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Special #3   The Fredclarkeara's, these are going to be great!  Outstanding flower color, size, shape and bloom longevity
$84    plus shipping  

SVO 6481       
Fdk. L'amour de vie de Sue (Mo. Painted Desert 'SVO' HCC/AOS x Ctsm. Louise Clarke 'Very Dark')
The influence of Mormodia in breeding is well known,  Mo. Painted Desert (Cl. Rebecca Northen x Morm. sinuata) will add flower color, multiple pendulous inflorescences and flower longevity to its offspring.  Ctsm. Louise Clarke is named for my mother and is a spectacular hybrid.  The cultivar 'Very Dark' has dark burgundy flowers with huge flat lips, high flower count, and flowers 2-3 times a year.  The additional dose of pileatum and expansum provided by Ctsm. Louise Clarke will give improved flower size and lip width.  Many will be red with darker spots, and I believe this cross will have the potential to produce black-colored flowers as well. First to bloom Pic 1.   
3” pots $20

SVO 6521       
Fdk. NEW HYBRID (Fdk. Dark There After 'SVO Crazy Good' AM/AOS' x Ctsm. José Abalo 'SVO')

Dark There After (Fdk. After Dark x Ctsm. Donna Wise) has produced a number of significant plants, with five receiving AOS awards to date.  'SVO Crazy Good' is fantastic, with amazing form, size, color and an amazing, very broad almost-flat lip.  The addition of José Abalo (sanguineum x Orchidglade), with its 2 foot long stem carrying 20 dark burgundy flowers with black lips, will give us an excellent opportunity for very dark flowers, with some the elusive black color.  All the benefits of Fredclarkeara breeding will be evident with this cross.  If I was a betting man, this is one I would place my money on. This is not to be overlooked!  
3” pots $22


SVO 6525       
Fdk. NEW HYBRID (Fdk. Dark There After 'SVO Crazy Good' AM/AOS x Ctsm. John C. Burchett 'Ursa Major' FCC/AOS)

The Dark There After (Fdk. After Dark x Ctsm. Donna Wise) 'SVO Crazy Good' is a fantastic flower with amazing form, size, color and an unusually broad lip which is almost flat lip.   John C. Burchett (Ctsm. João Stivalli x Ctsm Susan Fuchs) is as good as it gets with Catasetum breeding today - the dark burgundy flowers are of superior size, color, and shape.  This is Fdk. breeding at its finest!  The Dark There After is fantastic, and adding the huge, dark pileatum-based lip of John C. Burchett again will further increase the size and flatten the shape of the flower and lip.  All of the benefits of Fredclarkeara breeding will be evident with this cross.  This is a cross not to overlook!  Huge potential with this grex.
3” pots $22

SVO 6724       
Fdk. NEW HYBRID (Fdk. Midnight Lace 'SVO' x Ctsm. Frilly Doris 'SVO II' AM/AOS)

Here is a new style in Fredclarkeara breeding.  The Midnight Lace is (Mo. Painted Desert x Ctsm. fimbriatum v. morrenianum) and blooms with dark purple-burgundy flowers and frilly lips that are almost like black lace.  Frilly Doris (Doris's Choice x Dona Marie) imparts good flower form, well arranged flowers, vigorous growth, an ability to bloom 3-4 times a season, and, most importantly, the fimbriate lip.  How about 15-20, large, long-lasting, dark purple-burgundy flowers with dark frilly lips, produced 2-3 times a season?  Sounds pretty good to me!
3” pots $20


SVO 6528
Fdk. NEW HYBRID (Fdk. After Hours 'SVO Way Good' x Ctsm. John C. Burchett 'Ursa Major' FCC/AOS)

The grex After Hours (Fdk. After Dark 'SVO' FCC/AOS x Ctsm. John C. Burchett 'Ursa Major' FCC/AOS) has two FCC/AOS parents is and the backcross to John C. Burchett 'Ursa Major' FCC/AOS makes it three.  This type of line breeding, in which a parent is crossed back to its progeny, will continue to increase flower size and improve lip flatness while maintaining the dark, nearly black-burgundy color.  These will have the excellent qualities of Fredclarkeara hybrids, including flower quantity, form, arrangement, size, fragrance and bloom longevity.
3” pots $22 Gift Plant



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SVO 5333 
Den. Golden Vista 'SVO' x Den. Dunokayla 'Tuyet' AM/AOS

This cross is as current as any Aussie Den breeding in Australia, and I'm really looking forward to flowering these plants!  The Golden Vista (Class x Star of Gold) produces large yellow flowers with a red blush on the edges of the sepals and a white lip covered with fine red spots.  The Dunokayla produces solid yellow chunky flowers with 20 or more blooms per stem.  Very impressive!  I expect these to be good yellows with a few red markings, high flower count and chunky form.  Nice large flowers, too.   Similar to SVO 5664.
3” pots $20

 SVO 5655
Den. Royal Vista 'SVO I' x Den. speciosum 'Windermere' HCC/AOC

Windermere is renowned in Australia for its breeding capabilities.  This parent appears to be recessive for color, allowing the color of the other parent to come through in the progeny.  Royal Vista (Beryl Wuth x Hilda Poxon) has a surprisingly large, purple flower with a nicely contrasting nearly-white lip.  Here we expect large lavender flowers on straight upright stems. An occasional plant will have white or cream colored blooms.
3” pots $20

SVO 5669
Den. Australian Artist (Den. Cobber 'Violet Gold' x Den. speciosum v. curvicaule 'Daylight Moon' FCC/AOC)
In August 2013 I attended the Melbourne Spectacular Orchid Show and saw many Australian Artists in bloom there. I was really impressed with how nicely they were flowering, with strong upright spikes, light yellow blooms and purple-red spotting.  These are really spectacular and make excellent display plants.  A proven cross with excellent qualities.    First to bloom picture.
3” pots $20

SVO 6010  
Den. (Tosca x Rutherford Starburst) 'Red Wine' x Den. Royal Vista '#3' 

'Red Wine' has just that - red wine-colored flowers.  It is an excellent grower and has flowered as many as 15 times from a single pseudobulb.  Absolutely amazing!  I consider it my best red/purple breeding plant.  Pairing it with Royal Vista (Beryl Wuth x Hilda Poxon) and its surprisingly large, medium purple flower and light pink lip, will give the offspring superb flower size and color. 
3” pots $20

SVO 6187    
Den. Gillieston Jazz 'Steven' x Den. Brimbank You Beauty 'SVO'

This cross will produce a range of flower colors from solid dark purple to white with purple tips.  Gillieston Jazz has a very dark purple/red flower, and is a great grower and reliable bloomer.  Brimbank You Beauty is a soft purple with a light center.  This grex will produce the desired outcome: nice plants, many with dark purple/red flowers.  Plant size will top out at 8-10” tall, and these should be reliable bloomers.  Nice color and plant habit with this one.
3” pots $20





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