Paphiopedilum Premium

4” square pot
In bud delivered in the US (except Alaska) in-pot $15.00

Paphiopedilum Premium – Complex Yellow/Green/Autumnal Shades

4” square pot
In bud delivered in the US (except Alaska) in-pot $15.00

Paphiopedilum Starring Puddle

10402 Paphiopedilum Starring Puddle

(Paphiopedilum Star Gazer 'White Flutter' x Paphiopedilum Telstar 'Orbit')
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This one got named for F C Puddle as Puddle’s influnce thru the generations has been so dominant.  It really should have been nmed for the really elegant yellow that makes up 3/4 of the cross.  Many are showing shades of white.

10103 Paphiopedilum Dreaming Stoned

(Paphiopedilum Stone Lovely 'Lehua Butter Puff' x Paphiopedilum Dreaming Green 'Green Goddess')
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We love using Stone lovely as a parent (aside from its obvious naming potential!).  It really does produce some very special offspring.  This one is no exception.  We are seeing lots of green tones.  It is on thei list to be photographed.

Paphiopedilum Mele Moon (3)

01210 Paphiopedilum Mele Moon

(Paphiopedilum Moving Lights 'Yellow Dream' x Paphiopedilum Mele Pops 'Ginormous')
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This one we did deliberately make a second time.  The first was such a delight that we could not resist using what we think is a far superior pollen parent to make it a second time.

01209 Paphiopedilum Via Paracombe

(Paphiopedilum Hellas 'Westonbirt' FCC/RHS, B/CSA x PAphiopedilum Green Gold 'Invierno Orb' HCC/AOS, B/CSA)
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We don’t normally make crosses that have been made previously but when we saw these two parents side by side we could not resist remaking the cross.  We just have to remeber to keep one back to photograph it.

Paphiopedilum Mele Star

01208 Paphiopedilum Mele Star

(Paphiopedilum Mele Pops 'Ginormous Orb' x Ppahiopedilum Telstar 'White Picotee')
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We are really seeing some huge size on some of these bright yellow flowers that have an attractive a white edge to the dorsal

Paphiopedilum Veiled Dreams

01205 Paphiopedilum Veiled Dreams

(Paphiopedilum Satin Veil 'White Aura' x Paphiopedilum Dreaming Green 'Tall Friend')
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Another Satin Veil hybrid, this time using it with our tall stemmed Dreaming Green.  There is a wide array of colors.  This photograph of two plants begins to show some of the range.

Paphiopedilum Veiled Charm

01107 Paphiopedilum Veiled Charm

(Paphiopedilum In Shape 'Wide Light' x Paphiopedilum Satin Veil 'White Aura')
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We love using Satin Veil, it adds great autumnal colors and some spotting.  In Shape also has some spotting and deep yellow to green colors.

Paphiopedilum Sorcerer’s Star

01105 Paphiopedilum Sorcerer’s Star

(Paphiopedilum Telstar 'Orbit' x Paphiopedilum Sorcerer's Stone 'Late Gold')
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Again we are working with the huge Sorcerer’s Stone and this time crossing it with the classic delight, Telstar.  Great round flowers usually with a smaller white picote on the dorsal sepal.

Paphiopedilum Sorcerer’s Love

01103 Paphiopedilum Sorcerer’s Love

(paphiopedilum Sorcerer's Stone 'Big Boomer' x Paphiopedilum In-Charm Lovely ''Normous 'n Round')
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Sorcerer’s Stone is a very bold, round heavy substance yellow, In-Charm Lovely brings a more delicate substance creating a very attractive large yellow usually with a huge white dorsal.

01102 Paphiopedilum Mele Emerald

Paphiopedilum (Mele Pops 'Limeade' x Emerald Brocade 'Pure Green')
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We see nice yellow to green round flowers.  This is another one we need to photograph

Paphiopedilum Jolly Mele

00601 Paphiopedilum Jolly Mele

(Paphiopedilum Crazy Jolly 'Big B' x Paphiopedilum Mele Pops 'Green Giant')
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Giant yellow crossed with a nice green, neither parent has any significant picote.  Large round flowers in shades of yellow to green.

Paphiopedilum Starring Tomiko

00408 Paphiopedilum Starring Tomiko

(Paphiopedilum Telstar 'Orbit' x Paphiopedilum Tomatillo 'Green Seas')
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Another in a breeding that favors green.  Telstar is a classic yellow with a large white dorsal to which we have added Tomatillo, a flower that typically opens green.

Paphiopedilum Dreaming Emerald

00207 Paphiopedilum Dreaming Emerald

(Paphiopedilum Dreaming Green 'green Smile' x Paphiopedilum Emerald Lake 'Lehua Greenery' HCC/AOS)
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We are getting greens!  And on taller stems.  What a delight.

Paphiopedilum Star Dreaming

00205 Paphiopedilum Star Dreaming

(Paphiopedilum Dreaming green 'Autumn Gold' x Paphiopedilum Telestar 'Orbit')
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A tall Dreaming Green crossed with a classic round yellow producing some varied shades of green and yellow with the occasional autumnal lokk thrown in.  This is so varied and is why we truly love making seed crosses.

Paphiopedilum Dreaming Mele

00202 & 01201 Paphiopedilum Dreaming Mele

(Paphiopedilum Dreaming Green x Paphiopedilum Mele Pops)
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For those of you who may not remember, that is Mele as in Bing Crosby’s Mele Kalikimaka (Hawaiian for Merry Christmas) and Mele is the name of our cat who came to us at Christmas.  So dreaming merrily is a good interpretation of the name for this truly attractive flower that opens in shades of [...]


  • 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.