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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 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
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$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
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 '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 '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 a more boldly pronounced 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! Has been known to take temperatures as low as 22F.
Temperature Tolerant. October-November blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: September 20, 2020
starting at
$35.00
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
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$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
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$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
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$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: October 19, 2020
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Laelia anceps fma. alba 'Paloma Blanca'
Laelia anceps fma. alba 'Paloma Blanca'
A select 'alba' color-form of this favorite Mexican species! Sepals and petals are pure, crystalline white, with a matching white lip marked with a striking chartreuse-green throat. Exceptionally free flowering, and, true to its species, it thrives in bright growing conditions.

The term 'alba color-form' describes a white orchid that lacks all red, purple, or "blue" pigmentation, while some yellow or green markings may occur. It is representative of a genetic trait that occurs very rarely in orchid populations in nature, essentially it is orchid albinism; this rarity and elegance make these orchids especially beloved an highly prized.

Temperature Tolerant. October blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: August 15, 2020
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Laelia anceps fma. vestalis 'Figment', AM/AOS
Laelia anceps fma. vestalis 'Figment', AM/AOS
One of the most alluring and rare color forms of this species: a distinctive shell-pink suffusion blushes over all of the flower's white background, and is accented by yellow at the throat. These awarded blooms have good size and exceptional shape, with an unusually broad and triangular lip. This interesting color is relies on bright light to develops the signature rosy hue.
Temperature Tolerant. November blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: September 24, 2020
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$125.00
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
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$35.00
Laelia Splendid King 'Dancing Duchess'
Laelia Splendid King 'Dancing Duchess'
The flower petals are a pleasing dusk-pink, the large lip is bold magenta, cream and yellow. The dramatic, flower stems reaching 2 to 3 feet tall. From the award winning cross between Laelia Splendid Spire and the exquisite, Laelia anceps 'SanBar Marble King'.
Temperature Tolerant. November - December blooming.
Orchid of the Day: October 7, 2020
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$50.00
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 pastel dusk-magenta, and the lip is a bold purple-magenta with a cream and yellow center patterned with scarlet stripes. The flower sprays are very dramatic, reaching 2 to 3 feet abouve the large foliage.

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: October 13, 2020
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$50.00

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