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Brassia verrucosa - Mounted
Brassia verrucosa - Mounted
This great species is a cold-resilient, willing bloomer that showcases the exotic beauty that orchids can possess. The slender, strap-like flowers are light green with small, dark red markings, and a speckled, vibrant, white lip. The spike habit is very perky. We have always grown this Brassia outside, under shade-cloth, and it have proven capable in Winter coldsnaps: we've tested it with success to 28 degrees! The plants offered here are mounted to slab cork. . Temperature Tolerant. June - July blooming. Species from Mexico to Northern Nicaragua.
Orchid of the Day: June 12, 2016
starting at
$45.00
Bulbophyllum acutebracteatum
Bulbophyllum acutebracteatum
This unusual, ultra-miniature, crawling-type Bulbophylum is one of our smallest orchids! The vibrant, braid-like inflorescences are one to two inches long with bright orange flowers. . Intermediate growing. July - August blooming. Species from West Africa.
Orchid of the Day: July 26, 2015
starting at
$17.50
Campylocentrum micranthum
Campylocentrum micranthum
This Caribbean epiphytic species is a charming, 'rooty' plant with petite sprays of lovely, cream-white flowers. The little flowers have muted orange nectar spurs, which have been seen to attract hummingbirds at our nursery! The sprays have a sequential bloom habit and emerge from the leaf-nodes along the plant's main stems. The foliage of this tropical species has a golden hue to it, especially when grown outdoors at our nursery, yet it blooms well in either case. Species from the Caribbean islands and Northeast regions of South America. . Intermediate to Temperatu. June - July blooming. Species from Cuba.
Orchid of the Day: June 26, 2016
starting at
$35.00
Coelogyne Burfordiense
Coelogyne Burfordiense
The black-lipped orchid! The graceful arching sprays of pale green flowers have super dark lips. The flowers have a sweetly fresh fragrance. This primary hybrid between Coelogyne asperata and Coelogyne pandurata was originally made in 1911. . Warm growing. July blooming.
Orchid of the Day: July 9, 2014
starting at
$35.00
Dendrobium lindleyi var. majus 'Crothers'
Dendrobium lindleyi var. majus 'Crothers'
The famous Crothers collection contained this outstanding large-flowered clone of this prolific golden-orange species (also known as Dendrobium aggregatum). The plant itself is intriguing, with its compact pseudobulbs covered with paper-like sheathes. The overall height of plant is only about six inches tall. Please note: this species requires a Winter dry-rest for successful blooming. . Intermediate growing. July - August blooming. Species from Vietnam.
Orchid of the Day: July 24, 2015
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 guatemalensis
Encyclia guatemalensis
Handsome flowers of soft-yellow color with burgundy-brown markings. In bloom this species makes a lovely display on its long, slender spike. Temperature Tolerant. June - July blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: May 29, 2013
starting at
$25.00
Encyclia He-e Pali
Encyclia He-e Pali
A very exotic primary hybrid! These seedlings tend to get their burgundy tint and outdoor resilience from Encyclia alata, while its flower shape, foliage, and sequential blooming habit are from Encyclia (syn. Prosthechea) cochleata. All of this makes a truly intriguing Summer bloomer for outdoor, or indoor growers! . Temperature Tolerant. June - July blooming.
Orchid of the Day: May 25, 2016
starting at
$17.50
Encyclia John Brunton
Encyclia John Brunton
The best qualities of both parents combine to make an exceptional primary hybrid! The Encyclia tampensis parent contributed some of its bronzed color, wider lip, and flatter shape, and the Encyclia mooreana contributed its stronger flower substance, its larger plant size, and its ability to produce huge, branching sprays on specimen sized plants. A super, outdoor, Summer bloomer! . Temperature Tolerant. June - July blooming.
Orchid of the Day: April 30, 2017
starting at
$17.50
Epicattleya Rosy Tondato
Epicattleya Rosy Tondato
We have found many of the encyclias and their hybrids to be one of the highlights of summer. Flowers are far above the foliage giving a delicate but colorful presentation. This cultivar, from the cross of the Encyclia adenocaule and Epicat. Picaboa, produces inflorescences with 3" lavender flowers. As with many of our orchids, this one can be grown out with the cymbidiums or in with the cattleyas. Temperature Tolerant. July blooming.
Orchid of the Day: May 15, 2016
starting at
$35.00
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
Epidendrum oerstedii
Epidendrum oerstedii
Fragrant and elegant! This species produces large, exotic looking flowers of white and green from slender pseudobulbs. It grows well under intermediate conditions with Phalaenopsis or Cattleyas. Recently renamed Coilostylis oerstedii. . Intermediate growing. July - August blooming. Species from Central America.
Orchid of the Day: July 8, 2017
starting at
$25.00
Epidendrum porpax 'St Nancy', CCM/AOS
Epidendrum porpax 'St Nancy', CCM/AOS
This intriguing, miniature species from Colombia has compact, succulent-like foliage and produces distinctive, charming flowers. These perky green flowers have a large, shiny, cocoa-red lip, and are each about the size of a nickel. When in bloom, this great miniature is only about five inches tall, and that's including the pot! In its native habitat, this species grows epiphytically in pine and oak forests at elevations up to 6000 feet. In cultivation, it grows well under intermediate conditions, but will also grow outside with Cymbidiums. . Intermediate growing. July - September blooming.
Orchid of the Day: July 27, 2015
starting at
$25.00
Gomesa kautskyi
Gomesa kautskyi
We know of no other species that produces flowers as profusely as this one. The dime-sized flowers are cream and beige with fine, red-brown markings, and with a patch of yellow on the lip. The flowering habit produces many blooms on a lacy, pendant inflorescence. It grows well outdoors with its Oncidium relatives, or indoors with the Phalaenopsis. ( syn. Baptistonia kautskyi and Oncidium kautzkyi ) . Temperature Tolerant. June - July blooming. Species from Brazil.
Orchid of the Day: May 3, 2015
starting at
$35.00
Isochilus aurantiacus
Isochilus aurantiacus
This charming and distinctive plant is adored both for its blooms and its attractive and compact, bamboo-like foliage. The clusters of small flowers bloom atop the ends of the foliage and never fail to catch the eye, because of their cheerful bright-orange color. Here at the nursery we grow it outdoors (28-90 degrees F) where it grows into fine, bushy specimen plants. . Temperature Tolerant. July blooming. Species from Central America.
Orchid of the Day: July 13, 2015
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
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
Leochilus carinatus
Leochilus carinatus
Attractive, olive-green flowers with red-brown stripes bloom along elegant, long, branching inflorescences. The golden tinted lip has several intriguing finger-like structures on the crest adding to this flower's ornamental appeal. This variety is very easy to grow, and is a good choice for in the home, or in intermediate to warm greenhouses. Warm to Intermediate. July - August blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: July 10, 2016
starting at
$17.50
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 plume of orange and red flowers of a somewhat shiny wax-like texture. The flowers also have an intriguing fragrance similar to the scent of pepper oil. Grows well alongside Phalaenopsis. Intermediate growing. July - August blooming. Species from Philippines.
Orchid of the Day: July 14, 2016
starting at
$25.00
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 28, 2017
starting at
$25.00
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
Rangaeris amaniensis X Cyrtorchis arcuata
Rangaeris amaniensis X Cyrtorchis arcuata
A night-fragrant, Summer blooming beauty! Both of its South African parents contribute to its nighttime fragrance. These off-white, spurred flowers are each about one inch tall with their petals elegantly curling backward. The Cyrtorchis parent also contributes a lovely, compact growth habit to its monopodial, succulent-like foliage. It has grown well outdoors here with our Cymbidiums, but it should also thrive inside a well-lit greenhouse, like an intermediate Cattleya. . Temperature Tolerant. July - August blooming.
starting at
$50.00
Renanetia Sunrise
Renanetia Sunrise
The delicate and colorful flowers form a showy and full inflorescence that is produced on this petite plant and gives these seedlings their real charm. An intriguing primary cross between Neofinetia falcata and Renanthera imshootiana. The flower color is a golden orange with some red on the lip, and sometimes also on the petal tips. . Temperature Tolerant. May - July blooming.
Orchid of the Day: May 23, 2014
starting at
$25.00
Restrepiella ophiocephala
Restrepiella ophiocephala
The 'snake-headed' pleurothallid, as named by Lindley in 1838 (from Greek, ophidian = snake, cephalus = head). "...so similar to the head of a snake with the jaws open, that it is difficult at first sight to believe it is really a flower that one looks upon. To add to the deception, the small labellum is shaped like a tongue, and moves up and down when you peep into the mouth of the flower" - Lindley. July is its peak blooming time, but it blooms off and on throughout the year from the leaf nodes of both new and old leaves. Warm to Intermediate. July blooming. Species from Mexico to Costa Rica.
Orchid of the Day: June 5, 2014
starting at
$17.50
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
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 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. The very sculptural flowers are a creamy pale yellow with a vibrantly colorful lip. The extremely modified lip has a saturated orange base, marked with a dark purple 'eye spot', and a white 'tip' section marked with vibrant purple flecks. The pale green column of this orchid is also a prominent visual feature. Individually these fragrant flowers are short-lived, blooming only for about seven to ten days, but more mature plants produce multiple spikes sequentially, extending the bloom season. The strong fragrance is tangy and sweetly spicy. . Intermediate growing. July - August blooming. Species from Ecuador.
Orchid of the Day: July 2, 2014
starting at
$35.00
Stanhopea graveolens
Stanhopea graveolens
These fragrant flowers are cream-yellow and covered with burgundy spots, and the sculptural cream-white lip is marked at its base by vibrant orange. This flower is similar in shape to Stanhopea wardii, but slightly larger in size and without the pronounced "eye spots". The fragrance is similar to sweet cinnamon and milder than other Stanhopeas. The plants offered here are well-established in their three inch pots, which may be bottomless to allow the inflorescence to emerge. The plants should be potted into a basket (provided) when the blooms finish. . Temperature Tolerant. July - August blooming. Species from Central America.
Orchid of the Day: July 22, 2014
starting at
$35.00
Stanhopea nigroviolacea 'Aztec Gold'
Stanhopea nigroviolacea 'Aztec Gold'
A rare and spectacular, golden-backed variety of this showstopping species. The vibrant, deep red markings are strikingly complemented by golden-yellow. This plant has an especially chocolaty fragrance! . Temperature Tolerant. July blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: July 20, 2017
starting at
$75.00
Stanhopea panamensis
Stanhopea panamensis
A very easy to grow and bloom species 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 form of this spectacular species! The sepals and petals are almost solid oxblood-red with muted yellow margins, and the lip and column are a creamy yellow and covered with light red spots. The powerful fragrance is richly sweet and spicy. While the flowers last only 4-6 days each, plants in large baskets can produce multiple spikes which bloom in succession, which extends the time the plant is in flower. Temperature Tolerant. July blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: June 7, 2014
starting at
$70.00
Stanhopea tigrina 'SanBar Black on White'
Stanhopea tigrina 'SanBar Black on White'
Blacker than most. Whiter than most. Cleaner than most. Outstanding among many of the best, and of course with that same extraordinary fragrance! PLEASE NOTE : plants still in their plastic pots should be transplanted into hanging wire baskets (at least eight inch) when blooms finish. . Temperature Tolerant. July - August blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: August 27, 2016
starting at
$50.00
Stanhopea tigrina 'The Predator', FCC/AOS
Stanhopea tigrina 'The Predator', FCC/AOS
One of the highest awarded Stanhopea tigrina flowers on record! These very large and extraordinarily fragrant flowers look like fantastical creatures with markings of butter-yellow and dark oxblood red. Enjoy them while they last; individual flowers last for about 5 days. Temperature Tolerant. June - July blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: June 24, 2017
starting at
$75.00
Stenoglottis macloughlinii
Stenoglottis macloughlinii
Although sometimes considered a pink form of the species Stenoglottis woodii this one seems to have fleshier foliage and an inflorescence with a higher flower count. Grows as a compact plant with an overall height under eight inches when in bloom. Native to Zimbabwe and South Africa. . Temperature Tolerant. July - August blooming. Species from South Africa.
Orchid of the Day: July 11, 2017
starting at
$17.50
Tolumnia Jairak Rainbow var. pink
Tolumnia Jairak Rainbow var. pink
This charming, little hybrid "twig orchid" grows best mounted on cork. The flower's dominant feature is the large magenta-pink labelum with bright red spots and white undertones. The lateral petals are red with white tips. From the cross of Tolumnia Tsiku Vanessa and Tolumnia Catherine Wilson. . Temperature Tolerant. July - August blooming.
Orchid of the Day: June 28, 2014
starting at
$35.00

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