Colmanara Catatante 'Orange Kiss' The Perfect Fall Showstopper!
Showy branched stems carry a multitude of dusky, pumpkin orange and gold blooms. Very vigorous grower with lush foliage. Flowers are long-lasting easily staying on the plant for a month or more.
Plants prefer intermediate temperatures, 65-85 degrees with good air flow moving over the foliage. Give medium to bright, indirect light and water approximately every 5 days in their current pots. (Due to their size, soaking pots in the sink is the best method of watering thoroughly.)
We are offering jumbo sized plants in 4" pots with multiple spikes. Flowers are starting to appear on some stems with others to bloom later. These will be extremely showy for weeks and months to come! In the spring, or after blooming plants are ready to be repotted into 6" to 7" pots.
Due to size, Actual Cost of Shipping will be added to these plants. Please call if you need an estimate.
Everyone deserves to indulge themselves once in a while. Here are some great selections from our nursery that are lush bloomers, extravagantly fragrant or just downright decadent to enjoy! Some of these are first time offerings and we know you will love them.
Blc. Spring Dawn 'Top Row'
An oldie but a goodie from the Rod McLellan Company. This hard to find clone was originally a cut flower producer but in more recent years has found a home in collections as a gorgeous fall flowering lavender. Large, richly colored blooms with a smooth texture appear above strong, upright foliage. Very fragrant and has shown good potential as a breeding parent.
This lovely fall blooming species is known for its lavish displays of flowers on easy to grow plants. These seedlings were bred from rare 'blue' coerulea parentage. Blooms will have lavender-blue coloring and a gorgeous sweet fragrance.
Plants will need standard cattleya growing conditions. Bright, indirect light and intermediate to warm temperatures.
(Photo of first parent shown courtesy of Keith Davis)
An exciting new cross made with exceptional parentage. We expect to see a range of white and light pink blooms with good form and substance. Seedlings are showing great vigor. Mature plants will have showy stems of fragrant blooms in the fall blooming season.
An ever popular species that needs no introduction. Beautiful, waxy green blooms with a deeply fringed lip and a heavenly fragrance. Needs to be grown in bright light and warm temperatures year round. Plants can be slow to grow, but once they reach flowering size are worth the wait. Should only be grown in media or containers with excellent drainage otherwise plants will easily lose roots from over watering.
Laelia purpurata var. werkhauseri 'Kathleen' AM/AOS x self
This color form is always very striking, with very pale grey petal coloring and deep hyacinth veining across the trumpet. Simply stunning, and wonderfully showy with as many as six or seven blooms per stem. Lovely soft floral perfume. The awarded parent is truly a sight to behold when in flower!
This species should be grown in very bright, indirect light and prefers 65-85 degrees year round if possible. Plants can tolerate cooler temperatures if kept dry. Large growing, and needs plenty of space as they grow.
Due to new restrictions from the Agricultural Department there will be delays for ALL plant orders being sent into Louisiana. Each order must now be inspected by our state inspector and appropriate paperwork included with each plant shipment. This will mean delays of up to 3-4 weeks. We are sorry for the inconvenience. Please contact us email@example.com if you need more information.
New Flask Offerings
These Are Selling Out Fast So Don't Delay!
Recent Additions to our Flask Listing include:
Ontolezia Newberry Tiny Dancers x sibling- Great Tolumnia Breeding! Paphiopedilum sanderianum - Rare from our Awarded Parent Paphiopedilum Ho Chi Minh- Unusual Pink Primary Hybrid
We are thinning out the live Spanish moss that currently grows in our greenhouses and we have lots of extra! This moss is mite-free and chigger-free as it gets treated along with our orchids. (There may be some roots or leaves from where we pulled the moss from hanging plants). Great for hanging baskets or mounted plants to help increase humidity around the root systems. Or just for decorative purposes. Available at the nursery while supplies last. Get a plastic grocery bag stuffed full of moss for only $5.00.
(This is not available for shipping due to restrictions in different states.)
Orchid Hygiene by Sue Bottom
We have recently read a great article written by experienced grower and orchid collector, Sue Bottom of the St. Augustine Orchid Society. We consider this a must-read for any and all growers. Proper hygiene and precautions regarding your orchids can not be stressed enough. Please click the link below to read the full article.
For the record, Carter and Holmes Orchids is a firm believer of using a propane torch to sterilize tools!
Items in this category are in super limited quantity (only one or a very few on hand) but are too pretty not to mention! These will be unique items from our benches, possibly in bud but maybe not. Bookmark the link below and check back often as items come and go. Growers are constantly checking the houses for something new and interesting. But remember, when they are gone, they're gone!
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We generally ship orders that customers place (unless a special date is requested) within 7 to 10 business days of receiving them or if not sooner. We ship via FedEx and Priority Mail.
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