Laelia anceps ‘Mendenhall’ AM/AOS
We grow many different forms of Laelia anceps and its pretty difficult to decide which one is my favorite. But this peticular clone is definitely one of them. This is an original division of the famous ‘Mendenhall’ clone that received an AM/AOS. If I remember correctly, this is a tetraploid mutation that resulted from a cloning of the (also) famous ‘Irwins’ clone done by Carter & Holmes. These are VERY large flowers for an anceps with the primary flowers measuring almost 6 inches! And the color is great too.
This is not for the window sil though…this flowering has 9 spikes with the spike length varying from 2 to 5 feet each and has over-grown its 14” basket.