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Sunset Valley Orchids 2015 Cattleya List

 

Mini Catts

The mini-cats are plants that will stay under 6” tall and bloom in a 3”-4” pot. It is not uncommon for mini-cats to bloom twice a year. Mini-cats are making a comeback, the modern breeding has developed significant improvements where the plants are heat tolerant, produce large flowers, and have brilliant colors and superb flower shape. There is always space for more of these in every collection. 

This 2015 list is the “best ever” Mini-Catt offering.  The quality of the plants and the large flower sizes produced from 4” tall plants is just astounding.   These crosses are setting a new standard. Take an extra long look at this list! 

SVO 5098 
Slc. California Apricot 'Orange Circle' HCC/AOS  x Slc. Fire Fantasy' H&R'
California Apricot is the famous breeder of these well know hybrids: Slc. Hazel Boyd, Slc. Final Touch, Slc. Seagulls Apricot, Pot. Scully’s Circle, and Slc. Mango Spice.  Combined these 5 hybrid have 100 AOS awards!!!  California Apricot brings a high average of quality to its offspring. Fire Fantasy breeds for superior flares in its offspring and has produced some very nice hybrids. These will have a different flower color from most flare/splash breeding, expect intense orange flowers with bright yellow flares, well rounded shape and flowering twice a year as an extra bonus. This is a picture of the first plant to bloom Pic1
3” pots 15

SVO 5116 
Slc. Bright Circle (Slc. Bright Angel 'Mark's Red' HCC/AOS x Slc. Circle of Life 'Mesmerize' AM/AOS)

Here is another great mini-catt with a big personality.  Plants will be 6” tall with 3.5” wide solid red flowers, and will bloom 2x a year.  A real nice improvement in modern mini reds.
3”pots $12

SVO 5205 
Slc. Love Castle 'Kurenai' AM/AOS x Slc. Seagulls Apricot 'SVO 5 Alarm'

Love Castle (Lc. Jose Dias Castro x Sl. Psyche) has very unique intense deep purple-fuchsia colored flowers on a mini plant.  Seagulls Apricot (Slc. California Apricot ‘Orange Circle’ HCC/AOS x Soph. coccinea) is a brilliant red flower of excellent form which needs little introduction, as it has played an important role in breeding for many years.  These will flower in deep reds to purple-reds with strong little stems holding the flowers well.
3” pots $12

SVO 5212 
Soph. Wild Fire (Soph. coccinea 'SVO' AM/AOSSoph. wittigiana 'Pink Opal' AM/AOS)

What a great mini-catt, the plants are 3” tall plants and have flowers that are 3” across! Much easier to grow than either parent these are showing “hybrid vigor”.  Fantastic color andsuper flat flowers, the plants are blooming size in 3” pots.Check out this picture of the first to bloom Pic1
3” pots $15

SVO 5282 
Slc. Dal's Buddy (Lc. Aussie Sunset 'Cosmic Fire'Sc. Beaufort 'Big Circle')

I have seen pictures of this in the Australian orchid magazines and on their web sites but never here in the USA. The grex was originally made by David Littman and several plants were cloned and sold all over Australia.  I have always wanted some of these, so I had to make the cross myself, and here it is.   The plant matures at 6-8” tall. Many flowers come out flared with the excellent shape imparted by the Beaufort. 
3”pots $12

SVO 5285 
Pot. Golden Circle 'OPRL'Slc. Cosmic Delite 'SVO' HCC/AOS

Golden Circle (Blc. Goldenzelle x Slc. Circle of Life) ‘OPRL’ has  Orange Petals and Red Lip. The 3.5” flowers and the 6” tall plant blooms 3 times a year, has a pleasing shape and is a proven breeder. The Cosmic Delite (yes that is the correct spelling) is (Slc. Bright Angel x Sc. Batemanniana); it is mini-catt standing at just 4” tall with a red flower, flared with yellow and has good shape.  This cross will produce many full shaped flowers, in intense red-orange with some flared or striped.  Plant will be about 5” tall and bloom twice a year.  Picture of one of the first to bloom Pic
3” pots $12

SVO 5347
Lctna. Peggy San 'Gold Country'  x Epc. Kyoguchi 'M. Sauno' mutation

Peggy San (Lc. Peggy Huffman x Bro. sanguinea) is a true mini cat favoring the plant habit and flower shape of the Broughtonia with the Peggy Huffman adding size and flares.  The ‘Gold Country’ is a mutation out of the cloning of the Stewart’s Orchids plant ‘Cynosure’ AM/AOS.   Kyoguchi (Enc. aromatica x C. aurantiaca) has yellow flowers on branched inflorescences that are highly fragrant.  These will stay small standing at 6” tall and begin to flower at a young age.  Broughtonia-shaped flowers with flares in red or possibly yellow, and when mature inflorescences will be branched. A very unusual cross in very limited supply.
3” pots $15

SVO 5383
(Slc. Tangerine Jewel x Lc. Sacramento Rose) 'SVO' x Pot. Red Blast 'SVO Red Red'

These are going to be dark red-purple Mini-catts with even darker lips. The plants will mature at 5” tall and flower in 3” pots. These should also flower 2-3 times a year as this grex is influenced by the L. alaorii in the breeding of Sacramento Rose. Cutting edge Mini-cat breeding for very rounded flowers.
3” pots $15

SVO 5424 
Slc. Beau's Apricot Gem (Sc. Beaufort 'Luna Rousse'  x Slc. Seagulls Apricot 'SVO Brilliance')

Bright tangerine orange to red flowers on true mini sized plants.  Flowers will be long lasting and very round.  Easy to flower and will bloom twice a year in a 3” pot.  This is a very nice mini-catt and good on a windowsill with the first of these now blooming. Here are pictures of some of the first to bloom Pic1 , Pic2
3” pots $12

SVO 5428 
Slc. Seagulls Apricot 'SVO Brilliance'  x (Slc. Chili Sauce x Sc. Cosmos) 'SVO Redondo'

This is mini-catt breeding at its finest for dark red flowers. Seagulls Apricot (Slc. California Apricot x Soph. coccinea has brilliant red flowers of superior shape. The ‘SVO Redondo’ had almost perfectly round flower form and a bright red color. These will be mini-catts, flowers red with just a few having yellow vein like splashes in the petals.
3” pots $12

SVO 5440 
Slc. Mini Beau 'SVO'  x Slc. Seagulls Apricot 'SVO Brilliance'

Red, red, and red Mini-catt.   Plants will mature at 4”-5” tall, flowers will be red….
The breeding behind the parents is: Mini Beau (Sl. Minipet x Sl. Beaufort) and Seagulls Apricot (Slc. California Apricot x Soph. coccinea) excellent genetics, and blooming size plants.
3” pots $12

SVO 5449
Slc. Jillian Lee 'SVO' x Slc. Cosmic Delite 'SVO' HCC/AOS

The grex Jillian Lee (Sc. Beaufort x Sl. Orpetii) has excellent rounded shape, red-orange flowers and a lip that is red with a yellow throat. Cosmic Delite (Slc. Bright Angel x Sc. Batemanniana) and no it’s not a spelling error, but it is a Mini-catt with very showy red flowers with yellow flaring in the petal, it is an excellent breeder of flares.  I am expecting compact plants standing 5”-6” tall with well rounded flowers red and orange-red with many having desirable red and yellow flaring.
3” pots $12

SVO 5524 
Lc. Mem. Alberto Wenzel 'SVO'  x Sc. Beaufort 'Big Circle'

Mem. Alberto Wenzel (C. schroderae x L. alaorii) produces a plant and flowers that look a bit like a miniature C. schroderae with light pink petals and sepals with an orange-yellow spot in the throat. Beaufort (Soph. coccinea x C. luteola) is an excellent parent and breeding plant. This is a very interesting direction in breeding with this second generation L. alaorii hybrid.   I am expecting plants to mature at 5” tall, be nice and robust with well formed flowers in soft pastel colors.  I am really looking forward to seeing these bloom.
3” pots $12

 

Compact Catts

Compact growing Cattleyas have gained considerable interest with hobbyist for these important reasons. 

  • Plants will stay under 12” tall and bloom in 4”- 5” pots.
  • They are space savings so with more plants per sq. ft. makes for more flowers per sq. ft.
  • Flowers are appealing, with large size and wide range of colors.
  • New hybrids are bred to carry the flowers well, on strong stems that don’t require staking.
  • They grow well under a wide range of cultural conditions. 

The proven breeding plants used in the development of compact Cattleyas are; Lc. Tokyo Magic, Blc. Love Sound, Pot. Rubescence, and Slc. Circle of Life. This parental stock will impart a strong growth habit and reliable blooming to their progeny.

The new crosses for 2015 represent the most modern breeding in this category.  These will raise the bar for floriferousness and plant habit.  Everyone needs to make space for these, the flower to plant size ratio is amazing and many will flower twice a year.  There are many fine crosses listed and I have spent hours described the offspring as best as I can, so read on!

SVO 5097
Slc. Tokyo Life 'Dec 1st'  x Pot. Martha Clarke 'My Beauty'

Martha Clarke (Blc. Love Sound x Slc. Circle of Life) is my wife’s name sake and Tokyo Life (Lc. Tokyo Magic x Slc. Circle of Life) is a similar hybrid; both crosses bloomed with a high average of quality where almost ever flower was nice.  This pairing will produce full formed flowers in sunset shades with red flares.  The inflorescences will hold the 4-6 flowers above the foliage on stems that don’t need staking.   Excellent compact plants to bloom easily with a high average of flower quality.
3” pots $12

SVO 5146 
Blc. Oconee 'Mendenhall' AM/AOSPot. Lebenkreis ' 5 Alarm'

The dark red Oconee is famous for producing a high average of quality offspring. Lebenkreis (Pot. Rubescence x Slc. Circle of Life) has flowers that are deep red with wide round petals on 8” tall plants.  This cross will produce flowers of exceptional form, with very dark red blooms and dark burgundy lips all on compact plants standing at 8-10” tall.  An excellent red Cattleya hybrid.
3” pots $15

SVO 5148 
Blc. Izumi Charm 'SVO' AM/AOS  x Pot. Love Call 'Fantasy'

The breeding behind Izumi Charm is (Lc. Melody Fair x Blc. Love Sound) and Love Call is (Blc. Waikiki Sunset x Sc. Beaufort).  Good solid genetics is backing up this cross. Izumi Charm has a large light yellow flower with crimsons lip on a strong stem. Love Call has the flower shape of a standard large Cattleya but the flower is only 3” across and the plant is 8” tall.  Here we are developing compact plants to bloom in 4” pots with flowers that have the shape of standard Cattleya blooms.  Flowers will be in sunset colors with contrasting dark red lips on strong stems holding the flowers high above the foliage. 
3” pots 12

SVO 5152 
Slc. Angel's Dream 'SVO' HCC/AOS  x Pot. Golden Circle 'OPRL' 

Angel’s Dream (Slc. Bright Angel x Lc. Mari's Song) has the most amazing red flower with yellow flare, it stops people in their tracks when in bloom in the greenhouse. Golden Circle ‘Orange Petals Red Lip’ really has orange petals and a red lip, it flowers 3 times a year and the flower quality is amazing. It has proven to be a reliable breeder which produces offspring of a high average of quality.  We are expecting free flowering plants in mostly dark red with darker contrasting red lips and many with red and yellow flares on very compact plants. The potential for superior plants is high with this grex.
3” pots $15

SVO 5155 
Blc. George King 'Serendipity' AM/AOSBlc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS

So much breeding these days is towards intense bright colors,  I must admit I am attracted to them, but what about pastel colors?  Here is a cross that will deliver just that.  These will bloom in a range of lovely soft colors, ranging from light rose/pinks to soft yellows.  The plants will be compact flowering in 4” pots with flowers presented above the foliage.
3” pots $12

SVO 5158 
Epc. Kyoguchi 'M. Sano' Mutation  x Ctna. Why Not 'Super Nova' AM/AOS

What a novelty hybrid this is! One parent, Kyoguchi (Enc. aromatica x Gur. aurantiaca) has yellow flowers on branched inflorescences that are highly fragrant and Why Not (Gur. aurantiaca x Bro. sanguinea) had deep red flowers of excellent shape.  This makes a hybrid genus named Guaritoniclia, say that three times quickly ;-)  Vigorous plants have resulted and they should start to flower in 3” pots and mature in 4” pots. I expect the Why Not will dominate for flower color and shape, I do think some will exhibit the fragrance and branching habits from the Kyoguchi.  I am eagerly waiting for the blooming of this cross.   There is also the reciprocal available with a different Why Not parent SVO 5261
3” pots $12

SVO 5166 
(Blc. George King x Sl. Orpetii) 'Highland'  x Pot. Golden Circle 'OPRL'

The cultivar ‘Highland’ has been in my collection for many years, it is a compact plant that flowers twice a year. The flower shape is superb with very flat and full petals combined with a classic Blc. style lip makes this a special plant.  Golden Circle (Slc. Circle of Life x Blc. Goldenzelle) has orange petals and a red lip, amazing flower quality and flowers 3 times a year.  I am expecting these to bloom in orange colors with the classic Blc. lip in dark red, and not to mention, flat flowers with wide petals, on free flowering compact plants. This cross is starting to sound almost too good to be true. 
3” pots $15

SVO 5203 
Lc. Mildred Rives 'Orchidglade' FCC/AOS x Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS

This grex has the genetic material to make for some exceptional offspring. I am expecting robust plants with compact growth maturing at 12” tall, possible a bit more.  Strong stems will hold the 4-6 flowers above the foliage.  Flower will range in color from white to lavender/pink and there is a possibility of a light yellow, all will have dark crimson lips. I am looking forward to seeing this bloom.
3” pots $12

SVO 5209 
L. milleri 'Dr. Koopowitz Red' HCC/AOS  x L. kautskyana 'SVO' AM/AOS

This L. milleri has the true red flower color desired by collectors and produces 11-15 per inflorescence, a higher than average flower count for most milleri. The L. kautskyana flowers with 20 large, bright orange flowers that all open simultaneously, very showy.  These will flower with , wiry stems carrying 10 -15 bright red/orange starry Brazilian jewels!  Small compact plants to flower in 3” pots.  Reciprocal is SVO 5403 Hybrids between two species or ‘primary hybrid’ like this Rupicolous Laelia cross exhibit a phenomena call ‘hybrid vigor’ where increased plant vigor occurs and the offspring are easier to grow and flower over the species.
3” pots $12

SVO 5210
L. Ipanema Beach (L. briegeri 'Star of Brazil' HCC/AOS x L. tenebrosa v. alba 'Thonhauser's Treasure')

An interesting pairing, by using the alba from of L. tenebrosa most of the progeny should be a concolor yellow.  Strong stems will hold the 5-7 flowers above the foliage. Plants will be compact with a tight internode spacing of the pseudobulbs. A nice primary hybrid showing good vigor. I have L. Ipanema Beach made with a dark flowered L. tenebrosa listed under SVO 5580. 
3”pots $12

SVO 5227 
Bc. Sunny Delight 'MAJ'  x Epc. Kyoguchi 'M. Sano' mutation

Sunny Delight (B. perrinii x C. aurantiaca) has bright yellow starry shaped flowers produced from a vigorous plant with pencil thin pseudobulbs. Kyoguchi (Enc. aromatica x C. aurantiaca) has yellow flowers on branched inflorescences that are highly fragrant. This is a very novel cross the hybrid genus name will be Guarvolclia (Gvl.)!   The plant habit is a bit different with slender bulbs and narrow leaves.  I expect flowers to be held on 4-6” stems with starry flowers in yellow with red striped and spotted lips, some will be fragrant and some may even have branched inflorescences.
3” pots $12

SVO 5280
Lc. Ann Akagi 'H&R' HCC/AOS  x Dialc. Silver Toy 'Tipo'

Baby pink flowers with light yellow lips have been a favorite of mine for some time.  Ann Akagi (Lc. Puppy Love x C. nobilor) is soft pink with a little yellow in the throat of the lip. Silver Toy (Dial. Silver Star x Diac. Lin Toy) is a Diacrium based hybrid with L. anceps and C. walkeriana in its linage.  Expect full shaped pink flowers with yellow lips trimmed with lavender. The self supporting inflorescences will carry 5 to 7 flowers, too.
3” pots $12

SVO 5281 
Lc. Ann Akagi 'H&R' HCC/AOSDialc. Pink Toy 'SVO' HCC/AOS

Very similar to  SVO 5280. Baby pink flowers with light yellow lips have been a favorite of mine for some time.  Ann Akagi (Lc. Puppy Love x C. nobilor) is soft pink with a little yellow in the throat of the lip. Silver Toy (Dial. Silver Star x Diac. Lin Toy) is a Diacrium based hybrid with L. anceps and C. walkeriana in its linage.  Expect full shaped pink flowers with yellow lips trimmed with lavender. The self supporting inflorescences will carry 5 to 7 flowers, too.
3” pots $12

SVO 5328
Blc. Haw Yuan Moon 'SVO' x Slc. Fire Fantasy' H&R'

Haw Yuan Moon (Blc. Waikiki Gold x L. briegeri) a bright yellow flower on a compact plant with a good stem.  Fire Fantasy is an excellent breeder of flares and has a proven record of successful hybrids.  These will begin to flower in 3” pots and about 50% will have brightly flared flowers.  Very vigorous growing plants. The first to bloom have been excellent Pic
3” pots $12

SVO 5329 
Lc. Miss Wonderful 'Billy B.' AM/AOS  x (Lc. Tokyo Magic x Slc. Dream Cloud) ‘Heart of Gold'

Miss Wonderful (Lc. Mari’s Song x L. anceps) is quite an exceptional hybrid possessing the L. anceps charm with arching stems and 3-5 lavender flowers flared with white and purple tips. ‘Heart of Gold’ is a beautiful tri color flared flower; take a look at the picture.  The expectation is to reduce plant size so mature plants will do well in 4” pots. Flowers will be lavender, flared white with many having some yellow splashes, purple on the tips, stems will be shortened to 12” and flower count will be 4-6.  Nice
3”pots $12

SVO 5349
Dialc. Winter Fantasy 'SVO'  x Lc. Pink Treasure 'SVO Baby Love'

Winter Fantasy (Dial. Snowflake x Lc. Angel Heart) flowers with light pink blooms suffused darker pink along the margins. The self supporting inflorescence carries 7-11 well displayed flowers along is 20” length. Pink Treasure (Lc. Tiny Treasure x C. loddigesii) is a darling flower, that’s dark pink with yellow lip.  I have been working with pink flowers with yellow lips for some time now, this cross will deliver pink flowers, most of the lips will be yellow with a touch of pink at the tip, a few will have all yellow lips.  Expect 5-9 flowers on a self supporting stem holding the blooms above the foliage.
3” pots $12

SVO 5352 
Dialc. Garland Hanson (Dialc. Silver Toy 'SVO II' HCC/AOS  x L. anceps 'Marble Queen' )

This grex is named for my fishing buddy and orchid grower in Virginia. The Garland Hanson’s are like a super floriferous L. anceps, but better.  The plant pictured has 9 flowers and 2 buds on it!  The blooms are spectacular, here is a picture Pic .  This grex will distinguish your collection.  I am not saying all this for Garland either ;-)
3” pots $12

SVO 5361 
Ctna. Why Not 'Red Gold' AM/AOS  x Epc. Kyoguchi 'M. Sano' mutation

What a novelty hybrid this is! One parent, Kyoguchi (Enc. aromatica x C. aurantiaca) has yellow flowers on branched inflorescences that are highly fragrant and Why Not (C. aurantiaca x Bro. sanguinea) had deep red flowers of excellent shape.  This makes a hybrid genus named Guaritoniclia, say that three times quickly ;-)  Vigorous plants have resulted and they should start to flower in 3” pots and mature in 4” pots. I expect the Why Not will dominate for flower color and shape, I do think some will exhibit the fragrance and branching habits from the Kyoguchi.  I am eagerly waiting for the blooming of this cross.   There is also the reciprocal available with a different Why Not parent SVO 5158
3”pots $12

SVO 5364 
Lc. Sergio Araujo (L. alaorii 'SVO II'C. trianae 'Cashens' FCC/AOS)

L. alaorii has been doing some remarkable things in breeding.  It reduces plants size while allowing most of the flower size to come thru from the other parent.   These plants will flower between 6” and 8” tall and produce two flowers as large a 4” across. The flowers will look like a C. trianae with its wide petals but on a short chunky plant, very cool, like a dwarf trianae. Expect these to flower twice a year with the primary blooming period at Christmas. This is the first one to flower Pic.
3”pots $12

SVO 5366 
Lc. Jalapa 'SVO'Slc. Love Fresh 'SVO Ruby Lips'

Jalapa (C. guttata v. leopoldii x L. milleri) long stems of 12- 15 red flowers. Love Fresh (Sc. Beaufort x L. briegeri) a very cute mini with 3-4 bright yellow flowers and red lips. The expectation for the Jalapa to add to flower count; there should be 7 or more burnt orange colored flowers with red lips on small plants with strong stems. Picture of first to bloom Pic  Reciprocal is SVO 5371
3”pots $12

SVO 5369 
Lc. Miss Wonderful (Lc. Mari's Song 'CTM 217' HCC/AOS x L. anceps 'Irwins' AM/AOS )

This is an excellent hybrid. The parent Mari’s Song (Lc. Irene Finney x C. Cherry Chip) is a white with pink and purple splash petals carried on stems with 4-6 flowers. By pairing it with L. anceps, you can expect tall stems of full shaped lavender splashed petal flowers. This one is also temperature tolerant and can be grown outdoors in frost free climates. This grex is also available made with different L. anceps as SVO 5376 and SVO 5382
3”pots $12

SVO 5371 
Slc. Love Fresh 'SVO Ruby Lips' x Lc. Jalapa 'SVO'

Jalapa (C. guttata v. leopoldii x L. milleri) long stems of 12- 15 red flowers. Love Fresh (Sc. Beaufort x L. briegeri) a very cute mini with 3-4 bright yellow flowers and red lips. The expectation for the Jalapa to add to flower count; there should be 7 or more burnt orange colored flowers with red lips on small plants with strong stems. Picture of first to bloom Pic   Reciprocal is SVO 5366
3”pots $12

SVO 5376 
Lc. Miss Wonderful (Lc. Mari's Song 'CTM 217' HCC/AOSL. anceps 'Ultimo' )

This is an excellent hybrid. The parent Mari’s Song (Lc. Irene Finney x C. Cherry Chip) is a white with pink and purple splash petals carried on stems with 4-6 flowers. By pairing it with L. anceps, you can expect tall stems of full shaped lavender splashed petal flowers. This one is also temperature tolerant and can be grown outdoors in frost free climates.  This grex is also available made with different L. anceps as SVO 5369 and SVO 5382
3”pots $12

SVO 5380 
Blc. Love Sound 'Lemon Star' HCC/AOSPot. Mem. Jim Nickou 'James' HCC/AOS

Love Sound is a long proven breeder. It imparts excellent flower form, yellow flower color, and a compact growth habit. Mem. Jim Nickou (Blc. Xanthette x Sc. Beaufort) appears to have some real potential as well. It produces rather shapely, large yellow flowers twice a year.  These are going flower with 4-5 well displayed bright yellow blooms from a compact plant, very showy.  It is always interesting to see how the progeny differ if you reverse the parents.  Well now you can the reciprocal is SVO 5384
3” pots $12

SVO 5381 
Blc. Love Sound 'Lemon Star' HCC/AOSSlc. Denis Roessiger 'SVO' AM/AOS

Love Sound is a long proven breeder; it imparts excellent flower form, yellow flower color, and a compact growth habit. Denis Roessiger (Pot. Golden Circle x Slc. Angel Eyes) has amazing flares, take a look at the picture.  Yellow flares are the expectation along with good flower form and blooms displayed above the foliage. 
3”pots $12

SVO 5382 
Lc. Miss Wonderful (Lc. Mari's Song 'CTM 217' HCC/AOS  x L. anceps 'Rustic Royalty' HCC/AOS)

This is an excellent hybrid. The parent Mari’s Song (Lc. Irene Finney x C. Cherry Chip) is a white with pink and purple splash petals carried on stems with 4-6 flowers. By pairing it with L. anceps, you can expect tall stems of full shaped lavender splashed petal flowers. This one is also temperature tolerant and can be grown outdoors in frost free climates.  This grex is also available made with different L. anceps as SVO 5369 and SVO 5376
3”pots $12

SVO 5386
Lc. Culminant 'La Tulierie' AM/AOS  x Lc. Aloha Case 'Ching Hua' AM/AOS

Culminant ‘La Tuilerie’ is on of the tetraploid parents of Slc. Circle of Life it was most likely responsible for COL flower form and size.  By breeding it to this Aloha Case (Lc. Mini Purple x C. walkeriana) which is also a tetraploid will make for some exceptional dark purple, full shaped, large flowers, on compact plants. These will flower well and are demonstrating good growth and vigor. With this grex you can evaluate the effect of pod vs pollen parents as the reciprocal is SVO 5437
3” pots $15

SVO 5400 
Eplc. Magic Wand (Epc. Kyoguchi 'M. Sano' mutationLc. Trick or Treat 'Orange Beauty' HCC/AOS)

What a great hybrid this non-traditional cross is!  It produced flowers in a range of colors from orange, red and yellow on branched stems, with sometimes as many as 4 branches per stem!  The plants are super easy to grow and bloom with larger specimens putting on a show not often seen.  The flowers are about 1” across with many being produced on the branched stems.  This is a fun cross with a different look and feel about it.
3” pots $12

SVO 5403 
L. kautskyana 'SVO' AM/AOSL. milleri 'Dr. Koopowitz Red' HCC/AOS

This L. milleri has the true red flower color desired by collectors and produces 11-15 per inflorescence, a higher than average flower count for most milleri. The L. kautskyana flowers with 20 large, bright orange flowers that all open simultaneously, very showy.  These will flower with , wiry stems carrying 10 -15 bright red/orange starry Brazilian jewels!  Small compact plants to flower in 3” pots.  Reciprocal is SVO 5209 Hybrids between two species or ‘primary hybrid’ like this Rupicolous Laelia cross exhibit a phenomena call ‘hybrid vigor’ where  increased plant vigor occurs and are offspring are easier to grow and flower over the species.
3” pots $12

SVO 5404 
Lc. Sergio Araujo (C. trianae 'Cashens' FCC/AOSL. alaorii 'SVO II')

These plants look like small growing trianae, very robust plants with bulb and leaf shape.  L. alaorii is dominant for plant size, flowering 2-3 times a year and is recessive for color and flower size. The flowers look like 3.5” to 4” wide trianae flowers same color and fro the most part shape. The main flowering season is late December and a secondary blooming in July.  A very compact nice primary hybrid, here is picture of the first to bloom Pic 2659
3”pots $12

SVO 5405 
Blc. Picotee Passion 'SVO Lemonade Splash' x Blc. Carolina Orange D'or 'Krull-Smith' AM/AOS

Picotee Passion (Blc. Horizon Flight x L. anceps) has full shaped light yellow flowers with darker yellow splash on the petals held on a strong stem 10” long.  The Carolina Orange D'Or (Blc. Carolina Golden D'Or x Blc. Malworth D'Or) has deep orange flowers with excellent shape.  This cross was made to produce 5-7 flowers, lengthen the stem to hold the flowers above the foliage and have blooms in sunset shades tending towards yellow and orange with some having yellow flares.
3” plants $12

SVO 5410 
Lc. Aussie Sunset 'Cosmic Fire' x Blc. Love Blush 'SVO'

Aussie Sunset (Lc. Fires of Spring x C. Gene May) is a red-orange flower with a yellow splash, the blooms are held above the foliage in a cluster of 4-6. Love Blush (Blc. Love Sound x Blc. Picotee Passion) is a light yellow flower with a light red-rose blush around the margin of the floral segments; the flowers are well supported and from a cluster of 7-9 blooms a very pleasing and beautiful arrangement of flowers.   These will have nice heads of flowers with as many as 7-8 blooms, color will range is shades of red, orange, yellow with many having flares and blushing of colors on the petals.
3” pots $12

SVO 5411 
Blc. Picotee Passion 'SVO' AM/AOS x Blc. Purple Splash 'SVO'

Picotee Passion (Blc. Horizon Flight x L. anceps) has 5-7, full shaped light lavender-pink flowers with a darker lavender splashes on the petals, held on a strong stem 10” long  Lc. Purple Splash (C. Cherry Splash x Lc. Mini Purple) is a medium purple flower with dark purple splashed on the petals. Looking for improved stem strength and length to hold the well formed medium purple flowers with darker purple flares above the foliage.
3” pots $12

SVO 5412 
Blc. Picotee Passion 'SVO' AM/AOSLc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS

Picotee Passion flowers with 5-7 full shaped light pink blooms with darker lavender splashes on the petals, held on a strong stem 10” long.  Tokyo Magic (Lc. Irene Finney x L. briegeri) is a proven breeder with many great hybrids to its credit.  This grex will result in compact plants with strong self supporting stems carrying 5-9 flowers.  Blossoms will be light lavender with yellow flaring and darker lavender blushed Picotee on the margins of the segments, the best of these will be unforgettable.
3”pots $12

SVO 5420 
Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette #3'Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS

Strong upright stems of red flowers with darker red lips are what Spring Fires (Lc. Fires of Spring x Lc. Fire Island) blooms look like. It has produced a number of good hybrids and by pairing it with the proven breeding capabilities of Love Sound (L. briegeri x Blc. Bouton D'Or) will add form and a compact plant habit.  I expect flowers will range is color from red to yellow, with red lips, have well formed petals, and the stems will support the 6-9 flowers above the foliage. All in all a good grex for stems of bright color.
3” pots $12

SVO 5427
Blc. Fantasy Love 'Love'Blc. Izumi Charm 'SVO' AM/AOS

Fantasy Love (Blc. Fordyce Fantasy x Blc. Love Sound) has great flowers of excellent from that are yellow with a red flare and Picotee around the margin of the petals. Izumi Charm (Blc. Love Sound x Lc. Melody Fair) is a compact but tall grower, the 5-7, light yellow flowers with contrasting dark crimson lips are held above the foliage.  With this grex we are looking for larger yellow flowers with wide petals and crimson colored lips, about 50% will have the red flare and Picotee around the petals. Compact plants but a bit taller at 12-14”.
3” pots $12

SVO 5430 
Slc. Final Touch 'Lemon Chiffon' AM/AOS  x Blc. Izumi Charm 'SVO' AM/AOS

Final Touch (Slc. California Apricot x Lc. Drumbeat) is a well formed 4” yellow flower with red lip produced on a compact plant. Izumi Charm (Blc. Love Sound x Lc. Melody Fair) is a compact but tall grower, the 5-7, light yellow flowers with contrasting dark crimson lips are held above the foliage.  With this grex we are looking for larger and yellow flowers with wide full petals and crimson colored lips with good stems that hold and arrange the flowers above the foliage.  A great hybrid for yellow flowers and red lips.
3” pots $12

SVO 5436 
Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOSBlc. Hawaiian Discovery 'Fluorescent Orange' HCC/AOS

The proven breeding capabilities of Love Sound (L. briegeri x Blc. Bouton D'Or) will add its flower form, good stem, and a compact plant habit.  Hawaiian Discovery (Blc. Orange Nugget x Blc. Bouton D'Or) has a remarkable fluorescent orange flower color, well shaped flowers in a cluster held just above the foliage.  Great color from this cross it will be a bright orange/gold tone. Flowers will have good shape and be held above the foliage.
3” pots $12

SVO 5437 
Lc. Aloha Case 'Ching Hua' AM/AOSLc. Culminant 'La Tuilerie' AM/AOS

Culminant ‘La Tuilerie’ is on of the tetraploid parents of Slc. Circle of Life it was most likely responsible for COL flower form and size.  By breeding it to this Aloha Case (Lc. Mini Purple x C. walkeriana) which is also a tetraploid will make for some exceptional dark purple, full shaped, large flowers, on compact plants. These will flower well and are demonstrating good growth and vigor. With this grex you can evaluate the effect of pod vs pollen parents as the reciprocal is SVO 5386
3” pots $15

SVO 5438 
Pot. Toshie's Charm (Pot. Little Toshie 'Gold Country' AM/AOS  x Blc. Izumi Charm 'SVO' AM/AOS)

These will exhibit the high average of flower quality I am striving for.  Excellent dark yellows with dark red lips on good stems carrying 3-4 flowers. This is a nice and compact plant that flowers well in 4” pot.  Just an all around good cross and it must be good as I made it twice for this year!  Also SVO 5531.  Here is a picture showing the quality of the flowers  Pic
3” pots $12

SVO 5443 
Pot. California Love (Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS  x Slc. California Apricot 'Orange Circle' HCC/AOS

This grex was originally made and registered by our friends at Suwada Orchids in Japan. It was a very successful cross that exhibited the high average of flower quality that I am striving for in my breeding.  So I remade it!   Love Sound has proven its self as a valuable parent with many great hybrids to its credit and the same can be said about California Apricot.  This one of those ‘natural’ crosses to make as the genetics are excellent. The plants are compact growing and the well formed flowers are favoring the orange and yellow colors.
3” pots $12

SVO 5446 
Blc. Fantasy Love 'Splish Splash'Blc. Love Blush 'Love Blush'

Fantasy Love (Blc. Fordyce Fantasy x Blc. Love Sound) has yellow flowers of excellent form with a red flare and Picotee around the margin of the petals. Love Blush (Blc. Love Sound x Blc. Picotee Passion) is a light yellow flower with a light red-rose blush around the margin of the floral segments; the flowers are well supported and from a cluster of 7-9 blooms a very pleasing and beautiful arrangement of flowers.   These will have nice heads of flowers with as many as 7-8 blooms, color will be mostly yellows with many having flares and blushing of soft red and pink colors on the petals. Very nice, the reciprocal is SVO 5505
3” pots $12

SVO 5447 
Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette #3'Pot. Hawaiian Prominence 'America' AM/AOS

Spring Fires (Lc. Fires of Spring x Lc. Fire Island) has strong upright stems carrying 5-9 red flowers with darker red lips and is becoming on of my favorite plants for stems of dark red flowers in February. Hawaiian Prominence (Pot. Hisako Akatsuka x Slc. Wendy's Redstone) has beautiful velvety dark red-purple flowers with a bright yellow throat and excellent form and size too.  Here we are looking to incorporate the high flower count  and strong stem of Spring Fires with the amazing color and shape from the Hawaiian Prominence.  So, we are expecting dark red-purple flowers with 4-5 per stem held just above the foliage on a nice compact plant all to flower in a 4” pots.
3” pots $12

SVO 5450 
Slc. Circle of Life 'Red Halo' HCC/AOSBlc. Ryo Iwata 'Leucadia' HCC/AOS

How to improve on Circle of Life (Lc. Culminant x Soph. coccinea) it has excellent form and color, but the lips are a bit small, the stems are weak and only 1-2 flowers are produced. The introduction of Ryo Iwata (Blc. Oconee x Blc. Sally Taylor) will deepen flower color, enlarge the lips, add stem strength and improve flower count while maintaining flower form.  This is a very promising hybrid that will produce some superb offspring.
3” pots $15

SVO 5452 
Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS x Slc. Cosmic Delite 'SVO' HCC/AOS

Love Sound (L. briegeri x Blc. Bouton D'Or) has proven its self as a valuable parent with many great hybrids to its credit, it adds flower form, good stem, and a compact plant habit to its progeny.  Cosmic Delite (Slc. Bright Angel x Sc. Batemanniana) no it’s not a spelling error, but it is a Mini-catt with very showy red flowers with yellow flaring in the petals, it is an excellent breeder of flares.  I am expecting compact plants standing 5”-7” tall with flowers held on good stems in red and yellow with many having desirable red and yellow flaring.
3” pots $12

SVO 5472 
C. Little Dipper 'Sato' 4n x self

Little Dipper (C. Angelwalker x C. Batalinii) is a flared flower that has 32 hybrids to its credit with ten being awarded that’s an impressive statistic.  This grex is hard to come by these days and ‘Sato’ is virused, so what to do…self it.  The offspring have grown very well and are virus free.  A great flared Cattleya with a long modern history of great hybrids to its credit.  I wanted the so bad I made it twice, also SVO 5510
3” pots $12

SVO 5486 
Pot. Louise Clarke 'SVO Outstanding'  x Pot. Life’s Melody 'SVO'

Louise Clarke is (Pot. Golden Circle x Pot. Rubescence) is a beautifully full flower and flat flower in bright red on a 6” tall plant. The grex Life’s Melody (Slc. Circle of Life x Lc. Magic Melody) has had the ‘high average of quality’ in its progeny. Most flowers had excellent shape, size and color, well presented on good stems.  Large flowers on plants that will bloom well in 4” pots.  Flowers will range in color from pastel lavender to red, but all will have excellent shape and presentation.
3” pots $12

SVO 5499 
Pot. Love Passion 'Island Romance' x Blc. Carolina Orange D'or 'Krull-Smith' AM/AOS

I really like this style of breeding and this grex is similar to SVO 5495,  but here we used Love Passion ‘Island Romance’ (Lc. Trick or Treat x Slc. William Farrell) a true orange flower with a touch of red in the lip there are 7 to 9 blooms on a strong stem.  Carolina Orange D’Or (Carolina Golden D’Or x Blc. Malworth) a deep orange with excellent shape.  These will have good stems producing big clusters of bright orange flowers to bloom in March, and will be real show stoppers. 
3” pots $12

SVO 5503 
Lc. Mem. Alberto Wenzel 'SVO'  x C. loddigesii 'Aranda B' HCC/AOS

Here is a different hybrid, there are just 3 species represented with this grex.  Mem. Alberto Wenzel (C. schroderae x L. alaorii) produces a plant and flowers that look a bit like a miniature C. schroderae with light pink petals and sepals with an orange-yellow spot in the throat.  This loddigesii has flowers that are really well formed with wide flat petals with the yellow in the lip.  These will be pinks flowers with yellow lips and golden throats. Flower from should be flat and full.  This is a very interesting direction in breeding with this second generation L. alaorii hybrid.  
3” pots $12

SVO 5505
Blc. Love Blush 'Love Blush'  x Blc. Fantasy Love 'Splish Splash'

Love Blush (Blc. Love Sound x Blc. Picotee Passion) is a light yellow flower with a light red-rose blush around the margin of the floral segments; the flowers are well supported and from a cluster of 7-9 blooms a very pleasing and beautiful arrangement of flowers. Fantasy Love (Blc. Fordyce Fantasy x Blc. Love Sound) has yellow flowers of excellent form with a red flare and Picotee around the margin of the petals.   These will have nice heads of flowers with as many as 7-8 blooms, color will be mostly yellows with many having flares and blushing of soft red and pink colors on the petals. Very nice, the reciprocal is SVO 5446
3” pots $12

SVO 5509 
Lc. Tokyo Life 'SVO HCC/AOS  x Pot. Love Passion 'Orange Bird' AM/AOS

This grex with Tokyo Life (Slc. Circle of Life x Lc. Tokyo Magic) crossed with Love Passion (Lc. Trick or Treat x Slc. William Farrell) has to potential to deliver flowers in colors ranging from yellow to red, but most will be in the orange shades, and all will have red in the lips. Expect strong stems of 5-7 flowers held above the foliage all produced from plants in 4” pots.
3” pots $12

SVO 5510 
C. Little Dipper 'Sato' 4n x self

Little Dipper (C. Angelwalker x C. Batalinii) is a flared flower that has 32 hybrids to its credit with ten being awarded an impressive statistic.  This grex is hard to come by these days and ‘Sato’ is virused, so what to do…self it.  The offspring have grown very well and are virus free.  A great flared Cattleya with a long modern history of great hybrids to its credit.  I wanted the so bad I made it twice, also SVO 5472
3” pots $12

SVO 5512 
Blc. Love Blush 'Love Blush'  x Blc. Izumi Charm 'SVO' AM/AOS

The grex Love Blush (Blc. Love Sound x Blc. Picotee Passion) has light yellow flowers with a light red-rose blush around the margin of the floral segments; the flowers are well supported and form a cluster of 7-9 blooms, a very pleasing and beautiful arrangement.  Izumi Charm (Blc. Love Sound x Lc. Melody Fair) is a larger plant standing at 14” tall, but it also has a very compact growth habit, strong stems carry 5 to 7 light yellow flowers with crimson colored lips well above the foliage.  I am very interested in this cross, I am expecting larger but compact plants that produce clusters of light yellow flowers with blushed of red or rose on the petals, just beautiful.
3” pots $12

SVO 5513 
Pot. Toshie's Charm  (Pot. Little Toshie 'Gold Country' AM/AOSBlc. Izumi Charm 'SVO' AM/AOS)

These will exhibit the high average of flower quality I am striving for.  Excellent dark yellows with dark red lips on good stems carrying 3-4 flowers. This is a nice and compact plant that flowers well in 4” pot. Just an all around good cross and it must be good as I made it twice for this year!  Also SVO 5438 Here is a picture showing the quality of the flowers Pic.
3” pots $12

SVO 5518 
Pot. Love Passion 'Orange Bird' AM/AOSPot. Life’s Charm 'SVO Round Round'

Love Passion (Lc. Trick or Treat x Slc. William Farrell) a true orange flower produced 7 to 9 on a strong stem. The grex Life’s Charm (Slc. Circle of Life x Blc. Izumi Charm) has exceptionally rounded and full petals to the flowers with good carriage.  This grex was made to improve the flower size and form of Love Passion while maintaining the stem strength and only a slight reduction in flower count. Bloom color will be mostly orange-reds with a few having a bit of flaring it the petal tips, lips red.
3” pots $12

SVO 5519 
Slc. Sierra Gem 'SVO Red Fire Ball' HCC/AOSBlc. Laughing Boy 'SVO Flame' AM/AOS

The Sierra Gem (Slc. Hazel Boyd x Sl. Pole-Star) has 5 very deep solid red flowers with nice wide petals on rather small growing plant. Laughing Boy (Blc. Love Sound x Lc. Dennis Olivas) has magnificent heads of yellow flowers with dark red flares as real show stopper. This grex was made to create a compact plant to mature and flower well in a 4” pot with strong stems holding 7 to 9 flowers in red to yellow with red flaring.
3” pots $12

SVO 5520 
Lc. Little Dipper 'Sato' 4n x Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS

Little Dipper (C. Angelwalker x C. Batalinii) is a flared flower that has 32 hybrids to its credit with ten being awarded it’s a proven breeder for high quality flared flowers. Tokyo Magic (Lc. Irene Finney x L. briegeri) is also well known for its breeding qualities, it gives good flower shape, red lips, strong stems and compact growth habit. I am looking forward to this cross flower I am expecting most to have flared flowers.  ‘Sato’ is virused so it was used as a pod parent, I have tested the offspring and they are clean. 
3” pots $12

SVO 5526 
Lc. Love Passion 'Orange Bird' AM/AOS  x Pot. Rubescent Fires ‘Red Blast'

Love Passion (Lc. Trick or Treat x Slc. William Farrell) a true orange flower produced 7 to 9 on a strong stem. Rubescent Fires (Lc. Spring Fires x Pot. Rubescence) are deep red flowers produced 5 to 7 per stem from a compact plant.  This grex is going to give us great stems of red to orange flowers with dark red lips on compact plants.
3” pots $12

SVO 5527 
Blc. Horizon Flight 'Happy Landing' JC/AOS  x Lc. Tropical Aurora 'SVO'

Frank Fordyce was the first to successfully breed using Horizon Flight (C. intermedia x Blc. Buttercup) he developed many successful hybrids from it and several of the second generation offspring like Picotee Passion, Love Blush, and Fantasy Love are being used in hybrids elsewhere in this list.  Horizon flight breeds for yellow flowers with flares when crossed to yellows. Tropical Aurora (Lc. Aussie Sunset x Lc. Tokyo Magic) is a yellow with dark red flares displayed on strong stems carrying 5 to 7 blooms. This grex is going to deliver as expected with full shaped yellows having red flares and Picotee.  Plants will be compact growing and the stems will hold the flowers well.
3” pots $12

SVO 5545
Pot. Golden Circle 'OPRL'  x Pot. . Mem. Jim Nickou 'James' HCC/AOS

Golden Circle (Blc. Goldenzelle x Slc. Circle of Life) ‘OPRL’ has  Orange Petals and Red Lip. The 3.5” flowers and the 6” tall plant blooms 3 times a year, has excellent  shape and is a proven breeder. Mem. Jim Nickou (Blc. Xanthette x Sc. Beaufort) appears to have some real potential as a great breeding plant; it produces shapely yellow flowers twice a year.   These will flower at least 2 times a year; have yellow-orange flowers with most having red lips but a few may come yellow.  Excellent shape is expected. This cross had the ‘genetic chops’ to be spectacular I am keeping 12 plants for myself…..
3” pots $15

SVO 5547 
Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS x Pot. Spirit Circle 'Sublime Surprise' FCC/AOS

Tokyo Magic (Lc. Irene Finney x L. briegeri) is well known for its breeding qualities, it gives good flower shape, red lips, strong stems and compact growth habit. The Spirit Circle (Lc. Culminant x Slc. Seagulls Apricot) belongs to Steve Male of Fishing Creek Orchids in Pennsylvania; he is an excellent grower and I was fortunate as he sent me pollen from this highly awarded plant.   The expectations is for 3 to 4 flowers per stem,  flowers with wide full shaped blooms in sunset colors with a bit of flaring on the petals, lips will be red. Nice.
3” pots $12

SVO 5548 
Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS  x Pot. Golden Circle 'OPRL'

Tokyo Magic (Lc. Irene Finney x L. briegeri) is well known for its breeding qualities, it gives good flower shape, red lips, strong stems and compact growth habit. Golden Circle (Blc. Goldenzelle x Slc. Circle of Life) has 3.5” orange flowers with red lips that bloom 3 times a year on a 6” tall plant; it has excellent shape and is also proven breeder.  The expectations is for 3 to 4 flowers per stem,  flowers orange to yellow with wide full shaped blooms, lips will be red. This is another cross where I am keeping 12 plants.
3” pots $15

SVO 5549
Lc. Tropical Aurora 'SVO' x Blc. Carolina Orange D'or 'Krull-Smith' AM/AOS

This cross is a bit of an experiment. Tropical Aurora (Lc. Aussie Sunset x Lc. Tokyo Magic) is a yellow with dark red flares displayed on strong stems carrying 5 to 7 blooms. Carolina Orange D’Or (Carolina Golden D’Or x Blc. Malworth) is a deep orange with excellent shape.  So what are we expecting…..?   How about orange to yellow flowers about 50% with flares, good stems holding 5 to seven flowers…
3” pots $12

SVO 5551
Blc. Purple Splash 'SVO' x Pot. William Farrell 'Native Son'

Lc. Purple Splash (C. Cherry Splash x Lc. Mini Purple) is a medium purple flower with dark purple splashed on the petals. William Farrell (Slc. Helen Veliz x Blc. Llano) has beautiful flowers in a light yellow with a flush of lavender, wide petals and a strong stem holding the flowers above the foliage.  Purple flowers some with darker flares of excellent shape well held on strong stems.
3” pots $12

SVO 5557 
Pot. Hisako Akatsuka 'Volcano Queen' HCC/AOS  x Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS

This grex is really promising. The Hisako Akatsuka (Pot. Honolulu Jewel x Blc. Scarlet Pokai) with bright lavender flowers is an excellent breeder, it imparts wide petals and a full shaped lip. Rubescence (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Seagulls Apricot) is a dark red flower with an even darker red lip the blooms have a very full shape; it also is an excellent breeder.  This grex really has potential to create fantastic offspring. Not to be missed.
3” pots $15

SVO 5574 
Enc. Orchid Jungle 'SVO Charmer' x Enc. diota 'Jim James'

Orchid Jungle is a hybrid of (Enc. phoenicea x Enc. alata) it produces flowers that have dark purple lips with bronze petals and sepals on a branched inflorescence. The diota came from New Zealand and is of the highest quality with dark purple petals and sepals and an even darker purple lip also on branched inflorescences.  This grex will produce very dark flowers on branched stems on smaller plants with fat round bulbs.
3” pots $12

SVO 5575 
Pot. Mem. Jim Nickow 'James' HCC/AOS  x Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS

Mem. Jim Nickou (Blc. Xanthette x Sc. Beaufort) appears to have real potential as a great breeding plant; it produces shapely yellow flowers twice a year.  Tokyo Magic (Lc. Irene Finney x L. briegeri) is well known for its breeding qualities, it gives good flower shape, red lips, strong stems and compact growth habit. These will be well formed flowers in yellow with nice red lips, good stems will hold the 5-9 flowers above the foliage and the plants will flower well in 4” pots.
3” pots $12

SVO 5580 
L. Ipanema Beach (L. tenebrosa 'Clair' AM/AOS  x L. briegeri 'Star of Brazil' HCC/AOS)

An interesting pairing, by using the dark bronze from of L. tenebrosa most of the progeny will have a red-bronze blush or flares on top of the yellow flowers,  the lips will be dark red/burgundy.  Strong stems will hold the 5-7 flowers above the foliage. Plants will be compact with a tight internode spacing of the pseudobulbs. A nice primary hybrid showing good vigor. I have L. Ipanema Beach made with the alba form of L. tenebrosa as SVO 5201 
3”pots $12

SVO 5666 
L. anceps 'Gypsy Sky'L. Finckeniana '4N'

Fantastic stems of pink lavenders with purple stripes in the lips.  These will take the cold and do well out doors in frost free areas. This Finckeniana is a mutation from a cloning of ‘Kennedys.’  There is a fair amount of controversy about the true parents of ‘Kennedys.’  Finckeniana parents are (L. albida x L. anceps) but ‘Kennedys’ sure looks a lot like Lc. Bowri-Albida (C. bowringiana x L. albida).  Either way this grex will be nice.
3” pots $12

22310
Bl. Yellow Bird (Bl. Richard Muller x B. nodosa)

These are yellow flowers the favor the nodosa shape with red spots on the lips, easy to grow and bloom, these make excellent mounted or basket plants and easily form specimen sized plants that flower in January and February.
3” pots $12

 

Standard

These standard size Cattleyas will mature at 12” to 24” tall. They possess the similar growth habit of “Compact Cattleyas”, just taller. These are bred to have strong stems caring 5 or more flowers and will be very impressive when blooming at mature size. These make excellent display plants for orchid shows and most will bloom during the spring show season.

This 2015 season offering is focused on plants that produce big clusters of flowers held high above the foliage. This ‘Pompom’ type flower presentation makes for spectacular exhibition plants.  Big heads of blooms in your display can really add some of that ‘snob factor’ (we all like it when our plants are the best in the show.)   If you have the room for these they are well worth growing.

SVO 5144 
Pot. 24 Carat 'Lea' AM/AOS x Blc. Izumi Charm 'SVO' AM/AOS

Twenty-four Carat (Blc Lemon Tree x Blc. Yellow Imp) has brilliant solid yellow flower. The Izumi Charm (Blc. Love Sound x Blc. Melody Fair) has several important breeding qualities: large beautifully shaped flowers, a dark crimson lip, and a very strong stem holding 5-6 flowers.  The expectation is for the 4-6 large, bright yellow flowers with dark crimson lips on well held strong stems.  These are going to mature at a 14-18” tall.  
3”pots $12

SVO 5150 
Slc. Golden Wax 'Lone Star II' HCC/AOS  x Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS

I am always impressed at the spring shows when I see tall plants with big pompoms (clusters) of flowers.  This breeding combinations will give the best results.  Golden Wax (C. Chocolate Drop x Slc. Kauai Starbright) a tall plant with big clusters of 15 plus, waxy, solid yellow flowers. The Guess What (Blc. Waikiki Gold x Lc. Trick or Treat) is a cluster of 8 vibrant orange yellow flowers held high on a the stem.  This pairing will produce intense colored flowers in yellow and orange-yellow on tall stately plants.  Very showy display plants.
3” pots $12

SVO 5160 
Lc. Magic Melody 'SVO' AM/AOS  x self

This is one of those hybrids you don’t forget when you see it in bloom. It made such an impression on me I selfed it, something I don’t often do.  When awarded this plant had 6 flowers with a natural spread of 5” evenly spaced on one erect inflorescence. The sepals and petals are a pure white with the lateral sepals striped yellow centrally and the lip a deep crimson with a contrasting yellow throat. Wow!
3” pot $ 12

SVO 5187 
Blc. Charmed Life (Blc. Chyong Guu Chaffinch 'Ta Hsia' AM/AOS  x Blc. Izumi Charm 'SVO' AM/AOS )

This grex produces full shaped bright yellow flowers with dark red lips well supported on strong stems. The plants mature at about 12” tall and have a compact growth habit.  This grex exhibits good strong growth and reliable blooming.  The flower quality is excellent with this cross check out the picture Pic
3” pot $12

SVO 5226 
Lc. Rojo 'Cardinal' x Schom. schultzei 'Old Red'

These are robust plants that will be producing 2’ long stems with a big cluster of waxy dark red flowers. Rojo (L. milleri x C. aurantiaca) is a dark red that is very robust and cold tolerant. Schultzei has deep cordovan waxy red flowers on long stems.  If you live in more temperate areas this is a great outdoor grower with only some frost protection needed in winter.  It will also do well in a greenhouse great for basket culture.
3” pots $12

SVO 5334 
(Epi. Pacific Eclipse x Epi. Pacific Canary) 'SVO Yellow Sun' x Epi. conopseum 'SVO'

Epidendrums have become popularized and many of hobbyist are successful growing them. I have always been awed by the heads of brightly colored flowers.  This grex is taking a different direction by incorporating the cold tolerance of Epi. conopseum (magnoliae) ) is widely distributed from Florida   Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Alabama and in to Louisiana as well as in parts of Mexico.  It is the Northern most growing epiphytic orchid in the USA.   This is also a cold hardy plant, as costal North Carolina can get pretty cold in winter.   ‘SVO Yellow Sun’ blooms with a beautiful large cluster of bright, pure yellow flowers. This cross will be very easy to grow and flower with clusters of bright yellow blooms on plants staying under 12-14”.  These will also not produce many kiki’s keeping the plant nice and neat.   The plants are expected to be cold tolerant and should do well outside in most coastal areas that don’t experience freezing.  Many are already spiking in 3” pots.  This is a new style of Epi. breeding for smaller plants. Here are pictures from the first to bloom; Pic1, Pic2
3”pots $12

SVO 5418 
Pot. William Farrell 'Native Son'  x Blc. Hawaiian Discovery 'Fluorescent Orange' HCC/AOS

How about full shaped bright orange flowers?   William Farrell (Slc. Helen Veliz x Blc. Llano) has beautiful flowers in a light yellow with a flush of lavender, wide petals and a strong stem holding the flowers above the foliage. Hawaiian Discovery (Blc. Orange Nugget x Blc. Bouton D'Or) has a remarkable fluorescent orange flower color; both of its parents are well known for their well shaped orange flowers.  Quite possibly the next best orange Cattleya will come from this cross.
3” pots $12

SVO 5490 
Pot. Love Passion 'Dogashima' Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS

Bright orange flowers are hard to come by, so this was a natural cross to make. Love Passion (Lc. Trick or Treat x Slc. William Farrell) a true orange flower produced 7 to 9 on a strong stem.  Guess What (Lc. Trick or Treat x Blc. Waikiki Gold) has an intense orange-gold flower color; it is just a fantastic color!  Guess What also produces 7 to 9 well displayed flowers above the foliage.  These are going to have strong stems of bright orange flowers held high. I really like this style of breeding, they make excellent display plants.
3” pots $12

SVO 5495 
Pot. Love Passion 'Dogashima'  x Blc. Carolina Orange D'or 'Krull-Smith' AM/AOS

This grex is similar to SVO 5499, here we used Love Passion ‘Dogashima’ (Lc. Trick or Treat x Slc. William Farrell) a true orange flower produced 7 to 9 on a strong stem. Carolina Orange D’Or (Carolina Golden D’Or x Blc. Malworth) a deep orange with excellent shape.  These will have good stems producing big clusters of bright orange flowers to bloom in March, and will be real show stoppers. 
3” pots $12

SVO 5501 
Blc. Bouton D'or 'Halcyon' AM/AOSBlc. Hawaiian Discovery 'Fluorescent Orange' HCC/AOS

The grex Bouton D’or ‘Halcyon’ (Lc. Wolteriana x Blc. Buttercup) was awarded in 1972 the flowers were described as being a golden yellow with overtones of apricot. It has 135 hybrids to its credit with 32 of them being awarded Bouton D’or has made a place for its self in breeding.  Hawaiian Discovery (Blc. Orange Nugget x Blc. Bouton D'Or) has a remarkable fluorescent orange flower color, well shaped flowers in a cluster held just above the foliage.  This is line breeding for bright orange flowers with good shape and be held above the foliage.  The reciprocal is also available as SVO 5507
3” pots $12

SVO 5507
Blc. Hawaiian Discovery 'Fluorescent Orange' HCC/AOS  x Blc. Bouton D'or 'Halcyon'

Hawaiian Discovery (Blc. Orange Nugget x Blc. Bouton D'Or) has a remarkable fluorescent orange flower color, well shaped flowers in a cluster held just above the foliage.  Bouton D’or ‘Halcyon’ (Lc. Wolteriana x Blc. Buttercup) was awarded in 1972 the flowers were described as being a golden yellow with overtones of apricot and has proven its self as a breeder of Orange flowers.  This is line breeding for bright orange flowers with good shape and be held above the foliage.  The reciprocal is also available as SVO 5501
3” pots $12

SVO 5569 
Lc. Elegans (L. purpurata v. striata 'Claire' AM/AOS x C. leopoldii ‘SVO’ AM/AOS)

So here is Elegans in the more normal color form.  The purpurata is of superior quality and is an excellent example of the v. striata. The leopoldii ‘SVO’ flowers with 42 blooms on a stem, yes 42 flowers (the average for awarded plants is closer to 27 flowers) as a result this strain of Elegans will have more flowers than previously seen.  These are robust plants with good stems holding the flowers well above the foliage. See the coerulea (blue) area of the web site for Lc. Elegans v. coerulea.
3” pots $15

SVO 5589 
Lc. Issy SVO' HCC/AOS  x Schom. schultzei 'Old Sherry'

These are going to be tall plants with very impressive stems and dark wine red flowers.
Issy (L. tenebrosa x C. leopoldii) produced 5-6 flowers dark bronze flowers with burgundy colored lips that are 7” across, twice a year!  The plant is tall, 2’ tall. The schultzei is a larger plant as well standing at 20” with inflorescences 6’ long that have a cluster of 12-15 dark glossy red flowers and purple lips.   Big plants, robust bulbs, long stems of large deep burgundy red flowers and purple lips, if you have the space this will be impressive!!!
3” pots $12

SVO 5707
 Slc. Golden Treat 'Big Red' x self

Golden Treat (Lc. Trick or Treat x Slc. Golden Wax) was the first hybrid I made, that’s over 20 years ago and it is still has a place in the nursery. A very robust and strong growing cross that produces big heads of shiny, waxy red flowers with lots of yellow in the lips, plants mature at 20” tall and bloom in late January.
3” pots $12

 

Spotted

Spotted flowers have been a favorite of mine for years. Seeing those wonderful spots in the heat of summer is a spectacular sight. Today the development of spotted breeding include flowers that bloom in colors ranging from cream, yellow, pink, orange, green, and bronze. They can be speckled, spotted and blotched. These new spotted hybrids are bred to carry the flowers well, on strong stems, and have compact plant habit to bloom in 4”-5” pots, with the larger growers needing 6” pots to mature in.

SVO 4969 
C. Caudebec Candy (Lc. Lulu 'Hot Pink' AM/AOS x C. Caudebec 'Marty's Orchids')

This grex is producing the best pink flowers with amethyst spots I have seen.  Expect tall growing plants, flowers with wide petals and 8 blooms per stem.  This grex also has flowers with excellent lasting qualities.  Picture of first to bloom 2185
3” pots $12

SVO 5017 
Slc. Katherine Clarkson 'SVO' HCC/AOS x Blc. SunCoast Sunspots 'SVOII' AM/AOS

Yellow flowers with red spots what a great combination! This is one of the best crosses to produce plants that will mature at 10” tall; carry 4-6 full shaped 3.5” flowers in bright yellow with red spots and dark red lips.  I can’t imagine better breeding of this type.
3” pots $15

SVO 5069 
C. Princess Clementine 'SVO' AM/AOS x Blc. SunCoast Sunspots 'SVOII' AM/AOS

Princess Clementine is a primary hybrid between (C. aclandiae x C. dowiana). It is a large flower with a surprising 5 blooms per stem, a rather high count considering the parentage.  The SunCoast Sunspots (Blc. Waianae Leopard x Slc. Jungle Elf) is the largest flowered yellow with red spots yet awarded.  From the Princess Clementine it is expected that the flower size will increase and the SunCoast Sunspots will add color and spots. I expect these flowers will be nicely fragrant too.  This is one of those ‘very interesting’ hybrids, a bit variable in flower color but, some will be great!
3” pots $12

SVO 5223 
Pot. Dendi's Gem (Slc. Jungle Gem 'Very Nice'  x Blc. SunCoast Sunspots 'SVO II' AM/AOS )

Jungle Gem (Slc. Precious Stones x Slc. Jungle Elf) is a darling mini with bright yellow flowers, red spots and a red lip. The cultivar ‘SVO II’ is the best of the grex and is a significant improvement in breeding large yellow flowers with red spots. These are easy to flower and will start blooming in the 3” pots.  Bright yellow petals and sepals spotted red with bright red lips, nice!
3” pots $12

SVO 5330 
Slc. Katherine Clarkson (Slc. Jungle Gem 'Very Nice' x C. Mark Jones 'Lance' )

Yellow flowers with red spots - very cool.  Jungle Gem (Slc. Precious Stones x Lc. Jungle Elf) is a mini-catt with bright yellow flowers, red spots and a red lip. Mark Jones (C. Caudebec x C. Fascelis) has very wide petals that are almost olive green with densely spotted burgundy. These flower as compact growing plants that stay under 10” tall, flowers are yellow with wide petals and red spots.  Very nice.
3” pots $12

SVO 5581 
C. Aurantiglossa (C. amethystoglossa 'SVO' 4N  x C. aurantiaca 'SVO Spots 2')

This is a different type of cross for SVO. Spotted flowers have always been a passion of mine, but most spotted crosses flower in the summer and fall, however this grex will flower in March!  C. amethystoglossas pink flowers with pink spots and darker lip are spectacular, check out the picture of ‘SVO’. The aurantiaca from the selfing of ‘Mishima Spots’ and was selected for its flower quality, orange blooms and red spots, and a vigorous plant.  I am expecting these to be spotted flowers but no hybrids have been flowered with the spotted aurantiaca yet, so we are not 100% sure yet of the outcome.
3” pots $12

SVO 5583 
C. Leoloddiglossa (C. Loddiglossa v. coerulea 'Blue Sky' x C. leopoldii v. coerulea 'Kathleen' JC/AOS)

Blue spotted flowers. How cool is that? This is an outstanding cross. The first time offered they went quick and six our customers ended up with awards, the flowers are impressive.  Don’t miss these, check out these pictures of the first to bloom Pic1, Pic2, Pic3
3” pots $15

SVO 5602 
C. Leoloddiglossa 'SVO' C. bicolor coerulea 'SVO Blue'

How do you make Leoloddiglossa (Loddiglossa x C. leopoldii) better, add bicolor!  The broad bicolor lip will improve the lip width of the progeny.  I expect the flowered will be similar in color, shape and flower count as in Leoloddiglossa, but much wider lips will give a fullness not previously seen. This is very nice, unique, a first in spotted Cattleya breeding, and not to be missed out on.
3” pots $15

 

Coerulea

In Cattleyas the ‘coerulea’ color or ‘blue’ as it is referred to is very intriguing and rare in nature. In the early years of blue breeding there were not many known species in this coerulea color, so breeding was limited to a few possibilities. Almost always the crosses were slow to mature and produced large plants due to the influence of the known blue species at the time. Today, we have many species and hybrids to breed with, and the quality of blue flowers has been improving rapidly. Plant habit and speed to bloom have also been addressed; we now have compact plants blooming in 4” pots

For 2015 this offering is focused on producing large 4-6” flower size.  Yes, some will be 6” flower size! I am also working with the bloom period; expect most of the crosses to flower in February, March and into April.  Having coerulea flowers at the height of the show season is always a nice contrast for an exhibit. 

Don’t miss the spotted blue crosses…… These are a great addition for the discriminating collector.

SVO 5080 
Lc. Indigo Dawn 'Blue Tuesday'  x Lc. Lake Tahoe 'Blue Lip'

These will be large 5”-6” coerulea (blue) flowers on plants of 8-12 tall.  Here we are expecting higher flower count with 4-5 flowers on mature plants.   Indigo Dawn (C. Dupreana x C. Mini Purple) is a compact plant with excellent form, color and flowers twice a year. Lake Tahoe (L. sincorana x Lc Tahoe Rose) has excellent shape, flat flowers, a compact plant habit and flowers twice a year. 
3” pots $12

SVO 5208
 Lc. Alarcon v. coerulea 'Gran Jeanne Marie' AM/AOS x Lc. Cornelia v. coerulea 'Floralia'

Here is a different approach in blue breeding.  The grex Alarcon has produced numerous awards, the flowers are surprisingly large at 7” across with big beautiful dark coerulea lips. The two parents of Alarcon are Lc. Canhamiana (C. mossiae x L. purpurata) and C. Dupreana (C. warscewiczii x C. warneri) together they produce large growing plants, the cultivar 'Gran Jeanne Marie' which stands 20” tall and needs a 8” pot.  The Cornelia is (C. labiata x L. pumila) and produces a 4” flower on a plant only 8” tall that blooms well in a 4” pot.   Our experience and shown that even a small percentage of L. pumila in a cross will reduce plant size.  With this grex it is expected that Cornelia will half the plant size of Alarcon making the mature offspring 10” tall.  Interestingly, I expect flower size to be in the 5” range. All will be coerulea with very dark coerulea lips. If you are into blues this is a very promising hybrid.
3” pots $15

SVO 5435 
Lc. Indigo Dawn v. coerulea 'Blue Tuesday' x Lc. Cornelia v. coerulea 'Floralia'

Indigo Dawn (C. Dupreana x Lc. Mini Purple) has large flowers that are well formed, produced 3-4 at a time, and have yellow in the throat creating a nice contrast against the blue lip, all on a compact plant. Cornelia (C. labiata x C. pumila) breeds for large flower size and compact plant stature.  This grex is going to have light blue flowers with darker blue lips having contrasting yellow spot in the throat.
3” pots $12

SVO 5567 
Lc. Elegans v. coerulea (L. purpurata v. werkhauseri 'Kathleen' AM/AOS x C. leopoldii v. coerulea 'Kathleen' JC/AOS)

Wow, wow, and wow again coerulea Lc. Elegans! I believe this is a first for this cross. If you like primary Cattleya crosses and coerulea colors this is the bomb!  These are robust plants with good stems holding the flowers above the foliage and best of all in coerulea color, amazing.
3” pots $20

SVO 5583 
C. Leoloddiglossa (C. Loddiglossa v. coerulea 'Blue Sky' C. leopoldii v. coerulea 'Kathleen' JC/AOS)

Blue spotted flowers. How cool is that? This is an outstanding cross. The first time offered they went quick and six our customers ended up with awards, the flowers are impressive.  Don’t miss these, check out these pictures of the first to bloom Pic1, Pic2, Pic3
3” pots $15

SVO 5602 
C. Leoloddiglossa 'SVO'  x C. bicolor coerulea 'SVO Blue'

How do you make Leoloddiglossa (Loddiglossa x C. leopoldii) better, add bicolor!  The broad bicolor lip will improve the lip width of the progeny.  I expect the flowered will be similar in color, shape and flower count as in Leoloddiglossa, but much wider lips will give a fullness not previously seen. This is very nice, unique, a first in spotted Cattleya breeding, and not to be missed out on.
3” pots $15

 

Species

Collecting select and awarded Cattleya species has been a passion of mine for many years. The species collection is now over 700 plants! Recently, I started breeding the “best of the best” in an effort to have these choice and often hard to find Cattleya species available for the hobbyist. Here are some of the first things to come from the lab with many more to follow in coming years.

The 2015 list should be of interesting to all species collectors. The L. anceps are some of the best around and this is a deep offering of many fine crosses.  I am working towards having plants produce 5 and 6 flowers per stem, which is a very high flower count for L. anceps!   Also check out the C. leopoldii (tigrina) crosses.  It has taken a long time before these crosses could be made; I wanted the best plants with high flower count and best flower quality before making them.  Don’t miss these as this quality is hard to come by.  When was the last time you have seen L. alaorii for sale, tetraploid C. aclandiae, or C. schilleriana and what about C. trianaei v. coerulea?   I hope you enjoy the species list.

SVO 5029 
L. alaorii 'SVO' HCC/AOS x L. alaorii 'SVO II'
What a great mini-catt species! L. alaorii plants stand less than 2.5” tall, bloom 2-3 times a year and have the cutest light pink flowers.  Originally described in 1967 but then lost to cultivation to be rediscovered in 1989, it is quite unusual to have such a desirable species just appear 24 years ago.  It is still hard to find in collections.  If you love Cattleya species you must make room for one or two.  These are best grown mounted or in a small basket.
3” pots $15

SVO 5128 
Gur. aurantiaca 'Mishima Spots'  x Gur. aurantiaca 'SVO Spots 2'

Orange flowers with red spots…. how can this be?   Yes it’s true and quite possibly the most unusual color form for Gur. aurantiaca.  ‘Mishima Spots’ is the original plant displaying the spotting characteristic, and ‘SVO Spots 2’ is a select plant from the selfing of ‘Mishima Spots’.  Expect clusters of bright orange flowers densely spotted red, very cool.  Many plants have sheaths showing now.
3” pots $15

SVO 5185 
C. trianae v. coerulea '#2' x C. trianae v coerulea '#1'

Good trianae coeruleas are very hard to come by. The breeding for the coerulea form has been quite elusive. Many coerulea trianaes crossed together produce normal colored (lavender) flowers.  This grex is from a cross that produced all coerulea offspring. This cross uses the two best siblings from that cross and it is expected that all the progeny will be coerulea.  The best will be very valuable. Also available in the reciprocal SVO 5193
3” pots $20

SVO 5193 
C. trianiae v coerulea '#1' x C. trianae v. coerulea '#2
'
Good trianae coeruleas are very hard to come by. The breeding for the coerulea form has been quite elusive. Many coerulea trianaes crossed together produce normal colored (lavender) flowers.  This grex is from a cross that produced all coerulea offspring. This cross uses the two best siblings from that cross and it is expected that all the progeny will be coerulea.  The best will be very valuable. Also available in the reciprocal SVO 5185
3” pots $20

SVO 5194 
C. warneri v. alba 'Claire' AM/AOS x self

Good C. warneri v. alba’s are pretty unusual in collections today. ‘Claire’ was the largest of all the awarded plants with flowers just over 7” in natural spread; that’s larger than the all other color forms and is quite impressive!  These seedlings are showing good vigor and are growing well.
3” pots $15

SVO 5201 
C. mossiae 'Mrs. Venezuela' x C. mossiae 'SVO'

What a great species, mossiae matures two growths each season and then both flower simultaneously. This characteristic develops specimen plants quickly and makes for a very spectacular floral display. These two cultivars bloom with 4-6 flowers per inflorescence a higher than average count and have particularly nice lip markings.
3” pots $15

SVO 5202 
C. loddigesii var. harrisoniana v. coerulea 'Blue Sky' AM/AOS  x self

Nice desirable coerulea color form of the species. Previous selfings have produced excellent results as will this remake.
3” pots $15

SVO 5222 
C. aclandiae 'Kathleen II' AM/AOS 4n x C. aclandiae 'Claire' AM/AOS 4n

These are two very fine, highly awarded, tetraploid aclandiae.  This is a sibling cross and the offspring should all be 4n, and of exceptional quality.  Not much more needs to be said.
3” pots $25

SVO 5224 
C. mossiae v. coerulea 'Good Lip' x C. mossiae v. coerulea 'Blue Moon'

Mossiae matures two growths each season and then both flower simultaneously a great quality of this species.   Both of these coerulea cultivars bloom with 4-5 flowers per inflorescence which is a higher than average count and have particularly nice lip markings. 
3” pots $15

SVO 5230
L. tenebrosa 'Rain Forest' FCC/AOS x L. tenebrosa 'None Darker'

Still considered by many to be the best ‘Rain Forest’ blooms with 4 to 5 flowers that are almost 8.5” wide, amazing! ‘None Darker’ had deeply colored petals and sepals some of the darkest color I have seen in a tenebrosa.  These will bloom with extra large, dark bronze flowers with deep purple lips.  These seedlings are growing well showing good vigor too.
3” pots $15

SVO 5231 
L. tenebrosa 'Taylor Bronze' AM/AOS x L. tenebrosa 'None Darker'

‘Taylor Bronze’ with its cinnamon colored flowers when awarded had 39 flowers and 31 buds on 23 inflorescences, that was surly very impressive! ‘None Darker’ had deeply colored petals and sepals some of the darkest color I have seen in a tenebrosa. These are showing excellent vigor from the ‘Taylor Bronze’.  Expect dark colored flowers and strong growing plants.
3” pots $15

SVO 5286 
C. labiata v. coerulea 'SVO A+' x C. labiata v. coerulea 'TJ'

C. labiata flowers late in the summer a welcome sight, as this is generally a low bloom time for most Cattleya growers. The improvements in coerulea forms have come a long way and this cross incorporated to of my better cultivars.  Both have good growth and flowering habits, they develop new leads easily and the 4-5 flowers are well held just above the foliage. The seedlings are looking really good.
3” pots $15

SVO 5287 
C. warscewiczii 'Alexanders Var.' x C warscewiczii 'Michael' AM/AOS

This has to be my favorite labiata Cattleya species, tall plants, huge flowers often 8” or more in natural spread, and beautiful lips, what more is there to ask for?  ‘Alexanders Var.’ is very floriferous with 6-8 flowers; ‘Michael’ is a superb grower producing 4 flowers.  This is a very desirable Cattleya species not often seen for sale and when it is, it’s very expensive.  This cross had good germination and growth in the flask the seedlings have also shown good vigor. It looks like these plants are going to be good growers, important for C. warscewiczii.
3” pots $20

SVO 5346 
L. anceps 'White Magic'  x L. anceps 'Marble Queen'

Here is an awesome polyploid hybrid that will have flowers of heavy substance and be pure white with purple veins in the throat and some will have a red blotch on the lip. This and these similar crosses SVO 5310 and SVO 5345 are all excellent.
3” pots $15

SVO 5363 
C. walkeriana v. alba 'Pendentive' AM/AOS  x C. walkeriana 'SVO's Passion' AM/AOS

This ‘Pendentive’ is a meristem mutation and has fuller shaped petals and heavier substance over the original, most likely a 4n.  ‘SVO‘s Passion’ is a 4n with a very flat flower in a rich lavender color with darker lip.   Beautifully shaped flowers.
3”pots $15

SVO 5365 
C. walkeriana v. coerulea 'Chouju' JC/AOS x C. walkeriana v. coerulea 'Wenzel's Son'

Working towards better blues, ‘Wenzel’s Son’ is one of the finer coeruleas found today and ‘Chouju’ has good color and an excellent grower.  A nice paring.
3”pots $15

SVO 5374 
C. walkeriana v. coerulea 'Wenzel's Son' x C. walkeriana v. coerulea 'Manhattan Blue'

Another cross working towards better blues, ‘Wenzel’s Son’ is one of the finer coeruleas found today and ‘Manhattan Blue’ has good color and an excellent grower.  A nice paring. One already bloomed Pic
3”pots $15

SVO 5375 
C. walkeriana 'SVO' 4N x C. walkeriana 'SVO Best' 4N

To exceptional tetraploid walkerianas, what more can I say?
3”pots $15

 

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