Welcome to the new Sapphire Dragon Orchids and Orchid Vault site.  We are still hammering out some issues, please review our known issues list before reporting any issues/bugs.

Sapphire Dragon Orchids is a boutique orchid vendor specializing in coerulea Phalaenopsis species and hybrids. Our focus is on combining traditional techniques with a fresh approach to bring you new and exciting advancements in coerulea hybridizing.

Our efforts are driven with the goal of creating a strong foundation of high quality coerulea Phalaenopsis for the future. Our targeted breeding program allows us to stay highly focused on the ongoing development of this unique color form.   

We have an ongoing research program designed to work through the inheritance of the coerulea color form and to better understand how to create more consistent results from coerulea hybrids. 

Join our online community to discuss orchid hybridizing and other topics.  

Recent Store Additions

Our Orchid Hybrid List

I am extremely excited to be able have our Phalaenopsis Hybrids List on the site in a database organized by year.  You can explore years of hybrid records, the parents used and the thought process behind our hybrids.  These records are linked to the ploidy data and our online store.

I really hope you enjoy and find all this reference information useful.  It represents years of work.

SDO Orchid Hybrid Database Page

 

 

P. pulcherrima v. coerulea
SUMMER SPECIAL BUNDLES

Summertime is pulcherrima season. P. pulcherrima and it's hybrids produce tall spikes of flowers and tend to create an amazing show during the summer.  These orchids are quick to produce basal kiekis and you end up with a nice multi-lead plant quickly that will produce many spikes of flowers.

We have been collecting pulcherrima var coerulea for years and have done a lot of line breeding with them. We have some really great selections available in our store. For a limited time we have special pulcherrima bundles available with some of our favorites:

Summer 2020 Bundle One - 20% Off

Summer 2020 Bundle Two - 30% Off

Orchid Ploidy List

We maintain a database of ploidy information for important Phalaenopsis used in hybridizing.  Anytime chromosome counts are done on important cultivars the information is added here for everyone's reference. 

Visit the Known Ploidy Database for more information.

 

 

Recent Articles & Hybridizers Notebook Blog

Rob

Rob Shepherd

Owner / Hybridizer

Rob Shepherd

Owner / Hybridizer
Rob

Rob is the owner, grower, and hybridizer at Sapphire Dragon Orchids. Rob has been growing orchids since 1984 and has focused on hybridizing coerulea Phalaenopsis since 2000 when he first started building a collection of coerulea Phal stud plants.

Email: rob@sapphiredragonorchids.com
Michael

Michael James

Co-Owner

Michael James

Co-Owner
Michael

Michael runs the ranch in addition to his day job. He likes the orchids, but his real love is hanging out with the alpacas.

Pumkpin

Princess Pumpkin

Ranch Princess

Princess Pumpkin

Ranch Princess
Pumkpin

Princes Pumpkin the Pocket Alpaca IS the ranch Princess. Pumpkin is the first to visit ranch visitors and she especially loves children. She also have her own children's book.

Merlin

Merlin

Ranch Adviser

Merlin

Ranch Adviser
Merlin

Merlin, the Pineapple Green-Cheek Conure runs the house and the office. He also thinks he is guard bird and likes to alert us if anyone get's too close to the orchid greenhouse.