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Mini-Catts

SVO 2420

Pot. Rubescence ‘SVO’ AM/AOS x Slc. Scarlet Jewel ‘SVO’ HCC/AOS

Rubescence (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Seagulls Apricot) has proven itself as an outstanding breeder.  Scarlet Jewel (Slc. Tangerine Jewel x Sl. Minipet) is a brilliant red flower on a true mini plant.  This grex will produce beautifully shaped red flowers on 6” tall plants.  A new advance in red mini-catt hybrids, these are really nice and a must have.  Limited

SVO 2422

Pot. Blast Furnace (Pot. Rubescence ‘SVO’ AM/AOS x Sc. Beaufort ‘Hartford’s Elmwood’ AM/AOS)

Rubescence (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Seagulls Apricot) and Beaufort (Soph. coccinea x C. luteola) have both proven themselves as outstanding breeders.  An excellent mini-catt with beautifully formed flowers in sunset colors.  A must have for mini-catt lovers.  Blooms 2 times a year with excellent form, color and plants that stay under 6” tall.

SVO 2424

Slc. Angel Eyes ‘SVO II’ AM/AOS x Sc. Beaufort ‘Hartford’s Elmwood’ AM/AOS

Angel Eyes (Slc. Bright Angel x C. Little Dipper) is a beautifully full flower with charming flares.  The addition of Beaufort will reduce plant size and make for superb flower shape.  A new mini-catt with most having flares petals.  Here is a picture of the first to bloom; it took less than 2 years from flask click here

SVO 2443

(Lc. Mari’s Song x Slc. Fire Fantasy) ‘SVO’ x Sc. Beaufort ‘Hartford’s Elmwood’ AM/AOS

(Lc. Mari’s Song x Slc. Fire Fantasy) is a beautifully full flower with charming flares. The addition of Beaufort will reduce plant size and make for superb flower shape.  A new type of mini-catt breeding many will have flared petals.First to bloom click here.

SVO 2446

Slc. Mango Spice (Slc. California Apricot ‘Orange Circle’ HCC/AOS x Sc. Beaufort ‘Luna Rousse’ )

This is our remake of an outstanding mini-catt. Flowers range from yellow to orange, many with orange to red flares. This is an excellent hybrid, vigorous, and to bloom in 3” pots. Picture from earlier cross click here. First to bloom from remake click here.

SVO 2505 

Pot. Golden Circle ‘OPRL’ x Slc. Mem. Trudy Marsh ‘SVO’

Golden Circle (Blc. Goldenzelle x Slc. Circle of Life) has great color, form and blooms twice a year.  Mem. Trudy Marsh (Slc. Tangerine Jewel x Slc. Cosmic Delite) is a great mini-catt the plant is 4” tall and has superb flowers with flares.  This will be a true mini-catt with plants that stay under 6” tall, and the flowers will be brilliant red-orange and surprisingly large for the plant size.  This is a nice new mini.

SVO 2508

Pot. Rubescence ‘Ruby’ x (Slc. Jillian Lee x Sl. Minipet) ‘SVO Red Fire’

This type of red mini breeding has been very successful.  Last year’s similar crosses like:  Pot. Higher Multiplier, Pot. Loud Nine, and Pot. Velvet Rubies all hit the mark and raised the standard for red mini-catts, this cross will do the same.

SVO 2521

Slc. California Apricot ‘Orange Circle’ HCC/AOS x Slc. Mem. Trudy Marsh ‘SVO’

This is breeding for mini-catts with large flowers.  California Apricot has sired many nice hybrids.  Mem. Trudy Marsh (Slc. Tangerine Jewel x Slc. Cosmic Delite) is a great mini-catt, plants are 4” tall and has superb flowers with flares.  This will be a true mini-catt, staying under 6” tall with brilliant red-orange flowers.  This is a nice new mini.

SVO 2525

Sc. Cosmic Delite ‘SVO’ HCC/AOS x Slc. Circle of Life ‘Trailblazer’ AM/AOS

Cosmic Delight (Slc. Bright Angel x Sl. Batemanniana ) is a very cute red  mini with wonderful  yellow flares. Circle of Life is a proven breeder and is dominant for big flowers and wide petals.  This combination will increase flower size while keeping plant size under 6” tall.  Flower color will range in the red shades with about half having yellow flares.

SVO 2939

Slc. Lucky Chance (Lc. Tokyo Magic ‘6-1’ AM/AOS x Sc. Beaufort ‘Luna Rousse’)

Lucky Chance was originally make in Japan and there have been numerous AOS awards this grex.  I did not get any from the original so I decided to remake it.  These are compact plants staying under 8” tall.  Expect 4-5 bright yellow flowers of excellent form with red lips held above the foliage.

SVO 4945

Pot. Rubescence ‘SVO’ AM/AOS x Slc. Cosmic Delite ‘SVO’ HCC/AOS

Rubescence has proven itself as an outstanding breeder with its good qualities being shape and deep red color. Cosmic Delight (Slc. Bright Angel x Sl. Batemanniana ) is a very cute red  mini with wonderful yellow flares.    These will be true mini-catts that stay under 6” tall, nice rounded red flowers with about half exhibiting the yellow flares.

SVO 2946

Slc. Seagulls Apricot ‘Choice’ x Pot. Golden Circle ‘OPRL’

Fantastic color with this cross!  Flowers will be a very bright yellow-orange and have super round petals.  Also expect large flower size for the plant and these will flower two times a year with 2-3 flowers per inflorescence.  Mature plants will stay under 6” tall

SVO 2947

Pot. Pure Love ‘SVOII’ AM/AOS x Sc. Cosmic Delite ‘SVO’ HCC/AOS

Pure Love (Blc. Love Sound x Slc. Seagulls Apricot) is a fantastic mini-catt; its yellow and red color plus its form are outstanding. Cosmic Delight (Slc. Bright Angel x Sl. Batemanniana ) is a very cute red  mini with wonderful yellow flares. These are going to be true minis staying under 6” tall and have superb form and color.

SVO 2948

(Pot. Rubescence x Slc. Red Chili) ‘3 Alarm’ x Pot. Rubescence ‘SVO’ AM/AOS

Red, red, red, round, red flowers is what to expect from this cross.  Get the point?!   Deep true red well formed flowers with deep burgundy-black lips, on plants staying under 6” tall. Limited

SVO 4952  

Pot. Pure Love ‘Del Mar’ x Slc. Mem. Trudi Marsh ‘Sun Flair’

Pure Love (Blc. Love Sound x Slc. Seagulls Apricot) is a fantastic mini-catt that has bright yellow color and outstanding form.  Mem. Trudy Marsh (Slc. Tangerine Jewel x Slc. Cosmic Delite) is a great mini-catt plant that’s 4” tall and has superb flowers with flares.  This will be a true mini-catt where plants stay under 6” tall and the flowers will be brilliant red-orange.  This is a nice new mini.

Compact Cattleyas

SVO 2296

Blc. Horizon Flight ‘Happy Landing’ JC/AOS x Slc. Circle of Life ‘Trailblazer’ AM/AOS

Just a few of these available, superb shape and color, most will have darker red flares.  A really nice cross.  Here is a picture from a customer click here

SVO 2339

Slc. Angel’s Dream (Lc. Mari’s Song ‘CTM217’ HCC/AOS x Slc. Bright Angel ‘Baby C’ HCC/AOS)

The best have been solid red with bright yellow flares in the petals, very showy.  Limited.   Flowered from previous cross click here

SVO 2340

NEW

L. milleri ‘Dr. Koopowitz Red’ HCC/AOS x L. angereri ‘Peter

Rupicolous Laelia species get a bad rap for being difficult to grow, and I do agree it is hard to duplicate the natural environment for these.  However, the primary hybrids (crosses between two species) grow much better than their species counterparts while maintaining much of the original charm.  These will have long stems of 10-15 bright red flowers. Limited

SVO 2361

L. Finckeniana (L. anceps ‘Discplinata’ HCC/AOS x L. albida ‘SVO’ HCC/AOS)

This is a remake of a classic primary hybrid.  Here we have used an unusually colored anceps with flecks of darker color on the petals.  These will be blooming with 6-9 flowers on arching stems in lavender with some flowers having flecks or flaring of darker purple on the segments.  Cool temperature tolerant plants, these will grow well outside in frost free areas. Picture of first to flower click here

SVO 2403

B. David Sanders (B. digbyana x B. cucullata)

This is a sibling cross between (B. David Sanders ‘SVO’ AM/AOS x B. David Sanders ‘Just as Nice’)
I have more customers ask about this grex and I know why, what a great thing with its pencil thin bulbs and leaves.  The flowers that look like a huge B. cucullata.  Here I have sib crossed my two best plants that are vigorous growers and bloomers, several have already flowered.

SVO 2414 

Blc. Laughing Boy (Lc. Dennis Olivas ‘Best’ x Blc. Love Sound ‘Dogashima’ AM/AOS )

These will be fantastic yellow flowers with red flares on strong upright stems.  The original cross was really nice.  Customers have been asking for the re-make and here it is!  Highly recommended.  Picture of first to bloom click here click here click here, 2, 3

SVO 2415  

Pot. Burana Love ‘SVO’ AM/AOS x L. anceps ‘White Marble’

Hybrids with L. anceps in the background are becoming quite popular.  Here is a new direction; we have used a color recessive white anceps with a full shaped bright yellow and red flare with a good strong stem.  Could this produce L anceps like yellow and red flowers?   I think some will be, the best will be remarkable.

SVO 2417

Pot. Firey Leopard ‘SVO’ AM/AOS x Pot. Martha Clarke ‘My Beauty’

Martha Clarke (Slc. Circle of Life x Blc. Love Sound) has produced many AOS awards due to its fine shape and color.  Firey Leopard (Slc. Bright Angel x Blc. Waianae Leopard) has great color with a yellow background overlaid with red spots and veins and then overlaid again with red.  These will be cluster type Catts with 5-6 flowers, primarily in shades of orange and red with many having spots and veins.  A really interesting color patterning from this grex.

SVO 2418 

Pot. William Farrell ‘Native Son’ x Blc. Love Sound ‘Dogashima’ AM/AOS

These will be vigorous compact plants with clusters of soft yellow flowers all presented on strong stems.  A great March blooming cross.

SVO 2425 

Lc. Sensational Value (C. Chocolate Drop ‘SVO’ AM/AOS x L. anceps ‘White Marble’

I love long stems and clusters of flowers and this grex will do just that.  The deep red color of Chocolate Drop will dominant and the L. anceps with its long stem and wider petals will combine to produce a wonderful effect. Also look for moderately high flower count of 6-8 flowers.  Cool temperature tolerant plants, these will grow well outside in frost free areas.

SVO 2427

Lc. Jose Dias Castro ‘Magnifica’ x Pot. Rubescence ‘SVO’ AM/AOS

The parents are compact growers and mature plants will not be taller than 10” tall.  The flowers will be of excellent form with dark intense flower colors in shades of deep purple-red.  Look for award winners out of this pairing.   The potential here is outstanding for 5” flowers on compact plants.

SVO 2430  

Pot. Limor TW's Joie de Vivre (Pot. Winners’ Circle ‘SVO’ AM/AOS x Pot. Ryo Iwata ‘Leucadia’ HCC/AOS)

The pedigree in both these parents is outstanding.  Winner’s Circle is (Slc. Circle of Life x Pot. Sally Taylor), and Ryo Iwata is (Blc. Oconee x Pot. Sally Taylor).  Expect flowers of wonderful shape with shades of dark purple-reds to dark crimson-red and darker contracting lips. These will mature at 12” tall.  Another highly recommended cross.

SVO 2432

C. percivaliana ‘Merril’ AM/AOS x L. alaorii ‘SVO II’

L. alaorii has been doing some remarkable things in breeding.  It reduces plant size while allowing most of the flower size to come thru, and it’s free flowering.   These plants will be 8” tall and produce 4” flowers that look like percivalliana.  I also expect these to bloom twice a year.

SVO 2433

Slc. Circle of Life ‘Fordyce Herald Angel’ AM/AOS x Lc. Jose Dias Castro ‘Magnifica’

We are expecting intense flower colors ranging from deep-purple to purple-reds with excellent flower shape and a high potential for awards.   The parents are compact growers staying under 10” tall.   Jose Dias Castro ‘Magnifica’ is an excellent parent as is Circle of Life ‘Fordyce Herald Angel’.    The potential of this cross is outstanding.

SVO 2435

Pot. Martha Clarke ‘My Beauty’ x Pot. Firey Leopard ‘SVO’ AM/AOS

Martha Clarke (Slc. Circle of Life x Blc. Love Sound) has produced many AOS awards due to its fine shape and color.  Firey Leopard (Slc. Bright Angel x Blc. Waianae Leopard) has great color with a yellow background overlaid with red spots and veins, and then overlaid again with red.  These will be cluster type Catts with 5-6 flowers, primarily in shades of orange and red with many having spots and veins.  A really interesting color patterning will occur from this grex. Here is a picture of a first bloom plant click here

SVO 2437 

Pot. Rubescence ‘SVO’ AM/AOS x Lc. Tropical Sunset ‘Oceans Heaven’ SM/JOGA

Look for bright red-orange flowers held above the foliage.  These vigorous growing plants will bloom twice a year.

SVO 2438

Pot. Martha Clarke ‘My Beauty’ x Slc. Tokyo Life ‘SVO’ HCC/AOS

Martha Clarke is (Slc. Circle of Life x Blc. Love Sound) and Tokyo Life is (Lc. Tokyo Magic x Slc. Circle of Life); both crosses bloomed with a high average of quality.  This paring will produce full formed flowers in sunset shades with red flares.  The inflorescences will hold 4-6 flowers above the foliage.   I am optimistic about the quality of this cross.

SVO 2439

Pot. Winners’ Circle ‘SVO’ AM/AOS x Pot Rubescence ‘SVO’ AM/AOS

Winner’s Circle is (Slc. Circle of Life x Pot. Sally Taylor), while Rubescence is (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Seagulls Apricot) and has proven itself as an outstanding breeder.    Expect 5” flowers of beautiful shape with blooms in dark purple-reds to dark crimson-red and darker contrasting lips. These will mature at 12” tall.  A highly recommended hybrid.

SVO 2440

Lc. Sergio Araujo (C. trianaei ‘Cashens’ FCC/AOS x L. alaorii ‘SVOII’)

L. alaorii has been doing some remarkable things in breeding.  It reduces plants size while allowing most of the flower size to come thru and its free flowering.   These plants will be 8” tall and produce 4” flowers that look like trianaei with wide petals. I also expect these will flower two times per year.

SVO 2441

Lc. Sergio Araujo (C. trianaei ‘Mooreana’ AM/AOS x L. alaorii ‘SVOII’)

These plants will be 8” tall and produce 4” flowers that look like trianaei with about 50% having the ‘Mooreana’ flares on the petals.  I also expect there will be two flowerings per year with these. Limited

SVO 2445

Pot. Dream Circle (Pot. Hisako Akatsuka ‘Volcano Queen’ HCC/AOS x Slc. Circle of Life ‘Trailblazer’ AM/AOS)

Originally developed by the famous Frank Fordyce these have garnered several AOS award due to the large full shaped flowers and remarkably intense red-purple-fuchsia flower color.    Plants mature at 10” tall and are excellent vigorous growers.  Highly recommended.  Flowered from earlier cross click here

SVO 2447

Blc. Hsinying Gold ‘Ching Hua’ x Blc. Izumi Charm ‘SVO’ AM/AOS

I have high expectations for this grex; the flowers will be yellow with red lips carried 4-5 on a strong stem above the foliage.   Extra sturdy robust plants

SVO 2448 

Blc. Izumi Charm ‘SVO’ AM/AOS x Pot. Dream Circle ‘SVO’ AM/AOS

Izumi Charm (Blc. Love Sound x Lc. Melody Fair) is a large, lovely light yellow flower of excellent shape on strong stems. Pot. Dream Circle (Pot. Hisako Akatsuka x Slc. Circle of Life) has large full shaped flowers and remarkably intense red-purple-fuchsia flower color.    The expectation is for variable flower colors, ranging from red to yellow with darker overlay, all with excellent shape and strong stems carrying 4 to 5 flowers above the foliage.

SVO 2450

NEW

L. Gold Star ‘Dean’s Gold’ x L. Gold Star ‘SBOE’

Gold Star is (L. flava syn. crispata x L. harpophylla) and produces long lasting starry brilliant yellow- orange flowers on tall stems; mature plants are always show stoppers in March.  And being a primary rupicolous hybrid these are good growers.

SVO 2451

Lc. Mari’s Song ‘CTM 217’ HCC/AOS x Lc. Hsinying Excell ‘DG’ HCC/AOS

Mari’s Song is a proven breeder for good shape and flared flowers.  Hsinying Excell has beautiful flowers with dark purple flares on tall stems.  This pairing will produce flared flowers in shades of purple on strong stems from compact plants.

SVO 2452 

Lc. Hsinying Excell ‘DG’ HCC/AOS x Pot. Rubescence ‘SVO’ AM/AOS

Hsinying Excell has beautiful flowers with dark purple flares on tall stems while Rubescence is a proven breeder for good shape, red flowers and dark red lips.  The expectation is for full shaped flowers with good stems in red to dark lavender colors. Compact growing

SVO 2453

C. Walkerinter (C. intermedia v. aquinii ‘SVO Star Burst’ AM/AOS x C. walkeriana ‘The Chairman’ AM/AOS)

What a great primary hybrid, it is one of my favorites.  White flowers with dark purple flares on short growing plants.  These are also excellent for mounting or in baskets.  We have used the best parents for this remake.  Not to be missed Picture of awarded plant from earlier cross click here.

SVO 2459

Slc. Circle of Life ‘Artistry’ x Pot. Ryo Iwata ‘Leucadia’ HCC/AOS

Circle of Life (Lc. Culminant x S. coccinea) has become an outstanding parent. The next generation hybrids with it have been of high quality, with flowers that are full shaped and in deep intense colors. Here we have paired it with the stunning magenta Ryo Iwata (Blc. Oconee x Pot. Sally Taylor). Expect magenta to reds that will be award winners!

SVO 2460

Lc. Tropical Sunset ‘Oceans Heaven’ SM/JOGA x Slc. Circle of Life ‘Trailblazer’ AM/AOS

The flowers from Tropical Sunset (C. Horace x Lc. Tropic Glow) resemble Horace with its excellent shape and a big red lip, and from the Tropic Glow 4-6 orange flowers on a strong stem.  Circle of Life (Lc. Culminant x S. coccinea) has become an outstanding parent imparting color and its exceptionally wide petals.  These will have very full flower shape with dark red lips held above the foliage. 

SVO 2462

NEW

Lc. Burning Star (L. harpophylla ‘Mayan Fantasy’ AM/AOS x C. aurantiaca ‘Mishima Spot’)

Primary hybrids like this grow really well. The plants have thin bulbs favoring the harpophylla and two leaves favoring the aurantiaca.  One thing very different here is the aurantiaca ‘Mishima Spot’ is a spotted flower!  This is very rare and to my knowledge there have been no hybrids made with the spotted form until now.  These will be bright orange flowers with some exhibiting the spots!  How cool would spotted orange flowers be?

SVO 2465

Lc. Hsinying Excell ‘DG’ HCC/AOSx Slc. Circle of Life ‘Red Halo’ HCC/AOS

Hsinying Excell has beautiful flowers with dark purple flares on tall stems, and Circle of Life (Lc. Culminant x S. coccinea) has become an outstanding parent. The next generation hybrids with it have been of high quality, with flowers that are full shaped and in deep intense colors. The expectation is for full shaped flowers with good stems in red to dark lavender colors, some with flares. Compact growing

SVO 2466

Pot. Dream Circle ‘SVO’ AM/AOS x Pot. Mem. Ralph Smith ‘SVO Best’

Dream Circle (Pot. Hisako Akatsuka x Slc. Circle of Life) was developed by the famous Frank Fordyce and has garnered several AOS award due to the large full shaped flowers and remarkably intense red-purple-fuchsia color. Mem. Ralph Smith (Pot. Ryo Iwata x Blc. San Diego Sunset) holds 5-7 deep red flowers on a very strong stem.  The improvements we are looking for is in the flower count and presentation, which the Mem. Ralph Smith will impart.  Flower color will be intense red-purple-fuchsia.

SVO 2467

Pot. Rubescence ‘SVO’ AM/AOS x Pot. Ryo Iwata ‘Leucadia’ HCC/AOS

Rubescence (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Seagulls Apricot) has proven itself as an outstanding breeder with its good qualities being shape and deep red color. Here we have paired it with the stunning magenta Ryo Iwata (Blc. Oconee x Pot. Sally Taylor). Expect magenta to reds that will be award winners!

SVO 2469 

Blc. Picotee Flight (Blc. Horizon Flight ‘Happy Landing’ JC/AOS x Blc. Love Sound ‘Dogashima’ AM/AOS )

Lc. Horizon Flight has produced many superior hybrids and so has Love Sound. The yellow flowers will be of excellent shape with red flares and picotees on good stems. I have high expectations for this grex.  Limited.  First of the grex to flower click here click here click here , 2, 3,

SVO 2470

Blc. Horizon Flight ‘Happy Landing’ JC/AOS x Lc. Tokyo Magic ‘6-1’ AM/AOS

Lc. Horizon Flight has produced many superior hybrids and so has Tokyo Magic. The flowers will range in color from white to soft yellow of excellent shape with varying degrees of red flares, all on good stems. I have also high expectations for this grex with results like SVO 2469 Blc. Picotee Flight.  

SVO 2472

Blc. Fordyce Fantasy (Blc. Horizon Flight ‘Happy Landing’ JC/AOS x C. aurantiaca ‘Gold Country’ 4n)

I remake this cross every few years as it has always produced a high average of quality flowers that bloom in March, which is the peak of the show season in California.  Flowers are of heavy substance, golden-yellow with red flares held in nice clusters above the foliage.    Picture from an earlier cross click here.

SVO 2475

Pot. Mem. Ralph Smith ‘SVO Best’ x Slc. California Apricot ‘Orange Circle’ HCC/AOS

Mem. Ralph Smith holds 5-7 deep red flowers on a very strong stem and California Apricot has excellent color with a long history as a proven breeder.  This is an interesting cross; I’m expecting vibrant orange-red colors on good stems. 

SVO 2476

Blc. Brassy Gold (Blc. Love Sound ‘Dogashima’ AM/AOS x C. Chocolate Drop ‘SVO’ AM/AOS)

When this grex was originally offered it received 11 AOS awards, I missed out on them, so I remade the cross. Chocolate Drop (C. guttata x C. aurantiaca) is well known for its big cluster of waxy red flowers. Love Sound (Blc. Bouton D’Or x L. briegeri) carries 5-7 well shaped clear yellow flowers on strong spikes, and is a proven breeder. These will flower in a range of colors from yellow-orange thru red, carried 5-11 per inflorescence. Compact growing and very nice.  Picture of first blooming plant click here.

SVO 2483

Blc. Love Sound ‘Dogashima’ AM/AOS x Pot. Rubescence ‘SVO’ AM/AOS

This cross is similar to the breeding of the successful Pot. Martha Clarke (Slc. Circle of Life x Blc. Love Sound).  By using Pot. Rubescence (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Seagulls Apricot) in place of Slc. Circle of Life, we are expecting flowers in oranges to reds, many with red flares in the petals on stronger inflorescences. This grex will have a high average of flower quality.

SVO 2484

Pot. Lebenkreis (Pot.  Rubescence ‘SVO’ AM/AOS x Slc. Circle of Life ‘Trailblazer’ AM/AOS)

This is an outstanding hybrid, both parents are proven breeders and the results of the original cross have proven this.  Flowers are a deep red with excellent form and size, some a large as 5” across.  The plants stay under 10” tall and flower twice a year.  What more can you ask for? Reciprocal to 2489.   Here is a picture from the first cross click here click here, 2.

SVO 2487

Pot. Paradise Rose ‘SVO’ x Pot. Rubescence ‘SVO’ AM/AOS

Paradise Rose (Slc. Pink Doll x Blc. Toshie Aoki) produces vibrant velvet red-purple flowers, and is really a nice color.  Rubescence (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Seagulls Apricot) has proven itself as an outstanding breeder with its good qualities being shape and deep red color.  Intense red color and fine form will be produced from this pairing.

SVO 2489

Pot. Lebenkreis (Slc. Circle of Life ‘Trailblazer’ AM/AOS x Pot.  Rubescence ‘SVO’ AM/AOS )

This is a great hybrid, both parents are proven breeders and the result of the original cross has proven this.  Flowers are a deep red with excellent form and size some a large as 5” across.  The plants stay under 10” tall and flower twice a year.  What more can you ask for?  Reciprocal to 2484. Here is a picture from the first cross click here, 2.

SVO 2490

Blc. Love Sound ‘Dogashima’ AM/AOS  x Pot. Dream Circle ‘SVO’ AM/AOS

Love Sound is one of my favorite breeders and Dream Circle is one of my favorite flowers.  This pairing of my favorites is expected to give excellent form and colors in sunset shades of yellow, orange, and red.  Compact growing and good stems holding the flowers high.  I am really looking forward to seeing these bloom.

SVO 2492

Pot. Paradise Rose ‘SVO’ x Pot. Elaine Taylor ‘Krull-Smith’ FCC/AOS

Paradise Rose (Slc. Pink Doll x Blc. Toshie Aoki) produces vibrant velvet red-purple flowers, and is a really nice color.  The addition of the famous Elaine Taylor FCCAOS, with its deep red flower, will produce amazing deep red-purple colors with a velvety texture on plants not exceeding 10” tall.

SVO 2495   

Pot. Dream Circle ‘SVO’ AM/AOS x Pot. Rubescence ‘SVO’ AM/AOS

Dream Circle (Pot. Hisako Akatsuka x Slc. Circle of Life) developed by the famous Frank Fordyce has garnered several AOS award due to the large full shaped flowers and remarkably intense red-purple-fuchsia color. Rubescence (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Seagulls Apricot) has proven itself as an outstanding breeder with its good qualities being shape and deep red color.  Superb full shaped flowers in dark red-fuchsia colors on compact plants.  Excellent award potential

SVO 2498 

Lc. Mini Song ‘La Primera Morada’ HCC/AOS x Lc. Culminant ‘La Tuilerie’ AM/AOS

Mini Song (Lc. Mari’s Song x Lc. Mini Purple) has a large dark lavender flared flower on a compact plant.  Culminant is a famous breeder with large dark lavender flowers.  This was made to reduce the plant size down to 10” tall and still allowing the large 5” flowers to be produced.  Compact plants with big dark purple flowers and a few with flares!

SVO 2500

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

This is a remake of a successful cross; these will exhibit the high average of flower quality I am striving for.  Excellent dark yellows with dark red lips on good stems. Nice and compact plants. Pictures of first to bloom click here click here, 2

SVO 2503 

Pot. Louise Clarke (Pot. Golden Circle ‘OPRL’ x Pot. Rubescence ‘SVO’ AM/AOS)

Golden Circle (Blc. Goldenzelle x Slc. Circle of Life) has great color, form and blooms twice a year. Rubescence is (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Seagulls Apricot) and has proven itself as an outstanding breeder of fine reds.   This grex is named after my mother!  Yes it is that good. In fact I made it twice with the same parents--SVO 4940 and 2503. And once again with slightly different parents SVO 4943.   Here are pictures of the first blooming plants click here click here click here , 2, 3

SVO 2504

Pot. Martha Clarke ‘My Beauty’ x Lc. Tropical Sunset ‘Cheer Girl’ HCC/AOS

Here we are capitalizing all the good characteristics of Martha Clarke (Blc. Love Sound x Slc. Circle of Life): great color and form.  Tropical Sunset has superior color and a great stem.  Here we will have shapely flowers in the orange to red shades, many with red flares and improved stems carrying the flowers high above the foliage. 

SVO 2506 

Pot. Izumi Spirit (Pot. Free Spirit ‘Miami Sun’ AM/AOS x Blc. Izumi Charm ‘SVO’ AM/AOS)

This is a remake of a successful cross; these will exhibit the high average of flower quality I am striving for.  Excellent yellows with a touch of red on the lip all produced on strong stems. Nice and compact plants, here are pictures of the  first to bloom click here click here , 2

SVO 2511  

Pot. Elaine Taylor ‘Krull-Smith’ FCC/AOS x Pot. Rubescence ‘SVO’ AM/AOS

Elaine Taylor is well regarded and one of the finest red compact cats; the award says it all. Rubescence (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Seagulls Apricot) has proven itself as an outstanding breeder with its good qualities being shape and deep red color. Expect excellent color and form.

SVO 2519

NEW

L. angereri ‘Peter’ x L. flava ‘SVO Select’

Rupicolous Laelia breeding is not often seen anymore.  The species have a reputation of being difficult to grow, but the primary hybrids are not that way; they are quite easy to grow and flower.  L. angereri has a high flower count with over 25 blooms of deep red-orange color, and L. flava with its larger bright yellow flower, will combine to make vivid orange-yellow flowers.  I expect flower count to be in the high teens on very compact plants.

SVO 2520

NEW

L. briegeri ‘SVO II’ x L. flava ‘SVO Select’

The species have a reputation of being difficult to grow. But the primary hybrids have ‘hybrid vigor’ and are quite easy to grow and flower.  L. briegeri has a high flower count with over 12 blooms of deep yellow, and L. flava with the larger bright yellow flowers, will combine to make vivid bright true yellow flowers.  I expect flower count to be around 9-11 blooms on very compact plants.

SVO 2523

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L. angereri ‘Peter’ x L. kautskyana ‘SVO’ AM/AOS

Primary hybrids have ‘hybrid vigor’ making this type of breeding easier to grow and flower.  L. angereri has a high flower count of over 25 blooms of deep red-orange color, and L. kautskyana with its 20 larger, bright orange flower and pencil thin bulbs will combine to make vivid orange-red flowers produced 20 + blooms on compact plants with slender bulbs. 

SVO 2524

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L. flava ‘SVO Select’ x L. kautskyana ‘SVO’ AM/AOS

L. flava has a bright pure yellow flower produced 7-9 per inflorescence.  L. kautskyana with its 20 large bright orange flower and pencil thin bulbs will combine to make vivid orange-yellow flowers produced 10 or more on compact plants with slender bulbs.

SVO 2528 

Lc. Angel Fair ‘SVO Flare’ x Lctna. Peggy San ‘Gold Country’ 4n

The Angel Fair (Lc. Angel Heart x L. Finckeniana) has really nice lavender flowers with excellent flared markings on a strong stem holding 7-9 blooms.  Peggy San 4n has some very nice breeding qualities including progeny that show a high average of quality.  These will have flowers with lavender and white flares, nice shape and great stems holding the flowers high above the foliage.   Nice compact plants.

SVO 2531 

C. Landate (C. leopoldii ‘Dark Blood’ x C. aclandiae ‘Kathleen III’ AM/AOS)

I really like the bifoliate cattleyas as they are summer blooming, fragrant, and really showy. The leopoldii has incredible dark red-burgundy flowers with darker spotting; the aclandiae is one of the best awarded, with huge flowers and a large flat fuchsia-red lip.  The influence of aclandiae will reduce plant height to about 10” tall and produce 5-7 flowers per stem in dark red-burgundy with darker spotting.  A very nice primary bifoliate Cattleya hybrid.

SVO 2932

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L. milleri ‘Dr. Koopowitz Red’ HCC/AOS x L. kautskyana ‘SVO’ AM/AOS

This L. milleri has a dark red flower produced 11-15 per inflorescence which is a rather high flower count for milleri.  L. kautskyana with its large bright orange flower and pencil thin bulbs that carry 20 flowers will combine to make vivid orange-red flowers produced 15 or more on compact slender plants. 

SVO 2935

C. Peckhaviensis  (C. schilleriana ‘SVO’ AM/AOS x C. aclandiae ‘SVO’ HCC/AOS)

This is another one of my favorite summer blooming bifoliate Cattleyas.  The schilleriana used here has the highest AOS score to date with 86 pts.; it carries an average of 6-7 flowers per stem.  The aclandiae has nearly solid dark petals where the dark spotting has almost completely coalesced.  These will flower two times a year with 4-5 flowers per inflorescence.  These are excellent for basket or slab culture. 

SVO 2944

Lc. Tokyo Magic ‘6-1’ AM/AOS x Pot. Rubescence ‘SVO’ AM/AOS

Tokyo Magic (Lc. Irene Finney x L. briegeri) is an excellent breeder known for its ability to give good form, stem and plant habit. Rubescence is also an excellent breeder for deep red well formed flowers.  This pairing will give yellow flowers with varying degrees of red overlays, with a few being solid red. These will be compact plants staying under 10” tall with good stems.

SVO 4940   

Pot. Louise Clarke (Slc. Gold Circle ‘OPRL’ x Pot. Rubescence ‘SVO’ AM/AOS)

Golden Circle (Blc. Goldenzelle x Slc. Circle of Life) has great color, form and blooms twice a year. Rubescence is (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Seagulls Apricot) and has proven itself as an outstanding breeder of fine reds.   This grex is named after my mother!  Yes it is that good. In fact I made it two times with the same parents--SVO 2503 and 4940.  And again with slightly different parents SVO 4943.  Here are pictures of the first blooming plants click here click here click here , 2, 3

SVO 4941  

Slc. Cosmic Delite ‘SVO’ HCC/AOS x Lc. Tokyo Magic ‘6-1’ AM/AOS

Cosmic Delight (Slc. Bright Angel x Sl. Batemanniana ) is a very cute red mini with wonderful  yellow flares.  Tokyo Magic is a proven breeder with many successful hybrids to its credit.  These will very compact plants staying about 8” tall with good stems carrying 2-4 shapely flowers in yellow overlaid with red, with about half having yellow flares. 

SVO 4943

Pot. Louise Clarke (Pot. Golden Circle ‘Summer Fun’ x Pot. Rubescence ‘SVO’ AM/AOS)

Golden Circle (Blc. Goldenzelle x Slc. Circle of Life) has great color and form. Rubescence is (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Seagulls Apricot) and has proven itself as an outstanding breeder of fine reds.   This grex is named after my mother!  Yes it is that good. In fact I made it two times with the same parents SVO 2503 and SVO 4940 and again here with slightly different parents.  Here are pictures of the first blooming plants click here click here click here , 2, 3

SVO 4951

Pot. Mem. Jim Nickou ‘James’ HCC/AOS x Blc. Izumi Charm ‘Zoom Zoom’

Mem. Jim Nickou (Blc. Xanthette x Sc. Beaufort) is a great growing plant that blooms two times a year and has a beautiful bright yellow flower of nice shape.  This cross will have yellow flowers with red on the lips, nice form, and good stems.   Plants will stay under 12” tall and be compact.

SVO 4957

L. Zip (L. tenebrosa ‘SVO 4n’ x L. milleri ‘Dr. Koopowitz Red’ HCC/AOS)

I first saw a picture of L. Zip over 30 years ago.  Frank Fordyce was giving a talk at the San Diego County Orchid Society and when the slide came up the whole audience (over 150 people) gasped so loudly it sent shivers up my spine!  I’ll never forget that moment.  I have been waiting to remake Laelia Zip and have now done so with the finest parents available. Expect clusters of sparkling bronze-red flowers with contrasting dark purple lips held high on strong inflorescences.  Highly recommended and very desirable, don’t miss out on these. Here is a picture of the first to bloom click here

SVO 5011   

Slc. Circle of Life ‘Trailblazer’ AM/AOS x Slc. Circle of Life ‘Mesmerize’ AM/AOS

The famed Cattleya breeder Frank Fordyce may have considered this grex his crowning achievement.  A high average of quality and a resulting high number of AOS awards were produced.   Here we have sib crossed two of Frank’s best cultivars.  Expect wide petals, excellent shape, red-orange color all on a compact plant under 10” tall.  

M212A 

Lc. Shirayukihime ‘M’ (Lc. Tokyo Magic x Lc. Mildred Rives)

I bought a flask so I have a few of these clones.  Semi-alba flowers (white with red lips) on good stems.

Large / Standard Cattleyas

SVO 2266

Pot. William Farrell ‘Native Son’ x Blc. Schroder’s Love ‘SVO’ AM/AOS

Both parents tend to breed pastel salmon to apricot colored flowers.   Expect tall strong stems of 5-7 flowers with excellent shape in shades of apricot and salmon with darker contrasting lips.  Very different flower colors, something unique.  Limited

SVO 2290

Lc. Trick or Treat ‘Orange Beauty ‘HCC/AOS x Lc. Tropical Sunset ‘Oceans Heaven’ SM/JOGA

Like big Pompom’s these will have clusters of orange and red flowers on strong stems, many will have red flares. These will be excellent show plants blooming in March.

SVO 2431 

Pot. Ryo Iwata ‘Leucadia’ HCC/AOS x C. Chocolate Drop ‘SVO’ AM/AOS

This will produce beautiful dark waxy red clusters on plants that grow well and flower profusely.  Pot. Ryo Iwata is (Blc. Oconee x Pot. Sally Taylor) and C. Chocolate Drop is (C. leopoldii x C. aurantiaca).   These will be larger plants with an amazing show of flowers.

SVO 2455

Pot. Love Passion ‘Orange Beauty’ x Blc. Carolina Orange D’Or ‘Lenette #2’

Bright orange flowers are hard to come by; I just love them, so I had to make this cross.  Love Passion (Lc. Trick or Treat x Slc. William Farrell) a true orange flower produced 7-9 on a long 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. Similar to SVO 2496

SVO 2456

Pot. Love Passion ‘Orange Beauty’ x Lc. Spring Fires ‘Lenette #3’

Love Passion (Lc. Trick or Treat x Slc. William Farrell) a true orange flower produced 7-9 on a long stem. Spring Fires has 7-9 dark orange-red flower with red lips produced on a strong upright inflorescence.   These will be superb show plants with long inflorescences carrying a pompom of 7-9 flowers well above the foliage in red to orange-red colors. 

SVO 2458

Blc. Guess What ‘SVO’ AM/AOS x Lc. Tropical Sunset ‘Oceans Heaven’ SM/JOGA

Guess What (Lc. Trick or Treat x Blc. Waikiki Gold) has an intense orange-gold flower color, the 7-9 flowers are displayed well above the foliage on a strong inflorescence.  Tropical Sunset (C. Horace x Lc. Tropic Glow) has excellent shape and a big red lip from Horace, and 4-6 orange flowers on a strong stem from Tropic Glow.  Expect flower color to be a bright orange with 5-7 good sized blooms of good form, held high above the foliage.  

SVO 2461

Blc. Izumi Charm ‘Zoom Zoom’ x Blc. Carolina Orange D’Or ‘Lenette #2’

Izumi Charm (Blc. Love Sound x Lc. Melody Fair) is a large, lovely light yellow flower of excellent shape on strong stems. Carolina Orange D’Or is (Carolina Golden D’Or x Blc. Malworth) a deep orange with excellent shape.  The expectation is for variable flowers, ranging from deep orange to yellow-orange with a dark purple lip; all with excellent shape and strong stems carrying the 5 to 7 flowers above the foliage.

SVO 2473

Lc. Trick or Treat ‘Orange Beauty’ HCC/AOS x Lc. Spring Fires ‘Lenette #3’

Trick or Treat produces amazing heads of 15 or more, starry orange flowers. Spring Fires has 7-9 dark orange-red flowers with red lips, produced on a strong upright inflorescence.   These will be superb show plants with tall inflorescences carrying pompoms of 9-13 flowers well above the foliage in red to orange-red colors. 

SVO 2478

Blc. Guess What ‘SVO’ AM/AOS x Blc. Carolina Orange D’Or ‘Lenette #2’

As you can tell I am in an orange ‘mood’ this breeding cycle. Good orange colored flowers are hard to come by.  This will be an excellent bright orange flower produced in big clusters to bloom in March, and will be real show stoppers.  Guess What (Lc. Trick or Treat x Blc. Waikiki Gold) has an intense orange-gold flower color, the 7-9 flowers are displayed well above the foliage on a strong inflorescence.  Carolina Orange D’Or (Carolina Golden D’Or x Blc. Malworth) is a deep orange with excellent shape.  These will have strong stems of orange flowers to bloom in March; these will be real show stoppers.

SVO 2482

Lc. Tropical Sunset ‘Cheer Girl’ HCC/AOS x Lc. Aussie Sunset ‘Cosmic Fire’

Tropical Sunset (C. Horace x Lc. Tropic Glow) has excellent shape and a big red lip from Horace and 4-6 orange flowers on a strong stem from Tropic Glow.
Aussie Sunset (C. Gene May x Lc. Fires of Spring) has orange flowers with red flares.  The expectation is for highly colored flowers in orange and red, on strong stems with flowers held above the foliage.  Very showy

SVO 2494

Lc. Spring Fires ‘Lenette #3’ x Slc. Golden Wax ‘SVO’

Spring Fires carries an impressive 7-9 dark orange-red flowers with red lips produced on a upright inflorescence.  Golden Wax (C. Chocolate Drop x Slc. Kauai Starbright) has heads of 20 or more waxy red flowers.   Here we expect heads of 15 or more dark red flowers presented in a big cluster like a pompom.  These will make very showy spring bloomers, ideal for orchid displays.

SVO 2496 

Pot. Love Passion ‘Dogashima’ x Blc. Carolina Orange D’Or ‘Lenette #2’

Love Passion (Lc. Trick or Treat x Slc. William Farrell) a true orange flower produced 7-9 on a long stem. Carolina Orange D’Or (Carolina Golden D’Or x Blc. Malworth) is a deep orange with excellent shape.  These will be superb show plants with long inflorescences carrying 7-9 flowers well above the foliage in orange colors.  Similar to SVO 2455

SVO 2497

Lc. Spring Fires ‘Lenette #3’ x Pot. Love Passion ‘Orange Beauty’

Spring Fires has 7-9 dark orange-red flowers with a red lip, produced on a strong upright inflorescence.  Love Passion (Lc. Trick or Treat x Slc. William Farrell) a true orange flower produced 7-9 on a long stem. These will be superb show plants with long inflorescences carrying 9-13 flowers well above the foliage in red to orange-red colors.  Reciprocal to SVO 2456

SVO 2499

Blc. Schroder’s Love ‘SVO’ AM/AOS x Blc. Carolina Orange D’Or ‘Lenette #2’

I have been interested in breeding true orange flowers and this cross may be the break thru I have been looking for.  Schroder’s Love (Blc. Love Sound x C. schroderiae) has soft peach colored flowers with really wide petals held well above the foliage on a strong self supporting stem. The Carolina Orange D’Or (Carolina Golden D’Or x Blc. Malworth) carries 5-7 deep orange flowers with excellent shape.  We believe the outcome will be strong stems carrying 5-7 deep orange flowers of good shape.  Very nice potential.

SVO 2502

Lc. Trick or Treat ‘Orange Beauty’ HCC/AOS x Lc. Aussie Sunset ‘Cosmic Fire’

Trick or Treat produced amazing heads of 15 or more, starry orange flowers. Aussie Sunset (C. Gene May x Lc. Fires of Spring) has red flowers with orange flares.  The expectation is for highly colored flowers in orange and red produced on strong stems, holding the flowers above the foliage. Very showy!

SVO 2507

Blc. Mildred Rives ‘Orchidglade’ FCC/AOS x Blc. Love Sound ‘Dogashima’ AM/AOS

This will be similar to the breeding of Blc. Izumi Charm which is an important breeder here at SVO.    Plants will have 4-7 relatively large white to soft yellow flowers with dark red lips produced on a strong self supporting stem.  The plants will be compact at the base but stand about 14” tall when mature. 

SVO 4959

C. Florence Lin (Lc. Jalapa) (C. leopoldii ‘SVO Dark Beauty’ x L. milleri ‘Dr. Koopowitz Red’ HCC/AOS)

This leopoldii blooms with 30 very heavy dark burgundy red flowers! The milleri is a true dark red and carried 11-15 flowers per stem. These are growing really well with hybrid vigor evident. The first to bloom in 3” pots carried 5-7 red flowers. This cross is worth having in your collection.  This grex was once called Lc. Jalapa but now made with the true leopoldii (tigina) opens up this grex for a new name.  Peter Lin had the first plant awarded with an AM/AOS so we named the grex after his Mother!    First bloom picture click here

SVO 4972

Lc. Allen Condo ‘SVO’ AM/AOS x Lc. Maui Plum ‘Volcano Queen’ AM/AOS

Allen Condo (Lc. Summerland Girl x C. Mrs. Mahler) is a plant that is 2’ tall with big heads of 9-11 bronze flowers that measure 4 ½”; it’s just an amazing looking plant and flower.  Maui Plum (Lc. Summerland Girl x C. leopoldii) flowers with up to 16 deep purple-bronze flowers and the flowers are also 4 ½” across, an equally amazing size.  These plants are going to be large, possibly 2’ tall with heavy pseudobulbs producing strong inflorescences, carrying  15 or more bronze flowers with a natural spread in the range of 4-5”.  Whoa!    If you have the room (and if you don’t you should make space) these will be the talk of the town when mature and flowering.  This is a truly a large plant with equally magnificent flowers.

SVO 5027

Lc. Helen Christie ‘Puesta Del Sol’ HCC/AOS x L. anceps ‘La Reina’ HCC/AOS

Helen Christie (C. Porcia x L. gouldiana) carries 7-9 deep purple flowers on a long arching stem and ‘La Reina’ is a beautiful L. anceps with 5 flowers on a stem.  These will be excellent L. anceps ‘look a likes’ with dark purple flowers on long stems.  They will do really well outdoors in California, either mounted or potted.

Spotted Cattleyas

SVO 2215

C. Lulu ‘Hot Pink’ AM/AOS x Lc. Summerland Girl ‘Orchidglade’

I love spots and summer blooming Cattleyas.  These will have big heads of 15 or more dark pink to burgundy flowers with darker spots.  Lulu can carry 15 or more hot pink spotted flowers and Summerland Girl has 7 to 8 large waxy bronze flowers with darker spotting, it is a famous old time breeder.  A very nice paring.

SVO 2366

(C. Lulu x Lc. Maui Plum) ‘SVO Huge Flower’ x C. Mark Jones ‘Lance’

These will be summer blooming dark burgundy flowers with bold spotting presented 7-9 per strong inflorescence.  The Mark Jones is also expected to add significant petal width; these may be the biggest and best formed flowers in this type of breeding.

SVO 2376

Slc. Orchidom Leopard ‘SVO’ HCC/AOS x C. Mark Jones ‘Lance’

Orchidom Leopard is a relatively short growing plant (10” tall) which blooms with 5-7 well arranged pink flowers with darker pink spots. The Mark Jones has remarkable wide petals and carries 5-7 flowers.  Here I am expecting good shape with nice wide petals, flower color will vary but most will be pink with bold darker pink spotting.  Did I mention I love spots!

SVO 2404 

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

Yellow flowers with red spots, very cool.  These are compact growing plants as well and stay under 10” tall.  Jungle Gem is a proven breeder for color and plant size and SunCoast sunspots is the best yellow/red spotted to date.

SVO 2434 

Slc. Katherine Clarkson ‘SVO’ HCC/AOS x Blc. SunCoast Sunspots ‘SVO II’ AM/AOS

I do love yellow flowers with red spots and this is the best yet. Plants 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.

SVO 2518

C. Mark Jones ‘Lance’ x Lc. Jungle Elf ‘Cheryl Lynn’

I really like this style of breeding; yellow flowers peppered with red spots and bright red lips for a very unusual color combo. These are really different looking and gaining in popularity.  Summer blooming

SVO 4964

C. Mark Jones ‘Lance’ x C. Exotics Plum Leopard ‘SVO’ HCC/AOS

Mark Jones and Exotics Plum Leopard are some of the best spotted Cattleyas in my collection.  Tall plants with big heads of 10 or more spotted flowers with bright red lips.  If you love spots like I do, you can’t go wrong with this one.

SVO 4967

Lc. Krull’s Spotted Angel ‘SVO’ x C. Orchidom Brabant ‘Freckled Flamenco’ HCC/AOS

Krull’s Spotted Angel (Lc. Lulu x C. Mark Jones) is very showy light pink with darker amethyst spotted flowers. The Orchidom Brabant (C. Pink Brabant x C. Brabantiae) is also pink with amethyst spots.  High flower count, pink flowers with amethysts spots.  These will be a bit shorter growing than the others of this type.  A great show plant.

SVO 4969

C. Lulu ‘Hot Pink’ AM/AOS x C. Caudebec ‘Marty’s Orchids’

Lulu (C. Penny Kuroda x C. Brabantiae) is a great hot pink with darker pink spots with up to 11 flowers per stem.  The Caudebec (C. Sophia Martin x C. Penny Kuroda) is a cream colored flower with dark pink spots and 9 flowers per stem, ‘Marty’s Orchids’ is a mutation and is reported to be a tetraploid.   Flowers will be hot pink with darker amethyst spots and carried 10 or more per stem.  Check out this picture and see how good the first to bloom were click here.

SVO 4974

C. Lulu ‘Hot Pink’ AM/AOS x Slc. Orchidom Brabant ‘Freckled Flamenco’ HCC/AOS

Lulu (C. Penny Kuroda x C. Brabantiae) is a great hot pink flower with darker pink spots and stems carrying up to 11 flowers per stem.  Orchidom Brabant (C. Pink Brabant x C. Brabantiae) is also pink with amethyst spots.  High flower count and flowers pink with amethyst spots will be produced here.  These will be a bit shorter growing than the others of this type and make for a great show plant.

SVO 4975  

C. Caudebec ‘Marty’s Orchids’ x Slc. Orchidom Brabant ‘Freckled Flamenco’ HCC/AOS

The Caudebec (C. Sophia Martin x C. Penny Kuroda) is a cream colored flower with dark pink spots and carries 9 flowers per stem. ‘Marty’s Orchids’ is a mutation and is reported to be a tetraploid.  Orchidom Brabant (C. Pink Brabant x C. Brabantiae) is also pink with amethyst spots.  Flowers will be hot pink with darker amethyst spots and carried 8 or more per stem. These will be a bit shorter growing than the others of this type and make great show plants.  Everybody should have spotted cattleyas in their collection!

SVO 5010 

Blc. SunCoast Sunspots ‘SVO II’ AM/AOS x Blc. Sun Spots ‘Solid Spots’

Knock out yellow flowers with red spots and red lips will be the result of this cross.  This type of breeding helps homogenize the genes making for better breeding plants.  SunCoast Sunspots is one of the best new large flowered, high flower count yellows with red spots breeding and Sun Spots (C. Mark Jones x Blc. SunCoast Sunspots) excellent wide petals, yellow color and spots.   Yes, this was the year for spotted crosses!  Top of the line breeding in this type.

SVO 5024 

Lc. Krull’s Spotted Angel ‘SVO’ x C. Mark Jones ‘Lance’

Krull’s Spotted Angel (Lc. Lulu x C. Mark Jones) is very showy light pink with darker amethyst spotted flowers.  Mark Jones (C. Caudebec x C. Fascelis) is a full shaped flower with wide petals.  Amethyst colored spots on light pink flowers and 7-9 flowers per stem.  Nice wide petals with this one.

SVO 5026

Lc. Jungle Elf ‘Cheryl Lynn’ x C. Caudebec ‘Marty’s Orchids’

Jungle Elf started the yellow with red spot flower craze as before then there were no Cattleyas with that color combo. The addition of other spotted cattleyas with light petal and sepal color allowed the yellow of Jungle Elf to dominate.  I expect yellow flowers with red spots, similar to Blc. SunCoast Sunspots but with a higher flower count of 5-7 flowers per stem. 

Cattleya Species

 

SVO 2336 

C. luddemanniana v. coerulea ‘Paul’ AM/AOS x C. luddemanniana v. coerulea ‘Francisco’

Coerulea forms of C. luddemanniana are often quite expensive and hard to locate.  This paring will produce 100% blues and have excellent shape and color, good vigorous growers.

SVO 2359

L. anceps v. coerulea ‘SVO Blue Sky’ x L. anceps v. coerulea ‘Ft. Caroline’ HCC/AOS

This is breeding to improve form and color in the coerulea L. anceps line.  Expect 4-5 flowers per inflorescence.  These will be sure to sell out early! 

SVO 2374

L. anceps ‘Las Brisas’ x L. anceps ‘Ultimo

These are two of the best anceps; expect 4-6 dark lavender flowers and full dark lips on long arching stems.  These are showing excellent vigor.  They will be really nice and surely sell out quickly.

SVO 2398

L. anceps ‘White Marble’ x L. anceps s/a ‘B’

This is breeding for the unusual semi-alba flower form.  These are the rarest color form in L. anceps and I expect 50% to have the red on the lips.  The semi-alba form is very collectable.

SVO 2449

C. intermedia v. aquinii, coerulea ‘Blue Splash’ x C. intermedia v. aquinii, coerulea ‘Blue Flair’

Good aquinii coerulea C. intermedia’s are hard to come by.  I have raised several populations and this is the best of the best.  Excellent dark coerulea color and flat petal presentation are expected.  Also a nice degree of hybrid vigor is evident with this paring. Pictures of first to bloom click here click here

Coerulea (blue) Cattleyas

SVO 2413

Lc. Indigo Dawn ‘Blue Tuesday’ x Lc. Gaskell-Pumila ‘Azure Star’ HCC/AOS

How about 5” blue flowers on 9” tall plants!  Blue breeding for compact plants is well on its way, here is something with potential. Indigo Dawn (C. Dupreana x Lc. Mini Purple) stands 8” tall and produces 4-5 coerulea flowers with nice wide petals. Gaskell-Pumila (C. gaskelliana x L. pumila) produces 6” wide, light blue flowers with flares and a contrasting slate-blue lip. The expectation is for plants 9” tall; carrying 3-5 coerulea flowers with superbly colored lips and significantly improved flower size.

SVO 2421

C. Claesinter (C. intermedia v. aquinii, coerulea ‘Blue Splash’ x C. Claesiana v. coerulea ‘Haneda’)

Easy to flower compact blue flares.  This is the second time in making this cross as the first time produced a high average of quality blue flares.  This grex contains C. intermedia v. coerulea aquinii twice and C. loddigesii v. coerulea once. The flowers resemble the intermedia parent.  These plants grow really fast and flower at a young age.

SVO 2938

C. Heathii 'Grainer's Blue Prince' HCC/AOS x C. Claesiana v. coerulea ‘Haneda’

This grex contains the coerulea forms of C. walkeriana, C. intermedia and C. loddigesii. Fast growing and easy blooming compact sized blue cattleyas.  Some plants will have petals that have blue flares.

SVO 4949

C. Gaudii v. coerulea (C. loddigesii v. coerulea ‘Blue Sky’ AM/AOS x C. leopoldii v. coerulea ‘Kathleen’ JC/AOS)   

In the past this grex was called C. Hybrida when C. leopoldii was considered C. guttata.   This will be the most desirable as they will be coerulea blue!  Bifoliate coerulea flowers are very rare and collectable with the most desirable having blue spots.  Mature plants will have heads of 10 or more blue flowers.  The first use of coerulea parents in this grex. Don’t miss out on these.

SVO 4962

Lc. Cornelis' Love (Lc. Love Knot v. coerulea ‘SVO’ HCC/AOS x Lc. Cornelia ‘Floralia’)

Blue breeding for compact plants is well on its way and here is something with potential.  Love Knot (C. walkeriana x L. sincorana) stands 6” tall and produces 2-3 coerulea flowers with nice wide petals.  Cornelia (C. labiata x L. pumila) produces five inch wide, light blue flowers and a contrasting slate-blue lip. The expectation is for compact plants carrying 2-3 coerulea flowers with superbly colored lips and a significantly improved flower size.  These will have big flowers on small plants.These will have big flowers up to 6" on small plants about 6" tall, impressive. Pictures of first to bloom click here click here ,2, 3 Picture of first AOS award click here.

SVO 5012

C. Valentine v. coerulea ‘Billy’s Blue’ HCC/AOS x Lc. Indigo Dawn ‘Blue Tuesday’

Valentine (C. warneri x C. loddigesii) has a nice coerulea color with 6-7 well supported and arranged flowers.  Indigo Dawn (C. Dupreana x Lc. Mini Purple) is a very shapely coerulea on an 8” tall plant.  This pairing was done to produce 4 to 6 flowers on compact plants with improved shape and color held above the foliage.

SVO 5053

Lc. Tahoe Rose v. coerulea ‘SVO’ AM/AOS x C. loddigesii ‘Blue Sky’ AM/AOS

Tahoe Rose (L. purpurata x C. walkeriana) flowers with 3-4 blooms twice a year.  The lip is a dark slate blue and petals and sepals a light coerulea.  The loddigesii is still the best of the blue form with 5 dark coerulea flowers on a stem.  The expectation is for medium coerulea segments, dark slate blue lip with a contrasting yellow spot in the throat. 

M333

Lc. Kazuko Takamatsu ‘Seto Blue’ BM/JOGA (Lc. Mini Purple v. coerulea x C. warneri  v. coerulea)

I bought a flask so I have a few of these clones.  A nice coerulea flower with good form.

M375

Lc. Tahoe Rose ‘GC’  (L. purpurata x C. walkeriana)

For the first time I am trying a few clones. This is a hybrid originated by Alan Koch of Gold Country Orchids.  These is an excellent blue flower of large size on a plant about 10” tall.

 

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

 

 

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