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Sunset Valley Orchids 2017 Cattleya List

 

Compact Catts

Compact growing Cattleyas have gained considerable interest with hobbyist for some 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 crosses listed represent the most modern breeding available, with many outstanding hybrids having great potential.  I have spent hours describing the potential of the offspring, so read on!

SVO 5559
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Fordyce Prelude 'Pinnacle' AM/AOS x Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS)

The breeding behind Fordyce Prelude (Slc. California Apricot x Blc. Horizon Flight) is amazing: both parents founded significant breeding lines, with many exceptional crosses to their credit.  The cultivar 'Pinnacle' has wide petals, giving the flowers a very full shape, and the color is yellow with dark red flares and a dark red lip.  Truly a beautiful blossom!  Tokyo Magic is a proven breeder that has given rise to many exceptional hybrids.  This grex imparts good flower shape, red lip color, sturdy stems and a compact upright plant habit.  I'm looking forward to seeing the full-shaped, bright yellow flowers with dark red lips that this cross will produce.  As a bonus, many should have deep red flares!
3” pots $12

SVO 5709
Pot. New Hybrid (Bc. Little Mermaid 'Janet' AM/AOS x Slc. Angel's Blush 'SVO')

Little Mermaid is C. walkeriana x Bc. Maikai (B. nodosa x C. bowringiana), so just three species are represented in Little Mermaid.  The flowers are lavender-pink with a broad spotted lip and the charm of the B. nodosa grandparent. Slc. (Lc. Angel Heart x Slc. Fire Fantasy) has a strong stem that holds very nice, shapely pink flowers displaying darker pink-lavender flares.  This is a bit of “novelty” breeding, and we're looking for pink splashing on the petals and large, broad lips.  Plants will be compact growers, and I expect them to bloom twice a year.  This is the first to bloom Picture.
3” pots $12

SVO 5743
Eplc. New Hybrid (Lc. Koolau Seagulls Volcano Queen' AM/AOS x Epc. Kyoguchi 'M. Sauno' mutation)

This grex combines the floriferous nature of Koolau Seagulls, with 14 or more, deep red flowers on a straight upright stem with Kyoguchi, which has been producing outstanding crosses. This combination will capitalize on Kyoguchi's strengths, producing progeny that will flower at an early age.  Many of the 3” pots are already showing sheaths, and mature plants will have branching inflorescences with many flowers.  As a bonus, I expect these to have a wonderful fragrance, too!  Flower color will range in the sunset tones with some solid reds.  Overall, this is an excellent novelty hybrid and well worth growing.
3” pots $12

SVO 5769      
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Rubescent Fires 'SVO Red Blast' x Slc. Life's Charm 'SVO Fantastic Flare')

Pot. Rubescent Fires (Lc. Spring Fires x Pot. Rubescence) has produced red hot reds, with great color, shape and stem strength with both parents have deep red pigmentation.  Life's Charm (Blc. Izumi Charm x Slc. Circle of Life) has very wide, rounded petals with a coral red color.  This cross should carry 4-5 large, deep red, beautifully full-formed and rounded flowers, held on strong stems above the foliage, all on compact plants.  These are looking excellent!
3” pots $12

SVO 5758
Pot. Lebenkreis (Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS x Slc. Circle of Life 'Fordyce Herald Angel' AM/AOS)

Both parents are good breeders, and earlier results of this style of breeding have validated this reputation.  The flowers are a deep red with excellent form and size; some flowers will measure more than 5” across!  Plants stay under 10” tall and flower twice a year.  This is a high quality cross - take a look at these pictures of the first blooming plants Picture 1, 2.  What more can you ask for in a red Cattleya hybrid?
3” pots $12

SVO 5774      
Pot. New Hybrid (Slc. Kagaribi Dawn 'Red Star' x Pot. Star Fire 'Rockin' Red')

Kagaribi Dawn has star-shaped blooms in an intense red color that is quite an attention getter.  The flowers of Star Fire (Lc. Trick or Treat x Rubescence) are produced on a strong stem holding 5-7 deep red blooms.  This grex was made to further develop intensely-colored, deep red flowers of starry shape, held high on tall inflorescences.  These will flower in mid February.  Limited Supply.
3” pots $12

SVO 5796      
Slc. NEW HYBRID (Slc.Kagaribi Dawn 'Red Star' BM/JOGAx L. Gold Star 'Dean's Gold')

Kagaribi Dawn flowers with starry shaped blooms in an intense red color that always attracts attention.  Gold Star (flava x harpophylla) has an intense orange-yellow color with 15 plus flowers per inflorescence.  Both have a starry open shape and intense color.  I expect flowers in sunset tones from this novelty hybrid. One just flowered with bright yellow petals and sepals with a dark crimson red lip, very eye catching. Very Limited Supply.
3” pots $12

SVO 5798      
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Picotee Flight 'SVO' x Slc. Mari's Vision 'SVO')       
       
Good quality flowers with a nice picotee are pretty hard to come by in the Cattleya alliance, but a good hybridizer will rise to the occasion!  The flowers of Picotee Flight (Horizon Flight x Love Sound) have a pretty nice color combination: yellow flowers with a beautiful red picotee around the petal margins.  The plants have sturdy stems holding 5-7 flowers above the foliage.  Mari's Vision (Lc. Mari's Song x Slc. Fire Fantasy) really has an exceptional picotee - just take a look at the picture!  Its drawback, however, is that only 2 flowers are produced.  With this cross, we are looking for flowers with a well-defined picotee, improved flower count on sturdy stems, and, of course, well-formed blossoms.  Does it sound like I'm asking for too much?  If I were a betting man, this is one I would seriously consider!
3” pots $12

SVO 5813
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Burana Angel 'SVO II' HCC/AOS x Pot. Martha Clarke 'Orange Tart')

This cross and SVO 5799 are similar, using the same Burana Angel (Burana Beauty x Slc. Bright Angel) but a different Martha Clarke (Slc. Circle of Life x Blc. Love Sound). 'Orange Tart' has superior shape, and I consider it the best formed flower of this grex. The orange petals have a red blush and bold red flare - an outstanding color combination! These will flower with a variety of petal flaring and patterns.  I expect that many will produce golden-orange flowers with deep red flares.  The plants will carry 5-7 flowers that are well supported, as both parents have good stem strength.
3” pots $12

SVO 5820      
Pot. New Hybrid (Slc. Sierra Gem 'SVO' HCC/AOS x Pot. Firehouse 'SVO')

Sierra Gem (Slc. Hazel Boyd x Sl. Pole Star) was an insightful hybrid made by Alan Koch of Gold Country Orchids.  The plants are small growing and consistently high quality - almost every one is good.  The well-shaped blooms range in color from solid red to sunset shades, with a few pure yellow.  Firehouse (Blc. Love Sound x Pot. Rubescence) has 3-4 rounded red-purple flowers held well on sturdy stems.  These will be compact-growing plants with a clean upright growth habit.  The well-rounded flowers will be mostly in red colors and supported nicely above the foliage.  These should start to flower in 3” pots.
3” pots $12

SVO 5839      
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Paradise Rose 'SVO' x Pot. Higher Multiplier 'Shocking Red')

If you want the darkest, most vibrant crimson-red flowers imaginable, this grex will do it!  Paradise Rose (Slc. Pink Doll x Blc. Toshie Aoki) has great color and shows an interesting phenomenon of color dominance.  The flowers of Pink Doll are dark purple, while Blc. Toshie Aoki is dominated by the influence of the lip from C. dowiana.  The yellow and red of Toshie Aoki are recessive for color but known to intensify purple.  Paradise Rose combines these traits and produces intense crimson-red-purple flowers.  Now imagine this cross with Higher Multiplier (Pot. Rubescence x Slc. Pink Doll).  Take a look at the Picture - what amazing form and color!  The offspring are going to have incredible color, superior shape, a compact growth habit and the tendency to flower twice a year.  Truly the epitome of the modern red compact Cattleya!
3” pots $15

SVO 5958      
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Dream Circle 'SVO' AM/AOS x Pot. Paradise Rose 'SVO')

The parents of Dream Circle (Slc. Circle of Life Pot. Hisako Akatsuka) are both known for producing excellent offspring, and Dream Circle has earned 10 AOS awards.  Plants mature at 10” tall and produce beautifully formed 4-5” flowers twice a year.  Paradise Rose (Slc. Pink Doll x Blc. Toshie Aoki) demonstrates an interesting phenomenon of color dominance.  The dark purple flowers of Pink Doll are crossed to Blc. Toshie Aoki, a grex dominated by the influence of C. dowiana, which is recessive for color and intensifies purples.  The result is the intense crimson-red-purple flowers of Paradise Rose.  Here we combine superior shape from Dream Circle with intense color from Paradise Rose; the results should be exceptional!  These will bloom twice a year.
3” pots $15

SVO 5965      
Pot. Mem. Marcia Dell (Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS x Pot. Love Passion 'Island Romance')

Tokyo Magic (Lc. Irene Finney x L. briegeri) is a proven breeder with many exceptional hybrids to its credit.  It imparts good flower shape, red lip color, strong stems and a compact upright plant habit.  Love Passion (Lc. Trick or Treat x Slc. William Farrell) has a true orange flower with a touch of red in the lip.  The strong stem carries 7 to 9 blooms above the foliage.  This cross produces robust plants with nice-sized flowers in orange to gold, many with a touch of red in the lip. Picture of one of the first to bloom.
3” pots $12

SVO 6004
L. Summit (L. Summit 'Tomiko' HCC/AOS x self)

This is a very interesting hybrid, producing impressive flowers on long stems.  The parents of Summit are L. anceps and L. lyonsii.  L. lyonsii was once considered a Schomburgkia and occurs in the Caribbean.  L. anceps is native to Mexico and very tolerant of summer heat and winter cold.  The cultivar 'Tomiko' is a great grower.  It withstands both cold and heat, and the plant is compact, developing new leads and forming specimens quickly.  The plants from this selfing will produce inflorescences about 3' long with 5-7 flowers that are light lavender to a near solid dark purple.  Many will be spotted and veined darker lavender, with a lip that is veined dark purple.
3” pots $15

SVO 6119
Pot. New Hybrid (Lc. Tropical Aurora 'SVO' x Pot. Burana Beauty 'Burana' HCC/AOS)

Tropical Aurora (Lc. Aussie Sunset x Lc. Tokyo Magic) has an amazing flower color: an intense yellow that is rarely seen.  The plant is vigorous and compact, with strong upright stems of blossoms in late March and April.  Burana Beauty is a very showy hybrid, sporting a bright yellow flower with red flares and a red lip.  As a bonus, plants flower twice a year.  These will be very colorful, and we are expecting brilliant yellow flowers, many with red flaring, on strong stems that hold the 4-7 three-inch-wide flowers above the foliage.
3” pots $12

SVO 6195
Epi. Little Miss Sunshine (Epi. magnoliae (=conopseum) 'SVO' x Epi. xanthinum f. compactum 'Resplendens' CBR/AOS)

This is a mini-epidendrum with yellow flowers that look like a small yellow Epi, but slightly reminiscent of the magnoliae parent.  These should be quite cold hardy, tolerating temperatures into the upper 30's.  This is a very novel Epidendrum.  Plants are flowering in 3” pots and will stay about 8” tall when mature. Everyone has room for these. Picture of a first bloomer.
3” pots $12

SVO 6202      
Blc. New Hybrid (Lc. Florence Lin 'Diamond Orchids' AM/AOS x Bl. Maikai 'Lea' AM/AOS)

Florence Lin (C. leopoldii x L. milleri) produces 17 starry well-arranged flowers in deep red with a darker red lip on a tall stem.  Maikai (B. nodosa x C. bowringiana) has lavender flowers with broad lips influenced by the nodosa parent and improved flower count from bowringiana.  These will have starry red/purple flowers with broad showy lips on vigorous easy-to-grow plants.  The reciprocal cross (SVO 6231) also is available.
3” pots $12

SVO 6207
L. New Hybrid (L. Brazilian Tangerine 'SVO' x L. Seagull 'SVO')

This is the next step in our advanced rupicolous Laelia breeding.  We have worked with many primary hybrids over the years, and here we have chosen two of the best to kick off the next generation.  Brazilian Tangerine (Seagulls Tangerine 'SVO' AM/AOS x L. milleri 'Dr. Koopowitz Red' HCC/AOS) and Seagull (L. briegeri 'Star of Brazil' AM/AOS x L. milleri 'Dr. Koopowitz Red' HCC/AOS) are outstanding parents, and the results should be exceptional.  These will have all the charm and charisma of the rupicolous Laelia species and be as easy to grow as any hybrid Cattleya.  This is a major improvement!  These plants are blooming size already, only 2 years from flask!!!  Flower color will range from orange to red.  First to bloom 19 months form flasks Picture.
3” pots $12

SVO 6208      
Blc.  Laughing Boy (Lc. Dennis Olivas 'Best' x Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS)

These will be fantastic yellow flowers, many with red flares, on strong upright stems.  I originally made this cross more than a decade ago, and the results were really nice.  Customers have been asking for years for the remake and here it is!  Highly recommended.  Pictures of the first to bloom Picture 1, 2, 3.
3” pots $12

SVO 6229      
Pot. New Hybrid (Lc. Florence Lin 'Diamond Orchids' AM/AOS x Pot. Star Fire 'Sky Rocket')

Florence Lin (C. leopoldii x L. milleri) produces 17 starry well-arranged flowers in dark red with a darker red lip on a tall stem. Star Fire (Lc. Trick or Treat x Pot. Rubescence) has full-shaped starry red flowers with lots of influence from Trick or Treat.  This cross will capitalize on the potential for dark red color and high flower count on good upright stems.  Plants will bear will bear red stars on tall stems held above the foliage, almost like exploding skyrockets.
3” pots $12

SVO 6231      
(Bl. Maikai 'Lea' AM/AOS x Lc. Florence Lin 'Diamond Orchids' AM/AOS)

Florence Lin (C. leopoldii x L. milleri) produces 17 starry well-arranged flowers in deep red with a darker red lip on a tall stem.  Maikai (B. nodosa x C. bowringiana) has lavender flowers with broad lips influenced by the nodosa parent and improved flower count from bowringiana.  These will have starry red/purple flowers with broad showy lips on vigorous easy-to-grow plants.  The reciprocal cross (SVO 6202) also is available.
3” pots $12

SVO 6236
(Slc. Wasp Nest 'SVO' HCC/AOS x Pot. Love Passion 'Island Romance')
Sunset colors are a favorite of mine.  This cross is designed to encourage the orange range of colors with a flush of red in the petals.  Plants are excellent growers and will produce 10 or more flowers per inflorescence.  These will make good show plants.
3” pots $12

SVO 6238      
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Burana Love 'SVO' AM/AOS x Pot. Burana Fire 'SVO' HCC/AOS)

Splashes and splashes and more splashes are expected here.  Burana Love (Pot. Burana Beauty x Blc. Love Sound) and Burana Fire (Pot. Burana Beauty x Pot. Fire Fantasy) have bright yellow flowers with bold red flares; both have excellent flower shape and presentation.  This grex should produce amazing flowers, I am looking forward to seeing these bloom!
3” pots $12  

SVO 6239
Pot. Denis Roessiger (Pot. Angel Eyes 'SVO' HCC/AOS x Pot. Golden Circle 'OPRL')

What an amazing cross!  Check out the pictures: 1, 2, 3.   The plants are compact, and the flowers show beautiful variation in the patterning of the flares.  This is one of those hybrids where I can't wait to see the next one bloom, they are all good!
3” pots $12 

SVO 6243      
Pot. New Hybrid (Lc. Spring Fires 'Lynette #1' x Pot. Star Fire 'New Year Surprise')

Spring Fires (Lc. Fires of Spring x Lc. Fire Island) has strong upright stems carrying 5-9 red flowers with darker red lips.  It is proving to be an excellent parent with dominance for color, strong stems and bloom period.  Star Fire (Lc. Trick or Treat x Pot. Rubescence) has full shaped starry red flowers with lots of influence from Trick or Treat, which imparts good flower count.  These will carry 7-9 solid red flowers on strong stems held high above the foliage in January and February, just in time for the Lunar New Year.
3” pots $12

SVO 6249      
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Higher Multiplier 'Shocking Red'   x Pot. Blast Furnace 'Red Hot')

The development of red mini-catts has come a long way.  Flower size has been greatly improved as have flower form and, most importantly, plant vigor.  Higher Multiplier (Pot. Rubescence x Slc. Pink Doll) is a real beauty.  Take a look at the picture - what amazing form and color!  Blast Furnace (Pot. Rubescence x Sc. Beaufort) also has an incredibly red hot color and excellent shape picture.  This breeding is designed to produce solid red mini-catt plants with flowers that look like scaled-down versions of their standard/large-sized Cattleya counterparts.  These plants will flower in 3” pots, mature at 5-6” tall, and bloom twice a year, once in winter and again in late summer.
3” pots $15

SVO 6258
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Winners' Circle 'SVO' AM/AOS x Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS)

The late Frank Fordyce developed a very productive hybrid, Slc. Circle of life (Lc. Culminant x Soph. coccinea), which has flowers of exceptional size, color and form.  Hybrids made with Circle of Life exhibit consistently high quality flowers.  Winners' Circle (Pot. Sally Taylor x Slc. Circle of Life) was a very successful hybrid, producing flowers of outstanding size and quality.  Frank Fordyce also developed Rubescence (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Seagulls Apricot), a beautifully-formed solid dark red with a darker lip.  This newest cross is the type of hybrid I believe he would be making today.  These are going to have large 4 ½” flowers of full shape in intense colors of dark red-magenta.  This is a good hybrid for the discerning collector and to keep the breeding lines developed by Frank Fordyce alive and in the hands of hobbyists.
3” pots $15

SVO 6261      
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Martha Clarke 'Amazing'x Pot. Burana Love 'SVO' AM/AOS)

The combination of (Slc. Circle of Life x Blc. Love Sound) is Martha Clarke, also known as “my wife's namesake.”  This grex benefited from the breeding qualities of its parents, inheriting the best qualities of both.  Martha's have great flower color, shape, growth habit and ease of blooming.  Burana Love (Pot. Burana Beauty x Blc. Love Sound) also benefited from its parents.  One standout is the cultivar 'SVO,' which has shapely, bright yellow flowers and bold red flares with great presentation. The expectation here is for a range of flower colors, primarily oranges and yellows, with most having red flares. The flowers will be presented nicely and produced 4-5 per stem.
3” pots $15

SVO 6264      
Blc. New Hybrid (Blc. Hawaiian Discovery 'Fluorescent Orange' HCC/AOS x Blc. Love Sound 'Lemon Star' HCC/AOS)

Hawaiian Discovery 'Fluorescent Orange' (Blc. Orange Nuggett x Blc. Bouton D'Or) has amazing orange color - a real shocker!  For years, the yellow flowers of Love Sound (Blc. Bouton d'Or x L. briegeri) have played an important part in SVO's hybridizing program. Its offspring consistently show good breeding qualities: a slightly upswept petal stance, good color, increased flower count, and the development of compact plants with pseudobulbs that cluster tightly together.  This combination of parents creates an excellent opportunity for a hybrid with well-presented golden yellow flowers of good form on a compact growing plant.
3” pots $12

SVO 6268      
Pot. New Hybrid (Blc. Love Blush 'Love Blush'x Pot. Burana Love 'SVO' AM/AOS)

Love Blush (Blc. Love Sound x Blc. Picotee Passion) has a delicately beautiful flower color of light yellow with a light red-rose blush around the margins of the segments.  The 7-9 flowers are supported nicely and have a very pleasing arrangement.  Burana Love (Pot. Burana Beauty x Blc. Love Sound) also holds its blossoms well and has shapely, bright yellow flowers with bold red flares.  Hybrids based on Love Sound, like this one, will present their 5-7 well-formed flowers nicely in colors ranging from orange to yellow, most with red flares.
3” pots $12

SVO 6269      
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Mem. Jim Nickou 'James' HCC/AOS x Pot. Golden Circle 'OPRL')

The Mem. Jim Nickou (Blc. Xanthette x Sc. Beaufort) has bright yellow flowers with just a bit of red on the lip.  Excellent shape and twice-a-year flowering make this a desirable parent.  Golden Circle (Blc. Goldenzelle x Slc. Circle of Life) is one of my most reliable breeding plants.  It imparts fine form, size, color and its ability to bloom up to three times a year.  Each parent has an excellent breeding record, and this is a very promising hybrid!  We are expecting golden/yellow flowers of exceptional shape on plants that will bloom twice a year.
3” pots $15

SVO 6281
Lc. New Hybrid (Lc. Pink Treasure 'SVO' x Lc. Finckeniana 'Kennedys' 4N)

It's hard to put into words, but there is something so appealing about pink flowers with yellow lips.  Pink Treasure (Lc. Tiny Treasure x C. loddigesii) flowers are produced 4-5 per inflorescence in a beautiful soft pink with golden yellow lips.  Finckeniana is a hybrid made with the Mexican species, L. albida.  This will give a great stem habit, increase flower count and, as an additional benefit, add temperature tolerance to the offspring.  This will be a nice hybrid, with plants producing 5-9 flowers of great shape in pink with yellow lips. Similar to SVO 6571. Check out the first to bloom!  very nice  Pic 1
3” pots $12

SVO 6295      
Slc. Josee Cousineau (Slc. Final Touch 'Mendenhall' AM/AOS x Slc. Circle of Life 'Trailblazer' AM/AOS)

This is a good hybrid for the discerning collector.  Both parents used in this cross were developed by the late Frank Fordyce.  The grex Circle of Life (Lc. Culminant x Soph. coccinea) has flowers of exceptional size, color and form.  Final Touch (Slc. California Apricot x Lc. Drumbeat) was also a successful hybrid, producing flowers of outstanding quality.  This hybrid is what I believe Frank Fordyce would be making today.  These are going to exhibit consistently high flower quality, with large 4 ½” flowers of very full shape in coral red colors.
3” pots $15

SVO 6299
Pot. Norma Sue (Pot. Mem. Jim Nickou 'James' HCC/AOS x Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS)

The Mem. Jim Nickou (Blc. Xanthette x Sc. Beaufort) has bright yellow flowers with just a bit of red on the lip.  Excellent shape and twice-a-year flowering make this a desirable parent.  Love Sound has played an important role in our hybridizing program.  Its offspring consistently show good breeding qualities, like slightly upswept petal stance, good color, increased flower count, and a nice plant habit.  Bright yellow flowers in spring are a sure thing with this cross, and good flower form and stem habit will prevail.
3” pots $12

SVO 6313      
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Final Touch 'Mendenhall' AM/AOS x Pot. William Farrell 'Native Son')

Final Touch (Slc. California Apricot x Lc. Drumbeat) was a successful hybrid, producing flowers of outstanding quality in a range of colors.  The cultivar 'Mendenhall' is a peach/salmon colored flower and a red lip.  William Farrell (Pot. Helen Veliz x Blc. Llano) blooms with 5-6 well displayed flowers in a light salmon/pink/orange color, excellent shape, and a beautifully formed lip. This hybrid should develop new soft pastel colored flowers in shades of coral and salmon.  A nice attribute of this cross will be good presentation of exceptional full formed flowers.
3” pots $12

SVO 6316
Blc. New Hybrid (Blc. Carolina Orange D'or 'Lenette' AM/AOSx Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS)

This cross has been developed to produce solid golden-yellow flowers.  Carolina Orange D'or has an impressive heritage from orange and yellow parents.  Love Sound consistently delivers good results as a parent, and its bright yellow flowers have played an important role in our hybridizing program.  The flowers of this new grex are going to be a bright golden-yellow with good form, presented well on strong stems.  These are very robust growers showing excellent plant vigor.
3” pots $12

SVO 6318      
Eplc. Magic Wand (Epc. Kyoguchi 'M. Sauno' Mutation x Lc. Trick or Treat 'SVO' 4N)

This is a great non-traditional hybrid!  It's an amazing flower producer, with mature plants having as many as 35 flowers on a single branched inflorescence.  Spectacular!  Flower color ranges from red to yellow and every color in-between.  The plants are super easy to grow, and the flowers are about 1” across and, did I mention, FRAGRANT?!  Yes - they are!  This is a fun cross with a very different look.  The plants are great growers, and many will flower this spring. Here is one from last year with 2 branched spikes holding 62 flowers 25 buds!  Picture
3” pots $12

SVO 6319
Pot. New Hybrid (Slc. Love Castle 'Kurenai' AM/AOS x Pot. Mem. Irene Feil 'Ruby Red' AM/AOS)

Love Castle (Sl. Psyche x Lc. José Dias Castro) has the deepest vibrant purple flower!  It blooms twice a year, once in late winter and again in autumn.  The flowers of Mem. Irene Feil (Slc. Pink Doll x Pot. Odom's Sweetheart) are a bright true red with even darker red lips. These plants will stay on the small side but not quite small enough to be called a mini-catt.  The color is assured to be a dark purple-red, and these will flower twice a year.
3” pots $12

SVO 6321      
Blc. Volcano Prince (Lc. Trick or Treat 'Orange Beauty' AM/AOS x Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS)

Trick or Treat (L. Icarus x Lc. Chit Chat) produces amazing heads of 15 or more starry orange flowers.  The bright yellow flowers of Love Sound (Blc. Bouton d'Or x L. briegeri) have been a part of our hybridizing program for years, and this parent consistently delivers good results.  Expect these to flower in colors from yellow to orange.  The robust plants will have 7-12 well presented flowers on strong stems.  The plants are very vigorous and look excellent!
3” pots $12

SVO 6323
Pot. New Hybrid (Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS x Pot. Final Touch 'Mendenhall' AM/AOS)

Love Sound (Blc. Bouton d'Or x L. briegeri), with its bright yellow flowers, has consistently delivered good results as a parent.  Final Touch (Slc. California Apricot x Lc. Drumbeat) was a successful hybrid, producing flowers of outstanding quality in a range of colors.  The cultivar 'Mendenhall' is a peach/salmon colored flower and a red lip.  This style of hybrid is predictable, and this grex will produce many-well formed yellow flowers with contrasting red lips on a handsome plant.
3” pots $12

SVO 6326
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Paradise Rose 'SVO'x Pot. Winners Circle 'Champion')

The grex Paradise Rose (Slc. Pink Doll x Blc. Toshie Aoki) demonstrates an interesting phenomenon of color dominance.  The flowers of Pink Doll are dark purple, while Blc. Toshie Aoki is dominated by the influence of the lip from C. dowiana.  The yellow and red of Toshie Aoki are recessive for color but known to intensify purple.  Paradise Rose combines these traits and produces intense crimson-red-purple flowers.  By incorporating this trait with the beautifully formed flowers and excellent color of Winners' Circle (Pot. Sally Taylor x Slc. Circle of Life), flowers of outstanding quality and color will be produced.  This might just be one of those crosses with unusual grandeur.
3” pots $15

SVO 6327
Pot. New Hybrid (Lc. Spring Fires 'Lynette #3' x Pot. Martha Clarke 'Amazing')

Spring Fires (Lc. Fires of Spring x Lc. Fire Island) has strong upright stems carrying 5-9 red flowers with darker red lips.  It is proving to be an excellent parent with dominance for color, strong stems and bloom period.  The combination of (Slc. Circle of Life x Blc. Love Sound) is Martha Clarke, also known as “my wife's namesake.”  This grex benefited from the breeding qualities of its parents, inheriting the best qualities of both.  Martha's have great flower color, shape, growth habit and ease of blooming.  It is hard to improve on these parents, but… this might just be the combination that incorporates the best of both.  These are expected to have great stems, holding 7-9 flowers above the foliage.  The colors will range from solid red to medium yellow brushed with red flares, and all the flowers will have dark red lips.
3” pots $12

SVO 6330      
Pot. New Hybrid (Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS x Pot. Sara Wolf 'SVO')

Love Sound (Blc. Bouton d'Or x L. briegeri), with its bright yellow flowers, has consistently delivered good results as a parent.  Sara Wolf (Lc. Spring Fires x Pot. Love Passion) has surprisingly large red-orange flowers with a dark red lip.  Flowers will be in sunset colors, with a blend of tones. The well-arranged flowers will be supported nicely and produce beautiful displays.
3” pots $12

SVO 6333      
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS x Pot. Paradise Rose 'Valentine Red')

Rubescence (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Seagulls Apricot) has a beautifully formed, solid dark red flower with a darker lip that blooms twice a year.  It is an excellent parent, which is it's mentioned so many times in this listing.  Paradise Rose (Slc. Pink Doll x Blc. Toshie Aoki) demonstrates the color dominance of the dark purple flowers from Pink Doll and the recessive color influence of the bright yellow Toshie Aoki.  These are going to have large 4” flowers of full shape in intense dark red-magenta, with even darker red lips.  This is a good hybrid for the discerning collector.
3” pots $15

SVO 6342      
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Orange Tower 'Orange Glow' x Pot. What About Love 'Brilliant Gold')

Orange Tower (Slc. Wasp Nest x Pot. Love Passion) has a surprisingly long inflorescence of very long-lived bright orange flowers.  What About Love (Blc. Guess What x Pot. Pure Love) has pure yellow flowers of excellent shape and also long bloom life.  I am expecting these to have flower longevity in excess of 6 weeks and possibly as much as 8 weeks!  Eye-catching bright golden yellow flowers.  These are robust plants with an excellent growth habit.
3” pots $12

SVO 6347      
Slc. New Hybrid (Slc. Wasp Nest 'Red Red' HCC/AOS x Slc. Hsiang-Yu Red Pearl 'Red Dragonfly' AM/AOS)

Wasp Nest (Lc. Trick or Treat x Slc. Tangerine Jewel) really has “Red Red” flowers.  The 10-12 blooms are well displayed on long stems.  The flowers of Hsiang Yo Red Pearl (Slc. Kagaribi Dawn x Lc. Rojo) are a true red, held high in clusters of 6-9.  The plant has a handsome, compact growth habit; these will be “Heads of Reds!”  Always popular in mid-February…
3” pots $12

SVO 6353      
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS x Pot. California Queen 'Red Angel' SM/JOGA)

The flowers of Rubescence (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Seagulls Apricot) are beautifully formed, a solid dark red with a darker lip.  As a bonus, these bloom twice a year.  This wonderful parent gives excellent color, form and a twice-a-year blooming to its offspring.  California Queen (Pot. Hisako Akatsuka x Slc. California Apricot) is from Suwada Orchid Nursery in Japan and has been honored with a Silver Medal from the Japan Orchid Growers Association. The flowers have exceptionally wide petals that are quite remarkable, and it also blooms twice a year and is an easy grower.  This will produce flowers that will wow you!   I am expecting really wide petals, bright red color and large full-shaped lips in a darker red.  These flowers will have the look of modern standard red cattleyas, but the plants will only be 8” tall, about half the size of their standard counterparts.  These will flower easily in 4” pots, with many flowering for the first time in 3” pots!  If you like look of standard Cattleya flowers but are running out of space, there's still room for one of these!
3” pots $15

SVO 6355
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Golden Circle 'OPRL' x Pot. Telling Lies 'SVO's Best')

I'm really interested in seeing these bloom.  Golden Circle (Blc. Goldenzelle x Slc. Circle of Life) has 3.5” orange flowers with red lips and superb form on a 6” tall plant that blooms twice a year.  Telling Lies (Pot. Rubescence x Pot. Love Passion) has well-presented and well-formed orange-red flowers with a nice red lip.  Breeding for orange petals and sepals with a red lip is a challenge, and incorporating good form and presentation, as well as ease of growth and flowering, adds difficulty.  This is one of the first crosses with a strong possibility of achieving this objective. Be sure to click out this picture first, it looks like a standard sized flower with full form and lip, now look at this picture .....  amazing, a mini-catt that look just like large standard flowers!!!
3” pots $12

SVO 6359
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Orange Tower 'Orange Glow' x Pot. Gold Medallions 'SVO' HCC/AOS)

Orange Tower (Slc. Wasp Nest x Pot. Love Passion) has a surprisingly long inflorescence of very long-lived bright orange flowers.  Gold Medallions (Slc. Wasp Nest x Blc. Love Sound) blooms with golden yellow flowers of good form, presented well on strong self-supporting stems.  These should bloom with 9 or more long-lasting golden-orange flowers on self-supporting stems, held above the foliage.
3” pots $12

SVO 6374
Slc. New Hybrid (Lc. Newberry Fireworks 'Mendenhall' HCC/AOS x Slc. Angel Eyes 'SVO' HCC/AOS)

Here is an interesting new direction in flared breeding.  Newberry Fireworks (Lc. Island Springs x L.anceps) shows lots of influence from the L. anceps in flower shape and long arching infloresences, but the flowers have impressive orange sepals and red petals with an orange splash.  Angel Eyes (Slc. Bright Angel x C. Little Dipper) has a long, sucessful record in breeding highly-colored flared flowers.  L. anceps will exibit its dominance in this cross, with longer stems and pointed petals.  The flaring will be variable in many different patterns and a range of colors.  Very cool...
3” pots. $12

SVO 6396
L. New Hybrid (L. tenebrosa 'None Darker' x L. sanguiloba 'SVO Hot Lips')

L. tenebrosa 'None Darker' has deeply colored petals and sepals - some of the darkest red-bronze colors I have seen in this species.  Laelia sanguiloba has an orange flower with red side lobes on the lip, and holds 11-15 flowers on a upright stem.  This cross is a lot like L. Zip (milleri x tenebrosa), but sanguiloba has more flowers per stem and a longer inflorescence than milleri.  Flowers will be an intense red-orange with dark purple-red lips, a very attractive color combination, and the stems will carry 7-9 starry flowers.  This is a Picture of the first to bloom.
3” pots $12

SVO 6409      
Enc. New Hybrid (Enc. aromatica 'Martha's' JC/AOS x Enc. profusa 'Peter's' )

The cross brings together the cool-growing Enc. incumbens (aromatica) with the warm-growing Enc. profusa.  The plants are growing really well and showing excellent vigor, with fat rounded psuedobulbs.  Both flowers have similar characteristics: light yellow to cream with lips veined red-purple and high flower count. When 'Martha's' was awarded, it carried 350 flowers on one inflorescence with many branches and side branches!  It is also highly fragrant, thus the old name aromatica.  Plants of profusa have many flowers, up to 100 per stem, also with branches and side branches.  This species was named for its profuse flowering habit.   Here we are expecting 100+ fragrant flowers on branched inflorescences with light yellow tepals and red-purple veined lips.  I need a good name for this cross... how about Enc. Profusely Aromatic.  The reciprocal is also available as SVO 6424.
3” pots $15

SVO 6412      
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Mem. Jim Nickou 'James' HCC/AOS x Lc. Tropical Aurora 'SVO')

The Mem. Jim Nickou (Blc. Xanthette x Sc. Beaufort) has bright yellow flowers with just a bit of red on the lip.  Excellent shape and twice a year flowering make this a desirable parent.  Tropical Aurora (Lc. Aussie Sunset x Lc. Tokyo Magic) has an amazing flower color: an intense yellow that is rarely seen.  The plant is vigorous and compact, with strong upright stems, and blooms in late March and April.  These will produce fantastic yellows with red full lips, great stems and excellent flower presentation.
3” pots $12

SVO 6414      
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Higher Multiplier 'SVO Fire'x Pot. Golden Circle 'OPRL')

Golden Circle (Blc. Goldenzelle x Slc. Circle of Life) has superb form with 3.5” orange flowers and red lips on 6” tall plants that bloom twice a year.  Higher Multiplier (Pot. Rubescence x Slc. Pink Doll) has amazing red color and form on a short plant that also flowers twice a year.  This cross represents outstanding mini-catt breeding!  Plants will be 6” tall, though some may mature a little larger.  The flowers will have superior form, be produced twice a year, and come in a range of colors from orange-red to solid red, all with red lips.
3” pots $15

SVO 6415      
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Laughing Magic 'Sun Splash' x Blc. Laughing Boy 'SVO Flame' AM/AOS)

The Laughing Magic (Blc. Laughing Boy x Slc. Fire Magic) has bright yellow flowers with fantastic red flares on a compact plant.  Laughing Boy (Lc. Dennis Olivas x Blc. Love Sound) has great stems of 7-9 orange flowers with bold red flares.  I like brightly colored flowers with red flares in big clusters held above the foliage, and this cross is going to deliver just that!
3” pots $12

SVO 6417      
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Dream Circle 'Lone Jack' AM/AOS x Pot. California Queen 'Red Angel' SM/JOGA)

The parents of Dream Circle (Slc. Circle of Life Pot. Hisako Akatsuka) are both known for producing excellent offspring.  The grex Dream Circle has earned 10 AOS awards, and 'Lone Jack' AM/AOS is particularly nice!  At 10” tall, it produces beautifully-formed 4-5” flowers twice a year.  California Queen (Pot. Hisako Akatsuka x Slc. California Apricot) is from the renowned Suwada Orchid Nursery in Japan.  The flowers have exceptionally wide petals that are quite remarkable.  It also is an easy-growing plant that blooms twice a year.  There are high expectations for this cross: excellent flower form and color, compact size, and twice a year flowering.  I also have this cross as SVO 6750.  I must have really wanted to see these, as I made this twice in the same year, once on each blooming cycle.
3” pots $15

SVO 6418      
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Golden Circle 'OPRL' x Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS)

Golden Circle (Blc. Goldenzelle x Slc. Circle of Life) has superb form with 3.5” orange flowers and red lips on a 6” tall plant that blooms twice a year.  Love Sound needs little introduction, as it is described a number of times throughout this listing.  This cross will produce well-formed flowers, presented nicely on upright stems.  Compact plant habit and ease of growth and blooming make this a highly desirable cross.
3” pots $12

SVO 6420
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Dream Circle 'Lone Jack' AM/AOS x Pot. Lebenkreis 'Diamond Orchids')

The parents of Dream Circle (Slc. Circle of Life Pot. Hisako Akatsuka) are both known for producing excellent offspring.  The grex Dream Circle has earned 10 AOS awards, and 'Lone Jack' AM/AOS is particularly nice!  At 10” tall, it produces beautifully-formed 4-5” flowers twice a year.  Lebenkreis (Rubescence x Slc. Circle of Life) has a deep vibrant red flower with excellent form and size.  Flowers measure up to 5” across and plants stay under 10” tall.  These will be compact growing plants that mature at around 10” tall, with intensely-colored deep red flowers that will have great form.  This breeding is designed to produce compact plants with flowers that look like scaled-down standard/large-sized Cattleya blooms.
3” pots $15

SVO 6424      
Enc. New Hybrid (Enc. profusa 'Peter's' x Enc. aromatica 'Martha' JC/AOS)

The cross brings together the cool-growing Enc. incumbens (aromatica) with the warm-growing Enc. profusa.  The plants are growing really well and showing excellent vigor, with fat rounded psuedobulbs.  Both flowers have similar characteristics: light yellow to cream with lips veined red-purple and high flower count. When 'Martha's' was awarded, it carried 350 flowers on one inflorescence with many branches and side branches!  It is also highly fragrant, thus the old name aromatica.  Plants of profusa have many flowers, up to 100 per stem, also with branches and side branches.  This species was named for its profuse flowering habit.   Here we are expecting 100+ fragrant flowers on branched inflorescences with light yellow tepals and red-purple veined lips.  I need a good name for this cross... how about Enc. Profusely Aromatic.  The reciprocal is also available as SVO 6409.
3” pots $15

SVO 6428      
Lc. New Hybrid (Lc. Tiny Treasure 'Norito Hasegawa' x C. harrisoniana 'Volcano Queen' AM/AOS Mutation)

Tiny Treasure (C. Porcia x L. lucasiana) is a small, compact plant standing barely 6” tall.  Flowers are pink-lavender, reminiscent of the lucasiana parent.  C. harrisoniana imparts pink flowers and yellow lips to its offspring.  The cultivar 'Volcano Queen' Mutation is a mericlone mutation with improved flower size, shape and substance.  Here we will see improved flower size and reinforce the pink flower color and yellow lip.  Plants will stay under 8” tall and have good flower presentation.  Nice Picture of first to bloom.
3” pots $12

SVO 6438
Bc. Estrella del Aconquija (B. perrinii 'Ruben' x C. Chocolate Drop 'SVO' AM/AOS)

Aconquija is the name of a town and province in northwestern Argentina, and this grex is the Star of Aconquija.  This grex is modeled after the showy and successful hybrid Bc. Roman Holiday (B. nodosa x C. Chocolate Drop).  B. perrinii 'Ruben' has an amazing 25 flowers on a single inflorescence - *way* above average for the species.  These should resemble the waxy red-orange flowers of Roman Holiday, but instead of 8-10 blooms, expect the flower count to be more like 13-17.  This cross is showing excellent plant vigor, and these could be really outstanding!  Two plants have already flowered Picture   1, 2.
3” pots $12

SVO 6441      
B. New Hybrid (B. perrinii 'Ruben' x B. David Sander 'SVO' AM/AOS)

B. perrinii 'Ruben' has an amazing 25 flowers on a single inflorescence - *way* above average for the species.  David Sander (B. digbyana x B. cucullata) looks like a huge cucullata with a giant lip.  Brassavola hybrids are always intriguing, and these should be no exception.  The grex may very well be similar to David Sander but with significantly increased flower count.  Now that would be awesome.
3” pots $12

SVO 6444      
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Carolina Splendor 'Jim Krull' AM/AOS x Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS)

The parents of Carolina Splendor are (Pot. Waikiki Splendor x Blc. Oconee), and Rubescence is (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Seagulls Apricot).  Oconee is a great parent, and its presence on both sides of this new grex will means that we will see its characteristics strongly in the offspring.  Expect beautifully formed, large flowers in solid dark red colors with deep burgundy lips.
3” pots $15

SVO 6544
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Winners' Circle 'SVO' AM/AOS x Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS)

The parents and their parents read like a who's who in Cattleya breeding.  The beautifully formed and excellent color of Winners' Circle (Pot. Sally Taylor x Slc. Circle of Life) combined with the superior form, solid dark red and darker red lip of Rubescence (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Seagulls Apricot) will yield progeny with full flower shape, excellent rich red-purple color, and the tendency to bloom twice a year.  An excellent choice.
3” pots $12

SVO 6545      
Slc. New Hybrid (Slc. Purple Doll 'Midnight Velvet' AM/AOS x Lc. Jose Dias Castro 'Magnifica')

Purple Doll (Slc. Pink Doll x Lc. Mini Purple) has been an excellent cross, and the cultivar 'Midnight Velvet' is an amazing bloomer.  A mature plant continually produces new growths, flowering 3-4 tines a year.  On top of that, the color is an eye-catching dark velvet purple.  Jose Dias Castro (C. labiata x Lc. Sam W. Soysa) is a famous breeding plant popularized at  Armacost and Royston.  Its most success as a parent was the grex Susan Holguin (C. J.A. Carbone x Lc. Jose Dias Castro), which received 12 AOS awards!  'Magnifica' has excellent shape, and flowers are a dark purple with a full lip.  It blooms in October, as influenced by its C. labiata heritage, is only 10” tall, an important quality. This cross will have full-shaped flowers in dark purple colors, many with a velvety texture.  Plants will mature at 6-8” tall, and should bloom twice a year. This is the first to bloom picture.
3” pots $15

SVO 6546
Pot. Little Circle (Pot. Golden Circle 'OPRL' x Pot. Little Toshie 'Gold Country' AM/AOS)

Golden Circle (Blc. Goldenzelle x Slc. Circle of Life) is one of my most reliable breeding plants.  The cultivar name 'OPRL' stands for Orange Petals Red Lip.  'OPRL' imparts size, shape, color and the habit of flowering two or three times a year.  Little Toshie 'Gold Country' (Sc. Beaufort x Blc. Toshie Aoki) is the best cultivar of this delightful grex.  It flowers 2-3 times a year with superb, flat, bright yellow flowers and dark red lips. This cross has amazing potential!  Plants are expected to produce flowers with superior form in colors ranging from yellow to orange.  All will have contrasting red lips, and they will flower twice a year.  A second group of this same cross is also available (SVO 6701), as is the reciprocal cross (SVO 6563), providing a great opportunity to see the influence of pollen vs. capsule parent.
3” pots $12

SVO 6550      
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Star Fire 'Xmas Day' x Pot. Firehouse 'SVO')

The flowers of Star Fire (Lc. Trick or Treat x Rubescence) are produced on a strong stem holding 5-7 deep red blooms.  Firehouse (Blc. Love Sound x Pot. Rubescence) has 3-4 rounded red-purple flowers with some darker red flaring, held well on sturdy stems.  These will be compact-growing plants with a clean upright growth habit.  The full, star-shaped flowers will be mostly in dark reds and supported nicely above the foliage.  These should start to flower in 3” pots, and the plants will mature at 8-10” tall
3” pots $12

SVO 6551      
Pot. New Hybrid (Slc. Circle of Life 'Fordyce Herald Angel ' AM/AOS x Pot. Loud Nine 'SVO Screaming Red' AM/AOS)

Slc. Circle of life (Lc. Culminant x Soph. coccinea) has flowers of exceptional size, color and form.  Hybrids made with Circle of Life consistently produce high quality flowers.  As a breeder, 'Fordyce Herald Angel' is proving to be especially exceptional.  Loud Nine (Pot. Rubescence x Sl. Orpetii) is a phenomenal cross; I was on “cloud nine” when the first plants bloomed.  Perfectly-formed, brilliant red flowers on a mini plant - the Picture says it all.  Amazing potential from these unusually nice mini-catts!
3” pots $15

SVO 6553      
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Mem. Irene Feil 'Ruby Red' AM/AOS x Pot. Loud Nine 'SVO Screaming Red' AM/AOS)

The intensely colored flowers of Mem. Irene Feil (Slc. Pink Doll x Pot. Odom's Sweetheart) are a bright true red with even darker red lips!  Loud Nine (Pot. Rubescence x Sl. Orpetii) is a phenomenal cross; I was on “cloud nine” when the first plants bloomed.  Perfectly-formed, brilliant red flowers on a mini plant.  These are going to have excellent, solid red flowers with great form!
3” pots $15

SVO 6554      
Pot. Mark's Valentine (Slc. Circle of Life 'Fordyce Herald Angel ' AM/AOS x Pot. Little Toshie 'Gold Country' AM/AOS)

This is a good cross with a reliable twice-a-year blooming habit.  The flowers have a very attractive shape and come in shades of red with darker red lips.  Little Toshie 'Gold Country' (Sc. Beaufort x Blc. Toshie Aoki) is the best cultivar of this delightful grex.  It flowers 2-3 times a year with superb, flat, bright yellow flowers and dark red lips.  Circle of Life (Lc. Culminant x Soph. coccinea) needs little introduction, and the cultivar 'Fordyce Herald Angel' is one of the best.  Hybrids made in this style of breeding produce excellent progeny, and every plant produces good flowers.  Great-looking plants with lots of vigor - these are really nice!  Here is a Picture of a first bloom.
3” pots $12

SVO 6555      
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Golden Circle 'OPRL' x Pot. Loud Nine 'SVO Screaming Red' AM/AOS)

Golden Circle (Blc. Goldenzelle x Slc. Circle of Life) has superb form with 3.5” orange flowers and red lips that are produced on a 6” tall plant two or three times a year.  Loud Nine (Pot. Rubescence x Sl. Orpetii) is an outstanding grex; I was on “cloud nine” when the first plants bloomed.  Perfectly-formed, brilliant red flowers on a mini plant. These unusually nice mini-catts have excellent potential!
3” pots $15

SVO 6556
Slc. New Hybrid (Slc. Paradise Rose 'SVO'x Slc. Circle of Life 'Mesmerize' AM/AOS)

Paradise Rose (Slc. Pink Doll x Blc. Toshie Aoki) has great color and shows an interesting phenomenon of color dominance.  The flowers of Pink Doll are dark purple, while Blc. Toshie Aoki is dominated by the influence of the lip from C. dowiana.  The yellow and red of Toshie Aoki are recessive for color but known to intensify purple.  Paradise Rose combines these traits and produces intense crimson-red-purple flowers. Hybrids made with Circle of life (Lc. Culminant x Soph. coccinea) consistently produce high quality flowers.  'Mesmerize' has exceptional flowers with good size, color and form.  This cross will produce superbly-colored flowers in shades ranging from deep purple to red.
2” pots $15

SVO 6559      
Pot. New Hybrid (Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS x Pot. Dean's Gold 'Dean's Gold' AM/AOS)

The vibrant orange-yellow flower color of Guess What (Blc. Waikiki Gold x Lc. Trick or Treat) and its cluster of 8-9 flowers make this cross one of my favorite March bloomers.  Dean's Gold (Pot. Little Toshie x Pot. Mem. Jim Nickou) has well-formed solid gold flowers with a touch of red on the lip.  They flower twice a year, once in March and again in October.  This is a great pairing, and plants will bloom with 3-5 golden-yellow flowers held well on sturdy stems.
3” pots $12

SVO 6560
Pot. New Hybrid (Slc. Virginia Dickey 'Diamond Orchids' AM/AOS x Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS)

Virginia Dickey (Slc. Pink Doll x Sl. Pole-Star) is a darling mini-catt.  The plants flower in 3” pots and have sturdy stems holding 2-3 bright red flowers of superior form.  The solid dark red flowers and even darker red lip of Rubescence (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Seagulls Apricot) will give the progeny of this hybrid excellent shape and flowers in a rich red color.  I think these will look like superior Virginia Dickey's with larger flowers. The plants are 6-8" tall and flowers have all been like this picture.
3” pots $12

SVO 6563
Pot. Little Circle (Pot. Little Toshie 'Gold Country' AM/AOSx Pot. Golden Circle 'OPRL'

Golden Little Toshie 'Gold Country' (Sc. Beaufort x Blc. Toshie Aoki) is the best cultivar of this delightful grex.  It flowers 2-3 times a year with superb, flat, bright yellow flowers and dark red lips.  Golden Circle (Blc. Goldenzelle x Slc. Circle of Life) is one of my most reliable breeding plants.  The cultivar name 'OPRL' stands for Orange Petals Red Lip.  'OPRL' imparts size, shape, color and the habit of flowering two or three times a year.  This cross has amazing potential!  Plants are expected to produce flowers with superior form in colors ranging from yellow to orange.  All will have contrasting red lips, and they will flower twice a year.  Two groups of the reciprocal cross also are available (SVO 6546, SVO 6701), providing a great opportunity to see the influence of pollen vs. capsule parent.
3” pots $12

SVO 6566
Pot. New Hybrid (Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS x Pot. Burana Love 'SVO' AM/AOS)

The vibrant orange-yellow flower color of Guess What (Blc. Waikiki Gold x Lc. Trick or Treat) and its cluster of 8-9 flowers make this cross one of my favorite March bloomers.  Burana Love (Pot. Burana Beauty x Blc. Love Sound) has 5-6 shapely bright yellow flowers with bold red flares and a great arrangement.  This has the makings of a very colorful cross.  This grex will bloom in March with nicely-shaped flowers in yellow to gold, many with red flares.
3” pots $12

SVO 6567
Pot. New Hybrid (Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS x Pot. Mem. Jim Nickou 'James' HCC/AOS)

The vibrant orange-yellow flower color of Guess What (Blc. Waikiki Gold x Lc. Trick or Treat) and its cluster of 8-9 flowers make this cross one of my favorite March bloomers.  The Mem. Jim Nickou (Blc. Xanthette x Sc. Beaufort) has bright yellow flowers with just a bit of red on the lip.  Excellent shape and twice-a-year flowering make this a desirable parent.  The 5-7 golden yellow flowers, each with a touch of red on the lip, will be presented well on sturdy stems.  If you'd like to evaluate the influence of the capsule parent vs. the pollen parent, the reciprocal is available as SVO 6748.
3” pots $12

SVO 6569      
Lc. Jupiter Drops (Lc. Tiny Treasure 'Star Amethyst' HCC/AOS x C. Orchidglade 'SVO' HCC/AOS)

This is the exact remake that produced Jupiter Drops 'SVO PPYL' AM/AOS 2335.  These will carry 5-7 hot pink flowers with bright yellow lips, well presented on an upright stem.  This is a very successful cross; get one of these!
3” pots $12

SVO 6571
Lc. New Hybrid (Lc. Pink Treasure 'SVO Baby Love' x L. Finckeniana 'Kennedys' 4N)

It's hard to put into words, but there is something so appealing about pink flowers with yellow lips.  Pink Treasure (Lc. Tiny Treasure x C. loddigesii) 'SVO Baby Love' produces an inflorescence with 4-5 flowers in a beautiful soft pink with golden yellow lips.  Finckeniana is a hybrid made with the Mexican species, L. albida.  This will give a great stem habit, increase flower count and, as an additional benefit, add temperature tolerance to the offspring.  This will be a nice hybrid, with plants producing 5-9 flowers of great shape in pink with yellow lips. Similar to SVO 6281.
3” pots $12

SVO 6572
Lc. New Hybrid (Lc. Pink Treasure 'SVO Baby Love' x C. Orchidglade 'SVO' HCC/AOS)

Pink Treasure (Lc. Tiny Treasure x C. loddigesii) 'SVO Baby Love' flowers are produced 4-5 per inflorescence in a beautiful soft pink with a golden yellow lip. Orchidglade (C. walkeriana x C. aurantiaca) has light orange flowers with a mostly yellow lip and just a touch of red accent at the tip.  This is one parent of Lc. Jupiter Drops; see SVO 6569.  These have the genes to produce well-shaped pink flowers with yellow lips on sturdy stems.  A very promising new cross with excellent plant vigor!
3” pots $12

SVO 6581      
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS x Slc. Angel's Fantasy 'Solar Flare' FCC/AOS)

Rubescence (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Seagulls Apricot) has produced many excellent hybrids.  Its tendency to breed for good shape, solid dark red flowers and a darker red lip is impressive.  The parents of Angel's Fantasy are (Slc. Fire Fantasy x Slc. Bright Angel).  'Solar Flare' FCC/AOS is really a spectacular flower with amazing color and plant habit.  This cross is expected to have dark red blooms with yellow veins or flares. I am really looking forward to this cross! Check out this first to bloom Picture.
3” pots $12

SVO 6582
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Paradise Rose 'SVO' x Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS)

Paradise Rose (Slc. Pink Doll x Blc. Toshie Aoki) demonstrates an interesting phenomenon of color dominance.  The dark purple flowers of Pink Doll are crossed to Blc. Toshie Aoki, a grex dominated by the influence of C. dowiana, which is recessive for color and intensifies purples.  The result is the intense crimson-red-purple flowers of Paradise Rose.  Rubescence (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Seagulls Apricot) has a solid dark red flower with an even darker red lip that gives it progeny excellent shape and assures flowers in rich red colors. These are going to be dark, dark purple reds, of excellent shape and presentation.
3” pots $15

SVO 6583
Pot. Ruby Delight (Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS x Slc. Cosmic Delite 'SVO' HCC/AOS)

The first time I made this cross, it was a huge success!  Many were sold in Australia, and my US customers didn't have an opportunity to get them.  Rubescence (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Seagulls Apricot) has solid dark red flowers and an even darker red lip.  It imparts excellent shape and imparts rich red colors to its offspring.  Cosmic Delite (Slc. Bright Angel x Sc. Batemanniana) is a very cute mini-catt with lots of flares. The first to bloom Picture from this cross was outstanding!  These will be dark reds with darker red stripes on a plant that flowers twice a year.  Super nice and not to be missed!
3” pots $12

SVO 6584      
Pot. Hot Topic (Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS x Pot. Ryo Iwata 'Leucadia' HCC/AOS)

Rubescence (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Seagulls Apricot) has solid dark red flowers and a darker red lip.  It conveys excellent shape and rich red colors to its progeny.  Ryo Iwata (Blc. Oconee x Pot. Sally Taylor) has the dark red-purple flowers of a standard Cattleya.  Here we are looking to develop flowers with shape and size that will resemble those of large, standard-sized Cattleyas.  However, the plant stature will only be about 10-12” tall.  Flowers will be dark purple-red with a very dark crimson lip. An excellent cross.
3” pots $12

SVO 6587      
Pot. New Hybrid (Slc. Angel's Fantasy 'Solar Flare' FCC/AOS x Pot. Burana Love 'SVO' AM/AOS)

The parents of Angel's Fantasy are (Slc. Fire Fantasy x Slc. Bright Angel). 'Solar Flare' FCC/AOS is really a spectacular flower with amazing color and plant habit.  Burana Love (Pot. Burana Beauty x Blc. Love Sound) has 5-6 shapely, bright yellow flowers with bold red flares and a great arrangement.  This has the all the makings of a very colorful cross with brilliant yellow flowers and bright red splashes, excellent flower shape and sturdy stems
3” pots $15

SVO 6589      
Pot. Loud Nine (Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS x Sl. Orpetii 'Kathleen' AM/AOS)

Rubescence (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Seagulls Apricot) has produced many excellent hybrids.  Its good shape, solid dark red flowers and darker red lip are impressive, and are transmitted consistently to its offspring.  Orpetii (L. pumila x Soph. coccinea) is a true mini-catt, with plants that are only 4” tall.  The dark purple-red flowers are flat and produced twice a year.  This cross was a huge success, with many customers still asking for them.  Here is your opportunity to get the exact remake.  Here is a Picture from the first cross.
3” pots $12

SVO 6693      
Pot. New Hybrid (Lc. Spring Fires 'Lynette #1'x Pot. Star Fire 'Rubens')

Spring Fires (Lc. Fires of Spring x Lc. Fire Island) has strong upright stems carrying 5-9 red flowers with darker red lips.  It is proving to be an excellent parent, with dominance for color, strong stems and bloom period. The flowers of Star Fire (Lc. Trick or Treat x Rubescence) are deep red and produced 5-7 on a strong stem.  This grex was made to further develop clusters of intensely-colored, deep red flowers, held high on sturdy stems.
3” pots $12

SVO 6699
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Golden Circle 'OPRL' x Slc. Angel's Fantasy 'Solar Flare' FCC/AOS)

Golden Circle (Blc. Goldenzelle x Slc. Circle of Life) has superb form with 3.5” orange flowers and red lips that bloom twice a year on 6” tall plants. The parents of Angel's Fantasy are (Slc. Fire Fantasy x Slc. Bright Angel). 'Solar Flare' FCC/AOS is really a spectacular flower with amazing color and plant habit. The expectation is for excellent shape, with over half having bright yellow flares surrounded by red.  Fantastic color possibilities with this cross!
3” pots $12

SVO 6700      
Blc. New Hybrid (Lc. Tokyo Magic 'Hihimanu' x Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS)

Tokyo Magic (Lc. Irene Finney x L. briegeri) has an impressive number of successful hybrids to its credit.  The offspring tend to have well-shaped flowers on sturdy stems holding 3-4 blooms.  Guess What (Blc. Waikiki Gold x Lc. Trick or Treat) has clusters of 8-9 bright orange-yellow flowers held above the foliage.  Here we are going to see sturdy stems holding 7-9 bright yellow-orange flowers, all with red lips.  Robust growing and great late March bloomers
3” pots $12

SVO 6701
Pot. Little Circle (Pot. Golden Circle 'OPRL' x Pot. Little Toshie 'Gold Country' AM/AOS)

Golden Circle (Blc. Goldenzelle x Slc. Circle of Life) is one of my most reliable breeding plants.  The cultivar name 'OPRL' stands for Orange Petals Red Lip.  'OPRL' imparts size, shape, color and the habit of flowering two or three times a year.  Little Toshie 'Gold Country' (Sc. Beaufort x Blc. Toshie Aoki) is the best cultivar of this delightful grex.  It flowers 2-3 times a year with superb, flat, bright yellow flowers and dark red lips. This cross has amazing potential!  Plants are expected to produce flowers with superior form in colors ranging from yellow to orange.  All will have contrasting red lips, and they will flower twice a year.  A second group of this same cross is also available (SVO 6546), as is the reciprocal cross (SVO 6563), providing a great opportunity to see the influence of pollen vs. capsule parent.
3” pots $12

SVO 6703
Pot. Rubescent Fire (Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette' #3 x Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' 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.  Rubescence (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Seagulls Apricot) has produced many excellent hybrids.  Its shape and solid dark red flowers with darker red lips are impressive.  This has been a very nice hybrid, holding red flowers very well on sturdy stems.  Like many of our crosses, plants are good growers and flower easily.  Here is a Picture of one of the first to bloom
3” pots $12

SVO 6706
Pot. New Hybrid (Slc. Rockette 'Little Rock' AM/AOS x Pot. Star Fire 'Rubens')

I have been working to perfect the breeding of compact plants with clusters of red flowers.  Rockette (Lc. Koolau Seagulls x Sc. Beaufort) 'Little Rock' blooms with 5-6 well-spaced, full flowers in a pleasing red-orange color on a nice stem.  Star Fire (Lc. Trick or Treat x Rubescence) 'Rubens' has deep red flowers on a strong stem holding well-spaced blooms.  Here you have a compact grower with intensely-colored, red flowers, well presented above the foliage on sturdy stems. Looking forward to this one!  Here is a Picture of the first plant to bloom.
3” pots $12

SVO 6707
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. California Queen 'Red Angel' SM/JOGA x Pot. Golden Circle 'OPRL')

California Queen (Pot. Hisako Akatsuka x Slc. California Apricot) is from Suwada Orchid Nursery in Japan.  It has been honored with a Silver Medal from the Japan Orchid Growers Association - quite an honor!  The flowers have exceptionally wide petals that are truly remarkable!  It also is an easy growing plant and blooms twice a year.  Golden Circle  (Blc. Goldenzelle x Slc. Circle of Life) has superb form with 3.5” orange flowers and red lips that bloom twice a year on a 6” tall plant.  Outstanding full-formed flowers with amazing petals, colors from orange to red, all with red lips.  Plants 6-8” tall that bloom twice a year - simply excellent!
3” pots $15

SVO 6709
Slc. New Hybrid (Slc. Donna Pasanen 'SVO' x Slc. Tropical Star 'Peter's')

How about a near-mini-catt with stems of flared flowers?   This cross is about reducing plant size while maintaining the charm and flower count of its larger relatives.  Donna Pasanen (Lc. Trick or Treat x Slc. Dream Cloud) has great color with red flares in nice clusters of 5-6 blooms.  Tropical Star (Lc. Tropical Song x Sl. Pole-Star) is a mini-catt with very attractive flared flowers.  This grex was developed by Peter T. Lin of Diamond Orchids and is tremendously charming.  When breeding for longer stems of 5-7 flowers, plants tend to be taller, but in this case the plants should max out at 8-10” tall.  The 5-7 flowers will be flared in sunset colors with red lips and held well on nice stems.
3” pots $12

SVO 6711
Pot. New Hybrid (Lc. Koolau Seagulls 'Volcano Queen' AM/AOS x Pot. Star Fire 'Ruben's')
Koolau Seagulls (C. Wilbur Chang x Lc. Seagulls Milarina) is an interesting hybrid, based primarily on four species: C. leopoldii (37%), L. milleri (25%), L. cinnabarina (25%) and C. dowiana (6%). 'Volcano Queen' has 13-15 well-arranged red flowers on a long sturdy stem.  Star Fire (Lc. Trick or Treat x Rubescence) 'Ruben's' has nicely-spaced deep red flowers on a strong stem.  This new grex should produce superb stems of well-arranged, solid red flowers held above the foliage.
3” pots $12

SVO 6715
Pot. What About Love (Pot. Pure Love 'Del Mar' x Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS)

This cross has the 'chops' to produce bright orange-yellow flowers with excellent shape and long bloom life.  Pure Love (Blc. Love Sound x Slc. Seagulls Apricot) and Guess What (Lc. Trick or Treat x Blc. Waikiki Gold) have excellent breeding records.  I am expecting 6–8 weeks of flower life - pretty impressive!  Here is a Picture of a first bloom.
3” pots $12

SVO 6733
Pot. Ruby Circle (Blc. Oconee Circle 'SVO' x Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS)

If you want a promising cross for full-shaped reds on compact plants, this is it!  The parents and grandparents read like a who's who list of great breeding plants: Oconee Circle (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Circle of Life) and Rubescence (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Seagulls Apricot).  These have flowered with large full-shaped red flowers on compact plants. This is breeding in the Frank Fordyce style and a great cross for the discerning collector!
3” pots $15

SVO 6736
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Martha Clarke 'Orange Tart' x Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette #3')

The grex I named after my wife, Martha Clarke (Blc. Love Sound x Slc. Circle of Life), has been a great overall hybrid.  The cultivar 'Orange Tart' is considered my best, with excellent shape and color, good plant habit, and twice-a-year blooming.  Spring Fires (Lc. Fires of Spring x Lc. Fire Island) has strong upright stems carrying 5-9 red flowers with darker red lips.  Plants will produce fantastic stems of red-orange flowers with red lips.
3” pots $12

SVO 6739
Blc. New Hybrid (Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS x Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS)

The vibrant orange-yellow flower color of Guess What (Blc. Waikiki Gold x Lc. Trick or Treat) and its cluster of 8-9 flowers make this one of my favorite March bloomers.  Here we combine this grex with the good breeding qualities of Love Sound (Blc. Bouton d'Or x L. briegeri) and its bright yellow flowers.  The result will be self-supporting stems with well-arranged large flowers in clusters of golden yellow.  These will be show stoppers in March!
3” pots $12

SVO 6742
Slc. New Hybrid (Lc. Trick or Treat 'Orange Magic 'AM/AOS x Slc. Angel's Fantasy 'Solar Flare' FCC/AOS)

Trick or Treat (L. Icarus x Lc. Chit Chat) produces amazing heads of 15 or more, starry orange flowers. Angel's Fantasy (Slc. Fire Fantasy x Slc. Bright Angel) 'Solar Flare' FCC/AOS is really a spectacular flower with amazing color and plant habit.  Check out the Picture.  This type of breeding is designed to improve flower count and form of highly-colored flares.  Trick or Treat will add flower count, stem strength and length.  Angel's Fantasy will add color and shape.  Another nice feature is compact plant size.  These should stand no more than 10” tall at maturity.
3” pots $12

SVO 6745      
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Sara Wolf 'SVO'x Pot. Star Fire 'Rubens')

Sara Wolf (Lc. Spring Fires x Pot. Love Passion) has surprisingly large red-orange flowers with a dark red lip.  Flowers are in sunset colors, with a blending of tones. Star Fire (Lc. Trick or Treat x Rubescence) has deep red flowers that are well-spaced on a strong stem. From this New Hybrid we expect 5-7 well arranged flowers that are well supported and displayed in colors ranging from deep red to a red-orange.
3” pots $12

SVO 6747      
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Young-Min Orange 'Gold Satisfaction' AM/AOS' x Lc. Trick or Treat 'Orange Magic' AM/AOS)

Young-Min Orange (Pot. Viola Nugget x Lc. Trick or Treat) has waxy, intense orange flowers in a nice cluster on a compact plant.  Breeding it back to Trick or Treat (L. Icarus x Lc. Chit Chat), which blooms with large heads of 15 or more, starry orange flowers, will make for big clusters of bright orange.
3” pots $12

SVO 6748
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Mem. Jim Nickou 'James' HCC/AOS x Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS)

The vibrant orange-yellow flower color of Guess What (Blc. Waikiki Gold x Lc. Trick or Treat) and its cluster of 8-9 flowers make this cross one of my favorite March bloomers.  The Mem. Jim Nickou (Blc. Xanthette x Sc. Beaufort) has bright yellow flowers with just a bit of red on the lip.  Excellent shape and twice-a-year flowering make this a desirable parent.  The 5-7 golden yellow flowers, each with a touch of red on the lip, will be presented well on sturdy stems.  If you'd like to evaluate the influence of the capsule parent vs. the pollen parent, the reciprocal is available as SVO 6567.
3” pots $12

SVO 6750      
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Dream Circle 'Lone Jack' AM/AOS x Pot. California Queen 'Red Angel' SM/JOGA)

The parents of Dream Circle (Slc. Circle of Life Pot. Hisako Akatsuka) are both known for producing excellent offspring.  The grex Dream Circle has earned 10 AOS awards, and 'Lone Jack' AM/AOS is particularly nice!  At 10” tall, it produces beautifully-formed 4-5” flowers twice a year.  California Queen (Pot. Hisako Akatsuka x Slc. California Apricot) is from the renowned Suwada nursery in Japan.  The flowers have exceptionally wide petals that are quite remarkable.  It also is an easy-growing plant that blooms twice a year.  There are high expectations for this cross: excellent flower form and color, compact size, and twice-a-year flowering.  I also have this cross as SVO 6417.  I must have really wanted to see these, as I made this twice in the same year, once on each blooming cycle!
3” pots $15

SVO 6752
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Georgia Peach 'SVO' x Pot. Star Fire 'Rubens')

Georgia Peach (Blc. Love Sound x Slc. Smile Again) has nice flower form with very wide petals, and the color is peach tones overlaid with a blush of red.  Star Fire (Lc. Trick or Treat x Rubescence) has deep red flowers produced on a strong stem holding well-spaced blooms.  These will have excellent shape and sturdy stems holding the 5-7 flowers well. The color is going to tend toward red, but some will also have sunset colors. A nice, compact growing plant.
3” pots $12

SVO 6753      
Blc. New Hybrid (L. Gold Star 'Olympic Gold' x Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS)

Gold Star (L. flava x L. harpophylla) is a charming Brazilian rupicolous Laelia cross with bright yellow-gold, starry flowers.  Guess What (Blc. Waikiki Gold x Lc. Trick or Treat) has vibrant orange yellow flowers in cluster of 8-9, and is one of my favorite breeding plants. These bloom really well with starry-shaped flowers, and the plants are easy to grow and have lots of Brazilian charm.
3” pots $12

HC 589
Blc. Solar Flare 'Paradise'      

Solar Flare  (Blc. Hawaiian Passion x Blc. Sakurahime) has a light yellow flower with bright golden yellow flares -  a very attractive combination! As a bonus, plants are compact growing. This is a clone.
3” pots $12

HC 670          
Blc. New Hybrid (Lc. Mem. Robert Strait x Blc. Hawaiian Wizard)   'Hawaii'

Very nice line breeding!  These will carry large white flowers, which will have purple flares on the petals and sepals with contrasting purple lips. This is a clone.
3” pots $12

HC 642          
Lc. New Hybrid (C. Caudebec x Lc. Seagulls Royal Suit) 'Hawaiian Flare'

I got these out of pure curiosity.  Caudebec is a well-known summer bloomer with a pink spotted flower, but what is really interesting is Seagulls Royal Suit (L. rupestris x C. Gene May) and Gene May (C. Suavior x C. aclandiae) and Suavior (C. intermedia v. aquinii x C. mendelii).  I am not sure how these will look, but I can hardly wait!  This is a clone.
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 includes flowers that bloom in a wide range of color choices.  SVO is renowned for its breeding of yellow flowers with red spots and the new line of spotted coerulea flower crosses are not to be missed.

SVO 5916
Slc. New Hybrid (C. Green Emerald 'SVO' x Slc. Katherine Clarkson 'SVO' HCC/AOS)

Breeding for the perfect spotted compact modern Cattleya is the goal here.  The plant of Green Emerald (C. Elizabeth Mahon x C. Thospol Spot) was a gift given to me by Mr. Kao from the Ching Hua Orchid Nursery in Taiwan.  The plant is a mutation that originated from the cloning of 'Emerald Queen' AM/AOS.  It is 10” tall with 5-6 densely spotted flowers with red lips, and a substance that I would describe as “rock hard.” Katherine Clarkson (C. Mark Jones x Jungle Gem) has a proven history as a breeding plant, with many superior qualities: good flower size and form, strong yellow color with dark red spotting, a compact plant stature under 10” tall, and the ability to flower twice a year. I can hardly wait to see these bloom!
3” pots $15

SVO 5951      
C. Leoloddiglossa (C. Leoloddiglossa 'SVO Blues' x C. Leoloddiglossa 'Blue Baby')

This has been a remarkable hybrid - a landmark hybrid, in fact!  It is the first highly successful coerulea (blue) flower with darker coerulea (blue) spots!!  This is a sibling cross of two excellent plants.  The background of the grex includes three Cattleya species: leopoldii, loddigesii, and amethystoglossa thus the name: leo-loddi-glossa.  Check out the pictures 1, 2, 3. After more than a century of Cattleya breeding, here is a new flower color combination, and it is a must have!  These will bloom in the summer.
3” pots $15

SVO 5951t
C. Leoloddiglossa (C. Leoloddiglossa 'SVO Blues' x C. Leoloddiglossa 'Blue Baby')

These plants have been treated (t) to produce tetraploids.  Not all will convert, but the ones that do will be super!
3” pots $25

SVO 6002      
C. Poseidon Lake (C. Leoloddiglossa 'Blue Sky' x C. bicolor 'SVO Blue')

How do you make Leoloddiglossa (Loddiglossa x leopoldii) better?  Add bicolor!  The broad bicolor lip will improve the lip width of the progeny.  I expect the flowers to be similar in color, shape and number to Leoloddiglossa, but much wider lips will give a fullness not previously seen.  This is very nice, unique hybrid, and a first in spotted Cattleya breeding.  Not to be missed! Check out this first to bloom Picture.
3” pots $12

SVO 6132
C. Leoloddiglossa (C. Loddiglossa 'SVO' x C. leopoldii 'Kathleen' JC/AOS)

Blue spotted flowers - how cool is that?  This is an outstanding cross with impressive heads of flowers.  The first time I offered this grex, the plants sold very quickly, and six of our customers ended up with AOS awards.  This is a remake and not to be missed!  They're really special.  Check out these pictures of the first to bloom  Picture 1, 2, 3.
3” pots $15

SVO 6133      
C. New Hybrid (C. Loddiglossa f. coerulea 'SVO' x C. Pittiae f. coerulea 'Blue Wonder')

This is the next generation of blue spotted breeding, looking for bold spots, broad lips and a shorter plant habit.  Pittiae (C. schilleriana v. coerulea x C. loddigesii f. coerulea) has a bright yellow spot in the lip, making the coerulea color stand out.  This feature should pass to the progeny as well.  I am really looking forward to flowering these!  Very Limited Supply
3” pots $20

SVO 6135      
C. New Hybrid (C. Loddiglossa f. coerulea 'SVO' x C. Leoloddiglossa f. coerulea 'Blue Baby')

Here we are crossing Leoloddiglossa back to its parent, Loddiglossa.  Doing this will reinforce the flower color, count and size.  This hybrid will exhibit the exceptional qualities of the coerulea spotted species in its background: C. loddigesii f. coerulea, C. amethystoglossa f. coerulea and C. leopoldii f. coerulea.  These plants will carry 15 or more light blue flowers with darker blue spotting.  Very collectable!!!
3” pots $15

SVO 6223      
Pot. New Hybrid (Blc. Sun Spots 'Vivid Spots'x Slc. Katherine Clarkson 'SVO' HCC/AOS)

Yellow flowers with red spots are a Sunset Valley Orchids specialty.  They were just a dream 20 years ago, and here they are today.  This cross of Sun Spots (C. Mark Jones x Blc. SunCoast Sunspots) has bright yellow blooms with clean red spots, with as many as 10-12 per stem.  Katherine Clarkson (Slc. Jungle Gem x C. Mark Jones) is currently the best yellow with red spots I have seen.  It has excellent shape and color, and flowers twice a year.  The expectation here is for the continued improvement of fuller-shaped yellow flowers and red spots, with 6 or more flowers per stem.  I feel this cross will represent the next jump in flower quality and form for this breeding - a must have! These plants are growing really well, showing lots of vigor.  Same as SVO 6405 and reciprocal to SVO 6224.
3” pots $12

SVO 6224      
Pot. New Hybrid (Slc. Katherine Clarkson 'SVO' HCC/AOS x Blc. Sun Spots 'Vivid Spots')

Katherine Clarkson (Slc. Jungle Gem x C. Mark Jones) is currently the best yellow with red spots I have seen.  It has excellent shape and color, and flowers twice a year.  The expectation here is for the continued improvement of fuller-shaped yellow flowers and red spots, with 6 or more flowers per stem.  I feel this cross will represent the next jump in flower quality and form for this breeding - a must have! These plants are growing really well and showing lots of vigor.  Reciprocal to SVO 6223 and SVO 6405.
3” pots $12

SVO 6352
Blc. Chris Tomaszkiewicz (Blc. SunCoast Sunspots 'SVO II' AM/AOS x Blc. Sun Spots 'Sandy' AM/AOS)

Knockout yellow flowers with red spots and red lips!  This type of breeding helps to homogenize the genes, making for better breeding plants.  SunCoast Sunspots (Slc. Jungle Elf x Blc. Waianae Leopard) is one of the best new examples of breeding for large yellow flowers with red spots and a high flower count.  Sun Spots (C. Mark Jones x Blc. SunCoast Sunspots) has excellent wide petals, yellow color and lots of spots.  Yes, this was the year for spotted crosses!  Top tier breeding of this type!  Also see SVO 6426.
3” pots $12

SVO 6366
C. Mr. Bojangles (C. Landate 'SVO' 4N x C. schilleriana 'Afri' SM/JOGA)

I've wanted to make this cross for years, but I wanted to use the best possible parental stock.  At last, after working to get top-quality parents, here it is!  C. Landate (C. leopoldii x C. aclandiae) looks a lot like a floriferous C. aclandiae with 4-6 very showy, fragrant flowers.  The 'SVO' cultivar was a gift, and came from the breeding program of Roy Tokunaga.  The schilleriana has the appearance of a tetraploid but hasn't been confirmed.  Its flowers are exceptionally large and have a surprisingly hard substance. Which brings us to the grex Mr. Bojangles,..  With these three bifoliate species (aclandiae, leopoldii, schilleriana), we can be assured that the flowers will be a dark chestnut brown with darker spotting and a broad intense magenta lip, plus a spicy fragrance.  These are going to look like super improved schillerianas!  To the best of my knowledge, this grex has not been widely offered.  Here's your chance to get something great!
3” pots $15

SVO 6401
C. New Hybrid (C. Leoloddiglossa 'SVO Blue Baby' x C. Interglossa coerulea aquinii 'SVO')

C. Leoloddiglossa has been a remarkable hybrid.  It is the first highly successful coerulea (blue) flower spotted with coerulea (blue) spots!!  The parents are three Cattleya species: leopoldii, loddigesii, amethystoglossa, thus the name: Leoloddiglossa (leo-loddi-glossa).  'SVO Baby Blue' has excellent shape and color, and carries 20 or more well-presented flowers.  Interglossa (intermedia x amethystoglossa) is a coerulea aquinii or blue flared flower, and its breeding potential is very exciting.  Have you ever imagined a flower with coerulea sepals peppered with darker blue spots and petals flared in blue?  Neither did I, until recently.  The best of these are going to be very special!  Do NOT miss out on this one.  These already are showing an excellent growth habit and are very robust plants.  If you think these are exciting, take a look at SVO 6437t, a similar cross, treated to induce polyploidy.
3” pots $15

SVO 6403      
Slc. New Hybrid (Slc. Mem. Evelyn Paquette 'SVO Hot Spots' x Slc. Katherine Clarkson 'SVO' HCC/AOS)

Memoria Evelyn Paquette (Slc. Armonía de Sueños x C. Mark Jones) 'SVO Hot Spots' has excellent color, bold red spotting and a very impressive full red lip.  Katherine Clarkson (Slc. Jungle Gem x C. Mark Jones) is currently the best yellow with red spots I have seen.  It has excellent shape and color, and flowers twice a year.  These plants will mature at a smaller size and be 8-10” tall when full grown.  These should bloom twice a year in yellow with red spots and improved full red lips.  These are excellent plants and vigorous growers.
3” pots $15

SVO 6405
Pot. New Hybrid (Blc. Sun Spots 'Solar Spots'x Slc. Katherine Clarkson 'SVO' HCC/AOS)

Yellow flowers with red spots are a Sunset Valley Orchids specialty.  They were just a dream 20 years ago, but they're a reality today.  This cross of Sun Spots (C. Mark Jones x Blc. SunCoast Sunspots) has bright yellow blooms with clean red spots, and carries as many as 10-12 per stem.  Katherine Clarkson (Slc. Jungle Gem x C. Mark Jones) is currently the best yellow with red spots I have seen.  It has excellent shape and color, and flowers twice a year.  The expectation here is for the continued improvement of fuller-shaped yellow flowers and red spots, with 6 or more flowers per stem.  I feel this cross will represent the next jump in flower quality and form for this breeding - a must have! These plants are growing really well, showing lots of vigor.  Same as SVO 6223 and reciprocal to SVO 6224.
3” pots $12

SVO 6423      
Pot. Stippled Sunset (Slc. Katherine Clarkson 'SVO' HCC/AOS x Blc. SunCoast Sunspots 'SVO #3')

What could be better than yellow flowers with red spots?  Plants will mature at 10” tall, carrying 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!  Katherine Clarkson (Slc. Jungle Gem x C. Mark Jones) 'SVO' is the best yellow with red spots I have seen.  The SunCoast Sunspots (Blc. Waianae Leopard x Lc. Jungle Elf) was the first real improvement in breeding large yellow flowers with red spots.  These will be fantastic yellow flowers with red spots, a very choice cross!  These have a very nice, robust growth habit.  First to bloom from this cross Picture.
3” pots $12

SVO 6426
Blc. Chris Tomaszkiewicz (Slc. SunCoast Sunspots 'SVO #3'x Blc. Sun Spots 'Sandy' AM/AOS)

Knockout yellow flowers with red spots and red lips!  This type of breeding helps homogenize the genes, making for better breeding plants.  SunCoast Sunspots (Slc. Jungle Elf x Blc. Waianae Leopard) is one of the best new large-flowered yellows with red spots and a high flower count.  The cultivar '#3' has lots of red coloration that should carry forward into the next generation.  Sun Spots (C. Mark Jones x Blc. SunCoast Sunspots) has excellent wide petals, yellow color and bold red spots and blotches.  Yes, this was the year for spotted crosses!  Top-of-the-line cross for this type of breeding!  The plants have excellent vigor and look great.  Also see SVO 6352.
3” pots $12

SVO 6427
Pot. New Hybrid (Slc. Katherine Clarkson 'SVO' HCC/AOS x Blc. Sun Spots 'Sandy' AM/AOS)

Yellow flowers with red spots are a Sunset Valley Orchid specialty.  They were just a dream 20 years ago, and here they are today.  This cultivar of Sun Spots (C. Mark Jones x Blc. SunCoast Sunspots) has bright yellow flowers with clean red spots, produced as many as 10-12 per stem.  Katherine Clarkson (Slc. Jungle Gem x C. Mark Jones) is the best yellow with red spots I have seen.  It has excellent shape and color, and flowers twice a year.  The expectation is for the continued improvement of full-shaped yellow flowers with red spots, carried 6 or more per stem.  I feel that this will be the next jump in flower quality and form for this type of breeding.  Super vigorous plants are looking excellent.  A must have!  Same as SVO 6223 and reciprocal to SVO 6224.
3” pots $12

SVO 6437 t
C. New Hybrid (C. Loddiglossa f. coerulea 'SVO Blues' x C. Interglossa f. coerulea aquinii 'SVO')

Loddiglossa (C. amethystoglossa x C. loddigesii) has a many-flowered, upright infloresence.  Flowers are light coerulea with a few blue spots and a dark slate blue lip.  Interglossa (C. intermedia x C. amethystoglossa) is a coerulea aquinii or blue flared flower, and it breeding potential is very exciting.  Have you ever imagined a flower with coerulea sepals peppered with blue spots and petals flared in blue? Neither did I, until recently.  The best of these are going to be very special - don't miss out!  This group of plants has been treated (t) to produce plants with higher ploidy.
3” pots $25

SVO 6445      
C. New Hybrid (C. Mark Jones 'Lance' x C. Caudebec 'Marty's Orchids')

Mark Jones (C. Caudebec x C. Fascelis) is a full shaped flower carried 7-9 per stem.  It has surprisingly wide petals and a light green color, with dark amethyst spots and a broad red lip.  Caudebec (C. Sophia Martin x C. Penny Kuroda) 'Marty's Orchids' is a meristem mutation and superior to other cultivars.  It has a cream-colored flower with dark pink spots and a red lip, and the strong stems carry 9 flowers each.  This New Hybrid will bloom in summer, a time when not many Cattleyas flower.  These will fit very nicely into your collection.  Plants will mature at 14-16” tall, have wider petals than most spotted hybrids, and produce 7-9 flowers per stem. These might just be the best yet in pink spotted breeding.
3” pots $12

 

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. The modern breeding has developed surprisingly nice improvements where the plants are heat tolerant, produce large flowers, have brilliant colors and superb flower shape.  There is always space for one more of these in every collection. 

SVO 5711
Soph. Wild Fire (Soph. coccinea 'SVO III ' F3 x Soph. wittigiana 'Pink Opal' AM/AOS)

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

SVO 5791
Slc. New Hybrid (Slc. Mem Trudi Marsh 'SVO' x Slc. Angel's Fantasy 'Solar Flare' FCC/AOS)

Candy striped mini-catts…I like the sound of that!  Here is the first of several crosses I made toward that goal.  Mem. Trudi Marsh (Tangerine Jewel x Sl. Cosmic Delite) is such a good cross!  The plants are true minis at just 4” tall, and to get an idea of how nice they are, just take a look at these pictures 1, 2, 3. The FCC/AOS for Angel's Fantasy 'Solar Flare' (Fire Fantasy x Bright Angel) says it all.  It's the top of its class; take a look at the photo!  Excellent flares on mini plants.  Very Limited Supply.
3” pots $15

SVO 5855      
Slc. Beau's Apricot Gem (Slc. Seagulls Apricot 'Majestic' x Sc. Beaufort 'Harford's Elmwood 4-N' AM/AOS)

Bright tangerine orange to red flowers on easy to grow mini-sized plants.  Flowers will be long lasting and very round.  Easy to grow and flower in 3” pots, you can expect blooms in late winter and again in the fall.  This is a very nice mini-catt and good on a windowsill.  These are starting to flower, and here are pictures of some of the first to bloom Picture 1, 2.
3” pots $12

SVO 5862
Slc. New Hybrid (Slc. Jillian Lee 'SVO's Titan' x Slc. Seagulls Apricot 'SVO Brilliance')

The grex Jillian Lee (Sc. Beaufort x Sl. Orpetii) has excellent round shape, carrying red-orange flowers with a red lip and yellow throat.  This is an easy grower that flowers 2 or 3 times a year.  Seagulls Apricot (Slc. California Apricot x Soph. coccinea) has a history of breeding high quality offspring.  It intensifies color and imparts wide petals, improved flower size and a twice-a-year flowering habit. These will mature at less than 6” tall, bloom in bright orange-red colors with red lips, and be cute round flowers about 2.5-3” across. Expect flowers in mid winter and again in the fall.
3” pots $12

SVO 5864
Sc. Beaufort (Sc. Beaufort 'Harford's Elmwood 4-N' AM/AOS x Sc. Beaufort 'Luna Rousse')

When was the last time you saw Sc. Beaufort (C. luteola x Soph. coccinea) for sale?  Both parents are considered tetraploids and occurred as mutations in the cloning process.  The plant of 'Harford's Elmwood 4-N' received an 89 point AM/AOS - Wow!  By pairing these two, we hope to get progeny as good as or even better than the parents.  Several have flowered and are proving that the offspring from this sib cross are every bit as good as the parents.  Very Limited Supply.
3” pots $15

SVO 6211      
Slc. Itsy Bitsy (L. alaorii 'SVO II' x Sc. Beaufort 'Harford's Elmwood 4-N' AM/AOS)

This is a newly-named cross, with pure yellow blooms that are super cute! The plants are only 2 ½“ tall - a micro-mini Cattleya!   These began to flower in the summer like alaorii; I predict they will also flower in the late winter like Beaufort.  Plants are flowering size in 3” pots.  This is a great plant for windowsill growers or hobbyists with limited space.
3” pots $15

SVO 6216
Sl. Tinywinsy (L. alaorii 'SVO II' x Sl. Minipet 'SVO')

This is an excellent mini-catt, with flowers range in color from coral to red.  Plants are easy to flower and stay under 3” tall, blooming nicely in a 3” pot.  This is the second release of this popular cross; get them while they're still available! Here is a first bloom Picture.
3” pots $15

SVO 6246
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Golden Circle 'OPRL' x Sc. Beaufort 'Harford's Elmwood 4-N' AM/AOS)

Superbly formed bright orange mini-catts will be produced here.  Golden Circle (Blc. Goldenzelle x Slc. Circle of Life) is one of my most reliable breeding plants.  I am often asked what is meant by 'OPRL' - Orange Petals Red Lip.  I use it to impart size, shape and color; it also flowers two or three times a year.  The Beaufort has a long heritage as a prolific breeder.  It has a tendency to reduce plant size, improve flower form and bloom twice a year.  These plants are flowering size in 3” pots and will mature at 4-5” tall.  Expect flowering in the early spring and again in the fall. Similar to 6274 and 6350.
3” pots $12

SVO 6259
Sl. Minipet (Sl. Orpetii 'Kathleen' AM/AOSx Soph. coccinea 'Higher Ground')

This is one of the best solid red mini-catts available and will easily bloom in 3” pots. Both of the parents are tetraploids.  Orpetii is a primary hybrid of (L. pumila x Soph. coccinea), and coccinea 'Higher Ground' originated in Japan and is one of the very best, with perfectly flat 3” flowers.  The genetic makeup of this grex is approximately 75% coccinea and 25% pumila.  These are proving to have larger flowers that the original cross. These look like super good Soph. coccineas, but the plants are much easier to grow and bloom.
3” pots $15

SVO 6267      
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Higher Multiplier 'Shocking Red' x Slc. Seagulls Apricot 'Cupid' AM/AOS)

Higher Multiplier (Pot. Rubescence x Slc. Pink Doll) has amazing color and form.  Just take a look at the Picture .  Seagulls Apricot (California Apricot x Soph. coccinea) is known for its bright, hot orange color, wide petals and small plant stature.  The iridescent red color from 'Shocking Red' combined with the bright hot orange of 'Cupid' will make for intense orange/red flowers and lips in a contrasting red.  The well-formed flowers with wide petals will be carried on a mini-catt plant that can bloom twice a year.
3” pots $15

SVO 6274      
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Golden Circle 'OPRL' x Sc. Beaufort 'Luna Rousse')

This is a new mini-catt that I am really interested in flowering.  For this cultivar of Golden Circle (Blc. Goldenzelle x Slc. Circle of Life), 'OPRL' stands for 'Orange Petals Red Lip'.  Besides this attractive color combination, 'OPRL' also has superb form, with 3.5” flowers on a 6” tall plant that blooms twice a year.  Beaufort (C. luteola x Soph. coccinea) is a time-tested breeder and needs little introduction.  I am expecting orange to yellow flowers of superior shape with red and yellow lips.  Plants will be under 6” tall, the flowers will be 2.5-3” across, and this cross should bloom twice a year.  Also available as SVO 6350; I like this cross so much I made it twice in the same year!
3” pots $12

SVO 6328      
Pot. Blast Furnace (Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS x Sc. Beaufort 'Big Circle')

The first batch of Blast Furnace produced some incredibly nice red hot colors and beautifully-shaped blooms.  Take a look at this Picture of on of the first to bloom. This breeding is designed to produce red mini-catt plants with flowers that look like scaled-down versions of their larger counterparts. These plants will mature at 5-6” tall, flower in 3” pots and bloom twice a year, once in winter and again in late summer.
3” pots $12

SVO 6344      
Slc. Beau's Apricot Gem (Slc. Seagulls Apricot 'Cupid' AM/AOS x Sc. Beaufort 'Harford's Elmwood 4-N' AM/AOS)

Bright tangerine orange flowers on true mini-sized plants.  Flowers will be long-lasting and very round.  Easy to flower, these will bloom twice a year in a 3” pot.  This is a very nice mini-catt and perfect for growing on a windowsill or under lights.  The first of these are now blooming size.  Here are pictures of the first two plants to bloom just 18 months from flask!  Picture 1, 2.
3” pots $12

SVO 6350      
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Golden Circle 'OPRL' x Sc. Beaufort 'Luna Rousse')

This is a new mini-catt that I am really interested in flowering.  For this cultivar of Golden Circle (Blc. Goldenzelle x Slc. Circle of Life), 'OPRL' stands for 'Orange Petals Red Lip'.  Besides this attractive color combination, 'OPRL' also has superb form, with 3.5” flowers on a 6” tall plant that blooms twice a year.  Beaufort (C. luteola x Soph. coccinea) is a time-tested breeder and needs little introduction.  I am expecting orange to yellow flowers of superior shape with red and yellow lips.  Plants will be under 6” tall, the flowers will be 2.5-3” across, and this cross should bloom twice a year.  Also available as SVO 6274; I like this cross so much I made it twice in the same year!
3” pots $12

SVO 6443
Slc. Rachel's Sunset Glow (Slc. Angel Eyes 'SVO' AM/AOS x Sc. Beaufort ' Harford's Elmwood 4-N' AM/AOS)

This is a very good mini-catt.  Plants stay under 6” tall and flower twice a year in a 3” pot.  Flower colors and shapes are just amazing!  The parents, Angel Eyes (Slc. Bright Angel x C. Little Dipper) and Beaufort (Soph. coccinea x C. lutolea), has produced many great hybrids over the years, and this will be another. Just take a look at the first to bloom Picture 2, 3
3” pots $12

SVO 6586      
Slc. New Hybrid (Slc. Jungle Jewel 'Mojave' AM/AOS x Slc. Beau's Apricot Gem 'Orange Kiss')

Mini-catts with bright orange-red flowers and yellow lips are the goal here.  Jungle Jewel (Lc. Jungle Elf x Slc. Tangerine Jewel) has a very bright red flower and mostly yellow lip. Beau's Apricot Gem (Slc. Seagulls Apricot x Sc. Beaufort) has tangerine orange flowers with mostly yellow lips on easy to-grow-miniature plants.  Flowers will be long-lasting and have a nice rounded shape.  These are easy to grow and flower in 3” pots.  Expect blooms in late winter and again in the fall.  This is a very nice mini-catt and especially good for growing on a windowsill.
3” pots $12

SVO 6696      
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Golden Circle 'OPRL'x Slc. Cosmic Delite 'SVO' HCC/AOS)

Golden Circle (Blc. Goldenzelle x Slc. Circle of Life) has superb form with 3.5” orange flowers and red lips that bloom twice a year on 6” tall plants. Cosmic Delite (Slc. Bright Angel x Sc. Batemanniana) is a very cute mini-catt with lots of flares.  These will be bright reds with darker red and yellow flares on miniature plants that flower twice a year.  Take a look at the first to bloom Picture .  Super nice!
3” pots $12

 

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, so breeding was limited to a few possibilities. Today, we have many species and hybrids to breed with, and the quality of blue flowers has been improving rapidly. Don't miss the spotted blue crosses…These are a great addition for the discriminating collector.

SVO 5951      
C. Leoloddiglossa (C. Leoloddiglossa 'SVO Blues' x C. Leoloddiglossa 'Blue Baby')

This has been a remarkable hybrid - a landmark hybrid, in fact!  It is the first highly successful coerulea (blue) flower with darker coerulea (blue) spots!!  This is a sibling cross of two excellent plants.  The background of the grex includes three Cattleya species: leopoldii, loddigesii, and amethystoglossa thus the name: leo-loddi-glossa.  Check out the pictures 1, 2, 3 . After more than a century of Cattleya breeding, here is a new flower color combination, and it is a must have!  These will bloom in the summer.
3” pots $15

SVO 5951t
C. Leoloddiglossa (C. Leoloddiglossa 'SVO Blues' x C. Leoloddiglossa 'Blue Baby')

These plants have been treated (t) to produce tetraploids.  Not all will convert, but the ones that do will be super!
3” pots $25

SVO 5951      
C. Leoloddiglossa (C. Leoloddiglossa 'SVO Blues' x C. Leoloddiglossa 'Blue Baby')

This has been a remarkable hybrid - a landmark hybrid, in fact!  It is the first highly successful coerulea (blue) flower with darker coerulea (blue) spots!!  This is a sibling cross of two excellent plants.  The background of the grex includes three Cattleya species: leopoldii, loddigesii, and amethystoglossa thus the name: leo-loddi-glossa.  Check out the pictures 1, 2, 3 . After more than a century of Cattleya breeding, here is a new flower color combination, and it is a must have!  These will bloom in the summer.
3” pots $15

SVO 5951t
C. Leoloddiglossa (C. Leoloddiglossa 'SVO Blues' x C. Leoloddiglossa 'Blue Baby')

These plants have been treated (t) to produce tetraploids.  Not all will convert, but the ones that do will be super!
3” pots $25

SVO 6002      
C. Poseidon Lake (C. Leoloddiglossa 'Blue Sky' x C. bicolor 'SVO Blue')

How do you make Leoloddiglossa (Loddiglossa x leopoldii) better?  Add bicolor!  The broad bicolor lip will improve the lip width of the progeny.  I expect the flowers to be similar in color, shape and number to Leoloddiglossa, but much wider lips will give a fullness not previously seen.  This is very nice, unique hybrid, and a first in spotted Cattleya breeding.  Not to be missed! Check out this first to bloom Picture
3” pots $12

SVO 6132
C. Leoloddiglossa (C. Loddiglossa 'SVO' x C. leopoldii 'Kathleen' JC/AOS)

Blue spotted flowers - how cool is that?  This is an outstanding cross with impressive heads of flowers.  The first time I offered this grex, the plants sold very quickly, and six of our customers ended up with AOS awards.  This is a remake and not to be missed!  They're really special.  Check out these pictures of the first to bloom  Picture 1, 2, 3
3” pots $15

SVO 6133      
C. New Hybrid (C. Loddiglossa f. coerulea 'SVO' x C. Pittiae f. coerulea 'Blue Wonder')

This is the next generation of blue spotted breeding, looking for bold spots, broad lips and a shorter plant habit.  Pittiae (C. schilleriana v. coerulea x C. loddigesii f. coerulea) has a bright yellow spot in the lip, making the coerulea color stand out.  This feature should pass to the progeny as well.  I am really looking forward to flowering these!  Very Limited Supply
3” pots $20

SVO 6135      
C. New Hybrid (C. Loddiglossa f. coerulea 'SVO' x C. Leoloddiglossa f. coerulea 'Blue Baby')

Here we are crossing Leoloddiglossa back to its parent, Loddiglossa.  Doing this will reinforce the flower color, count and size.  This hybrid will exhibit the exceptional qualities of the coerulea spotted species in its background: C. loddigesii f. coerulea, C. amethystoglossa f. coerulea and C. leopoldii f. coerulea.  These plants will carry 15 or more light blue flowers with darker blue spotting.  Very collectable!!!
3” pots $15

SVO 6401
C. New Hybrid (C. Leoloddiglossa 'SVO Blue Baby' x C. Interglossa coerulea aquinii 'SVO')

C. Leoloddiglossa has been a remarkable hybrid.  It is the first highly successful coerulea (blue) flower spotted with coerulea (blue) spots!!  The parents are three Cattleya species: leopoldii, loddigesii, amethystoglossa, thus the name: Leoloddiglossa (leo-loddi-glossa).  'SVO Baby Blue' has excellent shape and color, and carries 20 or more well-presented flowers.  Interglossa (intermedia x amethystoglossa) is a coerulea aquinii or blue flared flower, and its breeding potential is very exciting.  Have you ever imagined a flower with coerulea sepals peppered with darker blue spots and petals flared in blue?  Neither did I, until recently.  The best of these are going to be very special!  Do NOT miss out on this one.  These already are showing an excellent growth habit and are very robust plants.  If you think these are exciting, take a look at SVO 6437t, a similar cross, treated to induce polyploidy.
3” pots $15

SVO 6404      
Lc. New Hybrid (Lc. Lake Tahoe 'Blue Lake' HCC/AOS x Lc. Gaskell Pumila 'Azure Star' HCC/AOS)

Lake Tahoe (Lc. Floralia's Azul x L. sincorana) has flat shape, good form and a contrasting blue lip on a 7” tall plant that flowers twice a year.  The Gaskell Pumila is beautifully flared darker blue and has large flowers more than 6” across on a plant barely 8” tall.  Plants from this cross will carry large 6” flowers on 8” tall plants that bloom twice a year.  About half will have amazing darker blue splash markings on the petals, and all will have slate blue lips.
3” pots $15

SVO 6437 t
C. New Hybrid (C. Loddiglossa f. coerulea 'SVO Blues' x C. Interglossa f. coerulea aquinii 'SVO')

Loddiglossa (C. amethystoglossa x C. loddigesii) has a many-flowered, upright infloresence.  Flowers are light coerulea with a few blue spots and a dark slate blue lip.  Interglossa (C. intermedia x C. amethystoglossa) is a coerulea aquinii or blue flared flower, and it breeding potential is very exciting.  Have you ever imagined a flower with coerulea sepals peppered with blue spots and petals flared in blue? Neither did I, until recently.  The best of these are going to be very special - don't miss out!  This group of plants has been treated (t) to produce plants with higher ploidy.
3” pots $25

SVO 6565      
Lc. New Hybrid (Lc. Cornelia coerulea 'Floralia' x Lc. Mini Purple 'Blue Pacific' 4N)

What?! Only three coerulea (blue) hybrids offered this year?  Well, I guess there are some spotted blues, too…  Cornelia (C. labiata x L. pumila) 'Floralia' is of Brazilian origin and has excellent color plus a large flower almost 6” across on a plant only 8” tall!  This plant of Mini Purple (C. walkeriana x C. pumila) 'Blue Pacific' came from a meristem mutation that originated at Suwada Orchid Nursery in Japan. It has excellent flower size, shape, substance and a blooming habit far superior to others.  Both parents have a history of developing great offspring, and combined they will be amazing!  Expect large, full-shaped flowers in coerulea with darker blue lips, carried on small plants only 6-7” tall that bloom twice a year. I can't wait to see the first of these bloom!
3” pots $15

Species

Collecting select and awarded Cattleya species has been a passion of mine for many years. The collection now contains over 700 selected plants!  Recently, I started breeding the “best of the best” in an effort to provide these superior and often hard to find Cattleya species available for the hobbyist.

SVO 5725
C. labiata f. rubra (C. labiata f. rubra 'Fertigo' SM/JOGA x C. labiata f. rubra 'Kimberly Bennett' HCC/AOS)

These are forma rubra, the darkest purple color form of labiata.  These plants look amazing and are exhibiting excellent plant vigor, important when growing species. They bloom in September and October and will provide great fall color in your growing area, when not many other Cattleyas are in flower.  The parents are two outstanding cultivars, and the progeny will be excellent!
3” pots $15

SVO 5962
C. warscewiczii f. semialba (C. warscewiczii f. semialba 'Bedford' AM/AOS x self)

This has to be my favorite labiate Cattleya species: tall plants, huge flowers, and beautiful lips – what more could you ask?  'Bedford' is a strong growing plant producing 3-4 pure white flowers, each with a crimson red lip.  This desirable Cattleya species is not often seen for sale and can be very expensive when available.  This cross had good germination and growth in the flask, and the seedlings are showing the same good vigor.
3” pots $20

SVO 5963      
C. warczewiczii f. semialba (C. warscewiczii f. semialba 'SVO' HCC/AOS x C. warscewiczii f. semialba 'Bedford' AM/AOS)

The 'SVO' cultivar was awarded in a 5” pot with 10 flowers on four inflorescences, and this vigorous plant continues to produce an amazing show every spring.  'Bedford' is also a strong grower and holds 3-4 pure white flowers, each with a crimson red lip.  This is a highly desirable Cattleya species that is not often available for sale. This cross is producing plants with excellent vigor, and it looks like these will be good growers, a very important quality for C. warscewiczii.
3” pots $20

SVO 6120
C. skinneri f. coerulea (C. skinneri f. coerulea 'Orchidglade' x C. skinneri f. coerulea 'My Blue Heaven')

Also known as Guaranthe skinneri, this showy species is the national flower of Costa Rica.  It flowers reliably in the spring with clusters of 12 flowers or more.  This is the unusual coerulea form and is highly collectable.
3” pots $15

SVO 6123      
C. leopoldii (C. leopoldii 'SVO 52' x C. leopoldii 'SVO Prince')

This is an exceptionally fine pairing of two superior plants.  Breeding bifoliate Cattleya species that are slow to mature requires that only the best parental stock be used.  'SVO 52' was named when it bloomed with an unprecedentedly high 52 flowers on a single inflorescence, and it topped that total last year with 54!  'SVO Prince' has remarkable flower color, shape and substance, and I consider it to be the best of my leopoldii.  These will take a while to mature, but let me assure you these are some of the best leopoldii parent plants available, and the seedlings are worth growing if you want the very finest.  A few tips on growing these.  They root just after the new growth matures in summer, and that's when to repot.  These require a winter rest period, so water sparingly from late November through April.  I water once every 14 -18 days during this time period.
3” pots $15

SVO 6399      
L. tenebrosa (L. tenebrosa 'Boa Forma Negro' x L. tenebrosa 'None Darker')

'Boa Forma Negro' is a selected plant from Brazil, with good form and very dark color. 'None Darker' had deeply colored petals and sepals, some of the darkest red-bronze colors I have seen in a tenebrosa.  These are showing excellent vigor.  Expect dark colored flowers on strong growing plants.
3” pots $15

HC 653          
Pot. Miki Kobayashi 'Dee' 
                
Miki Kobayashi (Pot. Sally Taylor x Blc. Samba Splendor) produces big, rich red-purple flowers with excellent shape and full lips on a standard sized plant. This is a clone.
3” pots $12

HC 666          
Blc. Sarah Rife 'No Ka Oi'   
 
Sarah Rife (Blc. Haadyai Delight x Blc. Erin Kobayashi) blooms with amazing full-shaped standard sized yellows. This is a clone.
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.

SVO 5532
Pot. NEW HYBRID(Pot. Love Passion 'Island Romance' x Blc. Laughing Boy 'SVO Flame' AM/AOS)

Love Passion (Pot. William Farrell x Lc. Trick or Treat) 'Island Romance' is an excellent grower; plants produce 15-17 orange flowers well above the foliage.  Laughing Boy (Lc. Dennis Olivas x Blc. Love Sound) is a beautiful plant that blooms with 12-14 lovely flowers in bright yellow with red flares on the petals and lateral sepals.  These will have big clusters of flowers on strong stems, in colors from orange to yellow, many with red flaring.
3” pots $12

SVO 5834
Blc. New Hybrid (Blc. Izumi Charm 'SVO' AM/AOS x Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS)

Izumi Charm (Blc. Love Sound x Lc. Melody Fair) is a larger plant, standing 14” tall.  It has a compact growth habit with strong stems carrying 5 to 7 well-shaped, light yellow flowers with bright crimson red lips.  Here, this parent is combined with the vibrant orange yellow flower of Guess What (Blc. Waikiki Gold x Lc. Trick or Treat), with its clusters of 8-9 flowers; this is one of my favorite spring bloomers.  The expectation is for self supporting stems with large flowers in clusters of golden-yellow with contrasting red lips. I am very interested in seeing the results of this cross; these should be show stoppers in March!
3” pots $12

SVO 6209
Lc. New Hybrid (Lc. Dennis Olivas 'Best' x Lc. Straight Answer 'No Question' AM/AOS)

Both of these parents produce big clusters of yellow flowers with red flares, held high on strong stems.  Lc. Dennis Olivas is (C. Penny Kuroda x Lc. Trick or Treat) and Straight Answer is (C. Milton Warne x Lc. Trick or Treat).  This will be a March flowering cross and an excellent plant for orchid shows at that time.
3” pots $12

SVO 6245
Lc. Naranja en Flor (Lc. Trick or Treat 'Orange Magic' AM/AOS x Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette #3')

The name of this grex, Naranja en Flor, is Spanish for “Orange in Flower.”  I was so excited by the potential that I made this cross three times this year!  Over the years, I have been impressed by the breeding qualities of both Trick or Treat and Spring Fires.  I am so confident that these will turn out great, I'll bet money!  And I'm not a betting man…  These will have strong stems holding 10-15 or more starry orange to red flowers above the foliage in March.  Mature plants will be 14-16” tall and produce a spectacular display.  How's that for confidence in a prediction?    Also offered as SVO 6737; the reciprocal is SVO 6697.
3” pots $12

SVO 6251      
Blc. New Hybrid (Blc. Fordyce Fantasy 'SVO Best' x Lc. Straight Answer 'No Question' AM/AOS)

Fordyce Fantasy (Blc. Horizon Flight x C. aurantiaca) produces a beautiful cluster of waxy yellow flowers with bright red flares.  This plant was selected for breeding due to its exceptional growth habit and ability to bloom with 7-9 flowers per stem.  Straight Answer (C. Milton Warne x Lc. Trick or Treat) holds 9-11 yellow flowers with red flares above the foliage, usually twice a year.  I have been interested in developing superior strains of plants with stems that carry 10 or more yellow flowers with red flares.  This may do it!
3” pots $12

SVO 6257
Pot. Mem. Tanya Nash (Blc. Hawaiian Discovery 'Fluorescent Orange' HCC/AOS x Pot. William Farrell 'Native Son')

Bright orange flowers with fabulous shape are hard to come by, so I had to make this cross.  Hawaiian Discovery 'Fluorescent Orange' (Blc. Orange Nuggett x Blc. Bouton D'Or) has amazing orange color - a real shocker!  William Farrell (Pot. Helen Veliz x Blc. Llano) has flowers that are light salmon/pink/orange in color and have excellent shape with a beautifully formed lip.  One of the parents of William Farrell is Helen Veliz, an excellent breeder for orange flowers.  So does this sound good?  Expect full-formed Blc. type flowers in orange.  These plants have excellent vigor and look very promising!
3” pots $12

SVO 6260      
Pot. New Hybrid (Blc. Carolina Orange D'or 'Lenette' AM/AOS x Pot. Love Passion 'Island Romance')

Carolina Orange D'Or (Carolina Golden D'Or x Blc. Malworth) blooms with deep orange flowers of excellent shape and substance.  'Island Romance' has a higher flower count than most other cultivars of Love Passion (Lc. Trick or Treat x Slc. William Farrell), with 7 to 11 well-displayed orange flowers. The objective here is improved form with higher flower count, and of course, bright oranges to bloom in March.
3” pots $12

SVO 6270
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Burana Love 'SVO' AM/AOS x Lc. Straight Answer 'No Question' AM/AOS)

Burana Love (Pot. Burana Beauty x Blc. Love Sound) has 5-6 shapely bright yellow flowers with bold red flares, each having excellent shape and great arrangement.  Straight Answer (C. Milton Warne x Lc. Trick or Treat) displays its 9-11 yellow flowers with red flares above the foliage, usually twice a year.  The development of superior strains that produce strong stems carrying large numbers of yellow flowers with red flares has been of great interest, and this cross has the potential to achieve this breeding goal.
3” pots $12

SVO 6272      
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Twenty-four Carat 'Lea' AM/AOS x Blc. Hawaiian Discovery 'Fluorescent Orange' HCC/AOS)

As the name implies, Twenty-four Carat has a solid golden yellow flower, and the American Orchid Society Award of Merit (AM/AOS) is a good indicator of its flower quality.  Hawaiian Discovery 'Fluorescent Orange' (Blc. Orange Nuggett x Blc. Bouton D'Or) has amazing orange color.  This is all about color, and a deep golden yellow is the expectation.  Plants will mature at 14” tall and have impressive heads of blooms.
3” pots $12

SVO 6312
Lc. New Hybrid (Lc. Tropical Rainbow 'Montclair' x Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette #3')

Big heads of red flowers are always impressive, and we can predict with certainty that this cross will deliver!  Each parent flowers with 5-7 blooms held on strong stems above the foliage.  These will mature into excellent show plants with great appeal.
3” pots $12

SVO 6329      
Blc. New Hybrid (Lc. Spring Fires 'Lynette #3' x Blc. Laughing Boy 'SVO' 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. It is proving to be an excellent parent, with dominance for color, strong stems and bloom period.  Laughing Boy (Lc. Dennis Olivas' x Blc. Love Sound) has yellow flowers with red flares on the petals and sepals, held on strong upright stems.  Great stems and clusters of flowers are assured.  Predicting colors is a bit more difficult.  I am expecting mostly reds; however, some will have flared flowers.  As they mature, these plants will develop into nice flowering specimens.
3” pots $12

SVO 6331      
Blc. New Hybrid (Lc. Trick or Treat 'Orange Beauty' AM/AOS x Blc. Laughing Boy 'SVO' AM/AOS)

Trick or Treat (L. Icarus x Lc. Chit Chat) produces amazing heads of 15 or more starry orange flowers.  Laughing Boy (Lc. Dennis Olivas x Blc. Love Sound) has yellow flowers with red flares on the petals and sepals, held on strong upright stems.  This cross will produce big heads of starry orange-red flowers, many with flares.  Plants will bloom reliably in March.
3” pots $12

SVO 6375
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Roy's Magic 'Chinese New Year' x Slc. Golden Wax 'Lone Star II' HCC/AOS)

Red and yellow is a welcoming color combination in January, so how about yellow flowers and red flares?  The blooms of Roy's Magic (Pot. Burana Beauty x Lc. Tokyo Magic) are produced from a robust plant on strong stems that hold 5-7 yellow flowers with red flares above the foliage.  As a bonus, this flowers in late January and again in late summer.  Golden Wax (Slc. Kauai Starbright x C. Chocolate Drop) also blooms in late January with big clusters of waxy bright yellow flowers held above the foliage. Expect strong stems holding clusters of flowers, many of which will be flared, but a percentage will also come in solid colors.
3” pots $12

SVO 6413      
Blc. New Hybrid (Blc. Carolina Orange D'or 'Krull-Smith' AM/AOS x Lc. Tropical Aurora 'SVO')

Carolina Orange D'Or (Carolina Golden D'Or x Blc. Malworth) blooms with deep orange flowers of excellent shape and substance, I think the 'Krull-Smith' cultivar is the best of the cross. Tropical Aurora (Lc. Aussie Sunset x Lc. Tokyo Magic) has an amazing flower color, a rarely-seen intense yellow.  The plant is vigorous and compact, with strong upright stems, and blooms in late March and April.  Very robust plants have resulted from this pairing.  Flowers will be full-shaped golden yellows with red lips, and strong stems will hold 5-9 blooms.
3” pots $12

SVO 6694
Lc. Candy Corn (Lc. Trick or Treat 'Orange Magic 'AM/AOS x C. Dubiosa 'Scully's' HCC/AOS)

This cross was originally made at Stewart Orchids, and the parents used here are most likely the same as in the original cross.  I have always admired it but was unable obtain any plants for my collection, so I made the cross myself!  The best from the original cross had white flowers with bright, bold canary-yellow flares and a yellow lip.  These have excellent plant vigor and will be very interesting.
3” pots $12

SVO 6697
Lc. Naranja en Flor (Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette' #3' x Lc. Trick or Treat 'Orange Magic' AM/AOS)

The name of this grex, Naranja en Flor, is Spanish for “Orange in Flower.”  I was so excited by the potential that I made this cross three times this year!  Over the years, I have been impressed by the breeding qualities of both Trick or Treat and Spring Fires.  I am so confident that these will turn out great, I'll bet money!  And I'm not a betting man…  These will have strong stems holding 10-15 or more starry orange to red flowers above the foliage in March.  Mature plants will be 14-16” tall and produce a spectacular display.  How's that for confidence in a prediction?  The reciprocal is offered as SVO 6245 and SVO 6737.
3” pots $12

SVO 6702      
Slc. New Hybrid (Slc. Golden Treat 'SVO' x Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette #3' )

Big heads of red flowers!  Golden Treat (Slc. Golden Wax x Lc. Trick or Treat) has been a great hybrid for SVO.  It grows really well and blooms in late January with big heads of waxy red flowers.  Spring Fires (Lc. Fires of Spring x Lc. Fire Island) has strong upright stems carrying 5-9 red flowers with darker red lips.  It is proving to be an excellent parent, with dominance for color, strong stems and bloom period.  These will look really nice when mature!  Plants will stand 14-16” tall and have even taller stems holding 13-15 beautiful flowers.
3” pots $12

SVO 6714      
Lc. Koolau Treat (Lc. Koolau Seagulls 'Volcano Queen' AM/AOS x Lc. Trick or Treat 'Orange Magic' AM/AOS)

Koolau Seagulls (C. Wilbur Chang x Lc. Seagulls Milarina) 'Volcano Queen' has 13-15 well-arranged red flowers on a long sturdy stem.  Trick or Treat (L. Icarus x Lc. Chit Chat) produces amazing heads of 15 or more starry orange flowers.  Lots and lots of starry red-orange flowers on strong stems above the foliage.  These will make excellent display plants.
3” pots $12

SVO 6716      
Blc. New Hybrid (Blc. Hawaiian Discovery 'Fluorescent Orange' HCC/AOS x Lc. Trick or Treat 'Orange Beauty' AM/AOS)

Hawaiian Discovery 'Fluorescent Orange' (Blc. Orange Nugget x Blc. Bouton D'Or) has amazing orange color - a real shocker.  Trick or Treat (L. Icarus x Lc. Chit Chat) produces amazing heads of 15 or more starry orange flowers.  These are going to be orange on orange, with a touch more orange for good measure!  Robust growing plants and ease of flowering are other important characteristics of this very promising cross.
3” pots $12

SVO 6731
Lc. Magic Bell (C. loddigesii 'Tony Bos'x Lc. Trick or Treat 'Orange Beauty' AM/AOS)

The cross was originally made at Stewart Orchids.  I always admired this grex but was unable to get any plants for my collection, so I made the cross myself!  These were high-flower-count plants, many with 9-15 blooms per stem.  The best cultivars produce multi-colored flowers in lavender-pink with darker lavender-pink splashes and brilliant golden tips.  Excellent plant vigor and very interesting flower color possibilities!
3” pots $12

SVO 6737
Lc. Naranja en Flor (Lc. Trick or Treat 'Orange Magic 'AM/AOS x Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette #3')

The name of this grex, Naranja en Flor, is Spanish for “Orange in Flower.”  I was so excited by the potential that I made this cross three times this year!  Over the years, I have been impressed by the breeding qualities of both Trick or Treat and Spring Fires.  I am so confident that these will turn out great, I'll bet money!  And I'm not a betting man…  These will have strong stems holding 10-15 or more starry orange to red flowers above the foliage in March.  Mature plants will be 14-16” tall and produce a spectacular display.  How's that for confidence in a prediction?  Also offered as SVO 6245; the reciprocal is SVO 6697.
3” pots $12

SVO 6741
Pot. Love Passion (Pot. William Farrell 'Native Son'x Lc. Trick or Treat 'Orange Beauty' AM/AOS)

| William Farrell (Pot. Helen Veliz x Bc. Llano) has soft peach-colored flowers with wonderful form and beautiful arrangement. Trick or Treat (L. Icarus x Lc. Chit Chat) produces amazing heads of 15 or more starry orange flowers.  Love Passion is known for its long stems with numerous well-arranged orange flowers.  There will be many excellent plants from this cross.
3” pots $12

SVO 6743      
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. William Farrell 'Native Son' x Lc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS)

Love Passion (William Farrell x Trick or Treat; offered as SVO 6741) has been excellent. This cross is taking that breeding one step further.  William Farrell (Pot. Helen Veliz x Bc. Llano) has soft peach-colored flowers with wonderful form and beautiful arrangement.   Instead of using Trick or Treat, one of its successful offspring, Guess What (Blc. Waikiki Gold x Lc. Trick or Treat) was chosen.  Guess What has many of the good qualities of Trick or Treat: well arranged flowers and high flower count on sturdy stems.  Waikiki Gold modified the color and shape to a rich orange-yellow with wider/fuller floral segments.  I predict that these will be bright golden-orange flowers on strong stems of 5-9 well arranged blooms.  I am looking forward to seeing this flower!
3” pots $12

SVO 6744
Lc. Fire Gem (Lc. Trick or Treat 'Orange Magic 'AM/AOS x Lc. Aussie Sunset 'Cosmic Fire' HCC/AOS)

Trick or Treat (L. Icarus x Lc. Chit Chat) produces amazing heads of 15 or more starry orange flowers.  Aussie Sunset (Lc. Fires of Spring x C. Gene May) has a red-orange flower with a yellow splash, and the blooms are held above the foliage in a cluster of 4-6. Great potential here for orange flowers with red flares.  Plants are good growers and will produce 7-9 flowers per stem, possibly more.
3” pots $12

SVO 6777    
Pot. New Hybrid (Blc. Carolina Orange D'or 'Lenette' AM/AOS x Pot. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS)

Carolina Orange D'Or (Carolina Golden D'Or x Blc. Malworth) blooms with deep orange flowers of excellent shape and substance.  Guess What (Blc. Waikiki Gold x Lc. Trick or Treat) produces vibrant orange-yellow flowers in cluster of 8-9.  As you can tell by its popularity in the breeding program, this is also one of my favorites!  Fantastic orange to golden-orange flowers, well supported and arranged. Robust plant growth and productive flowering from this cross.
3” pots $12

HC 653   
Pot. Miki Kobayashi 'Dee'

Miki Kobayashi (Pot. Sally Taylor x Blc. Samba Splendor) produces big, rich red-purple flowers with excellent shape and full lips on a standard sized plant.  This is a clone.
3” pots $12

HC 666    
Blc. Sarah Rife 'No Ka Oi' 

Sarah Rife (Blc. Haadyai Delight x Blc. Erin Kobayashi) blooms with amazing full-shaped standard sized yellows. This is a clone.
3” pots $12

 

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