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Aeranthes grandiflora
Aeranthes grandiflora
This Madagascan species is remarkable in a number of ways. Our resident fragrance expert described its fragrance as smelling of sweet butter in the morning with its strongest fragrance occurring during the night. Flowers are soft green and about 3 inches tall and produced on a compact plant.

Be sure that after its initial flowering finishes NOT to cut off the seemingly spent inflorescence: it will often produce another flower! The overall height when in bloom is under 12 inches. For us this species grows and flowers equally well in with the Phalaenopsis or under unheated glasshouse conditions with the Cymbidiums.

Temperature Tolerant. June - July blooming. Species from Madagascar.
Orchid of the Day: May 13, 2020
starting at
$35.00
Barkeria melanocaulon
Barkeria melanocaulon
Lovely, full, lavender-pink flowers held high above the plant on tall and slender, upright to arching stems. The attractive, cane-like foliage is seasonally deciduous! An elegant and fairly obscure species from Mexico.

Established blooming-size seedlings. 'Seedlings' are the offspring of pollination; as siblings these may be very similar, yet each seedling is actually unique and no two seedlings are exactly identical in precise color or shape.

Temperature Tolerant. June - July blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: June 14, 2021
starting at
$35.00
Brassavola Jimminey Cricket
Brassavola Jimminey Cricket
These elegant, sweeping flowers are three and a half inches long and bloom from vigorous, stiff, upright leaves. The flowers are a fusion of the its Central American, species parents: the distinctive shape, night fragrance, and translucent, creamy-green color of Brassavola nodosa, and the larger sized and delicately fringe lip of Rhyncholaelia digbyana.

Current taxonomy has this intergeneric hybrid classified as a Rhynchovola, since moving Rl. digbyana out of the genus Brassavola and into Rhyncholaelia.

Intermediate growing. July - August blooming.
Orchid of the Day: July 24, 2020
starting at
$35.00
Brassocattleya Amethyst
Brassocattleya Amethyst
Elegant blossoms grace this intergeneric primary hybrid, from the cross between Brassavola cullculata and Cattleya purpurata. The sturdy foliage of this resilient plant is of a terete (succulent-like) texture and grows nicely compact.

With slender petals gracefully arching outward these flowers have a range of hues between cream-white and shell pink tints. This cross was fist done in the 1980s, but when we remade it we used an alba-white Cattleya purpurata, accentuating the contrast of the lip markings that come from that parent's lineage; like the seedling pictured above some have bright pink lips.

Established blooming-size seedlings. Seedlings are the offspring of pollination; as siblings they may be similar, yet each seedling is unique and no two seedlings are identical in precise color or shape. There is no way to tell ahead of time exactly which colors and display each seedling will favor. Enjoy the surprise!

Temperature Tolerant. July blooming.
Orchid of the Day: July 7, 2021
starting at
$25.00
Brassocattleya Tidepool Treasure
Brassocattleya Tidepool Treasure
The colorful blossoms of this intergeneric hybrid resemble little fireworks! Slender petals arch back around the prominent lip: lip color is white or magenta, and the colorful petals have bloomed either in pink hues, or yellow hues. The flowers are usually between 3 and 4 inches across, and the foliage stands up to 14 inches tall. The sturdy foliage has a terete (succulent-like) texture and compact growth habit. From the cross between Cattleya Latona and Brassavola cullculata.

Established blooming-size seedlings. Seedlings are the offspring of pollination; as siblings they may be similar, yet each seedling is unique and no two seedlings are identical in precise color or shape. There is no way to tell ahead of time exactly which colors and display each seedling will favor. Enjoy the surprise!

Temperature Tolerant. July blooming.
Orchid of the Day: July 11, 2021
starting at
$35.00
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
Cirrhopetalum sikkimense
Cirrhopetalum sikkimense
The gorgeous floral display of this unusual species blooms as a cluster of what looks like a circular arrangement of tiny elves' slippers. Deep green, fleshy leaves grow two to three inches high from each shiny, round pseudobulb. Originally from the tropical valleys along the Himalayan foothills in the eponymous Sikkim region of India. A delightful orchid for the indoor, or hot-house collection.
Warm growing. July - August blooming. Species from the Himalayas.
Orchid of the Day: July 19, 2020
starting at
$65.00
Cochlioda sanguinea
Cochlioda sanguinea
This is one of only six known species of this Central American genus! Vibrant pink, crystalline, 3.25 inch blooms adorn long, cascading sprays that arch gracefully from grass-like foliage. A dramatic and uncommon miniature very suitable for bright light growing either outdoors, or indoors.

Established blooming size divisions from our mother-plant.

Cool to Intermediate. June - July blooming. Species from Central America.
Orchid of the Day: May 3, 2021
starting at
$25.00
Cyrtorchis arcuata
Cyrtorchis arcuata
The petals of these bright-white, star-like flowers curve back dramatically towards the long, pale green nectar spur. As many as six of these robust flowers can bloom along their gently arching stem, looking like a sprig of shooting-stars!
Sweet fragrance and the long nectar spur suggest moth pollinators, so the scent is likely strongest at dusk and perhaps throughout the night. The foliage has a monopodial (fan-like) growth habit that is compact and sturdy; this and it's strong, twining roots make for a particularly exciting plant for hanging pots and baskets.

These established plants are self-propagation** seedlings of plant from R. Northen. The blooms resemble their origin flower with minimal variation.

** "Selfing" propagation is done by pollinating a flower with its' own pollen. The resulting seedlings are technically unique, and may vary slightly in precise color, size, or markings, yet generally posses a strong resemblance to the self-pollinated flower.

Temperature Tolerant. July blooming. Species from most of Sub-Saharan Africa.
Orchid of the Day: July 13, 2021
starting at
$75.00
Dendrobium lindleyi
Dendrobium lindleyi
This species from Vietnam produces showers of quarter sized golden-yellow flowers. Growth habit is compact and attractive with short pseudbobulbs covered with paper-like sheathing. Flowers have sweet honey-like fragrance. Formerly known as Dendrobium aggregatum. Intermediate growing. July - August blooming. Species from Vietnam.
Orchid of the Day: July 21, 2018
starting at
$35.00
Dendrochilum pangasinanense
Dendrochilum pangasinanense
Tiny, flat, crystaline flowers of vibrant green are neatly arranged along elegant, arching spikes. Warm to Intermediate. July blooming. Species from Philippines.
Orchid of the Day: July 8, 2020
starting at
$25.00
Encyclia (Mem Alberto Mulas x hanburyi)
Encyclia (Mem Alberto Mulas x hanburyi)
Colorful sprays of showy blossoms are on prominent display from this Encyclia hybrid. These gently ruffled flowers have a mahogany color a tinted overlay of either burgundy or copper, and each has a showy pink lip. The deep coloration and larger flower size come from Encyclia Memoria Alberto Mulas (Encyclia adenocaule x Encyclia alata) and the coppery hues and pink lip are from Encyclia hanburyi.

In full flower these first-bloom seedlings may stand up to 18 inches tall, but we expect mature plants' flower stems to grow even taller with upright to arching spike habit. An outstanding and compact companion plant to Cymbidiums and outdoor Laelias.

Established blooming-size seedlings. 'Seedlings' are the offspring of pollination; as siblings they may be very similar, yet each seedling is unique and no two seedlings are identical in precise color or shape.

Temperature Tolerant. July - August blooming.
Orchid of the Day: July 21, 2021
starting at
$25.00
Encyclia (Purple Glory x hanburyi)
Encyclia (Purple Glory x hanburyi)
Colorful sprays of showy blossoms are on prominent display from this Encyclia hybrid. The flowers are enchanting hues of rich and smoky burgundy with accents of bright coral-pink tint, and each has a broad and frilly magenta lip. Mature foliage may stand up to 10 inches tall, with upright to arching flower sprays held well above. An outstanding and compact companion plants to Cymbidiums and outdoor Laelias.

This hybrid enjoys slightly larger flowers than most Encyclias, because of its parent Encyclia Purple Glory (recently reclassified as a Catyclia) which also lends its' wine hues. The smoky color and showy pink lip are from the Encyclia hanburyi parent.

Established blooming-size seedlings. 'Seedlings' are the offspring of pollination; as siblings they may be very similar, yet each seedling is unique and no two seedlings are identical in precise color or shape.

Temperature Tolerant. June - July blooming.
Orchid of the Day: June 11, 2021
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
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
Jumellea (arachnantha x fragrans)
Jumellea (arachnantha x fragrans)
Exquisite blossoms adorn this primary hybrid from the islands surrounding Madagascar. Creamy-white flowers bloom singly, each 1.5 inches across, with long and slender petals that gracefully sweep downward with the green-tinted nectar spur. The delicate appearance of the blooms contrasts beautifully with the strong monopodial (fan-like) foliage.

The region of Madagascar is famed for its moth-pollinated, night fragrant orchids and this hybrid's parents contribute that fascinating quality. It is from the cross between Jumellea arachnantha, from the cool forests of the Comoros Islands, and Jumellea fragrans, from both the warm and cool forest areas of Mauritius and Reunion.

Established blooming-size divisions from our mother plant.

Cool to Intermediate. June - July blooming. Species from Madagascar.
Orchid of the Day: June 9, 2021
starting at
$45.00
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
Myoxanthus punctatus
Myoxanthus punctatus
An intriguing epiphytic species from southern Brazil with slender pseudobulbs, the bases of which are covered with thick dark fuzz. Flowers emerge at the leaf bract and are an amber-green with red-black speckles thru-out. Overall height is about 14 inches. Warm to Intermediate. July blooming. Species from Central America.
Orchid of the Day: July 2, 2019
starting at
$25.00
Oncidium ciliatum
Oncidium ciliatum
A wonderful Brazilian species with its upright plumes of flowers towering at about 24 inches tall above the compact, rigid foliage just 7 inches tall, including the pseudobulb! The flowers are yellow and bronze, each about 1 inch across, with amber lip markings. It is very floriferous, eager to produce a flower-spike on every new bulb. We grow this species in rocks in small pots, and it thrives outdoors - an excellent Cymbidium companion!

Established blooming-size divisions from our mother-plant.

Temperature Tolerant. June - July blooming. Species from Brazil.
Orchid of the Day: July 3, 2021
starting at
$65.00
Oncidium flexuosum
Oncidium flexuosum
This South American species is an enduring favorite of ours, due to its clouds of bright yellow flowers, temperature tolerance down to 26 degrees F (without any problems!), and its ease and willingness to bloom. To accommodate its climbing nature we have mounted many of these on cork oak slabs, where they have grown very well, but they also make stunning specimens in slatted wooden baskets. Temperature Tolerant. July - September blooming. Species from Brazil.
Orchid of the Day: June 18, 2014
starting at
$35.00
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
Prosthechea cochleata - Select form
Prosthechea cochleata - Select form
This 'select' quality form has noticeably larger flowers and a more robust growth habit! Once classified as an Encyclia this species also has many nick-names: 'cockle shell orchid', 'octopus orchid', or the 'black orchid'. The flowers are milky-green with a 'shell' shaped lip (hence the name 'cochleata') of such dark burgundy color it is nearly black!

Historically remarkable as one of the very first orchids of the Americas to be classified into modern-day science! This species is also special as one of a few non-resupinate orchids, meaning the lip remains pointed upward in bloom and seems 'upside-down'. The flowers bloom sequentially along tall, slender stems; so large plants with multiple stems can bloom over several months! Thrives best indoors, yet can do well outdoors in climates that receive no frost.

Established blooming-size divisions from our mother plant.

Intermediate growing. July - August blooming. Species from Central America, South Florida, the West Indies.
Orchid of the Day: July 2, 2021
starting at
$65.00
Restrepia brachypus
Restrepia brachypus
This is one of those plants that gets a lot of "Oh, wow"s as people peer at the fascinating, insect-like flowers amid their charming, paddle-like leaves. The flowers are yellow under fine stripes of deep red. As it is a compact plant it doesn't take up much space.
Intermediate growing. July blooming. Species from Colombia.
Orchid of the Day: July 7, 2020
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
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
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
Stelis argentata
Stelis argentata
A delightful South American miniature species that makes an excellent addition to indoor and terrarium collections. Inflorescences are about five inches long and have nearly 20 flowers each. The spike habit is charmingly eccentric and the dense arrangement of these gem-like triangular flowers is somewhat similar to a strand of beads. The individual flowers are about 3/8 inch across and the color is pink-suffused amber.

Established divisions from our mother-plant.

Intermediate growing. July blooming.
Orchid of the Day: July 19, 2021
starting at
$17.50
Stenoglottis macloughlinii
Stenoglottis macloughlinii
Although sometimes considered a pink form of the species Stenoglottis woodii this plant has noticeably fleshier foliage and inflorescences with higher flower count. Grows as a compact, ultra-miniature plant with an overall height under eight inches when in bloom.

Established blooming-size divisions from our mother-plant.

Temperature Tolerant. July - August blooming. Species from Zimbabwe and South Africa.
Orchid of the Day: July 4, 2021
starting at
$25.00
Vanda Paki
Vanda Paki
An outdoor-thriving and very free-blooming primary hybrid from the crossing of Vanda suavis and Vanda cristata. These blooms have the unusual, cinnabar-red lip markings of V. cristata and the delightful speckled pattern and rounded shapes of V. suavis.
Once they reach 'specimen' size, which usually means they plant is large enough to have branched foliage, they bloom for most of the year! Great outdoors with Cymbidiums or in with the Cattleyas.

Established blooming-size seedlings. 'Seedlings' are the offspring of pollination; these siblings may be very similar, yet each seedling is unique and no two seedlings are identical in precise color or shape.

Temperature Tolerant. May - July blooming.
Orchid of the Day: May 13, 2021
starting at
$25.00

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