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.
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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.
This is the cross in the opposite direction of OPP221 so expect pretty much the same result and possibly more warm tolerance
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
Rosy Cloud 'Paradise is a very free blooming warm tolerant pink blush with up to 15 flowers that are 3" across on a spike. This mother plant came to us from the bench of the late Lloyd DeGarmo and has been a very good parent for us, giving rise to our first cross, First Kiss. Street Hawk is a Ruby Eyes offspring with a high flower count, good color and some warm tolerance. Look for pink to red with warm tolerance
Artic Sunrise is a Dolly hybrid that blooms twice a year and has straight stems with a flower count of 15-20 and flower size of 3 inches. Crossing with Valerie Absolonova will increase the warm tolerance and should produce nice spikes with lots of flowers.
Vanna White is a warm tolerant lovely white with a tall stem and 12-15 flower count with 3.5 inch flowers. Our intention is that by Crossing with Valerie Absolonova which blooms all year long we expect to see multiple flowerings during the year and possibly a good warm tolerant cut flower.
Sleeping Lamb x Fanfare is a large green flower (4.5") and is moderately warm tolerant (blooms in winter in Hilo). Crossing with Valerie Absolonova should yield nice warm tolerant greens with good sized flowers with a nice red band.
Two lovely greens crossed. Both are moderately warm tolerant.
Crossing the Valerie Absolonova with the dark red James Tee Kirk should hopefully create some nice deep red warm tolerant intermediate flowers with a nice lip.
This is NOT a warm tolerant selection. Gentle Touch is a nice green intermediate. Crossed with Dolly 'Featherhill' we are looking for a nice intermediate green that will bloom twice a year and the second bloom should be offseason here in Hawaii- for summer blooming cut flower material. Other Dolly crosses we have exhibit this behavior. Flower count should be really good.
Pure Inca is a standard alba green. Crossed with Valerie Absolonova we expect some albas and possible warm tolerance with larger flowers than the Valerie
Valley Zenith is a standard green that is a nice cut flower. Crossed with the Valerie we expect intermediate early blooming plants that could have some warm tolerance with good flower counts.
Both are very warm tolerant and should produce nice shades of orange with good sized flowers with good flower count.
A very warm tolerant combination of Peter Pan crosses that should be shades of orange and spike in almost any season.
Both parents are warm tolerant and should be nice shades of orange.
Lovely Valley has King Arthur as a parent which is warm tolerant. By crossing with the Valerie there should be a nice green warm tolerant selection of seedlings produced
This is a cross of the 4n parishii (sanderae) 'Emma Menninger' and the 4n Dolly 'Featherhill'. Dolly 'Featherhill' crosses have consistently bloomed twice a year for us in Hawaii. By crossing with the warm tolerant parishii (sanderae) we hope to increase the flower count on a nice white that is warm tolerant for future breeding.
Pakkret Horizon is a cross of a warm growing ensifolium var haematodes with insigne. It is very warm tolerant and scented. Crossed with the 2n Red Beauty #25 which blooms very early in the season. We suspect this normally cool growing hybrid may have some warm tolerance in it. Red Beauty has very large bulbs. Looking at the success of Red Beauty crossed with Sue for the Suzie Q hybrid we hope to create a nice pot plant with moderate bulb size that has warm tolerance
Both of these bloomed at our warm testing facility located at 250 feet elevation in Hawaii. The Valerie Absolonova blooms at least 3 times a year and at any time during the season. The ES'RF' x Mighty Tracey (photo on left) has 3.5 inch flowers, 12 flowers per spike and a very solid tall stem, as much as 40". The Valerie Absolonova 4n (Golden Elf x Peter Pan) has 10 flowers per spike, 3" flowers. Possible warm tolerant cut flower as well as pot plant.
Golden Elf 'Sundust' is one of the standard warm tolerant, small bulbed miniature hybrids. The Red Beauty is a classic standard hybrid used in many cut flower crosses. Here in Hawaii we have found it to have a significant amount of warm tolerance and often blooms twice a year, once early in the fall and again later in early spring.
The (Donovan x One Tree Hill) from Kevin Hipkin's breeding is a pure yellow alba with a very tall spike and lots of flowers. The flowers on it are 3.25" and there are up to 18 flowers on a spike.The Valerie Absolonova 4n(Golden Elf x Peter Pan) has 10 flowers per spike, 3" flowers. Figure on a very high percentage of alba pure yellow offspring with the Valerie Absolonova being 50% Golden Elf.
The Milton Carpenter is a remake as a 4n from the 4n of Golden Elf 'Sundust'. The flowers are 4" and 16 on a spike. Milton Carpenter is very warm tolerant but the flower life is a bit short. Crossing this with the Kusuda Shining x Karen should greatly increase the longevity of the flower. The (Kusuda Shining 'V.E. Day' x Karen 'Tikitere') #1 is strongly scented and the flowers are 3.25" with 8-10 flowers on a spike. Expect some very nice golden colors. Possible warm tolerant cut flower and pot plant.
The (Pure Bisque x Sleeping Dawn) is a nice showy yellow lipped green alba with a 4.25
flower and 9-10 flowers per spike. Crossed with the Valerie Absolonova there should be many alba offspring. Possible warm tolerant cut flower and pot plants
The (Kusuda Shining 'V.E. Day' x Karen 'Tikitere') #1 is strongly scented and the flowers are 3.25" with 8-10 flowers on a spike. Combing this with the 4N of the Valerie Absolonova could be some scented offspring. Expect an improved longevity in the flower and a good spike with many shades of gold.
This is essentially the opposite cross of OPP18.
Enzan Forest is a very free blooming 3" orange gold that blooms in all seasons for us in Hawaii, several times a year. However it is only warm tolerant to about 1000'. By crossing with the very warm tolerant Valerie Absolonova we hope to get a more tolerant spiking with stronger colors than the Valerie Absolonova.
Black Forest is a very dark arching deep red, a cross between Tethys and Gordon Gibbs. Gordon Gibbs is a very warm tolerant cross as it has the warm tolerant species aloifolium in the parentage. The Black Forest has 9-11 flowers per spike with 3.25'' flowers and blooms in late spring to late fall. The Milton Carpenter is a remake as a 4n from the 4n of Golden Elf 'Sundust'. The flowers are 4" and 16 on a spike. Milton Carpenter is very warm tolerant. Since one of the parents of Milton Carpenter is Golden Elf, an alba, I am looking for this to influence some of the offspring. The fact that there is a white border reminds me of some of James Toya's comments about breeding reds so I'm hoping for a nice outcome. When I crossed Golden Elf with Street Hawk a lovely pink was the product.
The ES'RF' x Mighty Tracey (photo on left) has 3.5 inch flowers, 12 flowers per spike and a very solid tall stem, as much as 40". (Kusuda Shining 'V.E. Day' x Karen 'Tikitere') #2 has flowers are 3.25" with 8-10 flowers on a spike.
Same cross as OPP 32 except with the pollen from the #1 of KS x Karen which was highly scented.
Black Forest is a very dark arching deep red, a cross between Tethys and Gordon Gibbs. Gordon Gibbs is a very warm tolerant cross as it has the warm tolerant species aloifolium in the parentage. We are looking to connect that with the Peter Pan heritage in the Rosy Cloud. The Black Forest has 9-11 flowers per spike with 3.25'' flowers and blooms in late spring to late fall. Rosy Cloud 'Paradise is a very free blooming warm tolerant pink blush with up to 15 flowers that are 3" across on a spike. This mother plant came to us from the bench of the late Lloyd DeGarmo and has been a very good parent for us, giving rise to our first cross, First Kiss.
Both Rosy Cloud and Valerie Aboslonova are warm tolerant so expect nice warm tolerant pot plants from this cross. Our Rosy Cloud will flower up to 15 on a tall spike so we are looking at improved spikes over the Valerie Abosolonova. Also Valerie blooms in every season for us, all year long with the plants blooming as much as 3 times a year.
Our Rosy Cloud will flower up to 15 on a tall spike. Cym. sanderae (parishii) 'Emma Menninger' 4n is a known warm tolerant species.
This is a cross of two warm tolerant cymbidiums. The Vanessa Amorosi has a higher flower count on a stem and a better shape, while the sanderae has larger flowers and is a bit more warm tolerant. Expect some nice whites with contrasting dark red lip.
Tender Love x chloranthum is a very warm tolerant cymbidium with a straight spike and good flower count. Leroy's Envy is a very tall standard cymbidium with a 45" spike. Look for very tall yellows some of which may rival Milton Carpenter 'Everglades Gold' in warm tolerance and stature but with a longer life.