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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 4, 2018, 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 4, 2018

1 - 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. 22 bulbs, in a 10'' hanging pot. MB $150
2 - Brassavola flagellaris - specimen
A long lasting, night-fragrant beauty! This plant's name means "whip-like", and is derived from it's long, terete, pendant foliage. The cream colored flowers have a large, broad lip that is bright white with an almost neon-green throat. The flower clusters on large specimens can each have up to fifteen flowers, and the buds can take on a rosy hue in bright light. Often flowers in spring and fall. Approximately 45 leaves, 10 spikes, overgrowing a 5'' hanging pot. MB $185
3 - Brassavola nodosa var. major - specimen
The large flowered form of this Central American epiphyte. Larger, more open, flowers, with a more upright spike habit than the typical form. Night fragrant. November - December blooming. 20 bulbs, 6 leads with 6 spikes, mounted on a cork slab. MB $175
4 - Brassolaelia Gibraltar Road 'Epic'
Large cream-white flowers with light pink suffusion. A select clone from the crossing of Bl. Sea Urchin with B. tuberculata. 4 bulbs, in a 6'' pot. MB $100
5 - Cattleya bicolor fma. albina
A beautiful and rare color form of this Brazilian species. Petals are colored lemongrass-green; the lip rose tinted at the throat and down into midline. October blooming. 5 bulbs, in a 3.25" pot. MB $100
6 - Cattleya bicolor var. minasgeraisensis 'Copper Angel'
A select cultivar from the Minas Gerais state of Brazil. The plants from this area are particularly robust. This one produces clusters of green, turning to bronze, flowers, lightly speckled with burgundy. When blooming this October, this plant had 25 flowers and was, overall, 5 feet tall. A dramatic display. 20 bulbs, in a 14'' tub. MB $250
7 - Cattleya Elegans fma. alba 'Irish Mist' AM/AOS
Just awarded. This rare color form and select clone produces large heads of fragrant, green tinted, white flowers. From the cross of Cattleya tigrina with Cattleya purpurata. Summer blooming. 4 bulbs in a 8" pot. MB $125
8 - Cattleya Hawaiian Variable 'Lollapalooza' HCC/AOS
Lots of spots, dots, and blotches of red and purple on the flowers of this large cluster type Cattleya. Shape is very good and the flowers are fragrant. Summer blooming. 7 bulbs, in a 8'' pot. MB $110
9 - Cattleya Orpetii - specimen
It is hard to beat the flower power of this stunning primary hybrid. The flowers have tones of magenta and rose and broad, full petals, with dark magenta lips with golden throats. From the cross of Cattleyas pumila and coccinea. October blooming. Approximately 250 bulbs, forming a 12" ball. MB $250
10 - Cattleya Pacavia 'Ace' AM/AOS
One of the largest and most brilliantly colored clones to come from this cross. This one was hybridized by Stewarts Orchids. Cattleyas purpurata x tenebrosa. Summer blooming. 12 bulbs, 2 growths, in a 6'' pot. MB $125
11 - Cattleya pumila fma. coerulea
A small specimen of the beautiful blue color type. Flowers are white, slightly tinted with blue, with a bold blue lip. From the crossing of clones,'My Blue Heaven' with 'SanBar Indigo'. Fall blooming. 26 bulbs, 8 are leads, set in a hanging 6'' pot. MB $135
12 - Cattleya purpurata var. werkhauseri
A select clone from this group with darkest slate-blue lips. Summer blooming. 4 bulbs, with one growth, in a 5" pot. MB $100
13 - Cymbidium Australian Midnight 'Santa Barbara' AM/AOS
This Award of Merit winner from AOS produces inflorescences of cascading, coconut-scented, near black flowers. It is past winner of Best Novelty Cymbidium of Show at the Santa Barbara International Orchid Show. From the primary cross of canaliculatum and atropurpureum. Produces flowers fairly well outdoors with the other cymbidiums, but does best under intermediate conditions. Spring-summer blooming. 2 bulbs with two large growths, in a 6'' pot. MB $150
14 - Cymbidium canaliculatum var. sparksii
A select clone of the darkest form this Australian species. Winner of Best Cymbidium Species in Show at the 2018 Santa Barbara International orchid show 5 bulbs, 2 are leads, in a 6'' pot. MB $165
15 - Cymbidium Disney Girl 'Bubbles'
Electric, vivid, red stripes & dots over bronze-yellow base color. From a remake of the cross of the species tracyanum and the spotted variety Robin 'Freckles'. 4 bulbs, in spike, in a 6'' pot. MB $75
16 - Cymbidium Little Beauty 'Lovely Bindi'
This select clone from the cross of Cricket and canaliculatum produces a cascading column of dark red-brown flowers over yellow base color. 4 bulbs, in a 6'' pot. MB $100
17 - Cymbidium Tracy's Firefall 'Goleta Red'
This cultivar received the best qualities from each parent. Tracyanum provided the tendency for tall arching sprays with high flower counts along with a tendency to bloom early, while Tapestry contributed attractive brick red coloring and a real willingness to bloom. 8 bulbs, 2 spikes, in a 8'' pot. MB $85
18 - Dendrobium Avril's Gold 'Pumpkin Pie'
A very good gold-yellow clone of this famous cross of Aussie Child and speciosum. Fall blooming. 4 bulbs, in bud, in a 4" pot. MB $125
19 - Dendrobium Falling Embers 'SanBar Gold Coast'
An awarded clone from the cross of fuliginosa and Ida Mary. Sepals and petals are gold-yellow with red inward; the lip ruffled and yellow and burgundy. With its fine terete shaped leaves, presentation is both dramatic and delicate. The plant offered is a division taken from the specimen featured in the photo. Winter blooming. 60 leaves on several leads in a 4" hanging wood basket. MB $165
20 - Dendrobium lichenastrum var. prenticei - specimen
This Australian species has small crystalline pale peach-pink flowers with bright orange lips. Fragrance is surprisingly potent for their small size and is similar to orange zest oil. Grows well out in the shadehouse with the Cymbidiums but flowers better under intermediate conditions. Approximately 250 bulbs/leaves clump,in a 10'' basket. MB $150
21 - Dendrobium speciosum 'Gold Wave'
An exhibition quality, curvicaule form, yellow-gold variety. Featured in the award winning 2017 Dendrobium speciosum exhibit by Paul Gripp at the Santa Barbara International Orchid Show. 4 bulbs, in a 8" pot. MB $165
22 - Dendrobium speciosum 'John Stump'
Good size, clean shape, and cream-white color distinguish the flowers of this select cultivar from the cross of var. curvicaule 'Daylight Moon' with var. capricornica Big Boy. Late winter blooming. 3 bulbs, in a 6" pot. MB $75
23 - Dendrobium speciosum var. grandiflorum 'Aurea'
A bright gold form from the the crossing of 'Kroombit Gold' x self. Late winter flowering. 6 bulbs, in a 10'' pot. MB $100
24 - Dendrobium speciosum var. grandiflorum 'SanBar Golden Galaxy'
Very large yellow flowers. Overall vertical spread is 8.2 cm, dorsal width is 1 cm. From the crossing of the cultivars 'Magic' and 'Orange Perfection.' February - March blooming. 11 bulbs, in a 8'' pot. MB $250
25 - Dendrobium Summer Snow - specimen
A stunning specimen with foliage and flowers that cascade down several feet forming a living "mobile-like" art exhibit that is beautiful with or without flowers. From the cross of two terete leaved Australian species, teretifolium and vagans. Four feet long, with approximately 55 leaves on several leads, overgrowing cork mount. MB $250
26 - Laelia anceps 'SanBar Pinkie' HCC/AOS - specimen
A standout among this famous grex for its stiff, full shaped, light pink, flowers and robust growth habit. From the crossing 'Wallbrunn', AM/AOS x 'SanBar Marble King', AM/AOS 14 bulbs, 5 spikes, in a 10'' hanging pot. MB $150
27 - Laelia anceps fma. lineata 'Marcy's Valentine'
A free-flowering variety of one of our finest feathered anceps. Fall - winter blooming. 6 bulbs, 3 spikes, in 6'' pot. MB $135
28 - Laelia anceps 'Wild Heart'
A very nice, full shaped, tinted semi-alba, form of this Mexican species. Probable tetraploid. Winter blooming. 4 bulbs, with 1 spike, in a 6'' pot. MB $175
29 - Laelia Equatorial Twist 'Flamenco'
While both of these species have varnished appearing undulating dark red flowers, combining the high flower count of the undulata with the large flowers of the splendida has made for a stunning hybrid. Formerly in the genus Schomburgkia. 4 bulbs, 2 are leads, with two spikes, in a 6'' pot. MB $75
30 - Laelia Gene Baum 'Aurelius'
All the great qualities of Laelia anceps but with bright yellow flowers accented with dark yellow lips. From the crossing of Laelias Icarus and anceps 'SanBar Marble King'. Winter blooming. 5 bulbs, with one growth, in spike, in a 8'' pot. MB $150
31 - Laelia Stirling Dickinson 'Santa Barbara'
Tall inflorescences of beautiful silvery pink flowers. Our finest clone from this cross of Laelia crawshayana with anceps. Fall-winter bloom. 7 bulbs, 4 foot spike, set in a 10'' pot. MB $115
32 - Laelianthe Abigail Sunset 'SanBar Sprite'
One of the finest in this new line of breeding. From the cross of Myrmecattleya Mem. Earl Blankford and Laelia anceps 'Helen'. Flowers open mahogany but turn a highly saturated goldenrod orange with the lip deep yellow with salmon-red tinted edge and magenta lines in the throat. Large established division from the specimen in photo. 20 bulbs, with 4 spikes, in a 8" pot. MB $150
33 - Laeliocattleya Calypso Queen 'Just Dreaming'
This free flowering cultivar produces clusters of long-lasting distinctive salmon-pink flowers highlighted with bold yellow striped magenta lips. A wonderful Laelia anceps hybrid. October blooming 6 bulbs, in a 6'' pot. MB $100
34 - Laeliocattleya Ruby Glow 'Panache'
From the cross of Laeliocattleya Schloat's Fancy and Cattleya Frasquita. Clusters of 10 large ruby-purple flowers held high above the foliage. Fall blooming 9 bulbs, 2 are leads, in 14'' tub. MB $110
35 - Myrmecocattleya Anne Gripp 'Jubilee Flame'
Clusters of orange, with salmon-red splash, flowers held nicely above the foliage. From the crossing of Cattleya Helen Veliz with Myrmecophyla tibicinis. 4 bulbs, in sheath, 5'' pot. MB $75
36 - Oncidium Florida Gold 'Merkel' AM/AOS
We are appreciating these "mule-eared" Oncidiums more all the time. With their large, stiff, succulent-like, leaves they are distinctive even when not flowering. This famous hybrid is one of the hardiest of this group and produces tall inflorescences of large yellow flowers in early fall. Approximately 5 bulbs with 2 spikes (in October), growing bareroot in an 8'' wire basket. MB $75
37 - Rhycholaelia digbyana v. frimbripetala
A rare form of this species that not only has cilia on the labelum but also on the petals. Prefers intermediate temperatures. 5 bulbs, in a 4'' square pot. MB $125
38 - Rhyncattleanthe (Rth. Michelle Rehfield x C. George Hausermann) - compot
Both parents of this cross are great producers in our unheated glass house, and both produce brilliantly colored flowers. Should be spring - summer blooming. 4" compot with approximately 10 large seedlings. MB $75
39 - Rhyncholaeliocattleya (Rlc. Sweet Amy x Rlc.Goldenzelle) - compot
Looking for some large bright yellows to oranges from these two proven parents. Progeny should do well out with the Cymbidiums. Approximately 15 seedlings, in a 4'' pot. MB $75
40 - Sarcocillus ceciliae - specimen
This charming Australian species, a Phalaenopsis relative, produces sprays of pink blooms that continue for months. Even though it is in a tiny pot, this clone produced over a dozen inflorescences on its last blooming. Overall plant height is only seven inches. Approximately 25 fans, in a 2.75'' pot. MB $125
41 - Sobralia xantholeuca 'Ananda'
An amazing variety of this beautiful species. Especially broad, green foliage. Flowers are large, vibrant yellow. From Costa Rica. 20 canes, in a 6'' pot. MB $115
42 - Stanhopea tigrina var. nigroviolacea fma. albescence
An extremely rare albescent form of this Mexican species. Unlike some albino and albescent forms, this one is hardier, grows more prolifically, and blooms better than the typical colored forms. 15 bulbs, in a 10'' hanging basket. MB $265
43 - Vanda (tricolor var. suavis x Mem. Thianchai) - compot
Many of our best Vanda crosses have been hybridized using our temperature tolerant Vanda suavis. The progeny of these crosses are typically spotted, hardy, often fragrant, and often throw multiple spikes a year. For this cross we paired suavis with the free-flowering, bright yellow Mem. Thianchi. Looking forward to the results on this one. Approximately 20 seedlings, in a 4" pot. MB $115
44 - Vanda Santa Barbara Fizz 'Deep Purple' AM/AOS
A recently awarded clone from the cross of Vanda tricolor var. suavis with Vanda Tokyo Blue. The inflorescences of this clone are densely packed with large lavender-purple flowers. Spring blooming. 1 fan, 12" tall, 18" leaf span, in a 10'' wood basket. MB $250
45 - Vanda Splish Splash 'Silver Shore'
An unusual color form with purple tessalation over the entire flower but with base pastel-yellow on the ventral sepals. The lip is burgundy-purple. From the cross of tricolor var. suavis with Jose Coronado. Fall blooming. 12" tall fan with a 19" leaf span, in a 10" hanging pot. MB $165
46 - Orquideas Colombianas (Colombian Orchids) by Mariano Ospina Hernandez (1958) in Spanish and English. - Book
This fine Colombian orchid book describes more than 250 Colombian species, their culture, and hybrids. The 305-page text is easy to read and understand. Ten fine color plates include most of the most famous Colombian species: Phragmipedium caudatum, Masdevalia coccinea, and Cattleyas dowiana var. aurea, warscewiczii, and trianae. Additionally there are many black and white photographs. Hardbound, 305 pages MB $75
47 - Experiments in Genetics, Hurst, 1925 - Don Wimber's copy - Book
This most famous book about orchid genetics that was used by Don Wimber, PhD, while working at Dos Pueblos Orchid Company. Don was the world's foremost, and beloved, orchid geneticist. His initials are on the inside cover. This rare book was given to Paul Gripp by Laverne Schultz of the famous Dos Pueblos Orchid Company when she moved from Goleta to be near her son in San Miguel to live out her life. A rare, yet useful, historical moment of orchid history. Hardbound, 578 pages. MB $400
48 - Orchidaceae: Illustrations and Studies of the Family Orchidaceae. Volumes I (1905) to VII (1922) by Oakes Ames.
Complete set (seven volumes) of the original issue. These foundational volumes contain Harvard professor Ames' original descriptions of a wide range of collections from the Philippines, Mount Kinabalu, New Guinea, Southern California, and Caribbean and syntheses of prior studies. From these he works out a coherent taxonomic framework for thousands of species and specimens. Contains technical descriptions and general information. It is stimulating and illuminating to see Ames tackle the Orchid Family. Hardbound, 7 volumes. MB $350

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