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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 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 large blooms easily reaching 6 inches across, some even bigger. The foliage can stand 18 inches tall, and large specimens in full bloom 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 nearly black on some flowers! A superb outdoor orchid!
Formerly classified as a Laelia.

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 color or shape. There is no way to tell before they blossom exactly which colors and display each seedling will express. Enjoy the surprise!

Temperature Tolerant. July blooming. Species from Brazil.
Orchid of the Day: July 10, 2021
starting at
$50.00
Laelia anceps 'Petite Princess'
Laelia anceps 'Petite Princess'
A compact-growing form of this favorite, fall-blooming and hardy outdoor species from Central Mexico. Star-shape flowers of pale lavender-pink, each with a magenta and yellow lip, bloom in small clusters held up on strong, slender stems. This species has been known to take temperatures as low as 22 degrees F when sheltered overhead from direct frost!
Temperature Tolerant. October blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: September 12, 2020
starting at
$25.00
Laelia anceps 'Princess Katherine'
Laelia anceps 'Princess Katherine'
This select variety of this excellent species has particularly vibrant color and an exceptionally colorful lip. A species from the high elevations of Central Mexico, this is a classic, fall-blooming and resilient outdoor grower. This light-loving species is one of our favorites at SBOE, and has been known to take temperatures as low as 22F!

Established blooming-size divisions from our mother-plant.

Temperature Tolerant. October-November blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: October 9, 2021
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 Regal Scion
Laelia Regal Scion
These plants are the progeny of the award winning 'SanBar Marble King' AM/AOS and the prolific primary-hybrid L. Nemesis. Being 3/4 Laelia anceps, often called the "king of the Laelias", and 1/4 Laelia superbiens, literally named the "superb Laelia", this hybrid has a grand lineage. With both parents famous for their resilience in temperature extremes and bright light, this plant continues a legacy of excellence for outdoor orchid growing!

Flowers will be white, blush, or pink-lavender, star shaped, most with colorful lips and held in clusters aloft on tall, sturdy stems above the rigid, light-loving foliage. The blooming size seedlings offered here are siblings, and therefore no two will be exactly the same; so there is no way to know ahead of time what color combination each unique plant will express until they bloom. Enjoy the surprise!
Temperature Tolerant. September-October blooming.
Orchid of the Day: August 9, 2020
starting at
$35.00

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