We continue to receive shipments of flasks of our own crosses for sale. Each flask contains between 35-40 plants (except ones labled with OR prefex. These will have approx 30-35 plants). Most of these are crosses we consider warm tolerant based on our growing and testing on our benches at 250 above sea level in Hawaii on the Big Island. Of course you will have to try these crosses under your growing conditions to verify this. In most cases one or both parents definitely are warm tolerant and were tested and shown warm tolerant. We make no guarantee as to heat or warm tolerance. We provide as much information as possible for you to make an informed decision.
There are only a few each of these flasks so supply is limited.
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(Sleeping Lamb x Fanfare) is an alba carrier. Crossing with the Sleeping Nymph will give a high level of albas from the flask. Both are cool growing standards with good sized shapely flowers
By crossing the alba Dolly with the alba Sleeping Nymph, these seedlings should be cool growing, intermediate size greens. We are looking at high flower count, straight spikes with possible 2x a year flowering
These will be a tall green standard, cool growing. Suitable for cut flower. The Green Sensation we used gets up to 23 flowers on a spike.
Crossing the alba Sleeping Nymph with Valerie Absolonova will give a good percentage of alba white, green and possibly yellow offspring. Should have a fairly good warm tolerance too.
By crossing the alba Dolly with the alba Sleeping Bill Bailey, these will be cool growing intermediate size greens with straight spikes, and high flower count. Possibly blooming 2x a year
This is a warm growing green that should have a longer flower life than the ensifolium based warm tolerant hybrids with the madidum adding flower count and longevity.
These are two wonderful cool growing standard albas. Very suitable for cut flower. The Sleeping Bill Bailey is a very large flower and stands out. Possible awards even.
This is a cross of erythroystylum with Golden Elf 'Sundust'. Looking for warm tolerance and small pseudobulbs. The cross was made with the 2n forms and converted with Oryzalin so there will be both 2n and 4n in the flasks
These will be a nice green standard, cool growing. Suitable for cut flower. The (Royal Fare x Emerald Glory) we used gets 17 flowers on a tall spike and should overcome the shy count of the parishii (sic sanderae)
Sue is a Peter Pan hybrid. The cross with Valerie should bring out the warmth of the ensifolium and small bulb size and the green background of both and increase the size of the Valerie sepals and petals.
Possibly some albas and definitely warm tolerance with good flower count.
Valerie is very warm tolerant for us and we made this cross to see if we can get a nice warm dark red. A bit of a risk as normally blood reds and yellows don't work well but we thought we'd see if we can work with the genetics on the Peter Pan side of the parentage in some of the offspring. Early in the season blooming cross.
Valerie is very warm tolerant. We love the dark red of the Black Panther and made this cross in hopes of getting a nice dark red warm growing hybrid with larger flowers. This should be a very early blooming cross.
While Red Beauty is not warm tolerant, it does hold its buds under a wide range of temperature conditions and blooms early in the season. Combining with Valerie should decrease the bulb size and create a nice compact plant similar to Suzie Q. The cross should be ultra early blooming.
Both of these lovely greens are warm tolerant. The King Arthur has slightly larger bulbs and a brighter green flower with more of a barred lip. Peterborough has a taller spike and smaller flowers with a spotted lip. Should be lovely greens with good flower count size about 3 inches and straight spikes and tolerate a variety of temperatures
Peterborough is warm tolerant but Balkis 'Nevada' is mildly warm tolerant. This cross should have some that are warm growing and some with suffused lips, and some with barred red lips, as we have seen from our breeding with Cloud Atlas
Pixie Dust is a warm tolerant cross of Golden Elf with Dolly. In the remake the 4n of both are used to make a warm tolerant alba.
This is a 4n remake of a warm tolerant cross using the 4n of madidum 'leryoii'. By blending the ensifolium lines with the madidum we look to have flowering in several seasons during the year.
A free spiking mini that is very prolific. This is NOT warm tolerant but does not mind a slightly warm environment. VERY Easy to grow and compact plants. Blooms nicely in 5" pots. Flower is 2.75" and it gets about 20 flowers on a spike.
Very compact growing, and easily mulitspiking in 5" pots. This also is NOT warm tolerant but can withstand some slightly warm temps. It is Sue ‘Waitohu’ x Red Beauty ‘Hanny’ and a 3n but it does breed. Flower is 3.5"
Dutchman's Gold is a well known warm tolerant cross with yellow flowers and arching spike. We remade this as a 4n with the 4n of madidum 'leryoii' and have limited flasks available.
This is a cross using a clone of Peter Pan selected by the late Loren Batchman as an improved mutation