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Carter and Holmes Orchids works to provide a variety of different orchids for sale including rare species, classic mericlones, new and unique hybrids grown from seed and more. Our goal is to offer healthy, vigorous plants that will thrive in different growing conditions, though we consider our 'niche' to be orchids that are suitable for the beginner or hobby grower. Our selections for sale will vary throughout the year.

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  1. Blc. Dal's Grace 'Peach Sorbet'

    Blc. Dahl’s Grace ‘Peach Sorbet’ AM/AOS x Blc. Kure Beach ‘Lenette #2’ AM/AOS

    SKU:9989/30

    Blc. Dahl’s Grace ‘Peach Sorbet’ AM/AOS x Blc. Kure Beach ‘Lenette #2’ AM/AOS

    A brand new cross with great potential.  The first parent is a large stunning peach bred from the famous Blc. George King 'Serendipity'Blc. Kure Beach is one of our best yellows and can pass along petal flaring to its progeny.  These are showing husky growth habit with dark green foliage.  Very fragrant, fall to winter bloomers expected.

    We are offering these in 3" pots, which are approximately 2-3 years until flowering size.

     

    To learn more about about this plant, including time to first flowering please click on the 'Additional Information' tab below.  Unless otherwise stated, please understand that bloom photos show mature sized plants not what those offered currently look like.

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    $15.95
  2. Blc. South Island ‘Beautiful Dreamer’ *Limited Edition*

    Blc. South Island ‘Beautiful Dreamer’ *Limited Edition*

    SKU:8542M/30

    Blc. South Island ‘Beautiful Dreamer’

    (Blc. Campobello x Blc. Malworth)

    This first-time offering is something very special indeed.  Delicate coloring with petals that open barely green and age to a stunning cream with peachy-gold highlights.  The flat spade shaped lip is bright yellow with candy pink edging.  We have never seen another quite like this one!  

    We have our first plants available of this Limited Edition mericlone offering.  Plants are established in 3" pots.

    To learn more about about this plant, including time to first flowering please click on the 'Additional Information' tab below.  Unless otherwise stated, please understand that bloom photos show mature sized plants not what those offered currently look like.

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    $17.95
  3. Cattleya bicolor 4N

    Cattleya bicolor 4N

    SKU:9878-9879/30

    A tall, slender growing Brazilian species that loves bright light and warm temperatures. Clusters of waxy green blooms with bright fuchsia lips appear above bifoliate foliage. These seedlings are bred from our tetraploid 'Mendenhall-Beta' parent and are expected to have heavy substance and clear, bright coloring.

    We are offering seedlings growing in 3" mesh baskets and chunky tree fern media.  We have found that this species does not take well to over watering, especially during the winter months.  Our suggestion for these seedlings is to mist heavily 3 to 4 times per week during the winter, and daily during the warmer summer months. First flowers are expected within twelve months.

    THESE LOOK GREAT RIGHT NOW!!

    To learn more about about this plant, including time to first flowering please click on the 'Additional Information' tab below

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    $15.95
  4. Cattleya trianae 'A.C. Burrage' AM/AOS *Rare Species*

    Cattleya trianae 'A.C. Burrage' AM/AOS *Rare Species*

    SKU:8060M/25

    Cattleya trianae 'A.C. Burrage' AM/AOS 

    This special cultivar was named after the first president of the American Orchid Society. Our plants are tissue cultured from the original plant granted an Award of Merit from the AOS in 1939 and from the RHS in 1948.  Blooms are a soft lavender-pink with purple and yellow coloring on the lip.  Excellent round form and good substance.  This item is not often available so get yours while you can!

    This is a good grower with sturdy foliage.  Requires standard cattleya conditions, meaning bright indirect light and a day/night temperature change. We are offering plants established in 2.5" pots.  We expect these to be flowering size in approximately 3 years.

    To learn more about about this plant, including time to first flowering please click on the 'Additional Information' tab below.  Unless otherwise stated, please understand that bloom photos show mature sized plants not what those offered currently look like.

     

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    $24.95
  5. Dendrobium anceps x sibling

    Dendrobium anceps x sibling

    SKU:9814/30

     [sib cross of ("Phelps farm" x "Mendenhall")].

    Photo of Dendrobium anceps shown courtesy of Lourens Grobler.

    It has been a long time since we have been able to offer this rare and unusual species. Foliage appears to have a braided look with miniature yellow blooms appearing in the spring. Can tolerate a range of conditions but does best if shaded during the hottest months. Do not allow to stay dry for long.

    To learn more about about this plant, including time to first flowering please click on the 'Additional Information' tab below

     

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    $15.95
  6. Epidendrum nocturnum

    Epidendrum nocturnum

    SKU:10311/30

    We acquired our compact growing strain from Eucagenera, many years ago. These have been fast growers and easy bloomers. Plants grow in clumps with pale cream and tan blooms that are only fragrant in the evening and overnight hours. Great for warm climates and does well with mount or basket culture.

    We have Blooming Size plants in 3” mesh baskets that are large enough to bud and flower at any time.  As they mature, plants become free-flowering year round.

    To learn more about about this plant, including time to first flowering please click on the 'Additional Information' tab below

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    $15.95
  7. Laelia rubescens (alba x aurea) x sib *Rare Species*

    Laelia rubescens (alba x aurea) x sib *Rare Species*

    SKU:9982/30

    Laelia rubescens (alba x aurea) x sib

    This hard to find species is native to Mexico and down through Central America, usually in areas with warm, bright conditions. Plants have rounded, short and rather flat pseudobulbs with thick rounded foliage.  Each fall after the summer growing period is over, tall bloom stems emerge to bloom usually by November.  This form was made using both white and yellow parents.  The results being flowers are a creamy off-white with black “eyes” in the center  Mature plants can hold multiple stems each season, with dozens of flowers making quite an impressive sight.

    Growing Suggestions:  Recommended for warm growing conditions, meaning 65 degrees or warmer year round.  Plants can tolerate short periods of cooler weather if kept dry. As plants mature, brighter light will be needed than seedlings currently receive but be cautious of causing leaf blushing or burn as plants won't recover easily. We usually hang larger plants high in the greenhouse above other crops and they flower well. Well draining media is a must to avoid rot.  These are easily grown in hanging baskets or on mounts.  We also have found that a bit of a dry winter rest is appreciated in cooler climates.  Water just enough to keep roots and bulbs from shriveling. 

    We are offering these beauties in 3" mesh pots.  After they outgrow these containers in the next year or two they can be slid right into larger baskets with little fuss.  Plants are large expected to flower for the first time within the coming 12 months. 

    To learn more about about this plant, including time to first flowering please click on the 'Additional Information' tab below.  Unless otherwise stated, please understand that bloom photos show mature sized plants not what those offered currently look like.

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    $22.00
  8. Potinara Lynette and Alan ‘EOC’

    Potinara Lynette and Alan ‘EOC’

    SKU:9092M/30

    Return of a sell-out Carter and Holmes Original!  Potinara Lynette and Alan is made by crossing the standard sized lavender Blc. Tribute with the miniature cool-growing species Sophronitis coccinea.  The result is compact plants with stems of boldly colored blooms, bright scarlet-orange shading over round yellow segments. The lip is a dark blood red. Plants will be best cultivated in cool to intermediate conditions which will also bring out the best bloom coloring. Get yours while supplies last!

    To learn more about about this plant, including time to first flowering please click on the 'Additional Information' tab below.  Unless otherwise stated, please understand that bloom photos show mature sized plants not what those offered currently look like.

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    $17.95

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