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. The first to bloom showed the deepest intensity of purple on the petals we have ever seen in this species. Photograph to follow.
We are glad to have some fairrieanum influenced hybrids again. There are not many but the first one is in bud. As soon as it flowers we will register the cross and photograph it.
From the late Sandra Song’s breeding this should be an intriguing teacup Paphiopedilum. We see Harold has used tranlienianum in his teacup breeding. As soon as we see one flower we will register the cross and add a photograph to the website.
Yes, we know there is a Paphiopedilum Memoria Sandy Song that will be listed in our Premium section, but this flower is too good and makes a fitting tribute to Sandy’s work with teacup Paphiopedilums. She used a full size yellow complex as the pollen parent with her awarded miniature. Photograph to follow.
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.
Another of the late Sandra Song’s teacup Paphiopedilum creations. Great yellow color and flowers frequently. This plant in the photograph has flowered now for the third time with us, and this time has two flowers. It was a young seedling in a 2″ pot when Sandy died three years ago.
Mrs Song was enamored with the teacup Paph. This is one of her better results. Limited availability
Also from the greenhouse of our late friend Sandra Song. Blooming size and we will photogaph the next to go into flower.
From the greenhouse of the late Sandra Song, these are just reaching blooming size. We will add a photograph as soon as we get one into flower.
We are delighted to be able to offer you some of these charming species at last. It is hard to get a seed to set; to get germination in the lab; to grow out from the flask. But they are such lovely flowers we have to kep trying.
Lovely example of the album form of this petite species. Photograph to follow
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.
We jhve long been fascinated by the prospects of crossing a yellow complex with a Maudiae style green & white. The results have always grown like a weed but the flowers have been poor. At last here is one that justifies ur belief and persistence.
From the breeding of our late friend Sandra Song, just a delightful small plant and small flowers. Unfortunately we od not have very many of these
We know there is a lot of demand for these, and we do not have too many. But we have bloomed and kept quite a few to work with ourselves. Now we are reluctantly willing to let the rest go.
Another one we have been remiss in listing. We took the first to bloom to be judged. This is the photograph. Many have been sold to the folks who check out our “Awards” section. A word of caution, the leaves do bruise easily when cleaned.
We can’t believe we have not listed these before, our mistake! Although we have sold a lot of them. Sorry about the name, Tetsu, when he owned the Orchid Zone won the race to name. This is the flower we had awarded at Paph. Guild in Hilo in 2018. As the name implies, the dorsal […]
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.
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.
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.
We have not exhibited any of these yet, the flowers are so delightful we keep saying to ourselves there is an AQ in this cross. the problem is we have yet to have 12 flower at the same time.
An immediate winner, FCC in Nation’s Capital and an HCC in Hilo. What a stunning green & white. Look at the width of the etals 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. Photograph to follow.
Beautiful pinks surrounding a green center with a splash of spots accenting the petals.
Big spotted coloratum, what else is there to say. Photograph to follow.
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 hte center and pink around the outside with little or no spotting. Photograph to follow.
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 truly gracious Michigan lady
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.
Again Graham lapses into his native British English, he know it should be jeweled, only one l. Nonetheless a lovely flower showing lots of green and pink with some spots. Slightly on the small size because of the venustum influence, but at the same time venustum makes it very easy to re-bloom. Photograph to follow.
Monthra? google it, it does relate to moths in a bizarre sort of way. Lovely gentle pink spotted flowers. Photograph to follow.
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. Photograph to follow.
Lots of spots, large ones very wide petals over a pale green background. Photo to follow.
Just a gorgeous delicate pink overlay with complimentary spots.
Sorry about the British spelling of jeweled, Graham still has occasional lapses into his native tongue. At least the Royal Horticultural Society did not question his spelling as they have done in the past. Another combination like Puna Moon 50702 using a light coloratum with one of our early whites with a classic Maudiae shape. […]
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.
This is at least the fourth time we have made this cross, we just fall in love with the parents each time we find them in bloom. See 41207 below for a picture of our awarded Petula’s Sensation.
A delightful combination of two pale coloratums that only photograph can justify. It will be added soon
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.
Love the color patterns in this flower that are complemented by lots of small spots.
Hawaiian Illusion just has so many shades that adding Kiwi Charm just makes the colors explode. Photograph to follow.
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.
We went back to the beginning and put Love Song back on to one of our more successful contrasts. We are seeing the start of he next generation of contrasts. Photo 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.
Jacqueline’s Moon returns to the classic Maudiae style with a large dorsal and down-swept narrower petals. Bringing our classic green & white Spring Moonbeam restores the petal size while at the same time retains the large dorsal sepal.
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. Photograph soon
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.
We don’t know how many times we made this cross and we think there is another one in the 2″ section. We love the parents and each cross we have made is a winner. See 41207 for a photograph of our awarded Petula’s Sensation
Pink dominates with just an attractive basal hint of green
We made this cross twice and both crosses have been awarded. See also 41204
We are seeing flowers that are a deep pink on tall upright stems. Photograh to follow.
Again we combined to flowers with light, almost white petals yet still favoring mahogany spots. Stunning flowers that are very eye catching, but we need to figure out how to remove the red overlay on the pouch.
Only one has flowered so far, and we forgot to take a photograph! It has the same tall stem a Xanthophyllum (see picture in our Awards section)and the same flower shape but the petals are showing more red. We will photograph one of the next to flower.
We are seeing nothing but very large coloratums heavily overlaid with pink and lots of spots. The pollen parent is barely evident.
Another version of this spectacular contrast with dark petals and pouch and contrasting light sepals. This time both the parents are awarded.
Two very tall flowers, looking to add more red into the petals. Photograph needed.
Bred to be heavy on the green component to the green & white Maudiae style. As of July 29018 we only just had enough remaining of this delightful flower to merit a listing on the website. We have quite a few in bud, hoefully we will remember to take a photo!
Using venustum as a grandparent on bth sides, these are proving to be very free flowering, and easy to grow. If you ae looking for your first Paphiopedilum this is the one. Photograph to follow.
We do not have too many of these remaining, just enough to warrant a listing. We have exhibited two, and both have been awarded. to view the other one search our Awards listing.
Looking to fill in with red over the pink in the petals of Hawaiian Illusion. We are seeing a lot that have gone to red petals. Needs a photograph.
Incredible spotted petals plus many that reflect the recessive gene resulting in great flames. We need to take a photograph.
Dire Wolf, despite the name, (it’s not one of ours) is a huge green & white. We added a very white green & white as the pollen parent. Good size and carrying the white gene.
We have been surprised and delighted by how much yellow overlay there is on many of these flowers. Limited quantities, as of July 2018 we had just enough to meet our listing minimum. Photograph to follow
Another in our great green & white Maudiae style. This one carries a gene that produces white. We are seeing some quite light colored flowers.
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.
Another in what is proving to be a very successful series of dark petals and contrasting light sepals. we have exhibited two and both were awarded AM’s. The photo is of the first one awarded. The second one has the clonal name of ‘Slipper Zone Ditto’. It looks identical.
We are thrilled and enchanted by the wonderful influence of mastersianum. While this is stunning in its own right it was bred to be an easier way to work with mastersianum. We really look forward to the progeny from this cross. Our apologies to our Hawaiian speaking friends. It should have been registered as Hawaiian […]
We went after larger synsepals and we got them. Combine that with already large dorsal sepals and we find a really spectacular green and white. Photograph to follow.
Dark, what else can we say. Petals from red through black, and very dark pouches. Photograph to follow.
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.
Again trying for the contrasting petals but what we are seeing is even more fascinating, mottled black and green petals. We have one open that merits photographing, hopefully later today.
Five awards to this cross already. These have flown out of here. Just a marvelous collaboration of colors. As one of our judges tasked with writing a description said “where to begin? there is so much going on”. Which photograph to display? We actually prefer one of the HCC’s rather than the AM’s.
We are going for red, and we are seeing quite a few examples from this cross. This one seems to us to be the best representation of both parents. See also 50409.
Perhaps the last in the oxymoron series, we are now breeding the grandchildren of Wood Wonder. This is proving to be a worthy last series member, especially if you are a spot lover. Not the greatest flower and we will replace it when a better one opens, bu we did want to show these spots.
This is our mist successful cross of two white parents. We actually grew out enough to list for sale. Most are a very light green & white but clearly carry the white gene. This photo is of one of the better whites we have seen come from this cross. It has been crossed with our […]
Deep vivid greens, just look at the parents. What else can we say other than we need to take a photograph.
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.