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Cold Hardy Cattleyas
They can take the cold (27 - 100F)
Most of our cattleyas are tolerant to colder weather. These are some of the hardiest!

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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
Cattleya intermedia fma. alba 'Hoyt'
Cattleya intermedia fma. alba 'Hoyt'
A select clone of this unusual color form. Flowers are approximately three to four inches across and pure white other than a hint of yellow in the throat. Species from Brazil. Temperature tolerant. April-May peak with occasional off cycle flowering. Temperature Tolerant. April - May blooming. Species from South America.
Orchid of the Day: April 7, 2018
starting at
$35.00
Cattleya loddigesii
Cattleya loddigesii
One of the most beautiful of the bifoliate Cattleyas! Since it grows happily as an epiphyte (tree grower) and lithophyte (rock grower) in its native habit it can be grown either potted in stones and bark, or mounted to a tree or bark slab. Temperature Tolerant. August - September blooming. Species from Brazil and Argentina.
Orchid of the Day: August 1, 2017
starting at
$35.00
Cattleya tenebrosa
Cattleya tenebrosa
Big flowers, sultry bronzed colors, and a bold two-tone lip: these are all the hallmarks of this singularly handsome, Brazilian species. This is an all-time favorite flower for Summer, with its large blooms easily reaching 6 inches across, some even bigger, and its hard to find color palette, all blooming from foliage that can stand 18 inches tall; as large specimens in full bloom these are real show-stoppers!

The distinctive bronze colors range from smoky fawn-brown to bright copper, and on rare occasion in golden hues. It's the signature lip, however, that really 'steals the show': the rich, rosy-pink lip shifts dramatically to a crimson throat so dark it can appear near-black on some flowers. A superb outdoor orchid!
Formerly classified as a Laelia.
. Temperature Tolerant. June - July blooming. Species from Brazil.
Orchid of the Day: June 4, 2020
starting at
$35.00
Laelia anceps
Laelia anceps
From the high elevations of Central Mexico, this classic-lavender, fall-blooming, hardy outdoor grower has become one of our favorites at SBOE. Naturalizes beautifully into a garden specimen mounted on a tree, or may be hung in a basket or potted as well. (Unless they are being divided, these really don't need repotting. We simply set a small pot with the original bark in successively larger pots, only with air around the roots.) Has been known to take temperatures as low as 22F. Temperature Tolerant. November blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: October 10, 2017
starting at
$25.00
Laelia anceps var. alba
Laelia anceps var. alba
Gorgeous white variety of one of our favorite orchids, mounted on cork oak! With a little yellow-green in the throat. Very hardy for outdoors or in the greenhouse. Temperature Tolerant. Fall and Winter blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: September 7, 2003
starting at
$45.00
Laelia anceps 'Estrella'
Laelia anceps 'Estrella'
An outstanding variety from the Marble King line of breeding. Flower petals are crystalline white; the lip white with yellow in the throat over-striped with red. Temperature Tolerant. December blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: December 16, 2019
starting at
$50.00
Laelia anceps 'October Surprise'
Laelia anceps 'October Surprise'
This is reliably one of the earliest blooming Laelia anceps varieties, and it delivers both perky shapeliness and colorful elegance to the Autumn garden. From the high elevations of Central Mexico, this classic, lavender-pink species is a light-loving and hardy outdoor grower, and one of our favorites at SBOE. This remarkable species has been known to take temperatures as low as 22F!
Temperature Tolerant. October blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: July 22, 2020
starting at
$35.00
Laelia anceps 'Rustic Canyon', HCC/AOS
Laelia anceps 'Rustic Canyon', HCC/AOS
A very full, flat, and colorful Laelia anceps! The pale pink color at center gradually increases in intensity out to the petals' tips. A robust grower. . Temperature Tolerant. September-October blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: July 23, 2019
starting at
$50.00
Laelia anceps 'SanBar Bounty'
Laelia anceps 'SanBar Bounty'
A tremendous grower and bloomer! This an exceptionally robust variety of this beloved Mexican species that is one of our all-time favorite here at the nursery. Bright growing conditions are essential for this colorful species, even benefiting from direct morning sun!
Temperature Tolerant. October-November blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: August 4, 2020
starting at
$25.00
Laelia anceps 'SanBar Pink Serenade'
Laelia anceps 'SanBar Pink Serenade'
A free-flowering clone from the crossing of the cultivars 'Wallbrunn' AM/AOS, and 'SanBar Marble King' AM/AOS. The color is a good pale lavender-pink. On a mature plant this large flower can reach an 11 centimeter natural spread! . Temperature Tolerant. January - February blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: November 21, 2012
starting at
$35.00
Laelia anceps 'SanBar Pink Splendor'
Laelia anceps 'SanBar Pink Splendor'
Another stunning member of our exceptional "Pink Perfection" line of breeding. True to form, this plant produces big, full flowers of the distinctive powder-pink hue of its pedigree, accented by a vibrant, deep pink lip. Yet despite all its elegant beauty the plant retains the resilience of its light-loving species, able to tough-it-out through Winters and Summers with the hardiest of orchids. In all, this is a plant worthy of its "Pink Perfection" pedigree! . Temperature Tolerant. December blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: October 23, 2015
starting at
$50.00
Laelia anceps 'SanBar Pink Triumph', AM/AOS
Laelia anceps 'SanBar Pink Triumph', AM/AOS
A very full and shapely clone from the Pink Perfection Strain line of breeding. The color is a soft lavender-pink with a light purple tint. . Temperature Tolerant. January - February blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: January 4, 2015
starting at
$50.00
Laelia anceps 'Winter Peer'
Laelia anceps 'Winter Peer'
A robust growing variety of this hardy Mexican species. The flower color is clear lilac-pink and the bold tri-color lip is dark magenta, cream, and yellow. The flowers extend well beyond the foliage. This variety has proven its hardiness, having successfully soldiered through a brief encounter with 26 degrees one night! Temperature Tolerant. November blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: September 8, 2019
starting at
$50.00
Laelia anceps fma. alba 'Paloma Blanca'
Laelia anceps fma. alba 'Paloma Blanca'
A select form of this Mexican species. Sepals and petals are pure white, the labelum is also white with deep yellow-green in throat. Exceptionally free flowering. Temperature Tolerant. October blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: August 26, 2019
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$35.00
Laelia Splendid King 'Royal Flair'
Laelia Splendid King 'Royal Flair'
One of the most free blooming varieties of this cross. The flower petals are a light magenta-rose, the lip purple, cream and yellow with dark red lines in the throat. Inflorescences are dramatic, reaching 2 to 3 feet tall. This cross was awarded an Award of Quality and has produced six, quality, award winning cultivars thus far. From the cross between Laelia Splendid Spire and the famous breeder, Laelia anceps 'SanBar Marble King'. Temperature Tolerant. November - December blooming.
Orchid of the Day: November 13, 2018
starting at
$50.00
Laeliocattleya Elegans fma. sanguinea - Select
Laeliocattleya Elegans fma. sanguinea - Select
A select dark form of this exquisite natural hybrid between Laelia purpurata and Cattleya tigrina. The gorgeous, large, fragrant, red-pink flowers have shockingly pink lips and grow in large clusters on specimen plants. We grow these outdoors along with Cymbidiums where they get plenty of bright filtered light. . Temperature Tolerant. September-October blooming.
Orchid of the Day: August 24, 2017
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$50.00

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