Laelia anceps 'Mr Chrismans First Orchid'
Mr. Chrisman, the founder of the Santa Barbara Orchid Estate, purchased his first orchid in 1947 at the Beverly Hills Thrify Drug store. Ten years later he would open the nursery here in Santa Barbara. The plants offered here are divisions of that first plant. Not only is this a beautiful lavender form, compact Laelia anceps
, but also, as its origin affirms, a very hardy variety. The flowers are about four inches across and the overall plant height when in bloom is about 24 inches. Temperature Tolerant. October blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: September 1, 2013