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Catasetum tigrinum plant special:  purchase 5 plants for $90 and get the 6th one FREE!

SVO 7298   
Clo. New Hybrid (Cl. Grace Dunn 'Live Oak' HCC/AOS x Ctsm. tigrinum 'SVO')

Grace Dunn (warczewitzii x rosea) has been a productive parent, with its lemon-scented pink and green frilly-lipped blooms produced on many-flowered pendulous inflorescences in winter. Ctsm. tigrinum is a very special species: small-growing, and flowering several times a season with cascading inflorescences that each hold 15-30 white-cream blooms spotted lightly in red on the petals and sepals.  Equally important are the shape and placement of its wide petals, which fill the space between the dorsal and lateral sepals, creating a full-shaped flower that is transmitted to its offspring.  This is a great characteristic and very valuable in hybridization.  This mini-Clowesetum will flower at 4-6” tall and bear cascading inflorescences of flowers with excellent shape in pink, white and cream.  The long-lived flowers will be produced in fall and winter.  A very charming hybrid!
3” pots $18

SVO 7299 
Clo. New Hybrid (Clo. Rebecca Northen 'Grapefruit Pink' x Ctsm. tigrinum 'Wyche' HCC/AOS)

This year we are trying some mini-Clowesetums.  The hybrid genus Clowesetum (Catasetum x Clowesia) is known for flower longevity and multiple simultaneous inflorescences.  Rebecca Northen (Grace Dunn x rosea) is a great parent!  With its fragrant pink frilly-lipped flowers it has produced many successful hybrids.  Ctsm. tigrinum is a very special species: small-growing, and flowering several times a season with cascading inflorescences that each hold 15-30 white-cream blooms spotted lightly in red on the petals and sepals.  Equally important are the shape and placement of its wide petals, which fill the space between the dorsal and lateral sepals, creating a full-shaped flower that is transmitted to its offspring.  This is a great characteristic and very valuable in hybridization.  This mini-Clowesetum will flower at 4-6” tall and bear cascading inflorescences of flowers with excellent shape in pink, white and cream.  The long-lived flowers will be produced in fall and winter.  This promises to be a very charming hybrid!
3” pots $18

SVO 7309   
Ctsm. New Hybrid (Ctsm. Portagee Star 'Brian Lawson's Sunrise' HCC/AOS x Ctsm. tiginum 'Wyche' HCC/AOS)

Flower quality in Portagee Star is surprisingly nice, with just three species in its background: pileatum, expansum and tenebrosum.  The shape is full, the lip is flat and the color is an attractive yellow with a bit of red.  I strongly believe that Ctsm. tigrinum will be a positive influence on the offspring. Earlier crosses have shown that tigrinum imparts the desirable characteristic of wide petals, creating a full flower shape.  These will also be 'mini-Catasetums,' as the tigrinum will reduce plant size.  I can hardly wait to see a lot of these new crosses bloom, but I'm particularly interested in this one.  SVO 7314 is very similar but was made with a different cultivar of tigrinum. 
3” pots $18

SVO 7313   
Ctsm. New Hybrid (Ctsm. Frilly Doris 'SVO II' AM/AOS x Ctsm. tigrinum 'SVO')

The tried and true Frilly Doris (Doris's Choice x Dona Marie) imparts good flower form, fimbriate lips and well-arranged flowers.  It's a vigorous grower that blooms reliably 3-4 times a season with 23-26 flowers per inflorescence. Early Ctsm. tigrinum crosses have shown that this species transmits wide petals, a desirable characteristic that creates full flower shape.  These will also be 'mini-Catasetums,' as the tigrinum parent will reduce plant size.  These will have high flower count, spotted flowers and frilly lips.  What more could you want?  
3” pots $18

SVO 7314   
Ctsm. New Hybrid (Ctsm. Portagee Star 'Brian Lawson's Sunrise' HCC/AOS x Ctsm. tigrinum 'SVO')

Flower quality in Portagee Star is surprisingly nice, with just three species in its background: pileatum, expansum and tenebrosum.  The shape is full, the lip is flat and the color is an attractive yellow with a bit of red.  I strongly believe that Ctsm. tigrinum will be a positive influence on the offspring. Earlier crosses have shown that tigrinum imparts the desirable characteristic of wide petals, creating a full flower shape.  These will also be 'mini-Catasetums,' as the tigrinum will reduce plant size.  I can hardly wait to see a lot of these new crosses bloom, but I'm particularly interested in this one.  SVO 7309 is very similar but was made with a different cultivar of tigrinum. 
3” pots $18

SVO 7345   
Ctsm. New Hybrid (Ctsm. Orchidglade 'Davie Ranches' AM/AOS x Ctsm. tiginum 'SVO')

Orchidglade (pileatum x expansum) is a prolific bloomer with large yellow flowers, red spots and a huge lip.  As a bonus, it is an excellent breeder, reliably producing high-quality offspring. Ctsm. tigrinum blooms with 15-30 flowers that are white-cream with light red spots, produced several times a season on cascading inflorescences. Early hybrids with tigrinum have shown that offspring produce flowers with wide petals, a very desirable quality.  These will be 'mini-Catasetums,' as tigrinum will reduce plant stature due to its small growing habit.  These will have highly spotted flowers with excellent, full shape. I am really looking forward to these! 
3” pots  $18


 

Cycnoches plant special:  purchase 5 plants for $90 and get the 6th one FREE!

SVO 7206   
Cyc. Super Cooper (Cyc. warscewiczii 'SVO' AM/AOS x Cyc. Jumbo Cooper 'SVO' AM/AOS)

This cross is all about green flowers on long cascading inflorescences. The cross of Jumbo Cooper used the very green Cyc. cooperi 'Green Emerald' HCC/AOS and the exceptional  Cyc. warscewiczii 'SVO' AM/AOS as parents.  The offspring were high quality, with 3 receiving AOS awards.  Backcrossing Jumbo Cooper to warscewiczii will increase flower size, improve overall shape, reinforce the green flower color and increase flower size.  The plants are showing excellent vigor.
3” pots $18

SVO 7207   
Cyc. New Hybrid (Cyc. warscewiczii 'SVO' AM/AOS x Cyc. Dark Swan 'Bold Spots' )

I have been working diligently on Cycnoches for many years now, and I feel that these newest crosses are will be exceptional. Dark Swan is (Richard Brandon x Chloronge), and this is a complex hybrid with 5 species in its makeup: warscewiczii, loddigesii, chlorochilon, barthiorum and cooperi. 'Bold Spots' has a very dark bold spots nearly covering the petals and sepals. The addition of warscewiczii will widen the segments and improve substance. Flower color will range from olive green to dark burgundy.  These will be grow rapidly and bloom easily. 
3” pots $18

SVO 7224   
Cyc. New Hybrid (Cyc. warscewiczii 'Giant Swan' x Cyc. Richard Brandon 'Extra Wide Petals')

Richard Brandon 'Extra Wide' has the widest petals imaginable for a Cycnoches hybrid.  The flowers are bronze colored, and the lip is densely spotted burgundy. Cyc. warscewiczii 'Giant Swan' is an outstanding line bred variety that has nearly perfect form and heavy substance.  These will have superior shape, high flower count, spotted lips and green to bronze flowers. This is a cross with superior potential. 
3” pots $18

SVO 7244   
Cyc. New Hybrid (Cyc. Anne-Kathrin Berger 'SVO' x Cyc. warscewiczii 'SVO Best')

I've been breeding for Cycnoches with yellow flowers and red spots, a combination that I really like.  Cyc. Anne-Kathrin Berger (pentadactylon x herrenhusanum) has this color combination as well as great flower form, high flower count and ease of plant growth.  This warscewiczii has great flower quality and is a reliable, vigorous plant that has been an important part of my breeding program. The hope is for a percentage of yellow flowers with fine red spots.  Flower shape will be excellent, and the pendent inflorescences will have 13-15 well-arranged flowers.  I am very optimistic about the results here.
3” pots $18

SVO 7273
Cyc. New Hybrid (Cyc. Jean E. Monnier 'Darkest Ever' x Cyc. Richard Brandon 'SVO III')

This cross represents some of the most modern breeding in Cycnoches today.  As the advanced breeding is taking us farther away from the influence of the species, we are finding that the plants are easier to grow and flower at a very young age. This Jean E. Monnier (cooperi x barthiorum) has a high flower count, but what's truly amazing are the very dark flowers in a rich burgundy/chocolate color, the 'Darkest Ever.'  Cyc. Richard Brandon (Cyc. warscewiczii x Cyc. Jean E. Monnier) was a real breakthrough: superbly-shaped flowers with shield-shaped lips, high flower count, heavy substance and amazing colors. The expectation here is for bronze flowers with darker burgundy spots, shield-shaped lips, and long inflorescences carrying 20 or more flowers.  Some will be solid dark burgundy and highly desirable! You can't go wrong with this one or the similar cross SVO 7296.
3” pots $20

SVO 7296
Cyc. New Hybrid (Cyc. Jean E. Monnier 'Big & Bold' x Cyc. Richard Brandon 'Very Select')

This cross represents some of the most modern breeding in Cycnoches today. This Jean E. Monnier (cooperi x barthiorum) flowers with 25 boldly spotted bronze/copper-colored flowers per infloresence.  Cyc. Richard Brandon (Cyc. warscewiczii x Cyc. Jean E. Monnier) was a real breakthrough: superbly-shaped flowers with shield-shaped lips, high flower count, heavy substance and amazing colors. The expectation here is for bronze/green flowers with bold darker burgundy spotting on long inflorescences carrying 25 or more flowers.  You can't go wrong with this one or the similar cross SVO 7273.
3” pots $20


 

Fredclarkeara plant special:  purchase 5 plants for $100 and get the 6th one FREE!

SVO 6487
Fdk. Beverly Danielson (Fdk. After Midnight 'SVO Dark Beauty' FCC/AOS' Ctsm. Orchidglade 'Davies Ranches' AM/AOS)

With this cross we are taking the nearly perfect darkest burgundy flowers of Fdk. After Midnight 'SVO Dark Beauty' and pairing them with the huge lip and colorful spotted flower of Ctsm. Orchidglade.  Our experience has taught us that this type of hybrid makes for improved flower form.  The flower color of the progeny will range from solid deep burgundy to densely spotted burgundy, and a few might even be light yellow with bold red spots.  These will be unique and beautiful flowers. Here is the flower the cross was named after Pic
3” pots $20

SVO 6728   
Fdk. New Hybrid (Mo. Painted Desert 'SVO' HCC/AOS x Ctsm. Melana Davison 'Fox Tail' )

This is a new direction in Fredclarkeara breeding - mini-Fredclarkearas!!!We understand Painted Desert as a parent, producing offspring with excellent form, color and flower longevity.  It is also a small-growing plant that matures at only 6” tall.  Here we've paired it with the superior flowers of the mini-Catasetum Melana Davison (Penang x denticulatum).  The combination will make this grex a star!  Flower colors will range from black through deep burgundy and spotted red/burgundy.  All will have excellent form, high flower count, and pleasing arrangement.  The plants will stay small and produce 2-3 inflorescences per bulb.  Check out the first to bloom Pic 1,  Pic 2Pic 3   A great new hybrid with amazing flowers!!! 
3” pots $20

SVO 6865 
Fdk. New Hybrid (Fdk. After Hours 'SVO Heaven Scent' FCC/AOS x Ctsm. Orchidglade 'JTM')

Fdk. After Hours is (Fdk. After Dark x Ctsm. John C. Burchett), and both parents have a proven history of producing many successful hybrids.  Here we are taking the recently awarded 'SVO Heaven Scent' FCC/AOS and   combining it with the equally prolific breeder Orchidglade 'JTM' (pileatum x expansum), with its dark burgundy flowers and huge lip.  This grex has all the ingredients for a superior hybrid: excellent shape, fantastic flower color, lots of flowers and bloom longevity.
3” pots $20

SVO 6889 
Fdk. New Hybrid (Fdk. Dark There After 'SVO Winters Night' FCC/AOS x Ctsm. Louise Clarke 'Very Dark' )

The cross Dark There After (Fdk. After Dark x Ctsm. Donna Wise) has produced a significant number of excellent plants, with five receiving AOS awards. 'SVO Winters Night' is the best seen, with high-quality flowers of amazing form, size and color, and a very broad almost-flat lip.  The FCC/AOS was well-deserved. My mother's namesake Catasetum is Louise Clarke (Susan Fuchs x Donna Wise).  Its large flowers and huge flat lips are very impressive, and this cultivar is a prolific bloomer with exceptionally dark flowersand a high flower count.  With this cross we expect to achieve excellent lip size.  The flowers will come in a range of hues, from dark red to yellow with burgundy spotting, and a few will even be black!
3” pots $20

SVO 7218
Fdk. New Hybrid (Fdk. After Hours 'Dark Thirty' x Fdk. Enter Light 'SVO Dark Beauty' FCC/AOS)

Here is a hybrid with highly awarded parents.  Both parents of this After Hours (Fdk. After Dark 'SVO' FCC/AOS x Ctsm. John C. Burchett 'Ursa Major' FCC/AOS) have FCC's, and 'Dark Thirty' has FCC quality flowers as well!  Enter Light 'SVO Dark Beauty' FCC/AOS is the best of the best!  Its shape, color, form, ease to bloom, fragrance and flower life are all superior.  This and SVO 7226 are the second and third times a Fredclarkeara has been crossed to another Fredclarkeara!  The opportunity for exceptional offspring is mind boggling.
3” pots $20

SVO 7275  
Fdk. New Hybrid (Fdk. Enter Light 'SVO Dark Beauty' FCC/AOS x Ctsm. John C. Burchett 'Ursa Major' FCC/AOS)

Enter Light 'SVO Dark Beauty' FCC/AOS is (Fdk. After Dark x Ctsm. pileatum v. imperiale).  This FCC cultivar is the best of the best: its shape, color, form, ease to bloom, fragrance and flower life are all superior.  John C. Burchett (Ctsm. João Stivalli x Ctsm. Susan Fuchs) in one of the most impressive of the modern pileatum-based Catasetum hybrids.  Its rich burgundy color and huge, flat, nearly-black lips make this a sight to behold!  Superior flower size, color, shape, longevity and fragrance all should be evident in this excellent breeding line. 
3” pots $20

 


 

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