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Silent Auction 2017
The Annual Silent Auction is held every year in conjunction with our Fall Open House. This gives you the opportunity to bid on first-releases of select and newly awarded cultivars, on rare plants, and on glorious specimens.

All plants are temperature tolerant (can take light frost), and unless otherwise noted, are blooming size. When the term "clone" is used, it is referring to a division of the original plant and not a plant produced through meristematic propagation.

Auction Type: Silent Auction- bid amounts and number of bidders are unknown to fellow bidders and the public.

Minimum Bid (MB): All bids must be greater than or equal to the minimum bid. The minimum bid is typically less than the price we would have asked had we offered the plant to an individual customer.

Bid Deadline: bid at your convenience anytime between now and 4 pm November 5, 2017, although tie-bids go the earliest bidder.

Bid Method: Phone, E-mail, fax, mail (please allow for transit time), or give bid sheet to an SBOE employee. Expect confirmation of E-mail, fax, and mail bids within a day of arrival.

Plants: on view at SBOE. Flower photos will be added to the list below, so please keep checking back.

Notification: Once auction results are compiled and rechecked (usually by Tuesday afternoon), successful (highest) bidders will be notified and delivery arranged (prices do not include delivery or CA tax). Then unsuccessful bidders will be notified.

Observed Bidding Strategies: Some people bid the MB or slightly above - great if no one else bids. Some bid a little more- to beat out the MB bidders. Some bid much more- if you really want it and can afford it. And some bid a whole lot more- if you really really cannot wait to own it and can afford it.

All plants have been virus tested for CymMV/ORSV/TMV.

Questions?: please call us at 800 553 3387 or e-mail sboe@sborchid.com


Bidding deadline: 4pm, November 5, 2017

1 - Angraecum comorense 'Zuma Canyon' AM/AOS
An awarded variety of this wonderful species. The night fragrant, white and green flowers have a firm texture and nectar-spurs measuring up to eleven inches long. These striking flowers bloom along sprays that can reach eighteen inches in length. Intermediate growing. Fall blooming. Near flowering size, established, single fan division with a 20" leafspan tip to tip, in a one gallon pot. MB 100
2 - Angraecum distictum - specimen
With its proliferation of crystal-white, quarter inch flowers, offset against its intriguing pleated, dark green foliage, this African species never fails to draw a gasp from passersby. If it is night, get a little closer and you can catch its sweet fragrance. Summer blooming. Intermediate growing. Approximately 75 fans and branches set into a 6" hanging pot. MB 175
3 - Ansellia africana 'SanBar Simba' - specimen
Big flowers with broad dark red-brown markings overlaid on bright yellow base color distinguish this select clone. A robust grower. Spring blooming. Temperature tolerant. 18 bulbs, 5 are leads, in a 6" hanging pot. MB 165
4 - Brassavola subulifolia - specimen
A wonderful, night-scented, Jamaican species. A beautiful combination of large dramatic green flowers offset against semi-terete leaves. Synonymous with cordata. Intermediate growing. Fall blooming. 80 bulbs/leaves with 13 spikes this October, mounted. MB 250
5 - Cattleya aclandiae - flask
This species is a favorite for its darkly spotted, green, fragrant flowers and its wonderful growth habit; beautiful roots and rhizome cling tightly to its prefered growing substrate, wood basket or cork mount. These seedling are from of a selfing of one our select clones. Intermdiate growing. Fall blooming. Approximately 25 seedlings per flask. MB 75
6 - Cattleya bicolor 'Fowlie's Folly'
A unique large flowered green braziliensis type. Though it will flower on a 12" bulb, it can grow to 36" tall. Temperature tolerant. Fall blooming. Small flowering size. 4 bulbs, the tallest 14", in a 6" pot. MB 75
7 - Cattleya Elegans fma. alba 'Moonstone' HCC/AOS - specimen
This orchid is dramatic in every category. The flowers are big; usually around five inches across. The fragrance is sweet, spicey, and strong. The plant is a vigorous grower reaching an overall height of 3 feet. A select cultivar from our crossing of the alba forms of purpurata and tigrina. Temperature tolerant. September blooming. 32 bulbs, 7 spikes this October, in a 12" tub. MB 325
8 - Cattleya Hawaiian Variable 'Summer Splash' AM/AOS
This cultivar produces large clusters of 4" flowers with amber peach sepals and pink petals with purple splash. Just awarded this summer. Temperature tolerant. 10 bulbs, the tallest 24", set in an 8" pot. MB 125
9 - Cattlianthe Eva 'Scarlet Beauty'
Brilliant red clusters of 14 flowers make this cultivar stick out across the greenhouse. From the cross of Cattleya cinnabarina x Guarianthe aurantiaca. Temperature tolerant. 25 bulbs, 4 flower sheaths, growing in a 10" hanging pot MB 150
10 - Dendrobium Avril's Gold " Number 10"
One of the most desireable clones of this famous Australian cross. The flowers are yellow with clear red spotting. Temperature tolerant. Fall-winter bloom. 3 bulbs in a 4" pot. MB 150
11 - Dendrobium Avril's Gold 'Super Ray'
A chance mutation of the clone 'Ray' with much larger than typical flowers. Winter blooming. Temperature tolerant. Near flowering size, 3 green bulbs, 2 back bulbs, in a 3" pot. MB 125
12 - Dendrobium River Warrior 'Sky Fire' HCC/AOS
Beautiful clusters of yellow flowers with dark red along the margins. From the cross of Warrior and Star of Riverdene. Temperature tolerant. Spring bloom. 7 bulbs in a 3.25" pot. MB 100
13 - Dendrobium Speciosum Display
Complete AOS-award-winning Exhibit from the world famous Santa Barbara International Orchid Show 2017 exhibited by Paul Gripp and Santa Barbara Orchid Estate titled "The History of Dendrobium speciosum" the famous "king orchid", Australia's most noted orchid. Includes: 9 ft x 12 ft Backdrop: Painting by noted Bay Area artist Tara Tucker. Depicting the 1788 view of Jackson Bay, Sydney Harbor a few hundred yards up from the current location of the iconic Sydney Opera House. Tara Tucker, MFA is a multimedia artist represented by the Rena Bransten Gallery in San Francisco and an instructor at Creative Growth in Oakland. 1891 Chromolithographs. Rare original 1891 Robert David Fitzgerald "Flowers of Australian Orchids" Part 4, Volume 2 with over 50 chromolithographs of various sizes of Australian orchids including arguably the most famous of the entire folio, Dendrobium speciosum. Produced from nature on stone by R. D. Fitzgerald on pages 25" x 19 1/2" Plants: specimen plants of Dendrobium speciosum v grandiflorum (yellow), speciosum cream-yellow, and speciosum cream-yellow. Near-blooming size piece of Dendrobium speciosum v hillii "Don Brown". Books: "Journal of a Voyage to New South Wales" by John White, surgeon general to the First Fleet and settlement at Port Jackson and collector of the original Dendrobium speciosum type specimen sent to the Sir J.E. Smith Herbarium. 1962 Edition Artificial Rocks: Not included Signs: Professionally made color and black and white signs describing Dendrobium speciosum from its original collection to the record blooming in 1997. MB 12750
14 - Dendrobium speciosum 'Sunray'
A beautiful cream-yellow from the cross of var. curvicaule 'Daylight Moon' and var. capricornica 'Big Boy'. February-March bloom. Temperature tolerant. 7 bulbs, the tallest 28", 2 are leads, in a 12" tub. MB 200
15 - Dendrobium speciosum var. grandiflorum 'SanBar Yellow King'
From the grandiflorum variety of speciosum come the darkest and largest yellows. Such is the case with this one. Flowers number 80 per spike and the overall flower vertical spread is 8 cm. Temperature tolerant. Winter-spring bloom. 12 bulbs, the tallest 12", 2 are leads, set into a 12" tub. MB 225
16 - Dendrobium speciosum var. hillii 'Dr. White'
Some of the whitest flowers and most profuse blooming we have seen from a speciosum. Named for one of the early collectors of this species. March blooming. Temperature tolerant. Established 3 bulb division in a 6" pot. MB 100
17 - Dendrobium speciosum var. speciosum 'Charlie' AM/AOC
A big show winner from Australia. Flowers are large and very well shaped. Color is cream-yellow. Pseudobulbs are big, gnarly, and beautiful. Winter-spring bloom. Temperature tolerant. Near flowering size. Six bulbs in a 6" pot. MB 150
18 - Dendrobium spectabile
Incredibly bizarre and beautiful flowers are produced as clusters from atop approximately 18" tall pseudobulbs. Native to Paupua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. Intermediate growing. Winter-spring blooming. 10 bulbs, 3 are leads, in a 5" pot. MB 150
19 - Encyclia Atropine - specimen
A robust growing and blooming division of the cross between tampensis and cordigera. Flowers are light green overlaid with red-brown, the lip white and red striped. Temperature tolerant. Late spring blooming. 20 bulbs, 6 new growths, in a 10" slatted wood basket. MB 175
20 - Epidendrum difforme - specimen
This species can be found all the way from southern Florida to northern South America, bearing clusters of clear-green one-inch flowers of an unusual, cheese-like fragrance. Grown in intermediate conditions. Fall blooming. Approximately 75 stems with 22 spikes this October, mounted on cork. MB 165
21 - Laelia anceps 'Engima'
Winner of 'Best Laelia Anceps of Show' at the 2016 Orchid Society of Santa Barbara Fall Show. Unusual pale lavender w/dark purple lip. Fall flowering. Temperature tolerant. 3 bulbs in a 5" pot with one spike. MB 100
22 - Laelia anceps fma. semi-alba 'Sierra Madre del Sur'
A select semi-alba from the crossing of 'Marble King' x 'Marble Queen'. Winter blooming. Temperature tolerant. Small, established recent division with 4 bulbs, 2 are leads in spike, in a 5" pot. MB 150
23 - Laelia anceps 'SanBar Guerrero' AM/AOS
One of our most stunning anceps. Petals are pale lavender increasing in intensity to dark rose on the tips; the lip is a boldy contrasting dark lavender with yellow in the throat. November- December blooming. 16 bulbs, 4 spikes, overgrowing a 10" hanging pot. MB 950
24 - Laelia anceps 'SanBar Pink Virtue AM/AOS - super specimen
Winner of the 'Best Orchid of Show' and an Award of Merit at the March 12, 2010 S.B. International Orchid Show. Notable, not only for the quality of its flowers, but also for its late blooming season. Flower color is clear light pink; the lip white and pink with yellow and red in the throat. Winter blooming. Temperature tolerant. Must be picked up. Approximately 100 bulbs, 42 spikes in a 30" pot and a 53" foliar diameter. MB 1500
25 - Laelia dayana fma. coerulea
An unusual color form and select clone with darker color and stiffer substance than the typical form. September blooming. Temperature tolerant. 7 bulbs with 3 leads in a 2.5" pot. MB 145
26 - Laelia flava - flask
From a sib cross of these two Brazilian bright yellow rock dwelling Laelias. Temperature tolerant. Approximately 30 seedlings per flask. MB 75
27 - Laelia jongheana fma. alba 'Nakamoto' FCC/AOS
The only FCC ever awarded to this species. From the Awards Quarterly; "flower form flat and near perfect jongheana shape; sepals and petals of the purest white with diamond dust texture; apex of lip pure white, interior and keels deep egg yolk yellow; substance firm." Fall-winter bloom. Temperature tolerant. 5 bulbs and two large growths in a 2.5" pot. MB 500
28 - Laelia pumila fma. alba - specimen
A big plant of a rare color form of this Brazilian Cattleya. Flowers are pure white with yellow in the throat. Temperature tolerant. Fall flowering. Approximately 40 bulbs, 11 spikes this October, in a 6" pot. MB 300
29 - Laelia splendida
Clusters of beautiful waxy and undulating red flowers on 4 foot inflorescences. A select clone of this species native to Columbia and Ecuador. Formerly in the genus Schomburgkia. Temperature tolerant. Fall flowering. 11 bulbs, 2 leads, 1 spike, growing in an empty 10" pot. MB 150
30 - Laelia Wellesley 'Janice Yates' AM/AOS
Just awarded! Gently curling petals of vibrant mauve under intricate burgundy-red veination pattern. Flowers are large, nearly five inches across and non-resupinate. This year's blooming had a cluster of 32 flowers. Overall cluster size was 17" tall and 12" wide. Overall height of the plant was 6 foot. September-October blooming. Temperature tolerant. Six bulbs in an 8" pot. MB 225
31 - Lycaste skinnerii watercolors
Three 100-year-old framed 9? x 12? Lycaste skinneri sales paintings (1) L. s. marmorata, (2) L. s. magnifica, (3) L. s. Mrs Hamilton Smith FCC/RHS, the most famous of all Lycaste skinneris.?? Water colors attributed J. L. MacFarland, noted artist-lithographer.? 3 paintings. MB 300
32 - Myrmecattlianthe Ruby Red 'Cardinal'
The perfect "Schombo" type hybrid; large, brightly colored, flower clusters held high above the foliage. From the cross of Cattlianthe Rojo with Myrmecophela exaltatata. Temperature tolerant. 5 bulbs, three 14" new shoots, in a 8.5" pot. MB 150
33 - Nageliella purpurea 'Santa Barbara'- specimen
A variety with particularly broad and beautifully speckled leaves. This vigorous growing temperature tolerant species produces a cluster of small vibrant purple flowers on the end of a one to two foot long spike. Flowers bloom off the old spikes year after year. Temperature tolerant. Spring and summer blooming. Approximately 60 bulbs/leaves in a 6" slatted wood basket. Loaded with existing spikes with lots of new spikes coming. MB 250
34 - Neofinetia falcata - specimen
In Japan, this orchid is referred to as the "wind orchid" for its exquisite white flowers and night time fragrance. Temperature tolerant. Fall-winter bloom. 12 fans, with 10 spikes this October, in a 10" wire basket. MB 135
35 - Paphiopetalum Shin-Yi Michael 'Summer Sensation' HCC/AOS
A beautiful presentation on this multifloral Paph. Dorsal sepals are yellow with red stripes, the petals yellow with red spots, the pouchs yellow with red veination. Just awarded this July. From a cross of Michael Koopowitz and Susan Booth. Intermediate growing. Summer blooming. 5 shoots in a 3.25" pot. MB 250
36 - Potinara (Slc. Ateshperest x B. flagelaris) - flask
We like these Brassavola hybrids for their often minimal 'teret type' foliage and charming spider shaped flowers. The goal with this cross is to get some bright reds with these qualities. Temperature tolerant. Approximately 25 seedlings per flask. MB 75
37 - Prosthechea mariae - specimen
We have great dificulty even releasing a minimum division of this plant, so much is our appreciation for its clear green and white flowers and interesting growth habit. A beautiful species with large, but delicate flowers on a petite plant. Temperature tolerant. Approximately 20 bulbs, 6 are leads on a 5" cork mount MB 135
38 - Renanthera SanBar Solar Flare 'Pepper'
A select clone from the crossing of Scarlet Belle and citrina. Produces branching inflorescences of bright orange-red flowers covered with dots. Temperature tolerant. Single 12", flowering size, fan in a 4" pot. MB 100
39 - Rossioglossum Rawdon Jestor 'Sun King'
A select clone from the crossing of two showy and closely related Central American species: Rossioglossum grande and Rossioglossum williamsianum. The flowers are yellow with rich chestnut color markings in center. The flowers on this clone are much fatter and stiffer than its siblings. Summer blooming. Temperature tolerant. 4 bulbs in a 4" pot. MB 100
40 - Sophrolaelia (Little Sunset x Pysche) - flask
Expect very floriferous orange to red mini-cats from this cross. Temperature tolerant. Approximately 25 seedlings per flask. MB 75
41 - Sophrolaelia Orpetii 'Ruby Belle' - specimen
It is hard to beat the flower power of this stunning primary hybrid. The crystalline flowers are a vibrant, deep, red-pink with broad, full petals, and golden throats. From the cross of Laelia pumila and Sophronitis coccinea. Temperature Tolerant. November blooming. Approximately 100 bulbs, 50 of which flowered this October, overgrowing a cork mount. MB 275
42 - Stanhopea grandiflora 'Mac's Pearl'
This select clone has larger than type flowers and and often throws off cycle flowers. Color is cream-green. Very pleasant sweet and tangy fragrance. Intermediate growing. 5 bulbs with 3 new six inch shoots in a 6" hanging wire basket. MB 115
43 - Vanda Kenneth Roberts fma. alba
Our cross of Kenneth Roberts (Paki x suavis) has turned out to be terrific outdoor grower and bloomer for us. Imagine our delight when a couple chance alba forms emgerged among the seedlings. Flower color is white base with bright yellow spots. Temperature tolerant. Summer bloom. 1 fan, 20" leaf span, tip to tip, in a 3.25" pot. MB 100
44 - Vanda Santa Barbara Fizz 'Splatters'
From the cross of Vanda tricolor var. suavis x Tokyo Blue. Flowers are fuller, rounder and larger than typical. Color is white covered by large speckles of dark dusky red, petal edges marked by vibrant mauve pink; the lip hot pink with bright yellow center. Spring flowering. Temperature tolerant. 3 blooming size fans in a 6" hanging pot. MB 225
45 - Vanda Splish Splash 'Blueberry Chip'
A select clone from the cross of Vanda tricolor var. suavis and Jose Coronado. Flowers have blue tesselation and are heavily spotted with raspberry red. Temperature tolerant. 2 fans, each with 16" leaf spans, tip to tip, in a 6" hanging pot. MB 150

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