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Lycaste schilleriana var. rosea

30404 Lycaste schilleriana var. rosea

Lycaste schilleriana var. rosea 'Pink Lip' x self)
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We selfed a var. rosea but the first to bloom was a var. alba.  We will try to figure out how to tell them apart before we ship them, but we are not sure we will be able to do so.  Clearly somebody in the past crossed an alba with the rosea. We also believe […]

Lycaste Leilani’s Pink Hints

21204 Lycaste Leilani’s Pink Hints

(Lycaste Kurt Servos 'Margo' x Lycaste Gamora Ablaze 'Goliath' AM/AOS)
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Expect some reds but those that we have seen flower so far have been really attractive pinks.

Lysudamuloa Gamora Surprise

20104 Lysudamoloa Gamora Surprise

(Lysudamuloa Tudor Surprise 'Why Not' x Lycaste Gamora Ablaze 'Raspberry Popsicle')
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We combined a pink and a red.  So far those that have flowered have shown a lot of red.

Lycaste Pink Passion

20103 Lycaste Pink Passion

(Lycaste Kurt Servos 'Lisa' x Lycaste Chita Passion 'Shan' AM/AOS)
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Nice combination of two pinks.  We are seeing charming pink flowers, but some are very red.

Lycaste Balliae

10801 Lycaste Balliae

(Lycaste macrophylla 'Pink Flares' x virginalis fma. alba syn. skinneri 'White Magnificence')
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We used an alba virginalis with a predominantly pink macrophylla.  We are seeing delicate to bold pink flowers.  These are in the process of being transplanted from 2″ to 4″ pots in the summer of 2013, ready for the 2014 blooming season.

10802 Lycaste (Memoria Helen Congleton x macrophylla)

10802 Lycaste Reverend Canon Mari

(Lycaste Memoria Helen Congleton 'Red 'n Wide' x macrophylla 'Pink Flares)
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Memoria Helen Congleton is just a delightfully round red.  We crossed it with the smaller macrophylla to obtain a smaller, free blooming red.  The first to bloom have been exciting.  Named for the mother of Graham’s godson, Matthew, who is also the mother-in-law of Athanasia

Lycamerlycaste Oriental Fantasy

10603 Lycamerlycaste Oriental Fantasy

(Lycaste Balliae 'Early Bird' x Lycamerlycaste Shimayuki 'Precocious')
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We took the free flowering Balliae in white crossed it with the Japanese bred Lycamerlycaste Shimayuki which in turn comes out of American breeding (Frank Hot x virginalis)  The early bloomers have all been great, pure white and star shaped.  Being transplanted from 2″ to 4″ pots in the summer of 2013, ready for the […]

Lycaste Athanacia

01202/03/04 Lycaste Athanasia

(Lycaste Kurt Servos x Lycaste virginalis syn skinneri alba)
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We went wild making this cross and they all came back from the lab at the same time, hence three different but sequential numbers.  Delightful whites, typically, but with an occasional delicate blush pink.  These have been moved into 4″ pots in summer 2013 and will be ready to bud in 2014.  Again, we have […]

Lycaste lasioglossa fma flava

00802 Lycaste lasioglossa fma flava

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We do have lots in 4″ pots and the first few have bloomed for us, complete with the characteristic, delightful fuzzy lip

  • About Lehua Orchids

    Lehua Orchids is located on the Island of Hawaii (the Big island, also known as the Orchid Isle). We are on the slopes of Mauna Loa, half way between Hilo and Volcano in a community called Mountain View. In this location we enjoy the benefits of our almost daily trade winds, and nightly from the cooling effects of our “mauka” winds (winds coming down from the top of the mountain)

    In this location we are able to specialize in intermediate temperature orchids. Our daily highs in summer are about 85 degrees with a 20 degree drop at night. in winter our highs are around 75 and 60 at night. These conditions allow us to specialize in our favorite orchids, Paphiopedilums, Phragmipediums, Angraecums and Lycaste.