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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 27, 2020
starting at
$25.00
Laelia anceps var. Ashworthiana
Laelia anceps var. Ashworthiana
A distinctive variety of this Mexican species. White sepals and petals with a delicate pink lip. Temperature Tolerant. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: November 4, 2005
starting at
$45.00
Laelia anceps var. veitchiana
Laelia anceps var. veitchiana
A semi-albescent color-form distinctive for its amethyst-purple lip. Very hardy, good for growing outdoors, and tolerates a temperature range from 25F to 100F!
Temperature Tolerant. December blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: December 19, 2018
starting at
$50.00
Laelia anceps 'Junipero Serra'
Laelia anceps 'Junipero Serra'
A truly excellent "Mendenhall" type, this plant won "Best Laelia anceps of Show" at the 2018 Santa Barbara Fall Orchid Show! The large, full-shaped and vibrant lavender-pink blossoms have a showy, deep magenta lip. Blooms on long, slender, gracefully arching inflorescences.

Established blooming-size divisions from our mother-plant.

Temperature Tolerant. September-October blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: September 4, 2021
starting at
$50.00
Laelia anceps 'Kites for Autumn'
Laelia anceps 'Kites for Autumn'
A very lovely and full-shaped, vibrant lavender-pink blossom with a large lip of bold magenta-purple. An excellent combination of qualities it owes to its parents: the bold lip is a key feature of Laelia anceps 'Mendenhall', and the rich petal coloration is a signature trait of Laelia anceps 'Barkeriana'. Blooms on tall, slender and gracefully arching inflorescences.

Established lbooming-size divisions from our mother-plant.

Temperature Tolerant. October blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: August 16, 2021
starting at
$35.00
Laelia anceps 'Mendenhall', AM/AOS
Laelia anceps 'Mendenhall', AM/AOS
The Laelia anceps variety offered here is a division of the original awarded plant! This is one of the largest flowered, full-shaped Laelia anceps around. It is a vibrant, lavender-pink, and its large, distinctive lip is deep burgundy with a broad, white patch at the center and with a yellow and red-striped throat.
Temperature Tolerant. October-November blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: August 11, 2020
starting at
$75.00
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!

Established blooming-size divisions from our mother-plant.

Temperature Tolerant. October blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: September 15, 2021
starting at
$45.00
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 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 favorites here at the nursery. Bright-light growing conditions are essential for this colorful species, greatly benefiting from direct morning sun!

Established blooming-size divisions from our mother-plant.

Temperature Tolerant. October-November blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: July 23, 2021
starting at
$25.00
Laelia anceps 'SanBar Crystal'
Laelia anceps 'SanBar Crystal'
An exceptionally shapely form of this uncommon color type. These opaque white flowers have a white lip with the yellow callosum (textured area on lip), and the throat is so densely accented with crimson lines it is nearly a solid, velvety red!
Temperature Tolerant. January - February blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: October 24, 2020
starting at
$50.00
Laelia anceps 'SanBar Oaxaquena', AM/AOS
Laelia anceps 'SanBar Oaxaquena', AM/AOS
One of the greatest Laelia anceps! Highly awarded by the American Orchid Society, the flower is a tinted white, with deep red colored lines in the throat. The source plant for the esteemed major form, Laelia anceps 'SanBar Marble King' AM/AOS. Like all varieties of this favorite Mexican orchid species, this plant is extremely hardy. Temperature Tolerant. December - January blooming. Species from Oaxaca, Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: October 14, 2019
starting at
$50.00
Laelia anceps 'SanBar Parade Day'
Laelia anceps 'SanBar Parade Day'
This late blooming lavender 'Wallbrunn' type is among our showiest and productive display plants. Grows to become a terrific specimen!

Established blooming-size divisions from our mother-plant.

Temperature Tolerant. November - December blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: October 5, 2021
starting at
$35.00
Laelia anceps 'SanBar Pink Perk', HCC/AOS
Laelia anceps 'SanBar Pink Perk', HCC/AOS
A beautifully shaped Laelia anceps from the 'Pink Perfection strain' breeding line. Flower petal color is clear soft pink, darker along the midline of the petals; the lip is a creamy white with purple and more pink on the edge, and the throat is yellow with red lines.
Temperature Tolerant. January blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: December 21, 2020
starting at
$100.00
Laelia anceps 'SanBar Pink Porcelain'
Laelia anceps 'SanBar Pink Porcelain'
A lovely cultivar from the "Pink Perfection" line of breeding. The flowers are large, shapely, and share the distinctive and unusual soft, shell-pink coloring that gives this line of breeding its name. . Temperature Tolerant. October-November blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: September 22, 2016
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 'SanBar Pink Virtue', AM/AOS
Laelia anceps 'SanBar Pink Virtue', AM/AOS
An award winning, shell-pink beauty from our 'Pink Perfection Strain' breeding line! The flower color is clear shell-pink and the cream-colored lip has a strong pink edge and a yellow center with red stripes in the throat. Winner of the 'Best Orchid of Show' and an Award of Merit at the March 12, 2010 S.B. International Orchid Show!
Temperature Tolerant. January - February blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: October 15, 2020
starting at
$75.00
Laelia anceps 'SanBar Ruby'
Laelia anceps 'SanBar Ruby'
This is one of our finest, dark Laelia anceps. The color is a vibrant, deep lavender-pink, and this star-shaped flower opens nicely flat. . Temperature Tolerant. November blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: August 30, 2019
starting at
$35.00
Laelia anceps 'Starlight'
Laelia anceps 'Starlight'
A very nice peppy clone from the crossing of 'Cedar Hill' and var. vestalis 'Figment'. Flowers are dark lavender, the lips are violet-rose with a cream and bright yellow patch on the mid-lobe. Temperature Tolerant. November - December blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: September 19, 2019
starting at
$35.00
Laelia anceps fma. alba 'Bulls', FCC/RHS
Laelia anceps fma. alba 'Bulls', FCC/RHS
A famous pure-white Laelia anceps! One of the earliest recorded alba form Laelia anceps, and renowned in breeding for its pure-white progeny. . Temperature Tolerant. November blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: November 3, 2019
starting at
$35.00
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
starting at
$35.00
Laelia anceps fma. hillsii
Laelia anceps fma. hillsii
This subtle color form is exceptionally elegant. The star-shaped flowers are a soft white, delicately accented by an even tint of soft lilac-pink. In Mexico, one of the common names for Laelia anceps is "Vara de San Diego," the Wand of Saint Diego. An excellent, high light, outdoor grower which tolerates a temperature range between 25F-100F.
Temperature Tolerant. October-November blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: December 7, 2020
starting at
$55.00
Laelia anceps fma. lineata
Laelia anceps fma. lineata
A unique color form of this hardy Mexican species. The sepals are solid lavender, but the true petals have a peloric "splash" that results in very attractive feathery markings of dark lavender-magenta. . Temperature Tolerant. November blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: September 5, 2015
starting at
$50.00
Laelia anceps fma. lineata 'Horsetail Sky'
Laelia anceps fma. lineata 'Horsetail Sky'
This outstanding cultivar has a noticeably fuller shape to its patterned petals than is usual for fma. lineata flowers. The "lineata" color form, featured in the plants offered here, is a very uncommon trait of this species and is distinct for its' dark, streak-like "feathering" pattern that marks the true, lateral petals.

In keeping with the species, this plant produces long, upright to arching stems that bloom clusters of star-shaped, medium-pink flowers with a fuchsia and yellow lip on . The foliage and flower of this plant are bright-light loving and benefit greatly from direct morning sun.

Established blooming-size divisions from our mother-plant.

Temperature Tolerant. October blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: August 6, 2021
starting at
$65.00
Laelia anceps fma. lineata 'Pegasus'
Laelia anceps fma. lineata 'Pegasus'
This beautiful color type is characterized by the dark, streaky "feathering" pattern throughout the petals. An outstanding and select cultivar, this plant is a selfing of a plant from Hawaii's Oscar Kirsh, who is the source of most of the famous plants that display this exquisite pattern.
Temperature Tolerant. October-November blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: August 28, 2020
starting at
$50.00
Laelia anceps fma. lineata 'Starburst'
Laelia anceps fma. lineata 'Starburst'
The "lineata" form in Laelia anceps is a beautiful and very uncommon color type characterized by the dark, streaky "feathering" pattern throughout the petals. This outstanding, select cultivar also has a particularly vibrant lip.

True to the species this plant produces lovely clusters of star-shaped flowers of vibrant lilac-pink with a fuchsia and golden lip. The blooms are held on long, slender stems that can stand upright, or arch gracefully over the sturdy, light-loving foliage.

Temperature Tolerant. October blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: July 3, 2020
starting at
$65.00
Laelia anceps fma. sanderae
Laelia anceps fma. sanderae
A gorgeous and uncommon color form of this wonderful and resilient Mexican species. The petals are bright white, occasionally with a blush of pink, and the lip is broad with a mark of purple-red along the edge.
Temperature Tolerant. December - January blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: November 10, 2020
starting at
$35.00
Laelia anceps fma. semi-alba 'Sierra Madre del Sur'
Laelia anceps fma. semi-alba 'Sierra Madre del Sur'
These shapely, star-like flowers have excellent substance and coloration, all credit to its' superb parentage: the famous and awarded 'SanBar Marble King', and 'Marble Queen'.
A 'select' quality semi-alba (white with colorful lip-markings) their off-white petals are beautifully accented by their magenta and yellow lip-markings. True to its' light-loving species this plant is very hardy, a great outdoor grower tolerating a seasonal temperature range from 25F to 100F!

Temperature Tolerant. January blooming. Species from Mexico.
Orchid of the Day: December 12, 2020
starting at
$100.00
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
starting at
$125.00

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