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Cold Hardy Cattleyas
They can take the cold (27 - 100F)
Most of our cattleyas are tolerant to colder weather. These are some of the hardiest!

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Cattleya Claesiana 'Spring Queen'
Cattleya Claesiana 'Spring Queen'
The round, shapely flowers of this truly queenly plant quickly catch the eye! The blooms open pale pink and quickly mature to a lovely lilac-pink with bright lavender veination around the margins. This resilient, eager to bloom primary hybrid is from the cross between two of our favorite Brazilians, Cattleya intermedia and Cattleya loddigesii. . Temperature Tolerant. March blooming.
Orchid of the Day: March 14, 2015
starting at
$35.00
Cattleya intermedia
Cattleya intermedia
For hardiness and willingness to bloom it is difficult to beat this species from Brazil and Argentina. The flowers are three to four inches across, and are pink-lavender in color with magenta on the lip. Its compact growth habit makes it well suited for growing as a mount, or in a pot. Known to take temperatures from the mid 20s up to 100 degrees. Temperature Tolerant. April - May blooming. Species from Brazil and Argentina.
Orchid of the Day: March 19, 2015
starting at
$25.00
Cattleya intermedia fma. alba
Cattleya intermedia fma. alba
An elegant, alba-white variety of one of our favorite species, Cattleya intermedia. This alba form is very resilient, temperature tolerant from the mid-20's up to 100F! . Temperature Tolerant. April - May blooming. Species from South America.
Orchid of the Day: May 6, 2016
starting at
$35.00
Cattleya intermedia fma. alba 'Little Giant'
Cattleya intermedia fma. alba 'Little Giant'
Living up to its name this plant is truly a "little giant"! Compared to the other members of its species this compact plant is nearly a dwarf form, but it has proportionately huge flowers. It stands only about eight inches tall, (not including its pot) but the blooms can measure up to five inches across! The flowers beautifully represent the elegant alba 'color form', and is a creamy white. This plant is also very resilient, tolerating temperatures here from the mid-20's up to 100F! . Temperature Tolerant. Winter and Spring blooming. Species from South America.
Orchid of the Day: March 14, 2016
starting at
$35.00
Cattleya loddigesii
Cattleya loddigesii
One of the most beautiful of the bifoliate Cattleyas! Since it grows happily as an epiphyte (tree grower) and lithophyte (rock grower) in its native habit it can be grown either potted in stones, or mounted to a tree or bark slab. . Temperature Tolerant. August - September blooming. Species from Brazil and Argentina.
Orchid of the Day: July 19, 2015
starting at
$25.00
Cattleya loddigesii 'SanBar Primavera'
Cattleya loddigesii 'SanBar Primavera'
An incredibly prolific, spring-blooming variety of this Brazilian species. Our mother plant bloomed 100 flower spikes at the Santa Barbara International Orchid Show! The flowers are about four inches across, and the color is a light, yet vibrant, pink-tinted lavender. . Temperature Tolerant. February - March blooming. Species from Brazil.
Orchid of the Day: January 17, 2015
starting at
$25.00
Laelia anceps
Laelia anceps
From the high elevations of Central Mexico, this classic-lavender, fall-blooming, hardy outdoor grower has become one of our favorites at SBOE. Naturalizes beautifully into a garden specimen mounted on a tree, or may be hung in a basket or potted as well. (Unless they are being divided, these really don't need repotting. We simply set a small pot with the original bark in successively larger pots, only with air around the roots.) Has been known to take temperatures as low as 22F. Temperature Tolerant. Winter blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: September 27, 2008
starting at
$25.00
Laelia anceps var. alba
Laelia anceps var. alba
Gorgeous white variety of one of our favorite orchids, mounted on cork oak! With a little yellow-green in the throat. Very hardy for outdoors or in the greenhouse. Temperature Tolerant. Fall and Winter blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: September 7, 2003
starting at
$45.00
Laelia anceps 'Helen', HCC/AOS
Laelia anceps 'Helen', HCC/AOS
One of the most beautiful and famous of the dawsonii anceps. Good size and texture. The color is an interesting white that develops an alluring rosy hue with adequate light. An infrequently available and famous named anceps. Temperature Tolerant. December blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: November 18, 2012
starting at
$125.00
Laelia anceps 'Rustic Canyon', HCC/AOS
Laelia anceps 'Rustic Canyon', HCC/AOS
A very full, flat, and colorful Laelia anceps! The pale pink color at center gradually increases in intensity out to the petals' tips. A robust grower. . Temperature Tolerant. October-November blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: August 28, 2015
starting at
$50.00
Laelia anceps 'SanBar Pink Pixie'
Laelia anceps 'SanBar Pink Pixie'
All the color, shape, and charm of the Pink Perfection line in a petite package! This plant sports exceptionally fat petals, accentuated by its miniaturized flower size, on a more compact-growing plant! The rounded petals are the characteristic soft-pink color of this line, and the lip is boldly marked with magenta. . Temperature Tolerant. December blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: October 29, 2014
starting at
$25.00
Laelia anceps 'SanBar Pink Serenade'
Laelia anceps 'SanBar Pink Serenade'
A free-flowering clone from the crossing of the cultivars ‘Wallbrunn’ AM/AOS, and ‘SanBar Marble King’ AM/AOS. The color is a good pale lavender-pink. On a mature plant this large flower can reach an 11 centimeter natural spread! Temperature Tolerant. January - February blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: November 21, 2012
starting at
$35.00
Laelia anceps 'SanBar Pink Splendor'
Laelia anceps 'SanBar Pink Splendor'
Another stunning member of our exceptional "Pink Perfection" line of breeding. True to form, this plant produces big, full flowers of the distinctive powder-pink hue of its pedigree, accented by a vibrant, deep pink lip. Yet despite all its elegant beauty the plant retains the resilience of its light-loving species, able to tough-it-out through Winters and Summers with the hardiest of orchids. In all, this is a plant worthy of its "Pink Perfection" pedigree! . Temperature Tolerant. December blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: October 23, 2015
starting at
$50.00
Laelia anceps 'SanBar Pink Triumph', AM/AOS
Laelia anceps 'SanBar Pink Triumph', AM/AOS
A very full and shapely clone from the Pink Perfection Strain line of breeding. The color is a soft lavender-pink with a light purple tint. Temperature Tolerant. January - February blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: January 4, 2015
starting at
$50.00
Laelia anceps 'SanBar Pinkie', HCC/AOS
Laelia anceps 'SanBar Pinkie', HCC/AOS
One of the finest of the Pink Perfection line. The phenomenal pedigree of this plant is from the combination of two outstanding Laelia anceps cultivars, ‘Wallbrunn’ AM/AOS and ‘SanBar Marble King’ AM/AOS; and is setting new standards for size and shape in the Laelia anceps group. The plant offered here is true to form with it exquisite shape and shell-pink hue with vibrant lip accent. . Temperature Tolerant. January - February blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: December 1, 2015
starting at
$150.00
Laelia anceps 'SanBar Sparkler'
Laelia anceps 'SanBar Sparkler'
This plant is among the few compact-growing Laelia anceps varieties. Additionally, the flowers,each about four inches wide, are darker than usual and bloom on shorter stems than typical: the overall plant height, when in bloom, stays under 2 feet tall. . Temperature Tolerant. October blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: August 29, 2016
starting at
$17.50
Laelia anceps 'Winter Peer'
Laelia anceps 'Winter Peer'
A robust growing variety of this hardy Mexican species. The flower color is clear lilac-pink and the bold tri-color lip is dark magenta, cream, and yellow. The flowers extend well beyond the foliage. This variety has proven its hardiness, having successfully soldiered through a brief encounter with 26 degrees one night! Temperature Tolerant. December - January blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: October 13, 2015
starting at
$50.00
Laelia anceps fma. alba 'Paloma Blanca'
Laelia anceps fma. alba 'Paloma Blanca'
A select form of this Mexican species. Sepals and petals are pure white, the labelum is also white with deep yellow-green in throat. Exceptionally free flowering. Temperature Tolerant. October blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: August 18, 2013
starting at
$35.00
Laelia superbiens 'SanBar Montebello', AM/AOS
Laelia superbiens 'SanBar Montebello', AM/AOS
One of the best laelia superbiens for size and shape. A cluster has up to 20 flowers per spike. Temperature Tolerant. Species from Central America.
starting at
$150.00
Laeliocattleya Canhamiana 'Azure Skies', AM/AOS
Laeliocattleya Canhamiana 'Azure Skies', AM/AOS
One of the great Stewart crosses: Cattleya mossiae fma. coerulea with Laelia purpurata fma. werkhauseri. Large, blue-lavender flowers with a much darker royal-purple lip, and a delicate spicy-sweet fragrance! Temperature Tolerant. May-June blooming. Species from Brazil.
Orchid of the Day: May 7, 2016
starting at
$50.00
Laeliocattleya Elegans var. Sanguinea
Laeliocattleya Elegans var. Sanguinea
In nature this most famous of natural hybrids produces a wide variety of sensational forms, from white to pink to purple of various combinations. Here we step in to help mother nature, by combining the darkest L. purpurata with the darkest C. leopoldii, making the complete dark Elegans form! We grow these outdoors along with cymbidiums where they get plenty of bright filtered light. Gorgeous color and multiple flowers per spike, blooms summer/fall. Temperature Tolerant. Summer and Fall blooming.
Orchid of the Day: August 27, 2008
starting at
$35.00
Laeliocattleya Elegans fma. sanguinea - Select
Laeliocattleya Elegans fma. sanguinea - Select
A select dark form of this exquisite natural hybrid between Laelia purpurata and Cattleya tigrina. The gorgeous, large, fragrant, red-pink flowers have shockingly pink lips and grow in large clusters on specimen plants. We grow these outdoors along with Cymbidiums where they get plenty of bright filtered light. . Temperature Tolerant. September-October blooming.
Orchid of the Day: September 10, 2016
starting at
$50.00
Laeliocattleya Gaiety Flambeau 'Mendenhall'
Laeliocattleya Gaiety Flambeau 'Mendenhall'
A vibrant splash petaled variety. With the southern brazilian species Cattleya intermedia making up half its composition, this variety is temperature hardy down to frost. Temperature Tolerant. June - July blooming.
Orchid of the Day: June 16, 2008
starting at
$25.00
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
Laeliocattleya Rojo
Laeliocattleya Rojo
It took two hot species, Cattleya aurantiaca and Laelia milleri, to produce such intense colors as those found on this primary hybrid. These have been growing in an unheated shade house for years, surviving the winter of 2007 when temperatures dropped to 28 degrees. Temperature Tolerant. April - May blooming.
Orchid of the Day: March 18, 2010
starting at
$35.00
Laeliocattleya Rojo 'Hot Shot'
Laeliocattleya Rojo 'Hot Shot'
The combination of two hot species, Cattleya aurantiaca and Laelia milleri, produced the spectacularly intense, red color of this primary hybrid. These have been growing in an unheated shade house for years, surviving the Winter of 2007 when temperatures dropped to 28 degrees. . Temperature Tolerant. March blooming.
Orchid of the Day: February 29, 2016
starting at
$35.00
Laeliocattleya Schilleriana
Laeliocattleya Schilleriana
First bloom seedlings from a crossing of two Brazil's most beautiful and hardy: Cattleya intermedia and Laelia purpurata. In those that have bloomed this far we have seen a nice range in color and shape (with some fragrance, as well). Temperature Tolerant. Summer blooming.
Orchid of the Day: May 22, 2007
starting at
$17.50

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