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September Blooming Botanicals
Ada glumacea
Ada glumacea
This handsome species displays many-flowered stems of sweetly fragrant blossoms. The tapering, elongate flowers have striking deep-brown markings over a rich amber-orange background, and each has a contrasting, patterned, cream-colored lip. The blooms first open with a green background which steadily gains coloration in bright growing conditions, and the richly sweet fragrance gains prominence once the flowers mature. The lush, dense foliage offsets the rich hues of the floral display and stands approximately 12 inches tall.
Temperature Tolerant. August - September blooming. Species from Central America.
Orchid of the Day: August 19, 2020
starting at
$25.00
Bulbophyllum purpureorhachis
Bulbophyllum purpureorhachis
Dark maroon flowers bloom along an inflorescence that resembles a cobra, or a long paddle with little beetles marching up and down it. . Intermediate growing. August - September blooming. Species from Africa.
Orchid of the Day: August 23, 2016
starting at
$50.00
Cattleya Adels Treasure fma. coerulea
Cattleya Adels Treasure fma. coerulea
A dreamy primary hybrid, these flowers have rippling petals of crystalline white tinged with lavender-blue, and boldly colorful "blue" lips. From the cross between the coerulea ("blue") color forms of Cattleyas warneri and lawrenciana.

What is a "blue" orchid? The coerulea color form is often described as "blue", a term that confuses many orchid admirers, since most have no truly blue coloration: coerulea simply means the flower lacks red pigment. It is a rare genetic trait, even rarer than fma. alba (orchid albinism), and typically produces some combination of white, purple, and green floral display.

Temperature Tolerant. September-October blooming.
Orchid of the Day: September 26, 2020
starting at
$75.00
Cattleya Callistoglossa var. coerulea
Cattleya Callistoglossa var. coerulea
Lovely five inch flowers with tinted blue petals and a lip broadly marked with slate blue. Plant height, when in bloom is under 24”. Temperature Tolerant. August - September blooming.
Orchid of the Day: August 22, 2018
starting at
$50.00
Dendrochilum cobbianum
Dendrochilum cobbianum
From tall, upright stems this plant blooms pendant, braid-like chains of blooms. These elegant floral displays are made of many small, creamy-white flowers with colorful orange-yellow lips and a sweet scent reminiscent of melon. It grows into a wonderful specimen sized plant while in a relatively small pot due to its compact growth habit. An excellent indoor orchid.
Intermediate growing. September blooming. Species from Philippines.
Orchid of the Day: August 14, 2020
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
Epidendrum schweifurthianum
Epidendrum schweifurthianum
This is a spectacular orchid that grows to 6 feet tall in full sun here is Santa Barbara. Similar in growth habit to its reedstem relatives. The canes produce profusely branching, lacy clusters of nickel-sized flowers that are saturated red-orange and have showy fuchsia-pink lips. (syn. Oerstedialla schweinfurthianum) The plants offered here are in one gallon containers and stand at approximately three feet tall. Temperature Tolerant. September-October blooming. Species from Central America.
Orchid of the Day: September 4, 2019
starting at
$50.00
Laeliocattleya Zacatecas 'Mirage'
Laeliocattleya Zacatecas 'Mirage'
A cross between two of the most significant temperature tolerant Cattleya Alliance species: Laelia anceps and Cattleya tigrina (syn. leopoldii). The flowers are cerise-pink with darker pink lips, and they bloom in a cluster held nicely above the foliage. The plants offered here are first bloom new divisions. . Temperature Tolerant. August - September blooming.
Orchid of the Day: August 10, 2016
starting at
$35.00
Masdevallia Pixie Treasure 'Antique Gold'
Masdevallia Pixie Treasure 'Antique Gold'
A wonderful, "everblooming" plant with flowers of antique gold color. This plant re-blooms two to three times from the same old flower spike periodically throughout the year. Colorfully flowered indoor plant, about the size of an African-violet. September peak bloom season. Intermediate growing. September - December blooming.
Orchid of the Day: December 3, 2019
starting at
$25.00
Oncidium Ping Pong Gold
Oncidium Ping Pong Gold
These eye-catching, golden hued flowers bloom along a tall, slender stem. The main focal point is the large, round, golden-yellow lip accented by the smaller petals with their brown barring. Its lineage shows quite nicely: large colorful blossoms from Onc. Jiuhbao Gold, and compact growth habit from Onc. varicosum.
Temperature Tolerant. September-October blooming.
Orchid of the Day: August 20, 2020
starting at
$35.00
Paphiopedilum charlesworthii
Paphiopedilum charlesworthii
This beautiful species puts on such a lovely show, and with such delicacy and elegance, it is considered one of the real stars of its entire genus! Perhaps its most striking feature is its big, round, dusky-pink dorsal sepal that stands poised above the fawn brown petals and pouch that has white and rosy-pink accents. A robust stem holds the flower aloft above its lush foliage. . Intermediate growing. September-October blooming.
Orchid of the Day: October 8, 2018
starting at
$35.00
Physosiphon inaequisepalis
Physosiphon inaequisepalis
Delicate, curvy, spikes of upwards of 50 small green flowers on this petite South American epiphyte. A very reliable bloomer outdoors here in Santa Barbara where temperatures occasionally drop to the high 20's. Temperature Tolerant. September blooming. Species from Central America.
Orchid of the Day: September 3, 2012
starting at
$17.50
Restrepiella ophiocephala var. purple
Restrepiella ophiocephala var. purple
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..." - Lindley. Blooms throughout the year from the leaf nodes of both new and old leaves. . Warm to Intermediate. August - September blooming. Species from Mexico to Costa Rica.
Orchid of the Day: December 15, 2013
starting at
$17.50
Stenoglottis Bill Fogarty
Stenoglottis Bill Fogarty
Enchanting! An intriguing primary hybrid of two African species, Stenoglottis fimbriata and Stenoglottis woodii. The petite flowers are a delicate pink color with tiny pink spots, and bloom sequentially on plume-like flower spikes.

Deciduous! Like its parents, this hybrid is a deciduous perennial, typically loosing all its leaves seasonally, while the subterranean bulbs rest before the next growth season. This means that for a brief time their pots appear bare, but soon the past leaves are replaced by new rosettes of foliage. So, don't throw this out when all the leaves fall off - it's not dead, it's just resting!

Temperature Tolerant. August - September blooming.
Orchid of the Day: August 16, 2020
starting at
$17.50
Stenoglottis Venus 'Jamboree', HCC/AOS
Stenoglottis Venus 'Jamboree', HCC/AOS
This primary hybrid between two South African species, Stenoglottis fimbriata and Stenoglottis longifolia, produces the showiest flowers of the genus; when awarded this variety had over 160 flowers on just two stems! The petite flowers are a vibrant lilac-pink and bloom profusely along the main stem as a lacy plume. Because the flowers bloom sequentially the bloom season can be up to a month long. The leaves grow as a short rosette. . Temperature Tolerant. September - November blooming.
Orchid of the Day: September 25, 2017
starting at
$17.50

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