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Ada glumacea
Ada glumacea
Super fragrant! These spidery cream-red flowers with deep-brown markings emit a wonderful fruity smell. Intermediate growing. July blooming. Species from Central America.
Orchid of the Day: June 19, 2012
starting at
$25.00
Aspasia epidendroides
Aspasia epidendroides
A taste of cinnamon! This charming intermediate growing species from central America gives off a delightful cinnamon scent. A sequential flowering habit gives an extended blooming season. Overall height is 10". Warm growing. May - July blooming. Species from Central America.
Orchid of the Day: April 17, 2010
starting at
$25.00
Brassia verrucosa
Brassia verrucosa
This variety is a particularly prolific bloomer of this distinctive Central American species. Flowers are approximately 3" tall, a soft light green color marked with dark red patterns, and a cream-white lip. The spike habit is very perky. We have always grown this outside under the shadecloth, with no ill effects from Winter coldsnaps: we've tested it to 28 degrees. Temperature Tolerant. June - July blooming. Species from Mexico to Northern Nicaragua.
Orchid of the Day: May 12, 2013
starting at
$25.00
Bulbophyllum acutebracteatum
Bulbophyllum acutebracteatum
This unusual, ultra-miniature, crawling-type bulbophylum is one our smallest orchids! Inflorescences are one to two inches long with bright orange flowers. Intermediate growing. June - July blooming. Species from West Africa.
Orchid of the Day: June 16, 2013
starting at
$17.50
Cattleya gaskelliana
Cattleya gaskelliana
This native of Columbia and Venezuela is amongst the largest and most robust growing of the Cattleya species. Flowers are dark lavender with yellow and magenta on the lip. Intermediate growing. July blooming. Species from Venezuela.
Orchid of the Day: June 7, 2012
starting at
$35.00
Cirrhaea dependens var. dark form
Cirrhaea dependens var. dark form
Pendant clusters of waxy, dark red, and very fragrant flowers on this intermediate growing species. The flowers of this species last for a few weeks, unlike the closely related, very briefly blooming genus Stanhopea. Blooms freely under intermediate growing conditions. The fragrance is spicy and freshly "green". Intermediate growing. June - July blooming. Species from Brazil.
Orchid of the Day: June 18, 2013
starting at
$35.00
Encyclia aenicta
Encyclia aenicta
Rich yellow, red, and bronze tones on the flowers of this somewhat obscure species. Occurs in nature as an epiphyte with a range extending from Central Mexico to Nicaragua. Temperature Tolerant. June - July blooming. Species from Mexico south to Nicaragua.
Orchid of the Day: April 14, 2009
starting at
$35.00
Encyclia amicta
Encyclia amicta
This epiphyte from South America is quite compact with an overall height when in flower of only 12". Flowers are about one inch across and are green with a white lip. We grow these alongside the Phalaenopsis where they grow and bloom reliably. Cool to Intermediate. July blooming. Species from South America.
Orchid of the Day: May 14, 2011
starting at
$25.00
Encyclia cochleata
Encyclia cochleata
Whether you call it the cockle shell orchid, the octopus orchid, or the black orchid, you will always enjoy the intriguing flowers of this ever-blooming species. Grows well indoors or outdoors in areas which don't receive frost. Intermediate growing. June - July blooming. Species from Central America, the West Indies, and S. Florida.
Orchid of the Day: July 24, 2012
starting at
$25.00
Encyclia lancifolia
Encyclia lancifolia
Charming, non-resupinate ( "upside down" ), cream colored flowers with a mahogany striped, hood-like lip. Very long lasting, and sweetly fragrant! Kew lists this species as Prostechea cochleata var. cochleata. Intermediate growing. June - July blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: June 12, 2013
starting at
$25.00
Encyclia Newberry Dark Stars
Encyclia Newberry Dark Stars
Tall, branching sprays of maroon and green flowers has been the outcome from the cross of these two summer blooming varieties. Temperature Tolerant. June - July blooming.
Orchid of the Day: April 16, 2011
starting at
$35.00
Encyclia Summer Perfume 'Dark and Handsome'
Encyclia Summer Perfume 'Dark and Handsome'
Clouds of smokey-rose colored, sweetly fragrant flowers from this primary hybrid of Encyclias mooreana and hanburyii. The flowers are presented on a branching inflorescence measuring about two feet in length. Temperature Tolerant. July blooming.
Orchid of the Day: June 26, 2012
starting at
$50.00
Encyclia Summer Perfume 'Pink Pointelle'
Encyclia Summer Perfume 'Pink Pointelle'
A select cultivar from this primary cross between Encyclias mooreana and hanburii. More than 25, quarter sized, rose-pink, sweetly fragrant flowers can grace a single, branching inflorescence. They thrive growing alongside our Cymbidiums and outdoor Cattleyas, but they should do equally well under intermediate conditions. Temperature Tolerant. July blooming.
Orchid of the Day: May 15, 2013
starting at
$50.00
Encyclia tampense var. green
Encyclia tampense var. green
Great clouds of green on this south Florida native. Sepals and petals even green, lip paper white with a very faint hint of pink in the center. Grows great outdoors with cymbidiums or under intermediate conditions with bright filtered light. Peak blooming in summer, but our larger mounted plants seem to have a few buds or flowers on them most of the year. One of the most beautiful and productive orchids we have seen. Temperature Tolerant. June - July blooming. Species from South Florida.
Orchid of the Day: May 18, 2010
starting at
$35.00
Encyclia tampense 'Beauty Mark'
Encyclia tampense 'Beauty Mark'
A select form of this popular species with up to 25" tall branching inflorescences. Flowers are clear green with a dab of purple on the middle of the lip. This species will grow outdoors with the cymbidiums or in with the phalaenopsis. Temperature Tolerant. July blooming. Species from Florida, Cuba, and the Bahamas.
Orchid of the Day: May 29, 2011
starting at
$35.00
Encyclia tampensis var. alba 'Earl J. Small'
Encyclia tampensis var. alba 'Earl J. Small'
A unique color form of this species native of Florida and the Bahamas! Flowers are a vibrant, light green with an all-white (alba) lip. This plant grows great here in Santa Barbara outside with the Cymbidiums, or indoors with the Phalaenopsis. Temperature Tolerant. June - July blooming. Species from South Florida.
Orchid of the Day: June 25, 2013
starting at
$55.00
Epidendrum Coral Miss
Epidendrum Coral Miss
This hybrid between Epidendrums nemorale and howardii produces, delicate purple-pink flowers on branching spikes. We grow this compact plant outdoors where it blooms very freely. Temperature Tolerant. June - July blooming.
Orchid of the Day: May 21, 2013
starting at
$25.00
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
Gongora maculata
Gongora maculata
A bizarre flower native to Guyana that grows epiphytically in humid forests. The waxy, exotic, bright yellow flowers are marked with brown specks, blooming curiously along a dangling pendant spike. Grows well in a hanging basket. Intermediate growing. June - July blooming. Species from South America.
Orchid of the Day: June 11, 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 purpurata var. russeliana 'Pinkie'
Laelia purpurata var. russeliana 'Pinkie'
A nice color form of this magnificent Brazilian species. Flowers are white with subtle pink petal splash, and the lip is soft pink with a darker accent and yellow throat. Temperature Tolerant. July blooming. Species from Brazil.
Orchid of the Day: June 13, 2013
starting at
$35.00
Laelia purpurata 'San Bar Venosa'
Laelia purpurata 'San Bar Venosa'
The orchid offered today is not only beautiful, but for those in the know, famous. It was featured on the cover of Carl Withner's book ""The Cattleyas and their Relatives, Volume II: The Laelias"". This is a unique color type of this Brazilian beauty. Temperature Tolerant. July - August blooming. Species from Brazil.
Orchid of the Day: July 29, 2010
starting at
$75.00
Laeliocattleya Interceps var. coerulea 'Blue Eye'
Laeliocattleya Interceps var. coerulea 'Blue Eye'
This lovely plant combines the blue forms of two of our hardiest and most beautiful species; Laelia anceps v. veitchiana and Cattleya intermedia v. coerulea. Temperature tolerant down to 28 degrees! Temperature Tolerant. July blooming.
Orchid of the Day: May 24, 2010
starting at
$35.00
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 column of delicate, waxy, red flowers. Grows well alongside Phalaenopsis. Intermediate growing. July - August blooming. Species from Philippines.
Orchid of the Day: July 1, 2013
starting at
$25.00
Masdevallia tovarensis
Masdevallia tovarensis
A wonderful, pure white, compact growing, epiphytic species from Venezuela. When in spike overall plant height is approximately 10". We grow this both under intermediate conditions as well as outdoors. Plants can rebloom from same inflorescence the following year. Temperature Tolerant. June - July blooming. Species from Venezuela.
Orchid of the Day: June 15, 2012
starting at
$25.00
Mormolyca ringens
Mormolyca ringens
Funky, yet beautiful, this compact growing species is from Central America. The 12 inch long inflorescence produces a single, long-lasting, flower that is yellow with red stripes and measures one inch tall. Although this species' peak blooming season is summer, it frequently throws off season flowers! Intermediate growing. July blooming. Species from Central America.
Orchid of the Day: July 8, 2013
starting at
$17.50
Odontocidium Memoria Herman Von Drateln
Odontocidium Memoria Herman Von Drateln
Distinctive, vibrant, white and burgundy color patterns on the flowers of this intergeneric primary hybrid from Oncidium incurvum and Odontoglossum crispum. Temperature Tolerant. July blooming.
Orchid of the Day: December 13, 2012
starting at
$25.00
Oncidium divaricatum
Oncidium divaricatum
This epiphyte grows at 4500' on the moist coastal mountains of Brazil. Leaves are short and fleshy but the inflorescences can be 3 to 6 feet tall. Weather data from its native habitat show probable winter lows in the 40's, but we have seen these plants take dips to the high 20's here in Santa Barbara. Temperature Tolerant. June - July blooming.
Orchid of the Day: May 9, 2012
starting at
$25.00
Oncidium flexuosum
Oncidium flexuosum
Clouds of bright yellow flowers, temperature tolerance (it took our freeze down to 26 degrees without any problems), and easy blooming make this South American species a favorite of ours. To accommodate its climbing nature we have mounted many of these on cork oak where they have done very well. Temperature Tolerant. July - September blooming. Species from Brazil.
Orchid of the Day: May 8, 2011
starting at
$17.50
Pleurothallis grobyi var. fine leafed
Pleurothallis grobyi var. fine leafed
A fine leafed variety of this most charming and easily grown of miniatures. Native throughout the Americas from Mexico to Brazil, making it one of the most adaptable orchids. Heat & cold, in or out, equally happy in a sub-tropical garden or a greenhouse or on a kitchen window shelf. Temperature Tolerant. June - July blooming. Species from Central and South America.
Orchid of the Day: May 31, 2010
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 ruscifolia
Pleurothallis ruscifolia
This intriguing species occurs from Central America into South America growing as both an epiphyte and a lythophyte. As every genus must have its type species from which the genus is described, this is the one for the immense genus of Pleurothallis. Horticulturally, we value it for the bright yellow, lightly fragrant, puff-clusters of flower s produced at the leaf bases, as well as for its easy culture. Temperature Tolerant. July blooming. Species from Central and South America.
Orchid of the Day: July 19, 2007
starting at
$25.00
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
Renanetia Sunrise
Renanetia Sunrise
A delicate, but full and colorful, inflorescence from such a petite plant gives these seedlings real charm. An intriguing primary cross of Neofinetia falcata and Renanthera imshootiana. Temperature Tolerant. May - July blooming.
Orchid of the Day: April 17, 2011
starting at
$25.00
Rhynchostele (aptera X bictoniense)
Rhynchostele (aptera X bictoniense)
Primary hybrid seedlings from the crossing of two showy, Mexican epiphytes: Rhynchosteles aptera and bictoniense. Most that have bloomed to date have been shades of pale jade-green patterned with darker markings of fawn to cocoa brown. Temperature Tolerant. June - July blooming.
Orchid of the Day: May 23, 2013
starting at
$17.50
Rossioglossum schlieperianum
Rossioglossum schlieperianum
A rare and spectacular species from Central America. Large yellow flowers with brown-red bars. Cool to Intermediate. July blooming. Species from Central America.
Orchid of the Day: July 1, 2012
starting at
$25.00
Scaphosepalum microdactylum
Scaphosepalum microdactylum
Big name, tiny orchid! With rust-purple flowers measuring in at slightly over an eighth of an inch in length, this central American species is oddly charming, particularly when viewed through a magnifying glass. Very free blooming. Warm to Intermediate. July-November blooming. Species from Central America.
Orchid of the Day: October 16, 2011
starting at
$17.50
Sobralia decora 'Santa Barbara'
Sobralia decora 'Santa Barbara'
Crystalline, pale pink flowers with dark centers on very dark 2-foot canes with attractive, broad leaves. An easy to grow plant that blooms year-round! Alas, like all Sobralias, the flowers are very short lived. Intermediate growing. June - July blooming. Species from Central America.
Orchid of the Day: June 10, 2008
starting at
$35.00
Sobralia macrantha var. white
Sobralia macrantha var. white
This species is remarkable for both its beautiful bamboo like foliage as well as its shock of large white cattleya-like flowers. While individual flowers are short lived, mature plants have a sequential blooming habit which can produce flowers for over a month. Temperature Tolerant. July blooming. Species from Central America.
Orchid of the Day: July 8, 2010
starting at
$50.00
Stanhopea embreei
Stanhopea embreei
One of the most spectacular and fragrant species of this remarkable genus. Flowers are short-lived, but more mature plants will produce spikes sequentially. Intermediate growing. July - August blooming. Species from Ecuador.
Orchid of the Day: July 16, 2012
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 'Autumn Gold'
Stanhopea tigrina 'Autumn Gold'
A select clone of this spectacular species! Sepals and petals are predominatedly oxblood-red with muted yellow margins. Lip and column are creamy, pale yellow and covered with light red spots. The powerful fragrance is richly sweet and spicy. While the flowers last only 4-6 days, large baskets can produce multiple spikes which bloom in succession. Temperature Tolerant. July blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: June 26, 2010
starting at
$85.00
Trichopilia turialbae
Trichopilia turialbae
A showy and uncommon species. The dangling flowers feature an eye catching creamy-yellow trumpet-like lip, surrounded by green sepals and petals that are lightly speckled with red. Great for a hanging basket. Intermediate growing. June - July blooming. Species from Central America.
Orchid of the Day: June 22, 2013
starting at
$35.00
Vanda Nonthaburi
Vanda Nonthaburi
Visitors are always amazed to see this stunning Vanda growing out among the Cymbidiums. The flowers are very large (nearly four inches across on these first blooms) and the color is unusual. The flower colors are watermelon-red over creamy-orange, finely speckled with red throughout. The two-tone labellum has a saturated watermelon-red lower half and yellow upper half with red stripes. This variety comes from the crossing of Vandas Josephine Van Brero and Gulf of Siam. Temperature Tolerant. June - July blooming.
Orchid of the Day: April 11, 2013
starting at
$75.00
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. July - August blooming. Species from Brazil.
Orchid of the Day: June 14, 2013
starting at
$35.00

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