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Carolara Kathryn the Great

Carolara Kathryn the Great

Regular price $28.00 USD
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A new hybrid named after the owner's Mom.  The show stopping blooms on this orchid will take your breath away. With a sweet fragrance and growing conditions from cool to warm, this Caraolara deserves a home in every collection.  Grown in 4" pots.

Kalapana Kev honors Kathryn the Great! 

Kathryn Lee Evans, lived a life of service and unwavering devotion to her family.  Born on August 4, 1946, in Boise, Idaho, she was raised by Kathryn Pearl Hahn and Benjamin Wesley Sammons.   

In the quaint town of La Grande, Oregon, Kathi ruled as the matriarch of her family. Alongside her husband, John Evans, she raised two boys of their own, Eric and Aaron.  But Kathi's heart was open for more.  She hosted foreign exchange students, welcomed foster children, and even adopted four more kids:  Katrina, Kevin (aka Kalapana Kev), Laura, and Mikel.  She turned her humble home into a small sanctuary for undesirable children with her compassion and selflessness. 

Kathi's passions were as varied as the colors of her vegetable garden.  She pursue fun and learning with her children, a deep reader of sci-fi novels, lover of board games, video games and computers. Routine camping trips offered her and family moments of adventure and connection with nature, while her expertise in fly fishing allowed her to find solace in the rhythmic dance of the rivers. 

On January 21, 2021, the Evans family said its goodbyes to this remarkable woman.  But Kathryn’s spirit lives on.  Her call to be big hearted, and serve with fun and grace will endure.



We ship most of our product with FedEx using their Priority Overnight service.

Our basic care instructions are included with each  non-commercial shipment.


West of The Rockies: Overnight

East of The Rockies: 2 Day service


FedEX shipments are automatically insured to cover damage due to a late delivery, a lost package, or a damaged/crushed package. This does not cover heat or freeze damage if the package is delivered on time.

We do not offer nor insure UPS and USPS shipments.

Please utilize the 'Hold for Pick up at the FedEx station nearest you' in times of extreme heat or winter weather.

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We are not responsible or our carrier for any delay or damage of the product caused by natural disaster ie: storm, heavy snow, fire, earthquake, etc.

All plants, are subject to inspection by government agencies (Dept. of Agriculture) which may result in a delay in delivery (primarily in California). We are not liable or responsible for damage, refunds or credit resulting from delay of these shipments.

Incomplete or incorrect shipping address will result in delays. An additional charge will be billed to you for address corrections made by our delivery courier.



Most orders are shipped via FedEx Priority Overnight



If your package ships Monday, it will arrive Tuesday.


2 Day service

If your package ships Monday, it will arrive Wednesday.

For orders to be shipped on Monday, we need to have your order in by the Friday before.
* Saturday Delivery additional charge

Care Instructions

See our orchid care page for detailed care instructions!

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