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Standard Cattleyas

These standard size Cattleya’s will mature at 12” to 24” tall. They possess the similar growth habit of “Compact Cattleya’s”, 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 1404

(Slc. Wasp Nest 'SVO' HCC/AOS x Pot. Love Passion 'Dogashima')

Wasp Nest (Lc. Trick or Treat x Slc. Tangerine Jewel) produce 10-15 bright red-orange flowers. Love Passion (Lc. Trick or Treat x Pot. William Farrell) a true orange flower nicely shown above the foliage. With two shots of Lc. Trick or Treat expect plants to produce strong upright spikes carrying 10 or more bright orange-red flowers in March. Mature plants will be very impressive. 3” pots .

SVO 1424

(C. Chocolate Drop 'Kodama' AM/AOS x Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS)

This cross is similar to the successful Blc. Brassy Gold; however the influence of Tokyo Magic will produce larger flowers and a wider range of flower color. Chocolate Drop (C. guttata x C. aurantiaca) a famous hybrid with clusters of waxy red flowers. Tokyo Magic (Lc. Irene Finney x L. briegeri) is a proven breeder, with strong spikes, well shaped, clear yellow flowers and red lips. Compact growing 3” pots .

SVO 1499

Slc. Golden Wax (Slc. Golden Wax 'Lone Star II' HCC/AOS x self)

Golden Wax (C. Chocolate Drop x Slc. Kauai Starbright) ‘Lone Star II’ produces big clusters of 15 or more waxy, bright yellow flowers. This selfing will reinforce the good qualities and bring out additional variations in flower color. A good vigorous grower and reliable bloomer in January, the plants will be 20” tall at maturity. These are truly spectacularly flowered when mature. 3” pots .

SVO 1504

C. Portia (C. bowringiana ‘Splendens’ AM/OS x L. labiata v. rubra ‘Schuller’s’)

C. Portia was a hybrid popular in the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. It is an excellent grower as evidenced by its 11 Cultural Certificates of Merit. The ‘Splendens’ variety of C. bowringiana is a very fine form, with good heads of dark purple flowers. ‘Schuller’s’ is the dark rubra form, with excellent shape and flower count. Expect 9-11 dark purple flowers per stem. These are robust plants with a spectacular flower show on large growing plants. 3” pots.

SVO 1509

Slc. Golden Wax (Slc. Golden Wax 'Lone Star' HCC/AOS x Slc. Golden Wax ‘Lone Star II’ HCC/AOS)

Golden Wax is (C. Chocolate Drop x Slc. Kauai Starbright). ‘Lone Star’ produced big clusters of 15 or more deep ruby red flowers. The plant ‘Lone Star II’ has big clusters of 15 or more waxy, bright yellow flowers. This sib cross will reinforce the good qualities and bring out flowers with a red, orange and yellow color. A good vigorous grower and reliable bloomer in January, the plants will be 20” tall at maturity and produce a spectacular display of flowers. 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 1659

(Lc. Orange Sherbet ‘Ripe Orange’ AM/AOS x Lc. Tokyo Magic ‘6-1’ AM/AOS)

Orange Sherbet (C. schroderae x Lc. Orange Beauty) flowers with 4-5, beautiful clear bright orange flowers. Tokyo Magic (Lc. Irene Finney x L. briegeri) is a proven breeder, with strong spikes, well shaped, clear yellow flowers and red lips. Expect these to bloom in March, with strong stems produced from stout bulbs, carrying 4-5, and orange flowers with red in the lip. Compact growing. 3” pots.

SVO 1692

(Pot. Gold Medallions '8 Weeks' x Lc. Love Passion 'Dogashima')

Gold Medallions (Slc. Wasp Nest x Blc. Love Sound) the flowers are a solid, rich yellow gold carried 5-7 per stem, ‘8 Weeks’ refers to the flower life. Love Passion (Lc. Trick or Treat x Pot. William Farrell) is a large true orange flower, which are produced in clusters of 7-10, above the foliage. Expect plants to produce strong, upright spikes with 8 or more bright golden-orange flowers in March. Mature plants will be very impressive. 3” pots.

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

 

 

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