More Mother’s Day Orchids

Moth Orchids, or Phals, have been popular Mother’s Day gifts for years, but sometimes it’s time for something different. The orchid world has endless variety to choose from; these photos show just a tiny sample of what’s available besides Phals.

Dendrobium orchid flowers, leaves, and stem, Pacific Orchid and Garden Expo 2017, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CaliforniaDendrobium Jesmond Glitter 'Ramona', orchid hybrid flower, Pacific Orchid Expo 2016, San Francisco, CaliforniaCymbidium Tri-Lip 'Flamingo', orchid hybrid flower, peloric flower, Pacific Orchid Expo 2016, San Francisco, California

Cymbidium Pia Borg 'Flash', orchid hybrid flower, Pacific Orchid Expo 2015, San Francisco, CaliforniaOncidium flowers, Dancing Lady Orchids, Pacific Orchid Expo 2011, San Francisco, CaliforniaOncidium hybrid flowers, Dancing Lady Orchids, Pacific Orchid Expo 2015, San Francisco, California

Other popular varieties include DendrobiumsCymbidiums, Dancing Lady Orchids, Lady Slippers, Pansy Orchids, and Epidendrums. Each type, in turn, has its own options for flower colors, sizes, and patterns. On top of that, new hybrids arrive on the market regularly. The choices never run out.

Paphiopedilum flower, Paph, Lady Slipper orchid, Pacific Orchid Expo 2016, San Francisco, CaliforniaPaphiopedilum Avignon, Lady Slipper orchid hybrid, Pacific Orchid Expo 2016, San Francisco, CaliforniaMiltoniopsis flowers, Pansy Orchids, Pacific Orchid Expo 2013, San Francisco, California

Miltoniopsis flower, Pansy Orchid, Pacific Orchid Expo 2014, San Francisco, CaliforniaEpidendrum Yoko 'Yokohama', orchid hybrid flowers, Pacific Orchid Expo 2015, San Francisco, CaliforniaEpidendrum Fantasy Valley, orchid hybrid flowers, Pacific Orchid Expo 2013, San Francisco, California

You may need to search a little harder for these other gift options, since Phals really dominate the market, but it’s worth the effort to find that truly special present. These alternative orchids guarantee countless beautiful choices for Mother’s Day.

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