AOS Award no. 20183755 November 30, 2018 Hawaii Center Monthly Judging – Big Island 75 points
AOS Award no. 20183759 November 30, 2018 Hawaii Center Monthly Judging – Big Island 77 points
AOS Award no. 20183762 November 30, 2018 Hawaii Center Monthly Judging – Big Island 79 points
AOS Award no. 20183763 November 30, 2018 Hawaii Center Monthly Judging – Big Island 76 points
AOS Award no. 20183764 November 30, 2018 Hawaii Center Monthly Judging – Big Island 78 points
AOS Award no. 20183765 November 30, 2018 Hawaii Center Monthly Judging – Big Island 76 points
AOS Award no. 20183766 November 30, 2019 Hawaii Center Monthly Judging – Big Island 77 points
AOS Award no. 20183761 November 30, 2018 Hawaii Center Monthly Judging – Big Island 75 points
AOS Award no. 2018 November 30, 2018 Hawaii Center Monthly Judging – Big Island 80 points
AOS Award no. 20183770 November 30, 2018 Hawaii Center Monthly Judging – Big Island 77 points
AOS Award no. November 30, 2018 Hawaii Center Monthly Judging – Big Island 78 points
AOS Award no. 20183772 November 30, 2018 Hawaii Center Monthly Judging – Big Island 78 points
AOS Award no. 20183773 November 30, 2019 Hawaii Center Monthly Judging – Big Island 80 points
AOS Award no. 20183774 November 30, 2018 Hawaii Center Monthly Judging – Big Island 78 points
AOS Award no. 20183775 November 30, 2018 Hawaii Center Monthly Judging – Big Island 78 points
AOS Award no. 20183777 November 30, 2018 Hawaii Center Monthly Judging – Big Island 0 points
AOS Award no. 20183776 November 30, 2018 Hawaii Center Monthly Judging – Big Island 81 points
AOS Award no. 20183753 November 9, 2018 Hawaii Center Monthly Judging – Big Island 79 points
AOS Award no. 20183754 November 9, 2018 Hawaii Center Monthly Judging – Big Island 78 points
One of the few hybrids we have made twice. Deperle is normally white. We make it using the vinicolor form of delenatii and the purpurascens form of primulinum. The result is this delightful pink flower that will carry three on the second bloom. We are offering these as first bloom seedlings that came out of […]
The first of the next generation of spicerianum from Lehua Orchids. We bred these with a particular emphasis on stem length and height. We are hopeful the first will bloom this fall. And on the subsequent blooming we expect these to produce more than one flower.
We are so happy to be able to offer this sequential species from the Cochlopetalum section. Our parent, as the name implies has a great pouch. As of July 2019 these appear to be approaching blooming size now that they are two years out of flask.
We were very fortunate to acquire a good number of flasks of this delightful species and these plants have just reached blooming size as of July 2019.
This the type and this particular group shows great color intensity. These began flowering about 18 months out of flask and we have lots that are blooming size. We often say venustum is a mealybug magnet but so far (at the risk of jinxing ourselves) we have not seen any on this group. Even so […]
We are thrilled to make these available. We tried for years to self the one we have and it refused. It also failed to hybridize. But at last we have plenty of the species. These are 3 plus years out of flask as of June, 2019. We expect the largest to initiate flowers this year.
AOS Award no. 20183755 November 9, 2018 Hawaii Center Monthly Judging – Big Island 81 points
AOS Award no. 20183756 November 9th, 2018 Hawaii Center Monthly Judging – Big Island 79 points
AOS Award no. 20183757 November 9, 2018 Hawaii Center Monthly Judging – Big Island 78 points
AOS Award no. 20183749 October 28, 2018 Hawaii Center Monthly Judging – Big Island 77 points
AOS Award no. 20183750 October 26, 2018 Hawaii Center Monthly Judging – Big Island 84 points
Asking the photographer for permission AOS Award no. 20185580 October 15, 2018 Pacific Central Monthly Judging – Oakland 77 points
Asking for the photographer’s permission AOS Award no. 20185582 October 15, 2018 Pacific Central Monthly Judging – Oakland 76 points
AOS Award no. 20183745 October 13, 2018 Hawaii Center Monthly Judging, Big Island supplemental 82 points
AOS Award no. 20183746 October 13, 2018 Hawaii Center Monthly Judging, Big Island Supplemental 78 points
AOS Award no. 20183747 October 13, 2018 Hawaii Center Monthly Judging, Big Island Supplemental 79 points
AOS Award no. 20183738 Sept. 28th 2018 Hawaii Center Monthly Judging, Big Island Supplement 79 points
AOS Award no. 20183736 Sept. 8, 2018 Hawaii Center Monthly Judging, Big Island Supplemental 77 points
A remake using different a different pollen parent from our previous AQ. Gorgeous coloraturums, even. This remake has earned the highest point total of any of he Ghostly Contrasts and looks far superior to any in the AQ that was awarded to the previous version.
We love the clean different colors of this new hybrid. Most of the flowers we have seen are very similar in color.
We have now made this cross at least 5 different times with different parents. This time there were two AM’s. We took back twelve the next judging and there we four more HCC’s and an AQ. Even the coloraturums on this grex look spectacular. We used an HCC for the photo, we will consider swapping […]
We exhibited three of the first six to bloom and all three were awarded AM’s! Two were attractive pink flames, one with almost no spots and one heavily spotted. We are displaying this vini as we know there is heavy prejudice in favor of vinis.
We achieved what we were breeding for, light color and large size. A very free blooming hybrid that has bloomed very quickly from flask.
The colors are just astounding, love that dorsal sepal
Love this form, and the color is quite attractive too, but it does not hold as much appeal as the vinis, unfortunately.
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Two flowers exhibited, two 81 point AM’s. We love this one with the spots in the dorsal. We look forward to enhancing the spots.
Great flame on a tall upright stem, you have to love all the spots!
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Lovely light colored flowers, but about half of them are album. We crossed a very light coloratum with an almost white green & white. The flowers follow either one parent or the other. There does not seen to be any that are a blend of both parents.
We just got one from the first time we made this cross awarded in Toronto as a cut flower. But we really do prefer this remake. We expect to see a lot more flower like this one.
Very nice pink and green flowers with minimal spotting. And for those of you who go to Paph Guild remember to cheer when Mrs Muir’s award slides are screened. Don’t let her grumble about the length of the clonal name as she is want to do on some of our awards!
Love the down-swept wide petals on the awarded clone. Seeing lots more color in other flowers and tall upright stems
We thought this could look nice so we crossed a very light colored green & white Maudiae style with an album charlesworthii. Guess what, not a one is green! We will self one of these color forms in the hope that in a few years we will have some green charlesworthii hybrids. We need to […]
A wonderfully charming flame to vini.
Beautifully bold flowers
We are showing the 83 point award just because, but we honestly prefer the look of our 78 point HCC to this grex. We should have the photos up in our awards section soon so that you may compare and decide yourselves.
We crossed our awarded flower with an album form in the hopes of increasing the stem length of the albums. We have seen many bloom and are happy to report the stem is improved over the album and shorter than the type. None has flowered album so we plan to self this to try to […]
We are delighted to have this available again. These flower with the deepest intensity of purple on the petals we have ever seen in this species, and in most cases the flower shows a beautifully flat petal. On the first bloom we find the stem to be a little short but expect the stem to […]
These are three and a half years out of flask and are beginning to initiate a new growth which we hope will be a flowering growth. To date we have seen none in flower on the first two growths. The leaves are smaller than the villosum type we have but the type are over 7 […]
A lovely selfing of our album larenceanum. It is beautiful in its own right but is also producing some spectacular offspring (see Spring Starlight in our Price Point section. It has been awarded an AQ.
CAUTION we bought these flasks from the Perners (Hengduan Mountains Biotechnology) and have no reason to doubt that there is a mislabel. However our flowers look nothing like the CBR/AOS photograph. Our local judges have refused to judge it twice so we have not been able to send it to the Species Identification Task Force […]
The late Sandra Song’s remake of this very popular primary hybrid (we sold out of our own remake very quickly). Photograph to follow.
Lovely example of the album form of this petite species.
A delightful easy growing, free blooming venustum hybrid. This will work its way into our attempts to create yellow Maudiae style flowers. One has been awarded to our customer, Paph Paradise. The photograph is of the awarded flower but is not the award photo. Limited quantities remain as of July, 19
Contrasts of a different color. This time the spots are beginning to coalesce and provide a distinctive contrast to the white with pale green stripes sepals.
This is just one of the many colors that are contained in this hybrid. Some are way darker, others even lighter. It is fun!
Don’t you just love the way venustum dominates but the color is so enhanced. venustum is a grandparent on both sides. The venustum influence makes it very easy to rebloom.
There is another Odette’s Moon award in our Awards section that shows the color potential of this grex. These typically flower on strong upright unstaked stems.
venustum on both sides as a grandparent. Lovely flowers, very easy to grow and flower with great foliage. This hybrid attracted the attention of the CSA judges at Santa Barbara Spring 2018, but as far as we know the award has not been published. Photograph to follow.
We don’t usually remake something we have done before, but when we saw the quality of the sukhakulii album it just cried out to us to recreate our enormously popular Saiun album. We are so glad we did. We are even seeing some with two well presented flowers on one stem.
An attempt to fill in the puka’s (that’s Hawaiian for holes) in the almost black overly on the petals of Macabre Contrasts. It has done that and added a slight olive complexion to the contrasting sepals, interesting.
Big flowers with typically really good form
Our attempt to eliminate the red/tan/cordovan overlay on a light coloratum. The result is 50% coloratum and 50% green & white. We can’t wait to see what a selfing of either result will bring! Already an AM to this hybrid, the green & white etals are so much larger.
Another of our attempts to eliminate the red/tan/cordovan overlay in the pouch of a pale coloratum. Again the bizarre result, half coloratum, half green & white, fascinating. We can’t wait to see what a selfing will bring, will it eliminate the overlay? Photograph to follow.
We keep thinking we have come to the end of the Oxymoron Series but we keep finding them. This time it is a little different bringing in venustum as a grandparent. That makes it a lot freer blooming, adds substance and patterning to the leaves, and makes it just a joy to have around although […]
What a green, just a little white showing in the dorsal. This is a very large green & white with most of the pure color of a wardii album. It really has to meet our almost all green Saiun album 40803!
Another way to approach red, this one is beginning to show red promise. Next time onto a lighter colored vini. The awarded clone is a pure vini and is displayed in our awards section
An immediate winner, FCC in Nation’s Capital and and three HCC’s in Hilo. What a stunning green & white. Look at the width of the petals on this HCC.
Already one AM to this cross in the Chicago region. We are charmed by the gentle pinks we are seeing with complimentary spots on the petals.
We crossed a pale coloratum with a very light green & White to see if we could take the color overlay out of the pouch while still retaining color in the spots. The result is interesting, half coloratum and half green & white, nothing in the middle. The real benefit is the green & white […]
This clearly favor lawrenceanum but is a much more defined flower with some great synsepals in evidence.
Did we ever get pink this time!
Just a lovely example of pale breeding, light flowers with gentle hints of pink and complimenting spots.
Beautiful pinks surrounding a green center with a splash of spots accenting the petals.
Big spotted coloratum, what else is there to say, except that the sepals really do make the show. There is also an HCC that should soon be added to the awards section.
We made this cross for a third time. The flower photographed is typical of White Promise. For the full potential please see our awards section. The few that have bloomed as of 8/2018 for this remake have all been green & white, but clearly carry the white gene.
Delightfully overlaid with pink and a lot of spots highlighting the petals
Another in our series trying to create a flower that is green in the center and pink around the outside with little or no spotting. One was awarded at Paph Guild in January 2019 (‘Slipper Zone’s Leilani AM/AOS 82 points). We will try to obtain the photographer’s approval to use the photograph or we will […]
This is showing some of the more spectacular results from Jewel Green. These have all gone to work in our maternity ward without going to judging – next year, we hope.
We are getting there in our efforts to have pink with a green center and no spots. The ones we have seen bloom do need more pink into the dorsal but still a charming flower.
Continuing our search for the contrasting petals and sepals this brings a new twist to contrast scene with much more exposure of the green underlay on the petals.
A truly nice green & white memorializing a gracious Michigan lady. One has been awarded but not to us so we do not have the award photo. We have seen several award quality flowers still on our benches.
A delightful blend of two pinks. We expect to see many with very few spots but so far, the first to bloom are showing attractive spotting and striking pink into the dorsal sepal.
6 awards and an AQ to this hybrid, so we do not have a lot left. Everyone who knew about them grabbed them very quickly. The consistency is great. Our apologies if you see the name spelled with two l’s, Graham can still lapse into his native British English.
Monthra? google it, it does relate to moths in a bizarre sort of way. Lovely gentle hints of pink on a spotted flower.
Like tall stems? That is a characteristic of both parents. Flowers are pink flames. Photograph to follow.
One of our classic green & whites crossed with one of our Maudiae shaped whites. Mostly light green & white but with an interesting white looking twist.
Lots of spots, large ones very wide petals over a pale green background. At last one was awarded in Hilo so we have a photo. Can you imagine what this would look like if we can enhance the spots in the dorsal? We are working on it.
Just a gorgeous delicate pink overlay with complimentary spots.
The correct American spelling at last. Our apologies if you come across it spelled with two l’s. Graham still occasionally reverts to British English. This is not helped having the registrations take place in the U.K. Just look at those colors and the way they are presented.
One of our attempts to get white petals with dark spots. We used one of our early whites with a light coloratum. We love the result. So far we are seeing only pale coloratums but will not be surprised of there are some green & white flowers.
Luna Shadow is creating some dynamic colors and great form. Here it is with our awarded Mr Wonderful. What bold and diverse colors, the green just leaps out at you!
We said below that we had come to the end of the Oxymoron Series, but here’s another one. Actually this one is a grandchild of Wood Wonder so technically it is not an Oxymoron Series, but we probably drew a blank thinking up another name. As a grandchild one is showing lighter colors than the […]
Another beautiful flame full of spots on the petals.
Another Hawaiian Illusion hybrid, this time with the contrasting black petals of Petula’s Flame. We are looking for red petals with almost full saturation, although some will be a lot darker.
On the Kiwi side the original primary hybrid was two small flowers, hennisianum and acmodontom. We have gradually increased the size while keeping many of the delightful features of the original Kiwi Ingenuity, and adding a rainbow of colors. Photograph coming.
Mostly deep vinicolors but there are a few intriguing coloratums and flames.
The pod parent is a great dark flame on a tall stem and the pollen parent is even darker also on a tall stem. Beautiful vinicolors with character and tall stems. Photograph to follow.
We went back to basics by going back to Love Song. Years ago we had over 1000 Love Songs and 5 or 6 of them came out dark. We have all enjoyed seeing the results of hybridizing with these dark Love Songs. We are now intrigued by the prospect of putting them with some of […]
Seeing lots of pink petals with very little spotting and some pink showing in the dorsal sepal. The awarded flower is just stunning, the photograph is good but the flower itself does take your breath away.
We think this is the fourth time we are listing this cross, now with a different pollen parent. And we think there is a fifth cross in the 2″ section! each time this comes out just beautifully.
Pink dominates with just an attractive basal hint of green
Great award quality flowers from this cross. There are two HCC’s as well and one we have held back from judging. if it corrects its stem issue and flowers the same as this year with the right team it is possible.
We are seeing flowers that are a deep pink on tall upright stems. Photograh to follow.
We are seeing nothing but very large coloratums heavily overlaid with pink and lots of spots. The pollen parent is barely evident.
Named for the orchid enabling husband of our friend Sarah Waddoups this is a free blooming very reliable bloomer in August and September each year (it is following the superbiens blooming habit). Putting a venustum hybrid into the mix only makes it that much easier to re-bloom.
Love this cross, lots of character and very often two flowers on a stem. As the name implies it does tend to show red in the petals.
We could not believe that this primary hybrid had not been made. We are delighted with the result. However, interestingly we made the same cross using lowii as the pod parent. We have a lot but you will probably never see them as almost all of them with lowii as the pod parent are failing […]
A very appealing mid-size flower that has a great sequential habit on a tall, upright stem.
We sibling crossed two carrying the same album parent. We did get a number of fma alboviride that we have kept to try to self. We did not get the statistical 25% presumably because the album form is weaker and the seedling would have been culled in the growing cycles. Limited quantities of the type […]