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Sunset Valley Orchids 2019 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 6711      
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Koolau Seagulls 'Volcano Queen' AM/AOS x Pot. Star Fire 'Ruben's')

Koolau Seagulls is an interesting hybrid, based primarily on four species: C. leopoldii, L. milleri, L. cinnabarina and C. dowiana. The cultivar 'Volcano Queen' is very impressive, with 13-15 well-arranged deep red flowers held well above the foliage on a long, sturdy inflorescence.  Star Fire (Lc. Trick or Treat x Pot. Rubescence)' has deep red flowers with full shape on a strong stem, and is proving to be a good parent in this style of breeding.  This new grex will produce superb stems of well-arranged, solid red flowers carried nicely above the foliage.
3” pots

2nd release SVO 6861T    
L. Autoceps (L. autumnalis f. alba x L. anceps v. roeblingiana 'Disciplinata' HCC/AOS)

Here is an interesting cross between non-standard color forms of two Mexican Laelia species.  I expect that a few will be white with purple flecks (very desirable), some will be pink with purple flecks (nice), and some will be pink with no flecks (okay).  Flower count will be improved to 5-7 per stem, and these should bloom in November before anceps usually flowers.  These plants have been treated (T) with Oryzalin, a chemical used to convert diploids into tetraploids, and are very limited in supply.
3” pots

2nd release SVO 6896
Lc. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Twilight Song 'SVO' AM/AOS x L. anceps 'Flare')

This is a great new spin on one of our favorite hybrids.  Twilight Song (anceps x walkeriana) has inflorescences with 7-8 flowers with exquisite shape in a lovely soft pink.  L. anceps 'Flare' produces long arching stems holding 5 lavender flowers with dark petal tips. Breeding back to L. anceps will produce offspring reminiscent of L. anceps, with long arching stems and lavender color. Flower size and form will be improved well beyond the species, and we believe flower count will come in at 5-6 per stem. These will look like super improved L. anceps!  Very limited supply.  If you like L. anceps, this will be a great addition to your collection
3” pots  

2nd release SVO 6909
Lc. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Maui Plum 'Volcano Queen' AM/AOS x Lc. Jalapa 'SVO' Select' 4n)

Maui Plum (Lc. Summerland Girl x C. leopoldii) blooms with strong inflorescences that can carry up to 26 dark mahogany flowers with a few scattered burgundy spots and a contrasting lip. This Jalapa (L. milleri x C. leopoldii) is tetraploid (4n), and the flowers are very dark deep red with even darker burgundy spots, held high on strong stems.  This breeding is designed to reduce the plant height of Maui Plum while keeping the good qualities like floriferousness, flower color, and shape. Plants will have closely-spaced bulbs thanks to the influence of L. milleri, and plants should begin to flower in 3” pots and mature in 4” pots.   Very Limited
3” pots   

SVO 6926      
Lc. Japan Sunrise (C. Dubiosa 'Scully's' HCC/AOS x Lc. Hsinying Excell 'DG' HCC/AOS)

Dubiosa 'Scully's' (trianae x loddigesii) has a charm that is quite appealing, and the long-lived flowers easily last for 2 months.  Hsinying Excell (Lc. Excellescombe x L. briegeri) has very attractive flowers in light lavender with purple flaring on the petals and sepals. The shape is nicely rounded, and the strong stems hold 7-8 blossoms above the foliage.  Its compact growth habit is a great attribute and will make for an attractive plant habit in its offspring.  Here we are expecting light pink/lavender flowers, many with purple flaring on the petals. The stems will hold the 5-6 flowers above the foliage, and flowers will have excellent lasting qualities.
3” pots

2nd release SVO 6930
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS x Pot. Dream Circle 'SVO' AM/AOS)

Love Sound (L. briegeri x Blc. Bouton D'Or) has proven itself as a valuable breeder and has many great hybrids to its credit.  Dream Circle (Circle of Life x Hisako Akatsuka) has a fuchsia-rose-purple color that is lovely but very hard to describe. The flowers are beautifully shaped with well rounded form and a full lip.  Check out the first to bloom. Picture It was so good I gave it the 'SVO' cultivar name!  What a great combination of beautiful shape and color.
3” pots

2nd release SVO 6937
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Martha Clarke 'Orange Tart' x Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS)

Line breeding can often give excellent results.  Martha Clarke (Slc. Circle of Life x Blc. Love Sound) has been a high quality hybrid with many fine cultivars and AOS awards. Breeding what I feel is the best cultivar, 'Orange Tart,' back to Love Sound 'Dogashima' will produce more yellow colors, with most having a blush or flares in red or peach tones. Stem strength will be improved and flower form will continue to be well rounded.  Flower size will be reduced, but flower count should increase. All in all, this is looking like it will be a noteworthy hybrid.
3” pots

2nd release SVO 6943
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Rosebud 'Carmela' x Lc. Culminant 'La Tuilerie' AM/AOS)

The purple flowers with purple flares of Rosebud (Pot. Ronald Hausermann x Lc. Mini Purple) combined with its large size, full shape and flat form make it a real showstopper. Culminant is the parent plant behind the famous hybrid Circle of Life, developed by the late Frank Fordyce. The flowers of Culminant have the large classic look of yesteryear's breeding. I believe it is not yet time to relegate this plant to the history books, as it still can impart excellent qualities to its progeny. Here we are expecting that the flat full shape of Rosebud and the large flower size of Culminant will combine to bring out the best qualities of both. These have all the potential to produce huge flowers in dark purple on compact plants.
3” pots

SVO 6944
Pot. California Queen (Pot. Hisako Akatsuka 'Volcano Queen' HCC/AOS x Slc. California Apricot 'Orange Circle' HCC/AOS)

Hisako Akatsuka has sired several superior hybrids and is known to pass along its fine flower shape, color and compact growth habit. California Apricot has a prestigious heritage as a quality breeder and has created many well-known hybrids, including three standouts:  Hazel Boyd, Final Touch, and Seagull's Apricot.  Combined, these three have received an amazing 89 flower quality awards!!!  When these good breeding qualities come together, the expectation is high, to say the least.  Expect compact plant habit, twice-a-year flowering, bright red to red/purple flower color, and extra fine flower form with full-shaped darker lips.
3” pots

2nd release SVO 6948
Pot. Fantasy Circle (Pot. Golden Circle 'OPRL'x Pot. Angel's Fantasy 'Solar Flair' FCC/AOS)

Golden Circle (Blc. Goldenzelle x Slc. Circle of Life) is a reliable breeding plant.  The cultivar name 'OPRL' stands for Orange Petals Red Lip.  'OPRL' has superb form with 3.5” orange flowers and red lips that bloom twice a year on 6” tall plants.  As a parent, it imparts flower size, shape, and color.  Angel's Fantasy (Slc. Fire Fantasy x Slc. Bright Angel) 'Solar Flare' FCC/AOS is really a spectacular flower, with amazing color and a compact plant habit. The expectation is for excellent flower shape, with over half having petals with bright yellow flares surrounded by red.  Fantastic color possibilities with this cross!
3” pots

SVO 6955
Slc. Angel's Dream (Lc. Mari's Song 'CTM 217' HCC/AOS x Slc. Bright Angel 'Red Knight')

There is an interesting characteristic that occurs in hybrids with C. intermedia v. aquinii in their background: the lip color is often expressed on the petals. Mari's Song (C. Cherry Chip x Lc. Irene Finney) is one of these hybrids and has a long history of breeding flared flowers.  The bright red color of Bright Angel (Slc. Precious Stones x Soph. coccinea) will dominate the color of the offspring, and the yellow area in the center of the lip will often appear as flares in the central area of the petals, appearing as a yellow flare. The majority of these will be red flowers with yellow flares in the center of the petals, the reverse of the color patterns usually seen. Very cool hybrid.  Take a look at this Picture
3” pots

SVO  6959     
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Paradise Rose 'My Valentine' x Pot. Rubescent Fire 'Fire Bomb')

Paradise Rose (Slc. Pink Doll x Blc. Toshie Aoki) has intense color and shows an interesting phenomenon of color dominance.  The flowers of Blc. Toshie Aoki show the strong influence from C. dowiana, with bright yellow flowers and red lips.  Like C. dowiana, the flowers of Toshie Aoki are recessive for color but intensify purple dramatically.  Pink Doll has dark purple flowers, and the hybrid Paradise Rose combines these traits and produces intense crimson-red-purple flowers. Rubescent Fire (Lc. Spring Fires x Pot. Rubescence) has produced red hot reds, with great color, great shape and strong stems.  These offspring are going to have incredibly intense red color, superior shape, well-supported flowers, a compact growth habit and the tendency to flower twice a year.  Truly the epitome of the modern red compact Cattleya! Very limited
3” pots

SVO 6962
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Higher Multiplier 'Shocking Red' x Pot. Jersey Summer 'SVO')

This is state-of-the-art red breeding. Higher Multiplier (Pot. Rubescence x Slc. Pink Doll) has excellent flower shape and beautiful red color.  Plants flower twice a year, and fit nicely in 4” pots when mature.  Jersey Summer (Pot. Paradise Rose x Pot. Dream Circle) has full-formed flat flowers with intense fuchsia color.  Look for superior color with this hybrid.  Flowers will be an amazing intense red/fuchsia and flat with excellent shape, and plants will be compact and bloom twice a year.
3” pots

SVO 6980
Pot. Glenda Lask (Pot. Little Toshie 'Gold Country' AM/AOS x Slc. Fire Fantasy 'H&R')

Little Toshie (Blc. Toshie Aoki x Sc. Beaufort) 'Gold Country' is a superb grower, with excellent flower quality and color, and blooms 2-4 times a year on compact plants.  Truly an excellent hybrid! With a long history of success, Fire Fantasy is well known for its ability to breed flowers with flares.  We are expecting well-above-average flower shape with large full lips. Many flowers will be in sunset colors with bright contrasting flares on the petals, and these will bloom twice a year. The compact plants will mature at 6 to 7” tall.  I have high expectations for this cross.
3” pots

SVO 6981
(Pot. Picotee Flight 'SVO Picotee' x Slc. Mem. Trudi Marsh 'Sun Flair')
The flowers of Picotee Flight (Horizon Flight x Love Sound) have a nice color combination: yellow flowers with a beautiful red picotee around the petal margins.  The plants also have sturdy stems holding 5-7 flowers above the foliage. Mem. Trudi Marsh (Tangerine Jewel x Cosmic Delite) stands only 4” tall.  The 2.5” flowers are produced twice a year and are yellow/orange, with interesting flaring on the petals.   I believe that Mem. Trudi Marsh is going to produce dramatic petal flaring in this hybrid. The flowers will be well-shaped, and the compact plants will mature at 7-8” tall.
3” pots

SVO 6998
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Slc. Pat Thrall 'Magenta Fire' AM/AOS x Pot. Jerry Rehfield 'Paradise Fuchsia')

The name 'Magenta Fire' is fitting for this cultivar of Pat Thrall (Lc. Bonanza Queen x Slc. Circle of Life).  Flowers are magenta-pink with excellent shape and very wide petals.  The flower form is really beautiful!  The plant is a large compact type that stands about 10” tall.  The flowers of Jerry Rehfield (Pot. Hisako Akatsuka x Pot. Hawaiian Prominence) have an intense magenta-fuchsia color with a beautiful lip sporting a bright yellow center; it's quite a color contrast. The flowers are of excellent shape and substance, and the plant stands 8” tall.  Magenta should be the name for this hybrid - the flower color is going to be spectacular!  Flowers will be around 4” across with great shape, and the plants will be compact, maturing at 8” tall.  Overall, this is looking very promising.
3” pots

2nd release SVO 6999
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 has proven 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 sturdy inflorescence.  This grex is the continuation of a long process of breeding steps aimed at developing the perfect head of well formed, intensely-colored, deep red flowers, held high on sturdy stems.
3” pots

2nd release SVO 7000
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Hawaiian Prominence 'America' AM/AOS x Pot. Dream Circle 'SVO' AM/AOS)

The intense purple-red color and bright yellow throat of Hawaiian Prominence (Hisako Akatsuka x Slc. Wendy's Redstone) commands attention, and its well-shaped flowers are displayed nicely on good strong stems. Dream Circle (Circle of Life x Hisako Akatsuka) has a fuchsia-rose-purple color that is very hard to describe. The flowers are beautifully shaped with well rounded form and a full lip.  Amazing intense colors combined with excellent form - this has tremendous potential.
3” pots

SVO 7001
Pot. Spring Prominence (Pot. Hawaiian Prominence 'America' AM/AOS x Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette #1')

One of our long-term breeding goals is the development of plants with strong inflorescences holding heads of well-shaped red flowers.  This cross incorporates parents with key traits towards this goal.  The intense purple-red color and bright yellow throat of Hawaiian Prominence (Hisako Akatsuka x Slc. Wendy's Redstone) commands attention, and its well-shaped flowers are displayed nicely on strong stems. Spring Fires (Lc. Fires of Spring x Lc. Fire Island) has strong upright stems carrying 5-9 red flowers with darker red lips.  It has proven to be an excellent parent, with dominance for color, a sturdy inflorescence, and bloom period.  The same cross is available as SVO 7097 (apparently, I really wanted to make this), and the reciprocal is also available as SVO 7115.
3” pots

SVO 7003
C. NEW HYBRID (C. Chocolate Drop 'SVO' AM/AOS x C. Orchidglade 'SVO' HCC/AOS)

Chocolate Drop (C. guttata (leopoldii) x C. aurantiaca) has many beautifully-arranged waxy red flowers on a strong stem.  Orchidglade (C. walkeriana x C. aurantiaca) is a lovely hybrid, producing clusters of orange flowers with yellow lips.  Some of its offspring are very nice, and I discovered that Orchidglade is recessive for color, allowing most of the color from the other parent to come through.  This hybrid will produce large clusters of waxy red to orange flowers supported well above the foliage and is going to be very showy!
3” pots

SVO 7005
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS x Slc. Life's Melody 'SVO')

You can't say enough good things about the breeding qualities of Love Sound (L. briegeri x Blc. Bouton D'Or).  It has proven itself over and over as a valuable parent and is dominant for yellow flower color, form, stem and plant habit. Life's Melody (Slc. Circle of Life x Lc. Magic Melody) is a surprisingly nice hybrid with excellent flower shape and a good, sturdy inflorescence. Flower color ranges from yellow with red flares and a red lip to rose/lavender with purple flares and a purple-red lip. Breeding with Love Sound will warm up the flower color, making for more yellow and orange “sunset” tones with red flares, and maintain the existing good qualities of each parent.
3” pots

SVO 7006
Blc. Kaboom (Blc. Schroeder's Love 'SVO' AM/AOS x Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS)

Schroder's Love (C. schroderae x Love Sound) lends its great flower form, size and strong stem to this grex.  Guess What (Waikiki Gold x Lc. Trick or Treat) adds its high flower count of 9-1l bright orange blooms on a strong inflorescence.  The great color and presentation of the flowers, like an explosion, inspired the grex name "Kaboom!"  A better name might have been “Ka-bloom.”  These are really nice and not to be overlooked!  >>Picture<<
3” pots

SVO 7007
Lc. Tropical Trick (Lc. Trick or Treat 'SVO' 4n x Lc. Tropical Sunset 'Oceans Heaven')

Every spring I enjoy seeing Lc. Trick or Treat and its hybrids bloom, with their large heads of starry, brightly-colored flowers. Tropical Sunset (C. Horace x Tropic Glow) has large orange flowers with full, dark red lips, well-presented on a strong inflorescence.  Simply put, this is an excellent hybrid! Trick or Treat (L. Icarus x Lc. Chit Chat) produces amazing heads of 15 or more starry orange flowers, and will assure high flower count.  These good-growing plants will carry 7-11 orange flowers with red lips – a very attractive color combination.  These will be super hybrids, with lots of brightly colored flowers for February and March.
3” pots

SVO 7008      
Eplc. Magic Wand(Lc. Trick or Treat 'SVO' 4n x Epc. Kyoguchi 'Peter's Pick')

This is a great hybrid, and the robust plants grow and bloom well in any condition.  The yellow to gold flowers have red-striped lips, and the inflorescences are branched with many 1.25” blooms.  Best of all, these are fragrant - yes, fragrant flowers!  This is a great non-traditional hybrid.   Flower color ranges from yellow to orange, with red-striped lips.  Plants are super easy to grow.  Did I mention that they're also FRAGRANT?!  Yes - they are!  This is a fun cross with a very different look.  Plants are great growers, and many will flower this spring. Here's one from last year with 2 branched stems holding 62 flowers and 25 buds!  Picture  Same as SVO 7025.
3” pots

SVO 7011
Pot. Forbidden Love (Pot. William Farrell 'Native Son' x Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS)

What beautiful plants this cross make!  The robust bulbs hold upright leaves - very handsome. The distinguished heritage in the breeding of William Farrell (Slc. Helen Veliz x Bc. Llano) is impressive, and its ancestry is a veritable who's who of cattleya breeding in the 1950's and 60's.  'Native Son' has an impressive flower in a beautiful soft peach, and the strong stems hold 5-6 well-arranged flowers above the foliage. Love Sound is a modern breeding line.  The compact plants produce upright flower spikes presenting 7-8 solid yellow flowers with very pleasing shape. This new grex will produce strong stems of well-shaped and well-arranged flowers, and best yet is the rarely seen peach color that the flowers should display.
3” pots

SVO 7014
Lc. Cherokee Star (Lc. Trick or Treat 'Orange Magic' AM/AOS x L. anceps 'White Wonder')

The goal here is plants that bloom with long arching stems carrying 7-9 orange flowers favoring the look of L. anceps. These will make excellent outdoor grower in frost-free areas and will be great for baskets or even mounted. Excellent growth habit and vigor.
3” pots

SVO 7015
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Velvet Rubies 'SVO' x Pot. Star Fire 'Xmas Red')

We have been working a long time toward this cross.  The goal is to breed a plant that will produce 3 to 4 shapely dark red flowers that are well presented on sturdy stems. Velvet Rubies (Pot. Rubescence x Slc. Tangerine Jewel) has amazing red color and great flower form. Star Fire (Lc. Trick or Treat x Pot. Rubescence) has the red color and a good stem with 7 flowers.  Having Rubescence as an ancestor on both sides will help to assure red color and full flower shape, and Trick or Treat will strengthen the stem and increase flower count.
3” pots

SVO 7016
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Loud Nine 'Hot Heart' x Pot. Rubescent Fire 'SVO Fire Bomb')

This is another hybrid we've been working toward for some time.  The objective is well-supported stems of 4-5 flowers of good form in deep red.  Loud Nine (Pot. Rubescence x Sc. Orpetii) has excellent red color and shape. Rubescent Fire (Lc. Spring Fires x Por. Rubescence) was another good step in this breeding direction: the flowers have good form, the desired color and a stem that supports them well. This cross will assure dark red flower color with improved form, and we are still hoping to see 3-4 blooms on a strong stem.
3” pots

SVO 7017      
Pot. Lovely Fantasy (Slc. Fire Fantasy 'Royalty' x Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS)

Fire Fantasy is a reliable breeding plant.  It's dominant for transmitting colorful flares and compact growth habit to its offspring. Love Sound is just as reliable, but for shape, color, and growth habit.  These are really going to be nice!  The predominantly yellow flowers will have wide petals with red picotee on the margins, displayed 3-4 on sturdy stems above the foliage. Flower tones will be warm and colorful  - a cheery hybrid!
3” pots

SVO 7018
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Star Fire 'Xmas Red' x Pot. My Precious 'Valentine Gift')

Star Fire (Lc. Trick or Treat x Pot. Rubescence) has excellent red color and a strong stem with 7 flowers; it is proving to be a good parent. My Precious (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Precious Katie) is a well-formed, deep red flower with darker burgundy.  Plants are compact and produce 3 nicely-held flowers per stem. Blc. Oconee is found in each of the parents used here, assuring deep red color and a burgundy lip. Flowers will have full shape and the 3-4 blooms will be presented well on sturdy stems.
3” pots

SVO 7020
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Laughing Boy 'Remake' x Slc. Angel Treat 'SVO Flares')

Big heads of yellow flowers with red flared petals are always showstoppers. Laughing Boy (Blc. Dennis Olivas x Blc. Love Sound) has this great color combination, and Angel Treat (Slc. Angel Eyes x Lc. Trick or Treat) has yellow/orange flowers with a red picotee on the petals. Both plants have 7-9 flowers well-presented on strong stems above the foliage. Yellow flowers with red flares displayed above the foliage are really special. This is a new advancement for SVO in this breeding area. We are looking forward to seeing the eye-catching flowers when these start to bloom. Very Limited
3” pots $16

SVO 7021
Pot. Mem. Geri Male (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; it is described a number of times in this listing.  This cross will produce well-formed flowers, presented nicely on upright stems.  Flowers will be yellow to orange/yellow with a red lip. These will have a compact plant habit, along with ease of growth and blooming, making this a highly desirable cross.
3” pots

SVO 7022
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Slc. Tokyo Life 'Dec. 1st.' x Pot. Telling Lies 'SVO')

Tokyo Life (Lc. Tokyo Magic x Slc. Circle of Life) has been successful on several levels, with plants producing flower with excellent shape and a variety of great colors on compact plants. Telling Lies (Pot. Rubescence x Pot. Love Passion) has orange flowers suffused red with a diamond dust sparkling texture.  The flowers have good shape and strong stems.  These are going to be robust plants with a compact habit. The sturdy stems will hold 4-7 well-formed flowers in a range of sunset colors.  This hybrid is significant for SVO; we have been working toward this type of breeding for some time.  This cross will show us the results of our efforts!  These will have well-formed flowers on strong stems with high flower count.  Reciprocal crosses offer the opportunity to evaluate the difference in influence of capsule vs. pollen parent. If you've ever wondered about these differences, here is a great opportunity to see for yourself. The reciprocal is SVO 7023.
3” pots

SVO 7023      
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Telling Lies 'SVO' x Slc. Tokyo Life 'Dec. 1st.' )

Tokyo Life (Lc. Tokyo Magic x Slc. Circle of Life) has been successful on several levels, with plants producing flower with excellent shape and a variety of great colors on compact plants.  Telling Lies (Pot. Rubescence x Pot. Love Passion) has orange flowers suffused red with a diamond dust sparkling texture.  The flowers have good shape and strong stems.  These are going to be robust plants with a compact habit. The sturdy stems will hold 4-7 well-formed flowers in a range of sunset colors.  This hybrid is significant for SVO; we have been working toward this type of breeding for some time.  This cross will show us the results of our efforts!  These will have well-formed flowers on strong stems with high flower count.  Reciprocal crosses offer the opportunity to evaluate the difference in influence of capsule vs. pollen parent. If you've ever wondered about these differences, here is a great opportunity to see for yourself. The reciprocal is SVO 7022.
3” pots

SVO 7024      
Yam. NEW HYBRID (Epc. Kyoguchi 'Peters Pick' x Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS)

What a novelty hybrid this is! One parent, Kyoguchi (Enc. aromatica x Gur. aurantiaca), has yellow flowers on branched inflorescences that are highly fragrant. Love Sound has proven itself over and over as a valuable breeder and is dominant for yellow flower color, form, stem and plant habit.  The plants are vigorous, and they should start to flower in 3” pots and mature in 4” pots. These will carry well-formed yellow flowers with red striped lips, and some will exhibit the fragrance and branching habits from the Kyoguchi.  I am eagerly waiting for the first to bloom.
3” pots

SVO 7025      
Eplc. Magic Wand (Lc. Trick or Treat 'SVO' 4n x Epc. Kyoguchi 'Peter's Pick')

This is a great hybrid, and the robust plants grow and bloom well in any condition.  The yellow to gold flowers have red-striped lips, and the inflorescences are branched with many 1.25” blooms.  Best of all, these are fragrant - yes, fragrant flowers!  This is a great non-traditional hybrid.   Flower color ranges from yellow to orange, with red-striped lips.  Plants are super easy to grow.  Did I mention that they're also FRAGRANT?!  Yes - they are!  This is a fun cross with a very different look.  Plants are great growers, and many will flower this spring. Here's one from last year with 2 branched stems holding 62 flowers and 25 buds!  Picture  Same as SVO 7008.
3” pots

SVO 7030
Blc. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Hawaiian Discovery 'Fluorescent Orange' HCC/AOS x L. Seagulls 'SVO')

Hawaiian Discovery (Blc. Orange Nuggett x Blc. Bouton D'Or) is a robust plant with flowers of an amazing color – 'Fluorescent Orange,' as the cultivar name indicates.  Seagulls (L. briegeri x L. milleri) is a compact plant with upright stems of 7-9 orange-red flowers. The offspring will resemble the plant habits of Blc. Love Sound and Lc. Tokyo Magic. Flowers will favor orange tones, with 5-7 blooms on sturdy stems.
4” pots

SVO 7033
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Al Thanhauser 'The Best One' x Pot. Choco Berry Fondue 'Red Spices')

This is a different style of red breeding.  We have taken the more traditional looking flowers of 'The Best One' and combined them with the novelty waxy red flowers of 'Red Spices'. Al Tanhauser (Pot. Rubescence x C. Orchidglade) has a particularly fine red flower with excellent shape.  The 4 to 5 blooms are reliably produced on strong inflorescences twice a year.   Chocoberry Fondue (C. Chocolate Drop x Pot. Ryo Iwata) flowers with up to 7 blooms in deep saturated bright red colors.  Combined, this amazing color with waxy substance and a strong spicy fragrance are very memorable.  The expectation is for several significant improvements: a strong stem holding 5-7 flowers above the foliage, heavy substance and waxy texture, deep red color with deep burgundy lips, spicy fragrance, and the potential to flower twice a year.  Plants will be large compact types maturing at 8-10” tall.
3” pots  

2nd release SVO 7035
Pot. Showcase (Slc. Angel's Fantasy 'Solar Flare' FCC/AOS x Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS)

Angel's Fantasy is particularly nice. The flowers are just spectacular, and the FCC/AOS award says a lot about flower quality.  This plant is also a good grower and blooms twice a year. Love Sound (L. briegeri x Blc. Bouton D'Or) has many good breeding qualities and has proven itself repeatedly to be a valuable breeder, dominant for yellow flower color, form, stem and plant habit. These are really going to be great!  Expect mostly yellow flowers with wide petals and red flares, displayed 3 to 5 on sturdy stems above the foliage. Check out the first to bloom Picture , 2 I am pleased that we have this available again – it's a 'Showcase' of flowers!
3” pots

SVO 7040      
Slc. NEW HYBRID (Slc. Lisye Sentiasa 'SVO'x Slc. Durban Rose 'SVO')

Lisye Sentiasa (Lc. Mini Purple x Slc. Angel Jack) has flowers in shades of deep vibrant purple - very eye catching!  The small plants flower twice a year with 2 flowers per inflorescence. Durban Rose (Lc. Jose Dias Castro x Slc. Circle of Life) is a new hybrid that sold out quickly in 2016.  Flowers are an attractive uniform pink-lavender with exceptionally wide petals, complemented by a nice lip.  This cross is a new breeding direction for SVO.  We are aiming for large flowers with exceptionally wide petals in dark vibrant purple colors.  To meet our criteria, plants should mature at less than 8” tall and flower twice a year.  This pairing has the potential to achieve those standards.  The reciprocal of this cross is also available (SVO 7061). Reciprocal crosses offer a rare opportunity to evaluate differences in the influence of capsule vs. pollen parent. Here is a great opportunity to see for yourself.
3” pots

SVO 7041      
Blc. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Picotee Passion 'Amazing' x Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS)

The late Frank Fordyce made the hybrid Blc. Horizon Flight x L. anceps, and when I received the first AOS award on this grex, he allowed me to register it.  I chose the name Picotee Passion.  'Amazing' is not awarded but should be, as it has the most amazing flower color!  Check out this Picture 9064  The 5-6 flowers are rather large and well displayed on an L. anceps-like inflorescence that is about 12” long. Tokyo Magic (Lc. Irene Finney x L. briegeri) is a proven breeder that has given rise to many exceptional hybrids.  It imparts good flower shape, red lip color, sturdy stems and a compact upright plant habit.  With this cross, I'm looking forward to seeing the 5-7 full-shaped flowers held high on strong stems. Flower color is anticipated to be in shades of lavender and yellow, and many will have petals exhibiting a red or lavender picotee.  Very robust plants.  This is a super cool new type of novelty breeding.
3” pots

2nd release SVO 7050
Lc. Dago Red (L. milleri 'Dr. Koopowitz Red' HCC/AOS x C. violacea 'Muse' FCC/AOS)

I saw one of these flowering at the Redland International Orchid Festival in Florida - a very eye catching cross. The starry flowers had an amazing burnt orange color, overlaid with fuchsia, the lip was a royal purple with a bright yellow throat, and the flowers just sparkled in the sunlight. As with any hybrid, using the best parents possible is important. So when this milleri and violacea bloomed, I knew it was time to remake the cross.  Very limited
3” pots

SVO 7053
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Love Passion 'Island Romance' x Lc. Tropical Sunset 'Oceans Heaven')

The cultivar 'Island Romance' has a higher flower count than most of the Love Passion (Lc. Trick or Treat x Slc. William Farrell) and blooms with 7 to 11 well-displayed orange flowers. Tropical Sunset (C. Horace x Lc. Tropic Glow) has large, shapely orange flowers with a bold red lip. The expectation here is for large orange flowers with contrasting red lips, and the blooms will be well held and beautifully displayed above the foliage.  These will be impressive display plants for spring shows.
3” pots

SVO 7055
Pot. Telling Lies (Pot. Love Passion 'Island Romance' x Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS)

Telling Lies has proven to produce beautiful orange flowers suffused red, covered with a diamond dust sparkling texture.  The flowers have good shape and are held on strong inflorescences.  These are robust plants with a compact habit, maturing at 10” tall.  We don't often re-make crosses, but this was so nice we wanted to make it available again.  On a more selfish note, we wanted to see a larger number of these flower, as the first batch sold out quickly.  The name of this grex is interesting - we are not “telling lies” about its quality! First to bloom >>Picture<<
3” pots

SVO 7056
Orquidacea's Small Fortune (Slc. Kagaribi Dawn 'Red Star' x Lc. Trick or Treat 'Orange Magic' AM/AOS)

Kagaribi Dawn has a brilliant red flower with a very starry shape influenced by the L. cinnabarina in its background. It really has an eye-catching color and shape, and everybody is drawn to this plant when it flowers during February and March.  Trick or Treat (L. Icarus x Lc. Chit Chat) produces amazing heads of 15 or more starry orange flowers and conveys high flower count to its offspring.  This is all about heads of starry flowers!  These will mostly be red, but some will have a touch of orange, and great stems will hold the flowers high.  This is a very showy novelty style of hybrid.
3” pots

SVO 7059      
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette' #1' x Pot. My Precious 'Valentine Gift')

Spring Fires (Lc. Fires of Spring x Lc. Fire Island) has strong upright stems carrying 5-9 red flowers with darker red lips.  It has proven to be an excellent parent, with dominance for color, strong stems and bloom period.  My Precious (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Precious Katie) has a well-formed, deep red flower with a darker burgundy lip.  Plants are compact and produce 3 well-held flowers per stem. We are working to develop those elusive red flowers with good shape on strong stems, and these parents have the potential to deliver!
3” pots

2nd release SVO 7060
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Showcase 'SVO' x Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS)

Showcase (Slc. Angel's Fantasy x Blc. Love Sound) is a great cross.  Flowers are mostly yellow with very wide petals and attractive red flares, and the 3-5 flowers are well displayed on sturdy stems above the foliage. Tokyo Magic (Lc. Irene Finney x L. briegeri) is a proven breeder that has given rise to many exceptional hybrids.  It imparts good flower shape, red lip color, a strong inflorescence and a compact upright plant habit. This pairing will give well-shaped flowers with excellent form and strong stems of 4-5 showy blooms in soft yellows with many having dark red flares. Plants are robust and easy growers, and we expect to see these start blooming at a young age in 3” pots.
3” pots

SVO 7061
Slc. NEW HYBRID (Slc. Durban Rose 'SVO' x Lc. Lisye Sentiasa 'SVO')

Lisye Sentiasa (Lc. Mini Purple x Slc. Angel Jack) has flowers in shades of deep vibrant purple - very eye catching!  The small plants flower twice a year with 2 flowers per inflorescence. Durban Rose (Lc. Jose Dias Castro x Slc. Circle of Life) is a new hybrid that sold out quickly in 2016.  Flowers are an attractive uniform pink-lavender with exceptionally wide petals, complemented by a nice lip.  This cross is a new breeding direction for SVO.  We are aiming for large flowers with exceptionally wide petals in dark vibrant purple colors.  To meet our criteria, plants should mature at less than 8” tall and flower twice a year.  This pairing has the potential to achieve those standards.  The reciprocal of this cross is also available (SVO 7040). Reciprocal crosses offer a rare opportunity to evaluate differences in the influence of capsule vs. pollen parent. Here is a great opportunity to see for yourself.
3” pots

SVO 7062
Pot. Martha's Sunburst (Slc. Tokyo Life 'SVO' HCC/AOS x Pot. Martha Clarke 'Orange Tart')

Tokyo Life (Lc. Tokyo Magic x Slc. Circle of Life) has been successful on several levels, with compact plants producing a variety of great flower colors with excellent shape. Martha Clarke (Blc. Love Sound x Slc. Circle of Life), the grex so good I named it after my wife, has been a great overall hybrid.  The cultivar 'Orange Tart' is considered my best, with excellent shape, color, nice plant habit, and twice-a-year blooming.  When you look at this breeding you see Circle of Life on both sides, and looking even deeper you find the rupicolous L. briegeri on both sides as well.  This ancestry gives an indication of what to expect.  Plants will be compact, and flower color will range from light pastels to yellows and oranges.  Flowers will have nice form, with wide petals on a strong stem holding 3-4 blooms.
3” pots

SVO 7063      
Slc. NEW HYBRID (Slc. Tokyo Life 'SVO' HCC/AOS x Lc. Angel Heart 'Hihimanu' AM/AOS)

Here is a speculative cross, and the outcome is a bit hard to predict. Tokyo Life is made by crossing Lc. Tokyo Magic x Slc. Circle of Life.  This pairing has been successful on several levels, with compact plants producing a variety of great flower colors with excellent shape.  Angel Heart (Lc. Puppy Love x C.  Penny Kuroda) has flowers that are a soft pastel pink with pink flaring.  It has a sturdy inflorescence that does a good job of presenting the 5-7 large flowers above the foliage.  I believe the flowers will have good shape and be held well on strong stems.  Flower color is a bit harder to nail down. These could be very soft pasted pinks or darker rose, and even some yellow shades or reds can come from this cross.  I expect that unusual flaring may be present in many of the flowers.  A bit speculative, but worth taking a chance.
3” pots

SVO 7064      
Pot. Island Girl (Blc. Goldenzelle 'Lemon Chiffon' AM/AOS x Pot. Little Toshie 'Gold Country' AM/AOS)

I have wanted to make this cross for some time, but Goldenzelle hasn't held capsules long enough to produce viable seed. Tenacity paid off, and we finally got a good capsule and viable seed. Goldenzelle (Blc. Fortune x C. Horace) is a standard sized plant with bulbs 18” tall, and plants require a 7-8” pot to at maturity.  Flowers are large, over 6” across, and held well on strong stems in groups of 3 and 4. As the name indicates, the cultivar 'Lemon Chiffon' is yellow and has excellent shape, with wide petals, and the lip is also yellow with a bright red spot. For years, this Goldenzelle has been considered one of the top standard yellow Cattleyas ever produced.  Little Toshie (Blc. Toshie Aoki x Sc. Beaufort) is a remarkable hybrid.  It flowers 2-3 times a year, and each flowering produces excellent quality bright yellow flowers with red lips.  Plants are only 6” tall and have a nice, tidy growth habit. This is an excellent breeding plant that imparts good flower color and shape. This cross will give us nice-sized flowers 4-5” across.  The petals will be wide, and plants will mature at 8-10” tall. Flowers will be mostly yellow, with red lips, but some will have a red blush.  I am very optimistic about the potential here.
3” pots

2nd release SVO 7083
Blc. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS x L. Seagulls 'Red')

Guess What (Blc. Waikiki Gold x Lc. Trick or Treat) blooms with 7-8 vibrant yellow-orange flowers held high on a strong inflorescence.  Seagulls (L. briegeri x L. milleri) is a compact plant with upright stems of 7-9 orange-red flowers. The offspring will have a very compact plant habit, and flowers will mostly favor orange/red colors, with 5-7 blooms on each sturdy stem.
4” pots

SVO 7084      
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Burana Fire 'SVO' HCC/AOS x Lc. Tropical Aurora 'SVO')

I really like bold colored flowers with exotic flaring. Burana Fire (Pot. Burana Beauty x Slc. Fire Fantasy) has outrageous color: the blooms are mostly yellow with red picotees and overlays, and each stem holds 4-5 flowers above the foliage. I think Tropical Aurora (Lc. Aussie Sunset x Lc. Tokyo Magic) is a special plant with considerable potential. Flowers are a pure, very bright yellow - the most intense yellow imaginable – with a contrasting red lip. It is interesting that the red flaring of Aussie Sunset is not expressed in Tropical Sunset, but the genes are there.  I believe these will bloom with excellent red flares on yellow flowers, and the strong stems will do a good job of displaying the 5-7 flowers. Plants will be robust and compact in their growth habit.   This cross is also available as a reciprocal (SVO 7087).  Reciprocal crosses offer the opportunity to evaluate the difference in influence of capsule vs. pollen parent. If you've ever wondered about these differences, here is a great opportunity to see for yourself.
3” pots

2nd release SVO 7085      
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Lovely Martha 'SVO'x Pot. Martha Clarke 'Amazing')

For years line breeding, a process in which related plants that have been selected for desirable characteristics are crossed together, has proven to be an effective way to accentuate good qualities in a breeding line.  The flowers of Lovely Martha (Blc. Fuchs Orange Nuggett x Pot. Martha Clarke) are a light orange color with a touch of red on the petal and sepal tips, and a sparkling diamond dust texture, producing a very attractive flower.  Martha Clarke (Slc. Circle of Life x L. briegeri) has orange flowers with excellent shape, a good plant habit, and twice-a-year blooming.  The cultivar 'Amazing' has excellent red flaring on the petals.  Here we are expecting the red flaring from the patents to be expressed on the petals of the offspring, and we also hope to see that diamond dust sparkle.  There will be 4-6 flowers presented well on sturdy stems from compact plants.
3” pots

2nd release SVO 7086      
Slc. Granata Sunrise (Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS x Slc. Wasp Nest 'Red Red' HCC/AOS)

Tokyo Magic (Lc. Irene Finney x L. briegeri) is a proven breeder that has given rise to many exceptional hybrids.  It imparts good flower shape, red lip color, sturdy stems and a compact upright plant habit. Wasp Nest (Slc. Tangerine Jewel x Lc. Trick or Treat) is a compact plant with 8-10 solid red flowers on long stems.  This cross is made every few years, as it is a successful in producing good quality flowers in sunset colors on great stems.  This is always an excellent seller at orchid shows.
3” pots

2nd release SVO 7087      
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Tropical Aurora 'SVO' x Blc. Burana Fire 'SVO' HCC/AOS)

I really like bold colored flowers with exotic flaring. Burana Fire (Pot. Burana Beauty x Slc. Fire Fantasy) has outrageous color: the blooms are mostly yellow with red picotees and overlays, and each stem holds 4-5 flowers above the foliage. I think Tropical Aurora (Lc. Aussie Sunset x Lc. Tokyo Magic) is a special plant with considerable potential. Flowers are a pure, very bright yellow - the most intense yellow imaginable – with a contrasting red lip. It is interesting that the red flaring of Aussie Sunset is not expressed in Tropical Sunset, but the genes are there.  I believe these will bloom with excellent red flares on yellow flowers, and the strong stems will do a good job of displaying the 5-7 flowers. Plants will be robust and compact in their growth habit.   This cross is also available as a reciprocal (SVO 7084).  Reciprocal crosses offer the opportunity to evaluate the difference in influence of capsule vs. pollen parent. If you've ever wondered about these differences, here is a great opportunity to see for yourself.
3” pots

SVO 7088
Slc. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Tropical Aurora 'SVO' x Slc. Wasp Nest 'Red Red' HCC/AOS)

I think Tropical Aurora (Lc. Aussie Sunset x Lc. Tokyo Magic) is a special plant with considerable potential. The flowers are a pure, very bright yellow - the most intense yellow imaginable - and the lip is a contrasting red. Wasp Nest (Slc. Tangerine Jewel x Lc. Trick or Treat) has 8-10 solid red flowers.  This cross resembles an earlier cross named Slc. Granata Sunrise (Lc. Tokyo Magic x Wasp Nest), which was successful in producing many good-quality flowers on great stems.  By using Tropical Aurora I expect improved flower color in bright sunset shades.
3” pots

2nd release SVO 7089
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Fordyce Prelude 'Pinnacle' AM/AOS x Lc. Tropical Aurora 'SVO')

Fordyce Prelude (Slc. California Apricot x Blc. Horizon Flight) has a bright yellow flower with bold red flares on the petals.  This compact-growing plant blooms twice a year.  Tropical Aurora (Lc. Aussie Sunset x Lc. Tokyo Magic) is a special plant with grat breeding potential. The flowers are a pure, very bright yellow - the most intense yellow imaginable - and the lip is a contrasting red.  It is interesting that the red flaring of Aussie Sunset is not expressed in Tropical Sunset, but its genes are there.  These should be bright yellows with dark red flares.  Flowers will have wide petals and good form, and the stems will display 4-7 flowers above the foliage.
3” pots

2nd release SVO 7093
Blc. Topaz Impact (Lc. Mildred Rives 'Orchidglade' FCC/AOS x Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS)

Semi-alba cattleyas are a sight to behold!  The pure white flowers and contrasting red lips are just beautiful. Mildred Rives is a famous semi-alba with huge flowers of excellent shape on large standard-sized plants. Love Sound has proven itself many times as a valuable breeder, and is dominant for flower shape, good stem and compact plant habit. This Picture of one of the first to bloom is a great example of how the offspring will look. These compact plants bloom well in 4” pots with excellent flower presentation.
4” pots

SVO 7094      
Pot. Star Fire (Lc. Trick or Treat 'Orange Magic' AM/AOS x Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS)

This cross has been very nice!  Flowers are shades of dark red, and the compact plants produce strong inflorescences that hold 4-5 blooms nicely above the foliage.  Check out how nice this cross is: Picture, 2
3” pots

SVO 7095      
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Martha Clarke 'Amazing' x Lc. Tropical Aurora 'SVO')

My wife's namesake, Martha Clarke (Blc. Love Sound x Slc. Circle of Life), has been a successful hybrid.  Compact plants produce flowers with great color and excellent shape.   Tropical Aurora (Lc. Aussie Sunset x Lc. Tokyo Magic) is a special plant with great potential. The flowers are a pure, very bright yellow - the most intense yellow imaginable - and the lip is a contrasting red. These will be well-shaped flowers held high, and their color will be variable across a wide range of sunset tones.  Every one will be interesting.
3” pots

SVO 7097      
Pot. Spring Prominence (Pot. Hawaiian Prominence 'America' AM/AOS x Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette #1')

One of our long-term breeding goals is the development of plants with strong inflorescences holding heads of well-shaped red flowers.  This cross incorporates parents with key traits towards this goal.  The intense purple-red color and bright yellow throat of Hawaiian Prominence (Hisako Akatsuka x Slc. Wendy's Redstone) commands attention, and its well-shaped flowers are displayed nicely on strong stems. Spring Fires (Lc. Fires of Spring x Lc. Fire Island) has strong upright stems carrying 5-9 red flowers with darker red lips.  It has proven to be an excellent parent, with dominance for color, a sturdy inflorescence, and bloom period.  The same cross is available as SVO 7001 (apparently, I really wanted to make this), and the reciprocal is also available as SVO 7115.
3” pots

SVO 7098      
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS x Pot. Martha Clarke 'Amazing')

Tokyo Magic (Lc. Irene Finney x L. briegeri) is a proven breeder that has given rise to many exceptional hybrids.  It imparts good flower shape, red lip color, sturdy stems and a compact upright plant habit. Martha Clarke (Blc. Love Sound x Slc. Circle of Life) was named for my wife and has been a successful hybrid.  Compact plants produce flowers with great color and excellent shape. I'm intrigued by this type of breeding, which has the potential to produce well-displayed, attractive flowers of excellent shape in a range of yellows, some with petals tipped in red and all with red lips.
3” pots

SVO 7099
Lc. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Tropical Sunset 'Oceans Heaven' x Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS)

Here is one to consider. Tropical Sunset (C. Horace x Tropic Glow) has large orange flowers with full, dark red lips, well presented on a strong inflorescence.  Simply put, this is an excellent hybrid! Tokyo Magic (Lc. Irene Finney x L. briegeri) is a proven breeder that has given rise to many exceptional hybrids.  It imparts good flower shape, red lip color, sturdy stems and a compact upright plant habit.  This is a very promising cross for big orange flowers with bright red contrasting lips.  The blooms will be held high and well presented, and the plants will be compact.  A lot of good qualities are coming together here.
3” pots

SVO 7103      
Blc. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Fordyce Fantasy 'SVO Winter Splash' x Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS)

The late Frank Fordyce developed the hybrid Fordyce Fantasy (Blc. Horizon Flight x C. aurantiaca).  This is a surprisingly nice cross, with robust plants bearing flowers with orange sepals and yellow petals sporting red picotees and flares.  Tokyo Magic (Lc. Irene Finney x L. briegeri) is a proven breeder that has given rise to many exceptional hybrids.  It imparts good flower shape, red lip color, sturdy stems and a compact upright plant habit.  Here we are developing a hybrid with flowers showing good yellow color and many having red flares. A strong inflorescence will hold the 5-7 flowers nicely above the foliage. The inspiration for this cross came from an earlier hybrid, Blc. Fantasy Love, which is similar in many regards and quite nice.  It is offered below as SVO 7108. A nice quality with this cross is that it will bloom in April, perfect timing for later show dates.
3” pots

SVO 7105      
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Golden Circle 'OPRL' x Lc. Tropical Aurora 'SVO')

Golden Circle (Blc. Goldenzelle x Slc. Circle of Life) 'OPRL' stands for Orange Petals Red Lip. It is one of my most reliable breeding plants, imparting good flower size, shape and color.  It also flowers two or three times a year. Tropical Aurora (Lc. Aussie Sunset x Lc. Tokyo Magic) has great potential. Flowers are a pure, very bright yellow - the most intense yellow imaginable – with a contrasting red lip.  How about bright golden orange flowers with bright red lips of excellent shape?  Sound good?  This cross should deliver the breeding objective.
3” pots

SVO 7108      
Blc. Fantasy Love (Blc. Fordyce Fantasy 'SVO Winter Splash' x Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS)

I am reminded each spring how beautiful the flowers are of Fantasy Love 'SVO'.  Check out the Picture 1773  I just had to make this wonderful cross available again.  Fordyce Fantasy (Blc. Horizon Flight x C. aurantiaca) is a surprisingly nice cross, with robust plants carrying flowers having orange sepals and yellow petals with red picotees and flares. Love Sound is a proven and valuable breeder, which is dominant for yellow color, flowers shape, stem and compact plant habit. This cross makes excellent yellow flowers exhibiting petals with light rose/red picotees and blushes.
3” pots

SVO 7111
Blc. NEW HYBRID(Blc. Kaboom 'SVO' x Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS)

Kaboom (Blc. Schroeder's Love x Blc. Guess What) is an excellent hybrid.  The strong stems hold 5-7 pure yellow flowers of excellent shape and carriage.  We have chosen to cross Kaboom back to its parent Guess What (Blc. Waikiki Gold x Lc. Trick or Treat), a type of line breeding.  One nice quality of Guess What is amazing flower longevity, with blooms typically lasting 8-10 weeks!  Here we will see 5-7 golden yellow flowers, well-displayed with excellent arrangement on strong stems, and we expect flower longevity will be 2 months or longer. Should this be named Kaboom What?
3” pots

SVO 7112
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette' #1' x Pot. Star Fire 'Xmas Red')

Spring Fires (Lc. Fires of Spring x Lc. Fire Island) has strong upright stems carrying 5-9 red flowers with darker red lips.  It has proven to be an excellent parent, with dominance for color, strong stems and bloom period.  Star Fire (Lc. Trick or Treat x Pot. Rubescence) has excellent red color and a good inflorescence that carries 7 flowers. I am very optimistic about this cross, as it has great potential for producing amazing heads of reds!
3” pots

SVO 7113
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Slc. Sierra Gem 'SVO Red Fireball' HCC/AO x Pot. Star Fire 'Xmas Red')

Here we are breeding for nice stems of 5-7 well-formed deep red flowers on a reduced-sized plant.  Sierra Gem (Slc. Hazel Boyd x Sl. Pole-Star) is a compact-growing plant with 5-6 bright red well-shaped, nicely-presented flowers.  Star Fire (Lc. Trick or Treat x Pot. Rubescence) blooms with 7 red flowers on good sturdy stems. The influence of Sierra Gem on this grex will be to hold plant size down to about 7” tall.  Star Fire will assure good flower size and flower count.  All in all, this is a very promising small-growing Cattleya that will have a great presentation of 5-7 red flowers.
3” pots

SVO 7115
Pot Spring Prominence (Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette' #1 x Pot. Hawaiian Prominence 'America' AM/AOS)

One of our long-term breeding goals is the development of plants with strong inflorescences holding heads of well-shaped red flowers.  This cross incorporates parents with key traits towards this goal.  The intense purple-red color and bright yellow throat of Hawaiian Prominence (Hisako Akatsuka x Slc. Wendy's Redstone) commands attention, and its well-shaped flowers are displayed nicely on strong stems. Spring Fires (Lc. Fires of Spring x Lc. Fire Island) has strong upright stems carrying 5-9 red flowers with darker red lips.  It has proven to be an excellent parent, with dominance for color, a sturdy inflorescence, and bloom period.  The reciprocal cross is available as SVO 7001 and 7097 (apparently, I was very excited to make this cross).
3” pots

2nd release SVO 7116
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette' #3' x Pot. Anduril 'Krull's Scarlet' 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 has proven to be an excellent parent, with dominance for color, strong stems and bloom period.  Anduril (Slc. Jewel Box x Lc. Trick or Treat) blooms in April with a nice cluster of red flowers held above the foliage.  These are going to be impressive heads of red!
3” pots

SVO 7118
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Golden Circle 'OPRL' x Slc. Cosmic Delite 'SVO' HCC/AOS)

Golden Circle (Blc. Goldenzelle x Slc. Circle of Life) 'OPRL' stands for Orange Petals Red Lip. It is one of my most reliable breeding plants, imparting good flower size, shape and color.  It also flowers two or three times a year. Cosmic Delite (Slc. Bright Angel x Sc. Batemaniana) is a mini-catt with amazing flower color - yellow with a bold red overlay of red flaring.  The expectation here is for excellent flower shape, with many having red flaring.  There are fantastic color possibilities with this mini-catt. Here is a Picture  of the first to bloom - it's super cute!
3” pots

SVO 7119
Blc. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Kaboom 'SVO' x Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS)

Kaboom (Blc. Schroeder's Love x Blc. Guess What) is an excellent hybrid.  The strong stems hold 5-7 pure yellow flowers of excellent shape and carriage.  Here we are line breeding Kaboom back to Love Sound, which is one parent of Schroder's Love (Blc. Love Sound x C. schroederae). Two great qualities of Schroder's Love are large flower size and pastel colors.  Here we will see strong stems displaying 5-7 pastel yellow to pink flowers, not an easy color to achieve. Maybe we will name this cross Kaboom Sound.
3” pots

SVO 7123
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. My Precious 'Valentine Gift' x Pot. Paradise Rose 'My Valentine')

My Precious (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Precious Katie) has a well-formed deep red flower with a darker burgundy lip.  Plants are compact and produce 3 well-held flowers per stem. Paradise Rose (Slc. Pink Doll x Blc. Toshie Aoki) has intense color and shows an interesting phenomenon of color dominance.  The flowers of Blc. Toshie Aoki show the influence from C. dowiana, with bright yellow flowers and red lips.  Like C. dowiana, the flowers of Toshie Aoki are recessive for color but intensify purple tones.  Pink Doll has dark purple flowers, and Paradise Rose combines these traits and produces intense crimson-red-purple flowers.  Both parents are compact growers, and these plants will mature at 6-7” tall and have 4” intense red flowers with burgundy red lips. These should flower twice a year and start blooming in 3” pots.
3” pots

SVO 7126
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Tropical Rainbow 'Montclair' x Pot. Spring Prominence 'Fire Star')

Tropical Rainbow (Lc. Commander x Lc. Tropic Glow) can flower with 9 blooms.  Flowers are held high and have a red/rose color, and the lip has a nice bright yellow area centrally. Spring Prominence (Pot. Hawaiian Prominence x Lc. Spring Fires) has 4-6 large, velvety, starry bright red flowers held high on good stems.  This cross is about red color, high flower count and great presentation.
3” pots

SVO 7140      
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Angel Heart 'Hihimanu' AM/AOS x Pot. Martha Clarke 'Amazing')

This is a speculative cross, and the outcome is harder than usual to predict. Angel Heart (Lc. Puppy Love x C.  Penny Kuroda) has flowers that are a soft pastel pink with pink flaring.  It has strong stems that do a good job presenting the 5-7 large flowers above the foliage. Martha Clarke (Blc. Love Sound x Slc. Circle of Life) is a very successful hybrid.  Plants are compact and produce flowers with excellent shape and great color.  I believe these plants will produce flowers with good shape, held well on strong stems.  Flower color is going to be widely variable, ranging from soft pastel pinks to darker rose tones, but some yellow shades or reds could come from this cross.  There's even a possibility that unusual flaring will be present in many of the flowers. It will be fun to see how these turn out. 
3” pots

SVO 7152      
Lc. Jalapa (aka. Florence Lin) (C. leopoldii 'SVO Prince' 4n x L. milleri 'Dr. Koopowitz Red' HCC/AOS)

The first time we made Jalapa it was with a 2n leopoldii that blooms with up to 52 flowers on a single inflorescence.  The offspring were very floriferous, carrying 15-19 flowers per stem, and received several AOS awards.  The second time we made it, we used the two parents listed here, and what a difference that made in flower color, size and shape!  Not surprisingly, they sold out quickly.  Here we have re-used those same parents to re-make the re-make.  The flowers will be deep red with even darker burgundy spots and have excellent shape. This is a very desirable primary hybrid, a real must-have!
3” pots

SVO 7154
Lc. Shirayukihime (Lc. Mildred Rives 'Orchidglade' FCC/AOS x Lc. Tokyo Magic 'Hihimanu')

Semi-alba cattleyas show a beautiful color combination. Mildred Rives is a famous semi-alba with huge flowers of excellent shape on large standard-sized plants. Tokyo Magic has proven to be a valuable breeder and is dominant for flower shape, a strong stem, and compact plant habit.  Importantly, Tokyo Magic is not dominant for color, which should allow the semi-alba coloration from Mildred Rives to come through.  These compact plants will flower well in 4” pots with excellent flower presentation and the all-important semi-alba color.  Truly an excellent semi-alba compact cattleya cross.
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SVO 7165      
Lc. NEW HYBRID (C. Little Dipper 'Sato' x Lc. Tropical Aurora 'SVO')

Little Dipper has sired a number of great hybrids, including Sacramento Splash, Dream Cloud, Nora's Melody, and Garrett Collins.  Little Dipper imparts flared petals that are wide and flat.  Tropical Aurora (Lc. Aussie Sunset x Lc. Tokyo Magic) has considerable potential. Flowers are a pure, very bright yellow - the most intense yellow imaginable – with a contrasting red lip, and 5-7 flowers are produced on strong upright stems.  Flowers will have great shape and be displayed on good stems. The flower color and flare color will be variable, making each plant unique, and we expect colors to range from yellow to cream; some may even be lavender.  A real potpourri of colors!
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2nd release SVO 7177
Pot. Clinton Lewis (Pot. Fordyce Prelude 'Pinnacle' AM/AOS x Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS)

Fordyce Prelude (Slc. California Apricot x Blc. Horizon Flight) has a bright yellow flower with bold red flares on the petals.  This small-growing plant blooms twice a year.  Love Sound (L. briegeri x Blc. Bouton D'Or) is a proven breeder with many excellent offspring and is dominant for yellow flower color, form, stem and plant habit. These will be bright yellows with dark red flares.  Flowers will have wide petals and good form, and the stems will hold the 4-7 flowers nicely above the foliage. Very Limited
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SVO 7216      
Dialc. NEW HYBRID (Dialc.  Ann's Snowflake 'SVO' x Lc. Hsinying Skies ' Ching Hua')

Years ago I made many hybrids with Diacrium bicornutum, now considered to be in the genus Caularthron.  The hybrids were easy growers and produced great stems of white to pink flowers that bloom in April and May.  Ann's Snowflake (Dial. Snowflake x Lc. Ann Akagi) is possibly the best of this breeding line.  The inflorescence is reminiscent of a Phalaenopsis with long arching stems that hold 12-15 well-spaced and well-arranged light pink flowers. Hsinying Skies (L. Puppy Love x Lc. Sierra Skies) has beautiful soft pink flowers of excellent shape, substance and presentation. This is a highly advanced Diacrium hybrid.  The flowers will be soft pink, well-shaped and beautifully presented on arching inflorescences, AND they will have excellent flower longevity of 6-8 weeks. Simply an excellent pairing.
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SVO 7237
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Burana Angel 'SVO #1 Best' HCC/AOS x C. Chocolate Drop 'SVO' AM/AOS)

Flaring in cattleyas sometimes can be quite unusual.  In the case of Burana Angel (Pot. Burana Beauty x Slc. Bright Angel), we have a remarkable color combination: the red flowers have red flares, and the red lip has a bright yellow center. Crossing it with the waxy red flowers of Chocolate Drop will make this quite the novelty hybrid. The outcome is a bit difficult to predict, so there is some speculation on my part. The flowers will be a bit starry but fuller than Chocolate Drop, and the color will be red, but the texture could range from waxy to matte, the red lips may or may not have a yellow center, and flower count will be 7 or more. Only time will tell.
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SVO 7288
Lc. Miss Wonderful (Lc. Mari's Song 'CTM 217' HCC/AOS x L. anceps f. petaloid 'Jody')

Miss Wonderful has been a fantastic hybrid!  We've made it on 4-5 separate occasions with different parents, and every time the results have been excellent.  These are strong-growing plants and easy to bloom, with large flowers having excellent flares on 12 to 18” long inflorescences. This is a particularly intriguing cross. The use of L. anceps forma petaloid is expected to increase petal width and modify lip shape in ways not seen before. This has potential to produce truly unique Miss Wonderful offspring - the best of these will be unbelievable. I have tried to make this exact cross twice before with no luck.  Don't miss this one!
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SVO 7292
Dialc. NEW HYBRID (Dialc. Mizoguchi 'SVO' AM/AOS x L. anceps 'White Marble')

Mizoguchi (Dial. Snowflake x L. anceps) has long anceps-like stems with 10 well-spaced and nicely-arranged light pink flowers. Crossing it back to anceps 'White Marble' will increase flower size and produce mostly white flowers with dark veins in the throat of the lip. Flowers will be held well on arching inflorescences, but the number will be reduced to 5-7.  This is going to look like a high flower count L. anceps on a tidier and more compact plant.
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2nd release SVO 7323
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Mari's Vision 'SVO' x Pot. Angel's Fantasy 'Solar Flair' FCC/AOS)

Crazy nice flares on Mari's Vision (Blc. Mari's Song x Slc. Fire Fantasy)!  Check out the picture, as they're hard to describe. This compact-growing plant blooms twice a year. Angel's Fantasy has flared flowers are just spectacular; the FCC/AOS award says a lot about the flower qualities.  This is also a good grower and flowers twice a year. What a great combination for amazing flaring on compact plants that will flower twice a year.
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SVO 7358
Eplc. NEW HYBRID (Epc. Kyoguchi 'Peter's Pick' x Lc. Florence Lin 'Diamond Orchids' AM/AOS)

This is a great novelty hybrid.  Kyoguchi (Enc. aromatica x Gur. aurantiaca) has branched inflorescences bearing many yellow flowers that are highly fragrant.  Florence Lin (C. tigrina x L. milleri) has dark red flowers and a crimson-red lip; it can hold up to 19 flowers on a single stem!  These will have many red to orange flowers, and although it's hard to predict fragrance, I expect there to be a notable amount. These will be easy to grow and bloom, and should make nice specimen plants.
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2nd release SVO 7376
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS x Slc. Angel Fantasy 'Solar Flare' FCC/AOS)

Guess What (Blc. Waikiki Gold x Lc. Trick or Treat) blooms with 7-8 long-lasting vibrant yellow-orange flowers held high on a strong stem.  Angel's Fantasy is particularly nice.  The flared flowers are just spectacular, and the FCC/AOS award is a testament to flower quality.  It also blooms twice a year.  There is a good opportunity here for 5-6, well-supported yellow flowers with red flares. I can't wait for these to start blooming!
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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.

2nd release SVO 6847
C. NEW HYBRID (C. Loddiglossa var. coerulea 'SVO' x C. Leoloddiglossa 'SVO Speckled Blue' FCC/AOS)

Here we are crossing the very best Leoloddiglossa back to its parent, Loddiglossa, which will reinforce 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.  Plants will carry 15 or more light blue flowers with darker blue spotting.  Very collectable!!!
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SVO 6898
C. NEW HYBRID (C. Mark Jones 'SVO' HCC/AOS x C. Chocolate Drop 'SVO' AM/AOS)

Mark Jones has been an excellent breeder for spotted flowers, imparting excellent shape, bold spots and vigorous growth to its offspring. In this cross, I think most of the spotting will be lost; however; I believe that its excellent flower shape will dominate. Chocolate Drop will add color, high flower count, a shiny/waxy texture and fragrance.  This is a summer blooming bifoliate Cattleya, which will produce big heads of fragrant, waxy red flowers held high above the foliage.  This is a great plant to fill that 'slow' time of the year for Cattleya flowers. I liked the idea of this cross so much I made it twice!  SVO 7188 is the exact same hybrid.
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2nd release SVO 6900
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Sunspot 'Sandy' AM/AOS x Slc. Katherine Clarkson 'SVO' HCC/AOS)

This cross will produce well-formed yellow flowers with red spots and flat crimson-red lips. Sunspots (C. Mark Jones x Blc. SunCoast Sunspots) is a very successful hybrid, with large flower size, good color and excellent spots. Katherine Clarkson (C. Mark Jones x Slc. Jungle Gem) was the first grex with really nice, large yellow flowers and red spots on a compact plant. Mark Jones appears in the background of both parents and has some of the widest petals of any spotted hybrid. I am counting on this influence to widen the petals in this grex. Great color is assured, as both SunCoast Sunspots and Jungle Gem have plenty of vibrant yellow. Plants will mature at 10” tall and start flowering in 3” pots. This cross has so much potential that I made it twice.  See SVO 7183.
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2nd release SVO 6986
Blc. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Waianae Leopard 'Chin Hua' HCC/AOS x Lc. Jalapa 'SVO' Select' 4n)

This is a new style of breeding for red flowers with darker red spots and red lips. Waianae Leopard is a well-known breeder of spotted flowers. This cross was made with a a tetraploid (4n) Jalapa (L. milleri x C. leopoldii), which blooms with 9-12 solid red flowers with dark spots on a sturdy upright stem.  This breeding is designed to develop compact plants influenced by L. milleri and have dark red flowers with red spots derived from the influence of leopoldii and Waianae Leopard.  Strong stems will hold 10 or more flowers.
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SVO 7121      
C. NEW HYBRID (C. Landate 'SVO 4n' x C. Comets Tail 'SVO 4n')

How cool is this cross?   Here is a very advanced spotted bifoliate Cattleya grex and, as far as I know, a first in this type in breeding. The combination of Landate (C. leopoldii x C. aclandiae) and Comets Tail (C. Landate x C. aclandiae) will result in flowers that look like C. aclandiae on steroids!  For all you collectors, this is a must have. Very Limited
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SVO 7158
C. Landate 4n (C. leopoldii 'SVO Dark Wonder' 4n x C. aclandiae 'Kathleen III' 4n AM/AOS)

This is a rare opportunity to acquire a 4n Landate!  Both parents are 4n, and their offspring will be 4n as well. The cultivars used here are highly selected, each spectacular in its own right.  It's hard to imagine a better set of parents for a super C. Landate.
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SVO 7162      
C. NEW HYBRID (C. leopoldii v. coerulea 'Kathleen' JC/AOS x C. Pittiae v. coerulea 'SVO Best')

This is a great pairing, as it combines the coerulea color form of Pittiae (C. loddigesii x C. schilleriana) with the high flower count of leopoldii.  These are going to be coerulea flowers with blue spots, and the lip will be dark blue with a contrasting yellow throat.  The strong stems will display 10-15 well-arranged flowers.  Plant size will be a very manageable 12” tall when mature. This is a very collectable hybrid - I can hardly wait to see these bloom.
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SVO 7183      
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Sunspot 'Sandy' AM/AOS x Slc. Katherine Clarkson 'SVO' HCC/AOS)

This cross will produce well-formed yellow flowers with red spots and flat crimson-red lips. Sunspots (C. Mark Jones x Blc. SunCoast Sunspots) is a very successful hybrid, with large flower size, good color and excellent spots. Katherine Clarkson (C. Mark Jones x Slc. Jungle Gem) was the first grex with really nice, large yellow flowers and red spots on a compact plant. Mark Jones appears in the background of both parents and has some of the widest petals of any spotted hybrid. I am counting on this influence to widen the petals in this grex. Great color is assured, as both SunCoast Sunspots and Jungle Gem have plenty of vibrant yellow. Plants will mature at 10” tall and start flowering in 3” pots. This cross has so much potential that I made it twice.  See SVO 6900.
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SVO 7188      
C. NEW HYBRID (C. Mark Jones 'SVO' HCC/AOS x C. Chocolate Drop 'SVO' AM/AOS)

Mark Jones has been an excellent breeder for spotted flowers, imparting excellent shape, bold spots and vigorous growth to its offspring. In this cross, I think most of the spotting will be lost; however; I believe that its excellent flower shape will dominate. Chocolate Drop will add color, high flower count, a shiny/waxy texture and fragrance.  This is a summer blooming bifoliate Cattleya, which will produce big heads of fragrant, waxy red flowers held high above the foliage.  This is a great plant to fill that 'slow' time of the year for Cattleya flowers. I liked the idea of this cross so much I made it twice!  SVO 6898 is the exact same hybrid.
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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 6259      
Sl. Minipet (Sl. Orpetii 'Kathleen' AM/AOS x 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, which will create excellent flower form.  Orpetii is a primary hybrid (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% Sophronitis and 25% Laelia.  These look like super good Soph. coccineas and are proving to have larger flowers than the original cross.  As a bonus, the plants are much easier to grow and bloom than either parent.
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SVO 6919
Slc. Angel's Fantasy (Slc. Bright Angel 'Red Knight' x Slc. Fire Fantasy 'H&R')

An exceptional remake of a very nice mini-Catt is offered here. These will mostly be red flowers with yellow flares, carried 2-3 per inflorescence.  Check out a picture from the first batch!   Picture      
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SVO 6927      
Slc. NEW HYBRID (Slc. Love Fresh 'Peter' x Lc. Dennis Olivas 'The Best' AM/AOS)

Love Fresh (Sc. Beaufort x L. briegeri) is a very cute mini-Catt with shapely bright yellow flowers and red lips.  These small plants form tight clumps of pseudobulbs and have a small footprint. The big clusters of star-shaped flowers produced by Dennis Olivas (Trick or Treat x Penny Kuroda) are spectacular; their yellow blooms with red flares really command attention.  Breeding down large plant size while keeping good flower attributes can be challenging, but that's the expectation with this cross.  Love Fresh will transmit reduced plant size and compact growth habit, and will reinforce flower color and stem strength. Dennis Olivas will add good flower count, color and stem strength.  Expect very cute, small-growing plants with showy flowers.
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SVO 6963      
Slc. NEW HYBRID (Slc. Mem. Trudi Marsh 'Sun Flare' x Slc. Sunrise Fantasy 'Diamond Orchids' AM/AOS)

Memoria Trudi Marsh (Tangerine Jewel x Cosmic Delite) is only 4” tall, and the 2.5” flowers are yellow/orange with interesting flaring on the petals. This hybrid flowers twice a year and has long-lived blooms. Sunrise Fantasy (Sl. Pole-star x Slc. Fire Fantasy) has red flowers with bright yellow flares on the petals, and the upright stems hold 3-4 flowers above the foliage.  Both of these mini-Catts have eye-catching flower color. Here we are breeding to develop a more dramatic style of petal flaring that I am calling “Candy Stripe,” as the red veins are highlighted by a yellow background. Very novel new breeding.
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SVO 6965
Slc. NEW HYBRID (Slc. Angel's Dream 'SVO' HCC/AOS x Slc. Mem. Trudi Marsh 'Sun Flair')

I really like red flowers with yellow flares on the petals, and Angel's Dream (Lc. Mari's Song x Slc. Bright Angel) is one of the very best with this color combination.  In C. intermedia v. aquinii hybrids like this, the lip color is expressed on the petals, and this pattern is easily seen in Angel's Dream.  Another example of this phenomenon can be seen in SVO 6955.  Memoria Trudi Marsh (Tangerine Jewel x Cosmic Delite) is a true mini-Catt, standing only 4” tall.  The 2.5” flowers are yellow/orange and have interesting flaring on the petals.  Both of these parents flower twice a year and have long-lived blooms.  Mem. Trudi Marsh will reduce plant size and assure dramatic coloring and flaring of the petals.  The first two to bloom were very nice. Picture , 2
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SVO 7009
Sc. New Year's Gift (Sc. Batemaniana 'Betty' 4nx Sc. Beaufort 'Big Circle' 4n)

Here is another example of “Candy Stripe” breeding to develop a dramatic style of petal flaring where the red veins are highlighted by a yellow background.  In this hybrid, Batemaniana (Soph. coccinea x C. intermedia v aquinii) will be responsible for the “Candy Stripe” look.  The cultivar 'Betty' is a rare tetraploid (4n) variety that was imported from Australia.  Beaufort (Soph. coccinea x C. luteola) is the most influential parent in Mini and Compact Cattleya breeding, with 265 first-generation offspring and more than 1400 progeny!!  It is dominant for flower shape and diminutive plant stature. This cross was not easy to make, as 'Betty' is reluctant to hold form a capsule. We persevered, and after several attempts, here is the result. I have high expectations for this cross, with many flowers exhibiting the desired “Candy Stripe” pattern, though some will have red veins on coral-colored petals. The blooms will be well rounded, due to the considerable influence from Soph. coccinea, and that same influence will limit flower count to 1-2 per inflorescence.
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SVO 7028      
Slc. Lucky Chance (Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOSx Sc. Beaufort 'Luna Rousse')

Almost a mini-catt, with plants maturing at 7” tall, Lucky Chance is a little too big to fit into this the category.  So they are basically large mini-catts.  The attractive well-shaped yellow flowers have bright red lips and are held just above the foliage. These will flower well in 3” pots and mature in 4” pots.
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2nd release SVO 7034      
Pot. Pure Love (Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS x Slc. Seagulls Apricot 'Majestic')

This cross was first made by SVO in 2000.  It's amazing to think that was 19 years ago!  I still have 3-4 cultivars from those original plants, and they have proven themselves to be reliable growers and bloomers. These qualities were an important motivation to make this cross again.  This pairing also produced what I call a 'High Average of Quality'-  every plant that bloomed had good to excellent flower shape, color and growth habit. Truly a winning combination!   Pictures from the original cross Picture, 2, 3
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SVO 7036
Slc. NEW HYBRID (Slc. Angel's Fantasy 'Solar Flare' FCC/AOS x Sc. Beaufort 'Hartford's Elwood' AM/AOS)

Angel's Fantasy is particularly nice.  The flowers are just spectacular, and the FCC/AOS award to 'Solar Flare' says a lot about flower quality.  This plant is also a good grower and flowers twice a year. Beaufort has a long history of breeding excellent mini-catts and is one of the most important mini breeders, as it produces reliably high-quality offspring.  The flowers of this cross will have excellent round shape in yellow sunset colors, many with dark red flares.  These will bloom in 3” pots twice a year.  Everyone has space for one of these! First plant to bloom - super nice!   Picture
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2nd release SVO 7129      
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Slc. Cosmic Delite 'SVO' HCC/AOS x Pot. Louise Clarke 'Outstanding')

Cosmic Delite (Slc. Bright Angel x Sc. Batemaniana) is a mini-catt with amazing flower color - yellow with a bold red overlay of red flaring. Pot. Louise Clarke (Slc. Golden Circle x Pot. Rubescence) is named after my mother, and 'Outstanding' has an amazing flower with flat, wide petals, true red color, and excellent lip shape.  To top it off, this cultivar is easy to bloom - everything a mother's namesake should be.  This is a mini-catt on the larger end of the scale. The flowers will come in two color possibilities.  About ½ will be of excellent shape in solid red, and the other ½ will also be well-shaped, but the red flowers will have yellow flares and red veins on the petals. This style of breeding is what I call “Candy Stripe,” and we are just beginning to develop this new look. I am very excited about this cross - it might be the best yet.
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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 6799T    
Lc. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Love Knot v. coerulea 'SVO' HCC/AOS x C. mossiae v. coerulea 'Blue Moon Too')

Large well-formed coerulea flowers on small plants are the expectation here. Love Knot is a small plant, only 5” tall, and blooms twice a year with 2 to 3 very flat flowers that are nearly 4” across. It is an excellent grower and very showy. C. mossiae 'Blue Moon Too' has large 6.5” flowers of good shape and color.  This plant produces 4-5 blooms on strong stems in early May. I have high expectations for this cross.  Love Knot is known to flatten flower form and mossiae to give size and bloom period.  With this cross, we are looking forward to seeing 3-4 large flowers on compact, robust plants in May. This is a great and very promising cross!
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SVO 6815T
C. Gaudii f. coerulea (C. loddigesii f. coerulea 'Blue Sky' AM/AOS x C. leopoldii f. coerulea 'Kathleen' JC/AOS)

Coerulea color forms of bifoliate cattleyas are rare, and these first hybrids are turning out to be spectacular! I first offered C. Gaudii f. coerulea in 2013, and here is the description I wrote then: In the past this grex was called C. Hybrida when C. leopoldii was considered C. guttata.   This will be most desirable as they will be coerulea blue!  Bifoliate coerulea flowers are very rare and collectable with the most desirable having blue spots.  Mature plants will have heads of 10 or more blue flowers.  The first use of coerulea parents in this grex. Don't miss out on these.” Those plants sold out in just a few weeks, and it's been a long wait to produce another batch. The first plants from 2013 are now reaching maturity and blooming with strong stems of 9-11 flowers in a beautiful shade of coerulea blue with darker spotting. For this remake, the plants have been treated (T) with Oryzalin, a chemical used to convert diploids into tetraploids. I am expecting some exceptional plants from this remake! Limited supply.
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2nd release SVO 6847
C. NEW HYBRID (C. Loddiglossa var. coerulea 'SVO' x C. Leoloddiglossa 'SVO Speckled Blue' FCC/AOS)

Here we are crossing the very best Leoloddiglossa back to its parent, Loddiglossa, which will reinforce 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.  Plants will carry 15 or more light blue flowers with darker blue spotting.  Very collectable!!!
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SVO 6849
C. Becky Culver (C. Loddiglossa f. coerulea 'SVO' x C. bicolor f. coerulea 'SVO')

Loddiglossa (C. loddigesii x C. amethystoglossa) is the parent of several very successful blue spotted hybrids.  It blooms with 15+ flowers in light coerulea blue with a few fine blue spots.  The addition of bicolor will broaden the lip and deepen the color.  Flowers will be light coerulea with darker coerulea blue lips, and a few may even have green flowers and blue lips.  These are growing really well and seem to be very vigorous.
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2nd release SVO 6932
Lc. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Floralia's Azul 'Sandra' AM/AOS x Lc. Indigo Love 'Blue Friday')

One of the most interesting cattleya colors is coerulea. At SVO, we have come a long way in developing coerulea cattleyas and selecting for compact plants that will bloom in 3” to 4” pots.  Floralia's Azul has a beautifully-formed flower that shows the influence of C. walkeriana, with wide petals and a broad open lip exposing the column.C. Indigo Love (Indigo Dawn x Love Knot) is a short, compact grower with 2-3 large flowers in a nice coerulea color with a dark slate-blue lip.  This flower is very impressive and should 'up the game' in blue breeding. What do we expect from this cross? Improving flower size to 5-6” across while keeping plant size down, to bloom in 4” pots.  Of course, flowers will be coerulea with contrasting darker blue lips. This has great potential!
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2nd release SVO 6967
Lc. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Indigo Love 'Blue Friday' x Lc. Lake Tahoe 'SVO' HCC/AOS)

Indigo Love (Indigo Dawn x Love Knot) is a short, compact grower with 2-3 surprisingly large flowers in a nice coerulea color with a dark slate-blue lip. Lake Tahoe (Lc. Floraila's Azul x L. sincorana) is a very compact growing plant that is free flowering, producing blooms several tine a year.  Flower color is a very attractive shade of coerulea. These are going to bloom on small plants barely 6” tall, producing big flowers in shades of coerulea with beautiful darker blue lips.
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2nd release SVO 6968
Lc. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Indigo Love 'Blue Friday' x Lc. Sierra Skies 'Leone')

Indigo Love (Indigo Dawn x Love Knot) is a short, compact grower with 2-3 surprisingly large flowers in a nice coerulea color with a dark slate-blue lip.Sierra Skies has C. mossiae v. coerulea as a parent, assuring good form and size.  It is also an excellent grower and bloomer, often flowering 2 or 3 times a year with 4-5 well-presented blooms. Here we are breeding for 3-4 well-held flowers produced twice each year on modest-sized plants that mature at 8-10” tall
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2nd release SVO 6975
Lc. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Blue Design 'Huge Blue' x Lc. Sierra Skies 'Leone')

Blue Design (Lc. Cornelia x Lc. Tahoe Rose) has 6” flowers produced 2-3 at a time on strong stems, with great overall color and a very dark blue lip. Sierra Skies has C. mossiae v. coerulea as a parent, assuring good form and size.  It is also an excellent grower and bloomer, often flowering 2 or 3 times a year with 4-5 well-presented blooms. The expectation here is for 3-4 big 5” flowers with good coerulea color and dark blue lips on sturdy stems.  Plants will be compact, maturing at 8-9” tall.
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SVO 7162      
C. NEW HYBRID (C. leopoldii v. coerulea 'Kathleen' JC/AOS x C. Pittiae v. coerulea 'SVO Best')

This is a great pairing, as it combines the coerulea color form of Pittiae (C. loddigesii x C. schilleriana) with the high flower count of leopoldii.  These are going to be coerulea flowers with blue spots, and the lip will be dark blue with a contrasting yellow throat.  The strong stems will display 10-15 well-arranged flowers.  Plant size will be a very manageable 12” tall when mature. This is a very collectable hybrid - I can hardly wait to see these bloom.
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SVO 7369
Lc. Millie Perner (L. anceps f. veitchiana 'Elizabeth's Eyes' AM/AOS x Lc. Love Knot f. coerulea 'SVO' HCC/AOS)

Considered to be one of the better forma veitchiana, L. anceps 'Elizabeth's Eyes' has excellent color and form, and is a robust grower.  Love Knot (C. walkeriana x L. sincorana) has flat flowers, great color and blooms twice a year, all on a plant 6” tall!  These will bloom with 3-4, flat, coerulea flowers on 12-16” long stems.  Expect lots of charm from the L. anceps, great shape from the Love Knot, and color from both parents.
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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.

2nd release SVO 6854
C. violacea v. flamea (C. violacea v. flamea 'SVO' x C. violacea v. flamea 'Icabaru' AM/AOS)

Just about the most beautiful color form of C. violacea, these will have pure white flowers, bold magenta flares on the petals and a bright magenta lip.  In the past, these have been very expensive.  I believe orchids should be affordable.  C. violacea likes drier conditions and warm nights during winter, with 60-65 degrees as the minimum for good results.  Nice, vigorous plants.
3” pots

2nd release SVO 6857T    
L. anceps (L. anceps 'SanBar Super Splash' AM/AOS x L. anceps v. roeblingiana 'Disciplinata' HCC/AOS)

A cross between two outstanding parents!  Protocorms were treated (T) in the lab with Oryzalin to produce tetraploid (4n) offspring.  The best of these will be very valuable.
3” pots

2nd release SVO 6859      
L. anceps (L. anceps v. roeblingiana 'Disciplinata' HCC/AOS x L. anceps v. roeblingiana 'Anita and Jerry')

This is second-generation v. roeblingiana breeding, with both parents showing the classic markings.  A highly collectable color form of this desirable species.
3” pots

2nd release SVO 6862 T   
L. anceps (L. anceps v. roeblingiana 'Disciplinata' HCC/AOS x L. anceps v. alba 'Alba Conner')

While on a speaking tour in Mexico I heard of an amazing hybrid over a fabulous chili relleno dinner. As the story goes, a cross was made between an L. anceps v. alba and a v. roeblingiana, and the offspring came out white with purple flecks! That sounded so amazing I made the cross myself, and here it is. The protocorms were treated (T) in the lab in an effort to produce 4n plants.
3” pots $22

SVO 6863
L. anceps (L. anceps 'Disciplinata' HCC/AOS x L. anceps v. alba 'Alba Conner')

Same cross as SVO 6862 but not treated with colchicine.
3” pots

SVO 6918      
Psh. cochleata (Psh. cochleata 'Pepe' x self)

This plant has an interesting provenance. It was collected over 70 years ago in the hills above the town of Suchilquitongo in Oaxaca, Mexico, by a young man (at that time) whose responsibility was to pasture the family's goats and cow.  After several seasons on the job he began to notice the native orchids flowering in the trees and selected this plant as the best he had seen. He brought it down from the hills and placed it on a tree in his yard.  Over the years, this plant grew into a huge specimen, and one of my longtime workers, Pepe, asked the now-old man for a division.  This plant bloom with 11-13 flowers open at one time, far more than the usual 4-6 that are typical for this species.  The high flower count makes a great show!  This plant grows well and has long-lasting flowers, blooming for months at a time. It is an excellent beginner's plant, commonly known as the “cockleshell orchid.”
3” pots

2nd release SVO 6923
C. amethystoglossa (C. amethystoglossa 'SVO' 4n x self)

This is a particularly nice cultivar!  The petal width is impressive, resulting in flowers with a very full shape. The color of the lip is a dark amethyst that wraps completely around, giving it an 'orlata' look not often seen in this species but very attractive and distinctive. This plant is a tetraploid, and a selfing will produce tetraploid offspring. Tall-growing plants that flower in March.
3” pots

SVO 7002      
C. trianae (C. trianae 'Newberry' x C. trianae 'Cashens' FCC/AOS)

These are two exceptional cultivars, with excellent floral characteristics: superb petal width, beautiful lips, rich color, heavy substance and good plant vigor.  This is a great pairing, and excellent progeny are expected.
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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 5589
Smblc. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Issy SVO' HCC/AOS x Schom. schultzei 'Old Sherry' )

There's no question: these will be large, robust plants. Issy (L. tenebrosa x C. leopoldii) stands 28” tall, producing 5-7 huge 7” bronze flowers with red lips on very strong stems.  Schom. schultzei 'Old Sherry' is 20” tall with a 4' long inflorescence carrying 15-20 dark, waxy, wine red flowers.  If you have the space for these, they are going to be crazy-magnificent in flower!  Mature plants will have strong stems with extra large deep burgundy-red flowers and bright red lips. These will be great outdoor growers in frost-free areas or up high in the greenhouse with plenty of light. Very Limited
3” pots

2nd release SVO 6945
Pot. Mem. Mario Lanza (C. Chocolate Drop 'SVO' AM/AOS x Pot. Carolina Splendor 'Aztec II' AM/AOS)

This type of breeding gives excellent results, as evidenced by multiple awards to the original grex made by Ken Griffith at Lenette Greenhouses.  This remake incorporates Chocolate Drop 'SVO,' which is of the highest quality, and Carolina Splendor, with its large wine-red flowers of superb shape and form.  These will bloom in rich reds to deep, dark oxblood red tones with 4 to 7 flowers held above the foliage.  Expect these to be spectacular when they flower in October and November.
3” pots

2nd release SVO 6982
Pot. Bobbie Sparkle (Slc. Golden Wax 'Lone Star II' HCC/AOS x Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS)

Golden Wax (C. Chocolate Drop x Slc. Kauai Starbright ) is a very productive bloomer, with big heads of 15 + waxy yellow flowers. Guess What (Lc. Trick or Treat x Blc. Waikiki Gold) has flowers that last two months or more!  The blossoms are bright golden yellow, and the 8-9 flowers are supported well on strong stems.  This cross is all about a big show of bright yellow flowers in February and March.  Plants will be spectacular when mature. Very Limited
3” pots

2nd release SVO 7010
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Twenty-four Carat 'Lea' AM/AOS x Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS)

Each of these parents can breed for solid or “concolor” flowers. Twenty-four Carat (Pot. Lemon Tree x Blc. Yellow Imp) blooms with 5-6 large well-presented flowers in a pure, vibrant, solid yellow. Guess What (Blc. Waikiki Gold x Lc. Trick or Treat) blooms with 7-8 vivid yellow-orange flowers held high on a strong stem.  This pairing will produce 6-8 intensely-colored flowers in yellow and orange-yellow on strong stems - very showy!
3” pots

SVO 7012      
Lc. Trick or Treat (Lc. Trick or Treat 'SVO' 4n x Lc. Trick or Treat 'Orange Magic' AM/AOS)

With the recent uptick in the use of Trick or Treat as a parent there are more and more requests for this excellent hybrid. Here is a sib cross between two fine cultivars. 'SVO' has exceptionally bright orange color, and 'Orange Magic' has a very high flower count, and its flower color is a deeper orange with just a hint of red.  These will bloom with big heads of starry orange flowers on tall, robust, and easy to grow plants.  Marvelous show plants in spring.
3” pots

2nd release SVO 7013
Lc. Naranja en Flor (Lc. Trick of 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.”  Over the years, I have been impressed by the breeding qualities of both Trick or Treat and Spring Fires, and I am very confident that these will turn out great!  Plants will have strong stems holding 10-15 or more starry red to orange flowers above the foliage in March.  Mature plants will be 14-16” tall and produce a spectacular display. 
3” pots

2nd release SVO 7091
Blc. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Carolina Orange D'or 'Lenette' AM/AOS x Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette #1')

The flowers of Carolina Orange D'or are magnificent, with excellent orange color, full shape and 7-9 per stem. making a spectacular show. Spring Fires has strong upright stems carrying 5-9 red flowers with darker red lips.  Both of these are excellent parents, with dominance for color, strong stems and flower count.  With this cross, expect extra robust plants displaying nice heads of 5-7 flowers in orange to burnt orange/red. These are great for March flowers and will become fantastic show plants.
3” pots

SVO 7100
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Orange Tower 'Orange Glow' x Blc. Carolina Orange D'or 'Lenette #2' AM/AOS)

There is nothing like big heads of orange flowers in spring. Orange Tower (Slc. Wasp Nest x Pot. Love Passion) has intensely-colored orange blooms held high on tall stems. The flowers of Carolina Orange D'or are magnificent, with excellent orange color and full shape.  With 7-9 blooms per stem, these make a spectacular show.  Lots of well-displayed pure orange flowers with this cross
3” pots

SVO 7101      
Blc. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Carolina Orange D'or 'Lenette #2" AM/AOS x Lc. Trick or Treat 'SVO' 4n)

The full-shaped, orange flowers of Carolina Orange D'or are magnificent, and the 7-9 bloomsper stem produce a spectacular display.   Trick or Treat 'SVO' blooms with many bright orange flowers, about as orange as you can yet. Here we combine the excellent shape of Carolina Orange D'or and the high flower count of Trick or Treat, and the results should be lots of shapely orange flowers.
3” pots

2nd release SVO 7114
Lc. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Tropical Rainbow 'Montclair' x Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette #1')

Tropical Rainbow (Lc. Commander x Lc. Tropic Glow) has flowers with a red/rose color, and the lip has a nice bright yellow area centrally.  Plants produce up to 9 flowers, held high.Spring Fires (Lc. Fires of Spring x Lc. Fire Island) has strong upright stems carrying 5-9 red flowers with darker red lips.  It has proven to be an excellent parent, with dominance for color, strong stems and bloom period.  I have been motivated to make these types of hybrids lately, as you can tell from similar crosses in this list. There is something captivating about plants with big heads of red flowers well above the foliage. 
3” pots

SVO 7117
Blc. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Carolina Orange D'or 'Lenette #2" AM/AOS x Lc. Tropical Sunset 'Oceans Heaven')

We are always looking for opportunities to make breakthrough crosses, and trying a few crosses outside the normal boundaries sometimes delivers good results. Over the years, we have admired the individual qualities of both of these parents as well as the excellent progeny that both have produced. The flowers of Carolina Orange D'or (Blc. Carolina Golden D'Or x Blc. Malworth D'Or) are magnificent, with excellent orange color, full shape and 7-9 blooms per stem, making a spectacular show. Tropical Sunset (C. Horace x Lc. Tropic Glow) has very showy, large orange flowers with full, dark red lips, well-presented on a strong inflorescence.  Simply put, this is an excellent hybrid!  The expectation is for large orange flowers with wide, well-rounded petals, and red lips that will look fantastic against the orange. Strong stems will hold 5-7 flowers above the foliage.  Orange flowers with red lips are not often seen, and this might just be the perfect pairing!
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