"To boldly grow what no man has grown before ...."
Disa is a genus of about 180 terrestrial orchids found mostly in central and southern Africa. Of this number, only a handful that grow in the southwestern corner of the continent, close to Cape Town, are commonly found in cultivation. The best known ones are evergreen and grow along stream banks, on waterfalls and in marshy seepages. Of these, the most important and striking one is Disa uniflora, which has large flowers exhibiting a range of colors including red, pink, orange and, very rarely, yellow. When D. uniflora is crossed with other Disa species, many interesting and colorful hybrids result. The evergreen Disas and their hybrids are the subject of this website. Here's a link to an article about me and my Disas: Disa story