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Updated 31 Oct 08
Sunset Valley Orchids Cycnoches and Catasetum Hybrids

Welcome to the Sunset Valley Orchids spring 2008 Catasetinae offering. I believe this is one of the most diverse and ‘leading edge' offering of Catasetinae hybrids any where. Over the last 20 years I have assembled the best quality species and hybrids needed in breeding this world class offerings. The breeding plants have been selected for superior color, shape, size and plant vigor. Naturally these qualities lead to AOS awards and as a result much of the breeding stock has now been awarded.

The seedlings have shown strong and rapid growth with many producing a few flowers on small plants on the second years of growth. The plants will reach maturity at 3 to 5 years. When mature the flowerings are spectacular with many flowers produced in a range of colors from green, yellow, orange, red, chocolate, brown, spotted, and black…

Catasetinae are quite adaptable and grow well in a number of cultural conditions suitable for Paphiopedilum, Phalaenopsis, Cattleya, and Vandas. The most important factor is respecting their need for winter dormancy. In the late fall and early winter mature leaves will start to yellow and drop off, at these first signs begin to reduce your watering. By mid/late December most leaves should be yellow or have fallen off. At this point watering should be limited to once a month and only in the morning of a sunny day. Some shriveling of the bulbs is expected. Once the new growth has started to develop in the spring and new roots are 3-4” long resume the regular watering practice.

Fall 2008 Catasetinae Listing

Here are interesting some new plants not offered in the spring, including the first offering of the clones of Fdk. After Dark!

 

SVO 1759

(Ctsm. Donna Wise ‘Amber’ AM/AOS x Ctsm. Donna Wise ‘Kathleen’ AM/AOS)

These are the 2 best Donna Wise crossed together, expect dark petal and sepals and dark lip with some yellow in them. There will be fifteen or more flowers produced per stem. This grex has `garnered 9 AOS awards, this sibling cross is the next level of improvement.

SVO 1769

(Ctsm. Crownfox Voodoo ‘SVO’ AM/AOS x Ctsm. Donna Wise ‘Kathleen’ AM/AOS)

Crownfox Voodoo (Ctsm. Susan Fuchs x Ctsm. tenebrosum) has large flowers with dark burgundy petals and sepals and a wide chartreuse lip. Donna Wise (Ctsm. Orchidglade xCtsm. tenebrosum) will add additional color from the tenebrosum and assure large flower size. Expect fifteen or more dark burgundy flowers produced per stem.

SVO 1782

(Ctsm. Crownfox Voodoo ‘SVO’ AM/AOS x Ctsm. Dragon’s Teeth ‘SVO’ AM/AOS)

Crownfox Voodoo (Ctsm. Susan Fuchs x Ctsm. tenebrosum) has large flowers with dark burgundy petals and sepals and a wide chartreuse lip.  Dragon’s Teeth (Ctsm. fimbriatum x Ctsm. saccatum) produce over 30 flowers per stem. These flowers will have petal and sepals color influenced from the tenebrosum with improved segments width from the Susan Fuchs. Expect 20 or more flowers produced per stem.  A similar cross Ctsm. Ten Dragons (Dragon’s Teeth x tenebrosum) was very successful.

SVO 1797

(Ctsm. denticulatum ‘SVO’ AM/AOS x Morm. igneum ‘Red Lip’)

This specific breeding is for ‘small growing plants’ with bright flower color. The addition of the Mormodes will improved flower longevity and impart it bright red color. The full shaped flowers of the denticulatum will bring fine from to the cross. I am highly anticipating the first blooming of this hybrid.   The first batch sold our in 2 weeks!

SVO 1799

(Ctsm. denticulatum ‘SVO’ AM/AOS x Morm. lawrenceana ‘SVO’)

This specific breeding is for small growing plants with bright flower color. The full shaped flowers of the denticulatum will bring fine from to the cross and the Mormodes will improved flower longevity and impart it color. I am highly anticipating the first blooming of this hybrid. A similar line of breeding (Ctsm. denticulatum x Morm. ignea 1431) has produced spectacular flowers. A unique blend of two spectacular species. Limited

SVO 1816

(Cyc. warscewiczii ‘#3’ x Cyc. Jean E. Monnier ‘SVO’ AM/AOS)

The large, well shaped warscewiczii will improve the flower size of Jean E. Monnier (Cyc. cooperi x Cyc. barthiorum) I expect the color and spotting from the Jean E. Monnier to come    through and the lip to be modified into a shield type shape like warscewiczii. This cross has been hard to make due to timing of male and female flower blooming periods, I am excited to finally have this available.  This is the next level in breeding in Cycnoches.

SVO 1819

(Cyc. warscewiczii 'SVO' AM/AOS x Morm. Exotic Treat 'SVO II')

Exotic Treat is a deep yellow flower with dark burgundy spots, fantastic color. Thewarscewiczii will predictably impart its fine form and allow for the Mormodes color to come through.  Vigorous, strong growing plants. Expect bright yellow flowers with burgundy spots with excellent flower shape.  The best of these will be spectacular.

SVO 1826

Mo. Painted Desert
(Morm. sinuata ‘SVO’ HCC/AOS x Cl. Rebecca Northen ‘Grapefruit Pink’)

Painted Desert is a wonderful hybrid, deep red flowers with darker red stripes, well shaped flowers on pendent inflorescences.  Every one should have this cross.

SVO 1827

(Morm. Midnight ‘SVO’ x Cl. Rebecca Northen ‘Grapefruit Pink’)

Midnight (Morm. sinuata x Morm. buccinator) have a rich burgundy red flower color, Rebecca Northen well known for its frilly lipped pink flowers. These will be deep red flowers produced on pendent spikes with 11-15 flowers each, flower longevity will be 4+ weeks. These will be similar to Mo. Painted Desert in form but I am expecting deeper flower color.

SVO 1828

(Morm. sinuata ‘SVO’ HCC/AOS x Morm. hookeri ‘Black Fuzz’)

These will be easier to grow than straight Mormodes species as they will posses hybrid vigor. Morm. sinuata is a deep red flower with darker red stripes. Morm. hookeri is a deep burgundy brown flower with a black fuzzy lip, very unusual! The expectation is for 10-15, dark red/burgundy flowers on up right spikes, and some will have the fuzzy lips…

SVO 1833

(Morm. igneum ‘Orange’ x Cl. Rebecca Northen ‘Grapefruit Pink’)

TThese will be similar in shape and form to the successful cross, Mo. Painted Desert. However by using the orange from of igneum the flowers will be orange in coloration as the Clowesia recessive for color.  These will be small plants under 8” in height and produce a profusion of blooms on pendulous inflorescences .

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Fdk. After Dark ‘SVO Black Pearl’ FCC/AOS

‘SVO Black Pearl’ is the best of the ‘black flowered’ types, when mature it produces 2-3 pendent inflorescences per bulb, caring 12-18 flowers each and is one of the best growers.

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Fdk. After Dark ‘Sunset Valley Orchids’ FCC/AOS

‘Sunset Valley Orchids’ FCC/AOS is the best of the ‘spotted flowered’ types, it produces 1-2 pendent inflorescences per bulb, caring 12-18 flowers, it is an excellent grower and the spotted flowers are  amazingly beautiful.

 


 

SVO 637

(Ctsm. Portagee Star x Ctsm. Susan Fuchs ‘Burgundy Chips' FCC/AOS)

This is some of the most advanced breeding with the Ctsm. pileatum, Ctsm. expansum, and Ctsm. tenebrosum influence, these will produce 10-15 large flowers with broad shield shaped lips in colors from dark burgundy to heavily spotted.

SVO 737

(Ctsm. Portagee Star x Ctsm. Flying Dragon)

Ctsm. pileatum, expansum, saccatum, tenebrosum, and trula are all in the background. Flower color will be from solid to spotted, many will have toothed lips.

SVO 919

Cyc. Martha Clarke
(Cyc. herrenhusanum ‘SVO' x Cyc. barthiorum ‘SVO' AM/AOS)

After a long wait this cross is available again. Cyc. Martha Clarke produced the first tangerine colored flowers in Cycnoches. We have not flowered any of this batch yet but we are expecting excellent results, don't miss out these….

SVO 990

(Morm. revolutum x Ctsm. spitzii)

The Mormodes will impart color and the Catasetum size and shape. These will be trigger less flowers influenced by the Mormodes resulting in improved flower longevity. This Catamodes will have rusty red flowers being produced 10-15 per inflorescence.

SVO 1006

(Cyc. Bo Day Shus 'CLC' AM/AOS x Cyc. cooperi 'Crownfox' AM/AOS)

Cyc. Bo Day Shus is (Cyc. haagii x Cyc. loddigesii) a large 4" olive green flower with brown spots, the cooperi is the very rare green color form possessing excellent shape and size. Exceptionally large green flowers with spots. Limited supply

SVO 1459

(Cyc. warscewiczii 'Panama' x Morm. warscewiczii 'SVO')

The Morm. warscewiczii has a very complex coloration, produces many flowers and 3-4 spikes per bulb, this plant took a CCM/AOS and is one of the most vigorous Mormodes. The Cyc. warscewiczii will improve the shape and allow the exotic color of the Mormodes to come through. Looking forward to blooming this Cycnodes. Limited

SVO 1467

Cyc. warscewiczii (warscewiczii 'Jumbo' x warscewiczii 'SVO II' AM/AOS ')

This is the true Cyc. warscewiczii, the queen and king of the Cycnoches family. These are highly fragrant, swan shaped green and white flowers. Expect 5 to 9 large flowers per stem. These are not often offered for sale and it is a truly spectacular species

SVO 1478

Morm. warscewiczii (Morm. warscewiczii 'SVO' x self)

Morm. warscewiczii has 15-17, 2" flowers with a complex coloration, it is one of the easiest Mormodes to grow and flower. This plant took a CCM with 4 infloresences per bulb last year. This is a highly rewarding Mormodes to cultivate.

SVO 1480

Cyc. warscewiczii
(Cyc. warscewiczii 'SVO II' AM/AOS x Cyc. warscewiczii 'SVO' AM/AOS ')

Similar to SVO 1467, here two highly awarded plants are combined. This is the next level of improvement for this desirable species.

SVO 1755

Ctsm. Donna Wise
(Ctsm. Donna Wise ‘Lee' HCC/AOS x Ctsm. Donna Wise ‘Kathleen' AM/AOS)

Two superb Donna's sib mated; expect dark flower colors with some yellow in the lip. Fifteen or more flowers will be produced per stem. Not to be missed.

SVO 1757

Cyc. cooperi
(Cyc. cooperi ‘Mem. Pat Worthington' AM/AOS x self)

‘Mem. Pat Worthington' has superior form, very rounded flowers with a dark chocolate color. Expect excellent shape and color from this selfing.

SVO 1779

(Ctsm. Donna Wise ‘Lee' HCC/AOS x Ctsm. Susan Fuchs ‘Burgundy Chips' FCC/AOS)

This is quite possibly the best of ‘type' breeding in the pileatum/expansum group. These will be large deep red and spotted flowers carried 13-15 or more per stem. A very choice hybrid that will produce spectacular flowers.

SVO 1781

Cyc. Martha Clarke
(Cyc. barthiorum ‘SVOII' x Cyc. herrenhusanum ‘SVO Sun God)

After a long wait this cross is available again. Similar to SVO 919 however barthiorum is used as the pod parent. This may bring out more of the orange colors. Don't miss out these….

SVO 1784

(Cyc. William Clarke x Cyc. warscewiczii)

The next generation of breeding Cycnoches, looking for improvements in shape, size, color and flower count. These will produce 10-15 green flowers per stem.

SVO 1795

(Morm. lawrenceana ‘SVO' x Morm. Exotic Treat ‘SVO')

Breeding for high color, easy to grow Mormodes. Flowers will have exotic colors and patterns ranging from yellow to burgundy. A new and interesting type of breeding.

SVO 1797

(Ctsm. denticulatum ‘SVO' AM/AOS x Morm. igneum ‘Red Lip')

This specific breeding is for small growing plants with bright flower color. The addition of the Mormodes will improved flower longevity and impart it bright red color. The full shaped flowers of the denticulatum will bring fine from to the cross. I am highly anticipating the first blooming of this hybrid. A unique blend of two spectacular species.

SVO 1809

( Cyc. haagii ‘SVO' HCC/AOS x Morm. lawrenceana ‘SVO')

Cyc. haagii produces 2-4 inflorescences per bulb with 15 or more green flowers and red spots on each. The addition of the Mormodes will give color and flower longevity. Expect green to rose colored flowers covered with spots. Robust plants with showy flowers.

SVO 1812

(Cyc. haagii ‘SVO' HCC/AOS x Morm. elegans alba ‘SVO' HCC/AOS)

The green flowers and red spots of Cyc. haagii combined with the dark green stripes and lime green flowers of Morm. elegans. Hoping for shapely green flowers with green stripes and a few red spots. Very unique color combination, should be stunning.

SVO 1832

( Clo. Rebecca Northen ‘Grapefruit Pink' x Morm. igneum ‘Orange')

These will be similar in shape and form to the successful cross, Mo. Painted Desert. By using the orange from of igneum expect flowers to have orange coloration as the Clowesia is recessive for color. These will be small plants under 8” in height and produce a profusion of blooms. Same as SVO 1836

SVO 1834

( Cyc. warscewiczii ‘Giant Swan' x Morm. igneum ‘Red')

The iridescent red color from the igneum will dominate the flower color and the fine shape of the warscewiczii will lend its fine form. This is a proven combination giving excellent results. I am expecting 7-11 flowers with excellent coloration.

SVO 1835

( Cyc. warscewiczii ‘Giant Swan x Morm. hookeri ‘Black Fuzz')

Cycnodes hybrids have a high average of quality were the Mormodes dominates for color and the Cycnoches for form. The hookeri has an unusual black fuzzy lip with dark petals and sepals. It is hoped some will bloom with fuzzy dark lips….. Lots of potential.

SVO 1853

(Clo. Rebecca Northen ‘Grapefruit Pink' x Morm. lawrenceana ‘SVO')

These will be similar to the successful cross, Mo. Painted Desert. By using the large flower of Morm. lawrenceana I am expecting an improvement of flower size over Painted Desert. These will be small plants under 8” in height and produce many colorful flowers.

SVO 1854

(Clo. Grace Dunn ‘Live Oak' HCC/AOS x Morm. elegans alba ‘SVO' HCC/AOS)

This will also be similar to Mo. Painted Desert in form but I am expecting the dark green stripes and lime green flowers of Morm. elegans to dominate the color. Very unusual color combination not seen in this group. Unusual and different.

SVO 1855

(Clo. Grace Dunn ‘Live Oak' HCC/AOS x Morm. buccinator aurea ‘SVO')

Also will be similar in form to Mo. Painted Desert but I am expecting the deep golden yellow color of the buccinator aurea to dominate. Unusual and different.

SVO 1869

(Cyc. warscewiczii ‘Giant Swan' x Cyc. warscewiczii ‘SVO' AM/AOS)

These are highly fragrant, swan shaped green and white flowers measuring up to 5” across. Here two superior cultivars are combined; expect 5 to 9 large flowers per stem.

** Some pictures are representative of the cross and not actual parents.

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