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Flares and Splashes

Flared petals really brighten up a flower and they add the “WOW” factor! Today we have developed wonderful flower forms and an amazing variety of colors. Most of these new hybrids are bred to carry the flowers well on strong stems, that don’t need staking and have compact plant sizes that will bloom in 4”-5” pots.

You will see there are several breeding plants being used extensively: Lc. Mari’s Song, Lc. Hsinying Excell, Pot. Burana Angel, Blc. Horizon Flight, and Lc. Mem. Robert Strait. These five have been proven as reliable parents. This offering will result in a wide range of flares and splashes. Through carful breeding there has been a nice improvement in flatter flower forms, plant habit and strong stems .

 

SVO 1300

(Pot. Burana Angel ‘1st’ x Pot. Martha Clarke ‘First’ )

Burana Angel (Pot. Burana Beauty x Slc. Bright Angel) the ‘1st’ cultivar is a red flower with an unusual darker red flare and heavy substance. Martha Clarke (Blc. Love Sound x Slc. Circle of Life) has the good qualities in a compact Cattleya; great color, shape, arrangement and plant habit. Expect this to produce full shaped flowers in clusters of orange-reds, many flared dark red. Compact grower 3” pots .

SVO 1313

Blc. Love and Fame (Lc. Fame ‘N Glory ‘Arch-type’ x Blc. Love Sound ‘Dogashima’ AM/AOS )

Due to popular demand, I have re-made this cross. Fame ‘N Glory (Lc. Gila Wilderness x Trick or Treat) produces beautiful orange flowers with dark red flares. Love Sound (Blc. Bouton D’Or x L. briegeri) has well shaped, clear yellow flowers on strong spikes, and is a proven breeder with many successful hybrids to its credit. The previous cross bloomed with yellow-orange flowers and dark red flares on the petals and sepals. Good strong spikes carrying 4-7 flowers. Compact grower 3” pots.

SVO 1363

(Lc. Mini Song 'SVO'x Lc. Garrett Collins 'SVO' )

This cross is easy to grow and bloom. Full shaped dark purples with showy dark flares. Expect flowers twice a year. Mini Song (Lc. Mini Purple x Blc. Mari’s Song) a fast growing, well shaped dark lavender flower and flaring. The Garrett Collins (C. Little Dipper x Lc. Mini Purple) is a flat, dark purple flower with darker flare. Compact grower 3” pots.

SVO 1466

(Lctna. Sacramento Splash ‘SVO’ x (Lc. Tokyo Magic x Slc. Dream Cloud) ‘SVO')

Sacramento Splash (C. Little Dipper x Lctna. Peggy San) is an exceptional grex it has 14 AOS awards due to its excellent shape and symmetrical flaring. The (Tokyo Magic x Dream Cloud) is a compact plant, good stem and great color. These will bloom on small plants, with well shaped, lavender flared flowers. Really cute and will flower easily. Compact plants 3” pots.

SVO 1490

(Sc. Batemanniana 'Betty' 4n x Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS)

Batemanniana (C. intermedia v. aquinii x Soph. coccinea) ‘Betty’ came from Australia and is a tetraploid, it blooms with striking red and yellow flared flowers. Love Sound (Blc. Bouton D’Or x L. briegeri) carries clusters of well shaped, clear yellow flowers on strong spikes; it is a proven breeder with many successful hybrids to its credit. The expectation is for flowers with a bright yellow base color overlaid with brilliant red markings on good stems. Compact growing 3” pots .

SVO 1493

(Lc. Tropical Song 'Samba'x Lc. Mari's Magic 'SVO Splash')

Tropical Song (Lc. Tropic Glow x Lc. Mari’s Song) carries its flared purple and light lavender flowers on good stems. Mari’s Magic (Lc. Tokyo Magic x Lc. Mari’s Song) has white petals with red and yellow flares produced on good stems. The doubling up on the Lc. Mari’s Song will assure that these will be flared flowers. Expect good shape and color. 3” pots.

SVO 1549

Blc. Laughing Boy (Blc. Laughing Boy 'Golden Boy' x Blc. Laughing Boy 'Red Wings')

While I was trying to think up a name for the cross, my son was laughing, thus the name, Laughing Boy (Lc. Denis Olivas x Blc. Love Sound) they produce a charming cluster of 7-9 bright yellow flowers with red petal tips. Sibling crosses reinforce the good qualities and bring out the color variations. Very popular, compact growing plants 3” pots .

SVO 1569

(Blc. Laughing Boy 'Jokers Wild' x Pot. Martha Clarke ‘First Love’)

Laughing Boy (Lc. Denis Olivas x Blc. Love Sound) a charming cluster of 7-9 bright yellow flowers with red petal tips. Here, Laughing Boy will add its dominant genes for color, stem and flower count to Martha Clarke (Blc. Love Sound x Slc. Circle of Life) a compact Cattleya with great color, shape, and plant habit. The expectation is for shapely, well held clusters of orange and red flared flowers. A compact grower 3” pots.

SVO 1582

(C. intermedia v. aquinii 'SVO' HCC/AOS x Lc. Carmela's Tropical Beauty 'SVO' AM/AOS)

The C. intermedia v. aquinii used here is very flat flower of excellent quality. Carmela’s Tropical Beauty (Lc. Mem. Robert Strait x Lc. Aloha Case) is beautiful with its wide lavender petals and dark spade lip the blooms are reminiscent of a huge C. walkeriana. I expect these to produce 3-5, large flowers, with many producing flared petals with dark purple splashes. Expect a surprisingly large flower on a compact plant. 3” pots .

SVO 1584

(Slc. Angel's Dream 'SVO' HCC/AOS x Pot. Burana Angel '1st’)

Angel’s Dream (Lc. Mari’s Song x Slc. Bright Angel) produces 2-3, spectacular, 3”, red flowers with dark yellow flaring. Burana Angel Pot. Burana Beauty x Slc. Bright Angel) the ‘1st’ cultivar is very nice with a unique dark red flare. Lots of potential here for 3-4 flowers in deep red shades and brightly colored flared petals. Compact growing 3” pots .

SVO 1600

(Pot. Golden Circle 'OPRL' x Slc. Angel Eye's 'SVO II’ AM/AOS) First Bloom Photo Second Bloom Photo Third Bloom Photo

Golden Circle (Slc. Circle of Life x Blc. Goldenzelle) is a well formed flower with over lapping petals, the varietal name ‘OPRL’ is for the flowers, Orange Petals and Red Lip. Angel Eyes (C. Little Dipper x Slc. Bright Angel) is a beautiful orange-yellow flower with dark red flares. These will be flowers of excellent rounded form, orange-yellow color and some with yellow flares. This is a superb cross with excellent potential. Compact growing 3” pots .

SVO 1604

Blc. Picotee Passion (Blc. Horizon Flight 'Happy Landing' JC/ AOS x L. anceps 'White Marble' )

Horizon Flight (C. intermedia x Blc. Butter Cup) has produced many fine hybrids and Picotee Passion is one of them. Horizon Flight will be dominant for its full shape. The anceps is white with heavy substance and excellent form. Expect 4-6 flowers on strong stems; flowers will have picotees and splashes in yellow and lavender. This is a superb hybrid, not to be missed. Limited 3” pots .

SVO 1606

(Blc. Picotee Passion 'Sunny Day' x Blc. Izumi Charm 'SVO’ AM/AOS)

Picotee Passion (Blc. Horizon Flight x L. anceps) blooms with up to 5, beautiful light yellow flowers with darker yellow flares and picotees on a strong stem. Izumi Charm (Blc. Love Sound x Lc. Melody Fair) has large, lovely light yellow flowers of excellent shape that display themselves well. Strong upright stems carrying 4-6, showy yellow flowers a few will have darker yellow flares and picotees, lips red. 3” pots .

SVO 1617

(Blc. Izumi Charm 'SVO’ AM/AOS x Lc. Hsinying Excell 'DG' HCC/AOS)

Izumi Charm (Blc. Love Sound x Lc. Melody Fair) is a large, lovely, light yellow flower of excellent shape that displays well. Hsinying Excell (Lc. Excellescombe x L. briegeri) produce nice stems of well formed, light lavender flowers with darker purple flares and yellow in the lip. I expect Hsinying Excell to be a great breeder like Blc. Love Sound and Lc. Tokyo Magic. These should produce full formed flowers in white to light lavenders with some flared dark lavender. These will also have nice, upright inflorescences carrying 5-7 flowers. Compact growing. 3” pots.

SVO 1626

(Lc. Hsinying Excell 'DG' HCC/AOS x C. Hamana Betty 'Merienda Lane' AM/AOS)

Hsinying Excell (Lc. Excellescombe x L. briegeri) produce nice stems of well formed, light lavender flowers with darker purple flares and yellow in the lip. I expect Hsinying Excell to be a great breeder as you can see by the frequency of its use. Hamana Betty (C. Interglossa x C. Angelwalker) pure white flowers with wide petals and intense dark purple flares. These have all the potential to bloom with full shaped flowers, wide segments and deep purple flares on great stems. Very nice, compact plants 3” pots .

SVO 1630

(Lc. Hsinying Excell 'DG' HCC/AOS x Otr. Fiesta Flare 'SVO II')

Hsinying Excell (Lc. Excellescombe x L. briegeri) produces nice stems of 5-7, well formed, light lavender flowers with darker purple flares. I expect Hsinying Excell to be a great breeder. Fiesta Flare (Ctna. Capri x Blc. Love Sound) has 6 light lavender flowers with yellow flares all produced on a sturdy stem. Expect 5-7 flowers with rounded petals in lavender shades sometimes with darker flares. Compact growing plants 3” pots .

SVO 1631

(Lc. Hsinying Excell 'DG' HCC/AOS x Pot. Pure Love 'Outstanding Red')

Hsinying Excell (Lc. Excellescombe x L. briegeri) produces nice stems of 5-7, well formed, light lavender flowers with darker purple flares and yellow in the lip. I expect Hsinying Excell to be a great breeder. Pure Love (Slc. Seagulls Apricot x Blc. Love Sound) has brilliant, cerise red flowers that measure 3” across with exceptionally wide petals. Looking for wide, rounded petals, flowers will be deep purple-red to light rose-lavender and many will have darker flares. Compact grower 3” pots.

SVO 1634

((Lc. Tokyo Magic x Slc. Dream Cloud) 'Heart of Gold')x Lc. Hsinying Excell 'DG')

The (Lc. Tokyo Magic x Slc. Dream Cloud) ‘Heart of Gold' is a beautiful flower with light lavender petals and a yellow center, thus the name ‘Heart of Gold’. Hsinying Excell (Lc. Excellescombe x L. briegeri) produces nice stems of 5-7 well formed light lavender flowers with darker purple flares. The expectation is for colorful flares and good stems. Nice compact grower 3” pots.

SVO 1644

(Lc. Horizon Flight 'Happy Landing' JC/AOS x Lc. Izumi Charm 'Winter Day')

Horizon Flight (C. intermedia x Blc. Butter Cup) has produced many fine hybrids, it has wonderfully full shape, light yellow flowers and red flares. Izumi Charm (Blc. Love Sound x Lc. Melody Fair) is a large, lovely light yellow flower of excellent shape that displays well. As you can see by the frequency I am using Blc. Izumi Charm, I believe it has potential as a parent. Expect 3-5 large well shaped light yellow flowers, with red flaring on the petals. 3” pots .

SVO 1646

(Blc. Picotee Passion 'SVO' AM/AOS x Lc. Mem. Robert Strait sub. var. ‘SVO’)

Picotee Passion (Blc. Horizon Flight x L. anceps) blooms with up to 5 beautiful light lavender flowers and darker picotee on a strong stem. This Mem. Robert Strait (C. walkeriana x Lc. Wayndora) is a mutation out of ‘Islanders Delight’ AM/AOS and is far superior. It has flat, full, white flowers with dark magenta flares and a fuchsia lip. Here we are looking for large flat flowers on robust inflorescences. 3” pots .

SVO 1657

(Slc. Sun Circle 'SVO' x Lc. Hsinying Excell var. ‘SVO 2')

Interesting paring here, beautifully shaped, orangey-yellow on to a stem of lavenders and purple flares. Similar breeding has produced well held yellow flowers with flares. Sun Circle (Slc. Circle of Life x Sc. Beaufort) is a round, flat yellow flower with an orange overlay. The Hsinying Excell is (Lc. Excellescombe x L. briegeri) it produces nice stems of 5-7 well formed light lavender flowers with darker purple flares and yellow in the lip. Nice compact plants 3” pots.

SVO 1680

(Lc. Hsinying Excell var. ‘SVO' x Slc. Sun Circle 'SVO ')

Reciprocal to SVO 1657. The Hsinying Excell is (Lc. Excellescombe x L. briegeri) produces nice stems of 5-7 well formed, light lavender flowers with darker purple flares and yellow in the lip. Sun Circle (Slc. Circle of Life x Sc. Beaufort) is a round, flat, yellow-orange flower with a darker orange overlay. Similar breeding has produced well held yellow flowers with flares… Nice compact plants 3” pots .

SVO 1708

(Pot. Fordyce Prelude 'Pinnacle' AM/AOS x Blc. Love and Fame ‘SVO Splash’)

Fordyce Prelude (Slc. California Apricot x Blc. Horizon Flight) yellow flowers with dark red flares of excellent shape. Love and Fame (Lc. Fame ‘N Glory x Blc. Love Sound) blooms with yellow-orange flowers and dark red flares on the petals and sepals with a good strong spikes carrying 5-7 flowers. Here I expect shapely yellow flowers with flaring on improved inflorescences. 3” pots.

SVO 1963

(Pot. Burana Angel '1st’ x Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS)

Burana Angel (Pot. Burana Beauty x Slc. Bright Angel) the ‘1st’ cultivar is a cluster of red flowers with darker red flares, heavy substance and well formed. Love Sound (Blc. Bouton D’Or x L. briegeri) has well shaped clear yellow flowers on strong spikes, and it is a proven breeder with many successful hybrids to its credit. These will bloom with yellow and red flowers with many flared. Good stems and compact plants 3” pots .

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

 

 

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