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- Mini semi deciduous creeping epiphyte from west Africa,
pink blooms with spathulate petals and sepals borne late winter
to early spring. Still uncommon in cultivation. Keep warm
and wet; $30.00.
Angraecum (Alabaster x sesquipedale) - This hybrid is 3/4
Angcm. sesquipedale (see photo! Whew!), and unlike other such
hybrids holds flowers all in similar position, lip in resupinate
position (on the bottom); off white blooms to 5” borne at
maturity 5 or 6 to a stem, night fragrant. Large plants in
6” pots, $85.00.
Angraecum (sesquipedale x didieri) - Much smaller grower,
8” tall is a big plant! Blooms are white, night fragrant,
about 3 to 4” across, borne singly from sides of the plants.
4” pots, blooming size, $25.00; 4” pots, large blooming size,
Angraecum bosseri - looks like a mini form of sesquipedale,
beautiful! Blooming size in 4” @ $45.00. Rare in cultivation.
sesquipedale in 6", see the photo; fragrance at night
from the 5 inch flowers can be overpowering. Young but blooming
Calanthe - deciduous varieties - dormant in late winter, tolerate
temperatures into the 30s F, prefer warm summers. Delicate
blooms in pink, white and a bit of red on 2 to 3 foot spikes
in late fall to midwinter on plants which are leafless at
that time. 3 to 4” pots @ $30.00. Named varieties.
Ansellia africana - Chartreuse
flowers, normally with brown spots, yellow lip; this is a
nearly solid mahogany variety, blooming size in 5” pots, becomes
very robust eventually; high light, warm, can dry between
waterings; east Africa. $60.00
Ansellia gigantea 'Yellow
Fountain' - clear yellow blooms, 6" pots, $50.00. Blooming
Cattleyas - Luscious standard varieties, named, in 5” to 6”
pots, white, white/red lip, pink or purple, $40.00. Mostly
Cattleya bicolor - totally
neat! 5" pots, blooming size, $40.00. Budding up, summer
aurantiaca - these carry two leaves per bulb, make more flowers
per stem, and are a little difficult to come by; flaming orange
with smaller blooms. $35.00.
warscewiczii - from a selfing of the blue form, but all are
actually the typical beautiful pinkish lavender form; very
nice fragrance in spring. $45.00.
discolor - divisions of our select, dark one, featuring purplish/"blue"
on petal tips as well as solid lip. Mmmm. $50.00.
Coelogyne mooreana ‘Brockhurst’
FCC/RHS - finest of the genus, cool bright grower, large white
flowers with yellow fur in the lip; 5 to 6” pots @ $35.00.
See the photo in the Gallery.
pendula - one of the most beautiful species, white to pink
with spots at center, cool growing; these are a sib cross
from two of the best ones ever collected. $60.00.
Encyclia cochleata - "cockleshell
orchids" - blackish lip uppermost, green twisted tepals
below; once these begin blooming they keep it up for a LONG
time. 4" @ $25.00
cyanocolumna - Very tiny grower; named for its "blue"
column (well, dark indigo to purple). Flowers about a half
inch across, borne here and there on the dangling spikes in
spring and summer. $30.00; rare in cultivation.
fragrans - sweetly fragrant, off white blooms with round striped
lip borne uppermost. Cute as the dickens! $25.00.
meliosma - we came into a small number of this species more
or less by mistake;tan flowes with lighter lip, sweet honey
fragrance - dainty!. $30.00
maculata - dainty "winged" flowers hang in long
chains, each about 2 to 3 inches across, oddly shaped and
highly fragrant; chestnut "wings" and yellowish
lip, with fimbriations; keep warm and moist. $35.00.
anceps: Mexican species is similar to pink Cattleya, sizeable
starry pink flowers on ends of 3 foot stems, fall blooming.
Tolerates temperatures to low 30s routinely, occasionally
to upper 20s. 6" pots, $30.00.
anceps var. guerreroi - light pink flowers highlighted
with dark flares on petals, very nice flat shape, and ruby
red lip. A choice variety of the species, not common anymore
in the wild. $60.00
autumnalis - similar in some ways to anceps, but fragrant,
smaller flowers and more of them. $30.00.
tenebrosa - the one depicted is rather "better"
than most - 4 inch+ copper flowers with violet lip, bloom
in late spring. $40.00.
ghiesbreghtiana - hard to find and to pronounce. Smaller
rusty flowers with yellow lip, miniature growth habit, cool
hastilabium - cool growing, one of the more striking Mexican
species, blooms spring into summer (long lasting), flowers
a bit less than 2 inches across; $35.00.
leucochilum - somewhat fragrant, makes long long stems of
green flowers spotted brown with eponymous white lip. 4"
blooming size @ $28.00
ornithorhynchum - very fragrant mini pink flowers, likes to
multispike in 4" pots. $22.00.
Phragmipedium hybrids: Multifloral type - The warm growing,
green leaf varieties with completely bizarre blooms that have
twisted petals, bearing several (some up to 5) blooms per
stem in sequence. All are blooming size in 3-1’2 to 4” pots
@ $60.00. All have name tags, too many varieties to list here.
Specify colors: green&pink, red, or "peculiar".
Paphiopedilum hybrids: Maudiae type - The warm growing, spotted
leaf varieties with variously purplish-striped ladyslipper
type blooms, some green and white background coloration (“coloratums”);
some are clear green with white (“albums”); some are solid
reddish purple (“vinicolors”). All are blooming size in 3-1’2
to 4” pots. Coloratums @ $20.00, albums and vinicolors @ $28.00.
All have name tags, too many varieties to list here.
Paphiopedilum hybrids: Complex type - The cool growing, green
leaf varieties with variously brushed, spotted, reddish or
green and yellow ladyslipper type blooms of the thickest,
waxy texture. Flowers can last 3 months in perfection. All
are blooming size in 3-1’2 to 4” pots @ $28.00. All have name
tags, too many varieties to list here.
Paphiopedilum gratrixianum 'CBO's
Polyploid Baby' HCC/AOS - we make divisions from time
to time; $250 each when available. Inquire.
Paphiopedilum species - We have a few plants each of many,
many species. We have grouped them by price, below; refer
to any of the various comprehensive Encyclopedias of Cultivated
Orchids (most libraries have these books, or they can be ordered
from the American Orchid Society) for detailed descriptions.
Higher priced plants are rarer species. All are seed grown,
except for the occasional division available from our breeding
plants - inquire about availability of divisions. $35.00 each:
charlesworthii, fairrieanum, appletonianum var. hainanense,
lawrenceanum, sukhakulii. $45.00 each: delenatii, gratrixianum,
primulinum. $60.00 each: glanduliferum
var. wilhelminiae, moquetteanum, hookerae,
tonsum var superbum, superbiens var. album. $100 each:
parishii var. dianthum, lowii.
rothschildianum: astonishing, stunning species from Borneo
- see above - flowers up to about 10 inches tip to tip (across)
on stems up to two and a half feet tall - young adult plants
in 5 and 6" pots $300.00.
supardii - this is one of the rarest species - we selfed our
plant. 2" pots will take 8 or 10 years to bloom. Nonetheless,
they're worth the $45.00 each, if you like chartreuse with
burgundy spots and pouch, four flowers per spike at maturity;
our plant makes symmetrically arranged petals, uncommon for
Pescatorea lehmannii - best of its genus! 3 to 4” white blooms,
violet streaks radiate outward from center, coalescing at
tips; lip violet, covered with white fuzz; flowers come singly
at a time from base of bulbless plant. These are from a sib
cross of the clones ‘Tokyo’ and ‘Blue Thunder’. Choice! $45.00.
Water these a lot.
Pescoranthes crosses - two different, (Pescoranthes Painted
Lady [Pes. cerina x Coch. discolor] x Pes. lehmannii) = Pscths
Star Sapphire; (Pscths Painted Lady x Coch amazonica)
= Pscths Amazon Lady. Both are very very nice, blooming for
about half the year. $40.00 each. The plant illustrated in
the Gallery is Star Sapphire.
pulcher 'CBO' HCC-CCM/AOS - pure white, flat flower, overlapped;
show a division yourself and let me know when you get a higher
award. $250 when divisions available in August 2000. When
awarded2 years ago, the plant had 14 spikes. This is the first
time we've offered divisions of this rare form of this very
rare and beautiful species.
Phragmipedium (pearcei var
ecuadorense x caudatum var warscewiczii) - seedlings in
4” pots, growing fast, 2 years or less to first bloom. Long
petals, 2 or 3 flowers at a time, on modest size plant, green
with brown veined overlay on pouch, dark petals. $45.00.
Phragmipedium pearcei (var. ecuadorense) - Small grower, swiftly
produces multiple leads to fill a 4” pot, sequential green
blooms with pink petal tips. 3-1/2” pots, $45.00.
Phragmipedium besseae - The incredible brilliant orange-to-red
Peruvian species, 3-1/2” pots, was once $500 per plant (17
years ago), now only $60.00. This one is a climber and will
need a treefern pole in the pot by next year.
caudatum (Guatemala form) - a cross of the clones 'Siebenthal'
AM/AOS x 'Guatemala Market' HCC/AOS; petals to over 2 feet
long, 3 or 4 flowers per stem at maturity, very dark mahogany
over chartreuse, plant of this variety does not grow nearly
as large as the Peruvian form. Blooming size in 4" pots!
$175.00. A couple are in bloom June 2000; very dark, large
Phragmipedium schlimii - This is the fuzzy, pink species that
can grow in cooler temperatures - down into the 40s F! Sequential
blooming, white with pink blush, small flowers. $35.00.
Phragmipedium xerophyticum - Extremely rare Mexican species,
mini grower, white flowers; blooming size, $200.00. Likes
a cool, bright, dry winter. We'll have an image soon - at
least one is spiking July 2000.
Masdevallias - many many varieties, named, 4” pots @ $25.00.
Bloom off and on throughout the year; keep very cool and moist.
floribunda - cute multiflowering species with spots on whitish
background, purplish tips. $25.00
- species - veitchiana, the large flowered orange species
with microscopic purple hairs that make the surface shimmer
and change color according to angle of view; and
ignea; $45.00 each. Flame on a stem!
rolfeana - a curious dark flowered thing that blooms all over
the plant each summer. $45.00.
monachica - the one modest sized grower in a genus of
giants. Grows upright (monopodial) like Vanda, mostly flowers
in early to mid spring; blooms when plants are about 4 to
6 inches tall. Very old plants can make 2 or 3 stems with
branches all at once.Blooming size, $30.00.
Miltonia spectabilis var. moreliana - lovely Brazilian species
features spicy fragrant purple blooms of satin on a modest
sized plant. Warm growing. $35.00.
egertonianum - hard to find, smallish plants make dainty
triangular flowers on top of erect wirelike stem, petals reduced
to bluish knobs - darn peculiar! $35.00. Limited.
Vanda - a wide variety of blooming size plants in 5 and 6”
pots, $35.00, all with name tags. Require warmth, lots of
light, very high humidity.
coerulea - the original cool growing blue and white species
from north India, NOT the inbred, warmth requiring version
grown in Bangkok; these are seedlings from a selfing of our
old, old plant. Several years from blooming. $30.00.
tricolor - these are seedlings from a selfing of our flat
petaled clone that came from Bali; intermediate grower, highly
fragrant, but these are easily 7 to 8 years to first bloom.
Nonetheless, a rare variation of the species. $100.00 each,
and worth it to those willing to wait for awards.
sanderana - the original Philippine pink and brown species
(aka "Waling-Waling"), blooming size in 5"
and 6" pots, $45.00.
Vanda - cool growing - several crosses, including Trikim
(tricolor x kimballiana), (roeblingiana x tricolor) and (pumila
x tricolor) - all OK to mid 40s F, all blooming size to bloom
sometime this year - require humidity and lots of light. Grow
best if nights are in 50s. 4” @ $22.50.
variegatum - fleshy pink, rather ill scented flowers borne
in spring at base of plant; warm grower, not common in cultivation.
Zygopetalum mackayi - green
sepals and petals, mahogany speckled, white lip with violet
veins and a strong fragrance somewhat like hyacinth, likes
cool nights, fall blooming, adults in 6" pots $40.00.
Too Few To List - all sorts of things! Call to inquire if
we have your secret wish not listed above!
THE FINE PRINT: Conditions of sale - The plants we send out
are healthy, apparently disease-free, in pots unless specifically
requested otherwise. Packing and shipping on orders up to
$90.00 is $15.00; $90.01 to $200, $9.00 plus actual cost of
shipping. $200.01 on up, $9 to $25 packing plus actual cost
of shipping (depends on box size, but yes we’ll be able to
tell you at the time of your order which size and cost of
box will fit your order).
Shipping will be by Priority Mail. In times of very cold weather
we will hold shipments for the first days when forecasts indicate
your plants will not be damaged by cold. Yes, we check weather
nationally. In the event your plants come through damaged,
tell the Post Office first - we insure all shipments - and
then tell us. Orders must be prepaid - VISA, Mastercard, AmEx,
Diners’ Club or check with order, please!
Since the plants are the epitome of health when they leave
our hands, we cannot be held responsible for how they respond
to your growing conditions. That also means we’ll be happy
to discuss your growing conditions and advise which plants
might prove disappointingly difficult for you to grow and
We ship on Mondays, weather permitting - this allows the Post
Office the maximum opportunity to get your order to you the
same week we send it out.
We can ship by Federal Express, but it is quite costly unless
you are ordering 20 plants or more, and Federal Express charges
will be billed at cost.
WHOLESALE - yes, we fill wholesale
orders. If you are an orchid society, garden shop, florist,
orchid grower or distributor, call, write, fax or email us
and we’ll fax you the wholesale list.
Order with confidence - we know our plants, and welcome inquiries
about culture, orchid history, in fact, practically any question
you might have about our favorite subject - orchids!!
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