"Sophisticated shoppers stop at Motes Orchids..." -Susan Orlean, The Orchid Thief
V. Motes Goldpiece '24 carat'
This highly awarded cross is in the middle of Motes Orchids' breeding program, the progeny of several awarded crosses and the parent of many more, some of which are available in the shop.
V. Motes Mandarin 'Mary Motes'
Another highly awarded cross and parent to numerous Motes hybrids, including V. Miami Mandarin.
V. Motes Goldflake AM/AOS
V. Motes Ginger Hot
V. Motes Flamboyant 'Poinciana'
V. Miami Snowdrop
V. Truman Motes
V. Ann Reaben Prospero 'Most Articulate Lady'
V. Ann Reaben Prospero
V. Motes Blood Orange
V. Mary's Lemon Drop
Vanda Motes Butterscotch
V. Karina Motes JC/AOS
V. Elizabeth Taylor
Motes Orchids was asked to provide a special gift for Elizabeth Taylor. We thought this purple beauty was fitting, so we named it for her. It wouldn't be the last time a Motes hybrid was used to honor a special person: Vanda William Catherine, the orchid named in honor of Prince William and Duchesss Kate, was created using two Motes plants: V. First and Last and V. Motes Toledo Blue. Elizabeth Taylor the star has passed on, but her movies, good works, and this plant live on.