SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 5 9AM
Single or Dual Member:
Two free plants
Family or Supporter Member:
Three free plants
Five free plants
Benefactor, Stewards of the Earth, or Chairman’s Circle Member:
Ten free plants
Plants are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
– Justicia spicigera ‘Sidicaro’ (tangerine plume)
Justicia spicigera is an attractive evergreen shrub from Tropical America that will satisfy your garden color needs; if you need orange that is. Justicia spicigera displays vibrant orange blooms on top of its shiny green puckered foliage that are sure to attract butterflies. The variety Sidicaro was selected for its significantly fuller clusters of tangerine-colored blooms and more robust growth than compared to the normal species. Planted in full sun or partial shade this extremely attractive shrub will bloom year round with its peak in spring and summer.
– Anthurium wendlingeri (corkscrew Anthurium)
An incredibly rare epiphytic aroid from Costa Rica that will amaze even the most discerning collector. Its impressively long pendant rippled leaves are highlighted by its flamboyant corkscrew inflorescence that can reach up to 30”. These impressive anthuriums are commonly grown in low light conditions and potted in hanging baskets due to its pendulous habit. Protect from temperatures below 50*F.
– Billbergia Hallelujah
Yet another great landscape bromeliad that sports stunning burgundy leaves that are spotted and splashed with pink to blushing cream spots. The flower spike has soft pink bracts that are adorned with blue flowers. Although its true habit is as an epiphyte, this highly adaptive bromeliad can be grown terrestrially and flourishes in partial sun or can even handle a few hours of full sun daily.
– Iris domestica (blackberry lily)
A true Asian gem, Iris domestica is a great landscape plant with many sought-after features. A fan shaped arrangement of glaucous leaves give rise to long spikes holding orange flowers mottled with deep red spots. These elegant and architecturally shaped plants seem to flower almost year round and only stop when they produce their seeds which look similar to a blackberry. Best cultivated in full sun or partial shade as a border in your garden or as a stand alone accent plant.
– Rhyncholaelia digbyana (fringed lip orchid)
The most spectacular of orchids, Rhyncholaelia digbyana is an exotic Central American orchid that will stop you dead in your tracks. It bears a single large flower atop a glaucous pseudobulb and leaves that will consistently bloom in the summer and fills the air with its sweet lemon scent. Best if grown mounted on driftwood in a high light setting with ample water when developing its pseudobulbs.
– Epicyclia Laura Meyer ‘Carmela’s Pink Lip’
This highly versatile complex hybrid has its “roots” in two very easily cultivated genera. Developed by one of Hawaii’s most well known orchid nurseries, Carmela Orchids, this sweet scented, incredibly attractive hybrid bear long sprays of lightly colored flowers with a pink lip. Grows best in a high light setting in a bark-based orchid mix.
– Rhyncholaeliocattleya Suzanne’s Hallelujah ‘Soft Touch’
Sometimes size does matter. Get ready to win many AOS awards with this jaw dropping, extremely well made hybrid. Its sheer flower size is impressive enough, but this hybrid also has one of the most attractively colored lips you’ll ever see. Grows best in a high light in a bark-based mix.
Cattleya Bactia (‘grape wax’)
This classic primary orchid hybrid will win you over with its intoxicating fragrance. It sports large bifoliate pseudobulbs that hold its clusters of shiny grape colored, extremely fragrant flowers high atop its canopy. This sought-after cattleya will make a great addition to your collection and will grow great outdoors year round in our area.