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Spotted Cattleyas

Spotted flowers have been a favorite of mine for years. Seeing those wonderful spots in the heat of summer is a spectacular sight. Today the development of spotted breeding include flowers that bloom in colors ranging from cream, yellow, pink, orange, green, and bronze. They can be speckled, spotted and blotched. The use of C. Mark Jones has improved petal width and size. While the hybrids with Lc. Jungle Elf, Slc. Jungle Gem and Blc. SunCoast Sun Spots will add their yellow color to the flowers.

An amazing variety of color, spotting and patterns are possible. These new hybrids are bred to carry the flowers well, on strong stems, and have compact plant sizes to be bloomed in 4”-5” pots.

 

SVO 1301

(Blc. Vermillion Sunset ‘Copper Nugget’ x C. Mark Jones ‘SVO’ HCC/AOS)

This has the potential for orange to bronze flowers with dark spots. Vermillion Sunset (Blc. Orange Nugget x C. aclandiae) carries 4-5, waxy, dark orange flowers with a few burgundy spots. Mark Jones (C. Caudebec x C. Fascelis) has 5-9 flowers with exceptionally wide petals covered with spots. This is a new breeding line, imagine the possibility of orange flowers with burgundy spots… 3” pots .

SVO 1415

(C. Penny Kuroda 'Spots' AM/AOS x Lc. Jungle Gem 'Very Nice’)

This is a new direction in breeding spotted yellow flowers. Penny Kuroda (C. Summer Snow x C. guttata) produces big heads of spotted and flared flowers. Jungle Gem (Slc. Precious Stones x Lc. Jungle Elf) dark yellow flowers covered with burgundy spots is a proven parent. These will be yellow flowers with spots, some possibly flared red. Penny Kuroda will improve the size and width of the petals. Interesting breeding line. 3” pots .

SVO 1428

C. Brabantiae (C. loddigesii v. coerulea 'Blue Sky’ AM/AOS x C. aclandiae v. coerulea ‘Blue Sky’ HCC/AOS)

The first Brabantiae made with coerulea parents. This loddigesii is the famous ‘Blue Sky’ AM/AOS a solid medium coerulea with a bright yellow throat. The aclandiae v. coerulea is considered very rare with its dark blue lip. We are hoping for light blue flowers, lips a darker blue with a touch of yellow, possibly some spots. The blue flowered forms will be very collectable. Some will flower pink 3” pots .

SVO 1430

(C. Mark Jones 'SVO' HCC/AOS x Blc. SunCoast Sunspots ‘SVO’ AM/AOS ) First bloom seedling - Pic 2.

Mark Jones (C. Caudebec x C. Fascelis) has unusually wide petals for a spotted hybrid, the stems of 5-9 flowers are light cream with dark burgundy spotting highlighted by a brilliant red lip. SunCoast Sunspots (Lc. Jungle Elf x Blc. Waianae Leopard) ‘SVO’ AM/AOS is a brilliant yellow flower with distinctive spots and a ruby red lip. This grex will produce spotted flowers in a range of flower colors from bright yellow, bronze, and light cream. We are expecting flowers to have wider floral segments and generally improvement in form. This is a new direction in colorful spotted breeding. 3” pots .

SVO 1431

(C. Mark Jones 'SVO' HCC/AOS x Blc. SunCoast Sunspots ‘Nice II’) First Bloom Photo

Similar to the above SVO 1430, using a different SunCoast Sunspots which has bright yellow flowers, with a few densely clustered burgundy spots accented by a wide ruby red lip. Mark Jones has unusually wide petals for a spotted hybrid, 5-9 flowers are light cream with burgundy spotting and a brilliant red lip. This grex will produce spotted flowers in a range of colors from bright yellow, bronze, to light cream. We are expecting these flowers to have wider floral segments and generally improved form. This is a nice new direction in colorful spotted breeding. 3” pots.

SVO 1442

(C. Black Jack 'Universal' HCC/AOS x C. Mark Jones 'SVO' HCC/AOS)

Black Jack (C. Thospol Spot x C. Love Chance) has an impressive inflorescence with its cluster of five flat, light yellow flowers, blotched with burgundy. The Mark Jones (C. Caudebec x C. Fascelis) has unusually wide petals; the flowers are light cream with burgundy spotting highlighted by a brilliant fuchsia lip. Expect these to produce 5-7 flowers per stem, with the spotted petals flattened by the Black Jack and widened by the Mark Jones…. Excellent plant vigor. 3” pots.

SVO 1560

(Lc. Tropical Pointer 'Amethysto' HCC/AOS x Blc. Waikiki Jungle 'Sun Spots') First Bloom Photo

This is breeding for yellow flowers with spots. Tropical Pointer (Lc. Tropic Glow x C. intermedia) produces 5-7 flat, golden-yellow flower with spots. Waikiki Jungle (Blc. Waikiki Gold x Lc. Jungle Elf) is a bright yellow with random burgundy spotting. I am expecting 3-5, yellow to gold flowers with improved petal width and of course random burgundy spots. Compact growing plants 3” pots .

SVO 1561

(Lc. Tropical Pointer 'Amethysto' HCC/AOS x Slc. Jungle Gem 'Yellow Jacket')

Tropical Pointer (Lc. Tropic Glow x C. intermedia) produces 5-7 flat, golden-yellow flower with spots. Jungle Gem (Slc. Precious Stones x Lc. Jungle Elf) a proven parent, has dark yellow flowers covered with burgundy spots and a bright ruby red lip. I am expecting 3-4, yellow flowers with improved petal width random burgundy spots, and bright red lips. Compact growing plants 3” pots.

SVO 1804

(Blc. Cloud’s Candy Corn 'SVO' x Blc. SunCoast Sunspots 'SVO' AM/AOS)

Cloud’s Candy Corn (Blc. Waianae Leopard x C. Landate) these are heavily spotted, clusters of waxy flowers. SunCoast Sunspots (Lc. Jungle Elf x Blc. Waianae Leopard) ‘SVO’ AM/AOS is a brilliant yellow flower with distinctive burgundy spots and a ruby red lip. This grex will produce spotted flowers in colors from yellow, bronze, and light cream. We are expecting flowers to have wider floral segments and generally improved form. 3” pots .

SVO 1823

(C. loddiglossa v. coerulea ‘SVO’ x C. leopoldii v. coerulea ‘Kathleen’ ) Picture of the first to flower.

The Loddiglossa (C. amethystoglossa x C. loddigesii) has 9 to11 light blue flowers with darker lips, produced on a 12” inflorescence. The leopoldii blooms with 7 or more flowers, the petals and sepals are green, the lip and part of the column are blue. Expect flowers to be green with coerulea lips. Imagine green flowers with blue lips….The best of these will become important collector plants. Don't miss out. 3” pots .

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

 

 

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