twig orchid" grows best mounted on cork. The flower's dominant feature is the large magenta-pink labelum with bright red spots and white undertones. The lateral petals are red with white tips. From the cross of Tolumnia Tsiku Vanessa and Tolumnia Catherine Wilson. . Temperature Tolerant. July - August blooming.
Orchid of the Day: June 28, 2014
starting at
$35.00
Vanda Manuel Torres 'Sathian'
Vanda Manuel Torres 'Sathian'
A vigorously growing and blooming purple-blue, outdoor Vanda. These plants are well established in eight-inch hanging teak baskets. The overall height of the plant is approximately twenty-eight inches. From the cross between Vanda Kasem's Delight and Vanda coerulea. These plants have successfully weathered temperatures down to 32 degrees F! . Temperature Tolerant. August - September blooming.
Orchid of the Day: September 7, 2014
starting at
$65.00
Vanda Tailor Blue
Vanda Tailor Blue
Unusual and beautiful color in the cymbidium house. Thanks to the influence of the species Vanda coerulea, this variety not only has distinctive blue coloring with white tessellation but also great temperature tolerance. Every plant of this variety is in spike now to bloom over the next couple months. Temperature Tolerant. July - August blooming.
Orchid of the Day: June 25, 2008
starting at
$50.00
Zygostates lunata
Zygostates lunata
This miniature Brazilian epiphyte produces a proliferation of cascading, four to six inch long inflorescences, each with up to 50 gold-green flowers. We grow these on small cork mounts under Phalaenopsis conditions and they never fail to flower. Intermediate growing. August blooming. Species from Brazil.
Orchid of the Day: August 13, 2014
starting at
$25.00

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