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New 4” Cattleyas

SVO 6905   New
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Shinfong Beauty 'King of Red' x C. Chocolate Drop 'SVO' AM/AOS)

This type of breeding gives excellent solid red flowers with a waxy sheen and nice spicy fragrance.  Shinfong Beauty (Pot. Shinfong Lisa x Blc. Chia Lin) is a large standard type with a deep red flower and lots of Blc. Oconee influence.  This cross incorporates Chocolate Drop 'SVO,' a cultivar with excellent quality that produces big heads of fragrant, waxy dark red flowers.  These will bloom in rich reds to dark oxblood colors with 4 to 7 flowers held above the foliage.  When they flower in October and November, these will be spectacular!
4” pots $24

Pot. Shinfong Beauty 'King of Red' C. Chocolate Drop 'SVO' AM/AOS

 

SVO 6985   New
Lc. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Waianae Blaze 'Sweetheart' x C. Chocolate Drop 'SVO' AM/AOS)

This type of breeding gives excellent results.  This cross incorporates Chocolate Drop 'SVO,' which is of excellent quality, and Waianae Blaze (Lc. Royal Emperor x Lc. Lisa Ann), with its very large, dark wine-red flowers of excellent shape and form.  These will bloom in rich reds to dark oxblood tones with 4-7 flowers above the foliage.  Expect a spectacular display and fragrance when these flower in July and August.
4” pots  $24

Lc. Waianae Blaze 'Sweetheart' C. Chocolate Drop 'SVO' AM/AOS

 

 

SVO 6947   New    
Blc. Tropical Upgrade (Lc. Tropical Sunset 'Oceans Heaven' x Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS)

The breeding behind this successful hybrid is Tropical Sunset (C. Horace x Lc. Tropic Glow) and Guess What (Blc. Waikiki Gold x Lc. Trick or Treat).  Tropical Upgrade has reliably produced good-sized flowers in golden-orange with red lips, displayed nicely on strong stems. Here we also have a good opportunity to evaluate the effect of reciprocal breeding; see SVO 6950.
4” pots  $24

Lc. Tropical Sunset 'Oceans Heaven' Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS

 

 

SVO 6950   New
Blc. Tropical Upgrade (Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS x Lc. Tropical Sunset 'Oceans Heaven')

The breeding behind this successful hybrid is Tropical Sunset (C. Horace x Lc. Tropic Glow) and Guess What (Blc. Waikiki Gold x Lc. Trick or Treat).  Tropical Upgrade has reliably produced good-sized flowers in golden-orange with red lips, displayed nicely on strong stems. Here we also have a good opportunity to evaluate the effect of reciprocal breeding; see SVO 6947.
4” pots  $24

Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS Lc. Tropical Sunset 'Oceans Heaven'

 

 

SVO 6979       New 
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS x Pot. Mem. Marcia Dell 'Good Luck Gold' )

I have a lot of trust in the breeding qualities of Guess What (Blc. Waikiki Gold x Lc. Trick or Treat), with its bright golden-yellow color and 9-10 well-displayed flowers. Mem. Marcia Dell (Pot. Love Passion x Lc. Tokyo Magic) has bright solid golden-yellow flowers on a sturdy stem.  This cross is on track to deliver strong stems of 7-9 and possibly more brilliant rich golden-yellow flowers on compact plants.  A few will have a touch of red in the lips – an attractive contrast.
4” pots  $24

Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS Pot. Mem. Marcia Dell 'Good Luck Gold'

 

 

SVO 6925   New
Slc. Life's Melody (Lc. Magic Melody 'SVO' AM/AOS x Slc. Circle of Life 'Mesmerize' AM/AOS)

This cross has been excellent, with great flower color, shape, size and a vigorous growth habit.  Many from the previous cross bloomed in yellow with red lips, while others had yellow flowers with an attractive red overlay and flaring, and a few were lavender with darker flaring.  Every plant that I in saw bloom was nice!  They also had well-rounded flowers and sturdy stems..
4” pots  $24

Lc. Magic Melody 'SVO' AM/AOS Slc. Circle of Life 'Mesmerize' AM/AOS

 

 

SVO 6958   New      
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Georgia Peach 'Excellent' x Pot. Fire House 'Love It')

The quest for the perfect compact Cattleya continues.  Georgia Peach (Blc. Love Sound x Slc. Smile Again) produces two color forms, a rose-colored flower and the one used here.  'Excellent' is a soft yellow with light rose blush and a contrasting red and yellow lip.  The stems are sturdy and support 4-5 nicely-arranged flowers.  Fire House (Blc. Love Sound x Pot. Rubescence) blooms with 4-5 well-supported flowers in light rusty red with a darker burgundy blush/flaring - a color combination not often seen.  These will be compact plants that will produce their first flowers in 3” pots and mature in 4” pots. With plenty of yellow from the influence of Love Sound, these should produce many flowers in yellow shades with blushes, overlays and flaring of reds, burgundy or even rusty oranges. The well-supported flowers will be produced in clusters of 3-5.
4” pots  $24

Pot. Georgia Peach 'Excellent' Pot. Fire House 'Love It'

 

 

SVO 6966      New   
Slc. NEW HYBRID (Slc. Lee's Ruby 'Valentine Gift' x  Slc.Tutankamen 'Pop' AM/AOS)

The appeal of big clusters of waxy red flowers in undeniable.  Lee's Ruby (Pot. Martha Clarke x C. Chocolate Drop) produces strong spikes of 9-11 glossy red flowers with much fuller shape than Chocolate Drop.  Tutankamen (C. Chocolate Drop x Slc. Mae Hawkins) has the deepest burgundy-red flower color with good stems of 7-9 rather large flowers.  These will have impressive heads of super glossy dark burgundy-red flowers held above the foliage!
4” pots  $24

Slc. Lee's Ruby 'Valentine Gift' Slc.Tutankamen 'Pop' AM/AOS

 

 

SVO 7017         New
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!
4” pots  $24

Slc. Fire Fantasy 'Royalty' Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS

 

 

SVO 7023     New    
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. 
4” pots  $24

Pot. Telling Lies 'SVO' Slc. Tokyo Life 'Dec. 1st.' 

 

 

SVO 7056   New
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.
4” pots  $24

Slc. Kagaribi Dawn 'Red Star' Lc. Trick or Treat 'Orange Magic' AM/AOS

 

 

SVO 7085    New     
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Lovely Martha 'SVO'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.
4” pots  $24

Pot. Lovely Martha 'SVO' Pot. Martha Clarke 'Amazing'

 

 

SVO 7086      New   
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.
4” pots  $24

Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS Slc. Wasp Nest 'Red Red' HCC/AOS

 

 

SVO 7087      New   
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Tropical Aurora 'SVO'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.
4” pots  $24

Lc. Tropical Aurora 'SVO' Blc. Burana Fire 'SVO' HCC/AOS

 

 

SVO 7095     New    
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.  Everyone will be interesting.
4” pots  $24

Pot. Martha Clarke 'Amazing' Lc. Tropical Aurora 'SVO'

 

 

SVO 7097    New     
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.
4” pots  $24

Pot. Hawaiian Prominence 'America' AM/AOS Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette #1'

 

 

SVO 7100   New
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
4” pots  $24

Pot. Orange Tower 'Orange Glow' Blc. Carolina Orange D'or 'Lenette #2' AM/AOS

 

 

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.
4” pots  $24

Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS Slc. Life's Melody 'SVO'

 

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<<
4” pots  $24

Blc. Schroeder's Love 'SVO' AM/AOS Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS

 

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.
4” pots  $24

Lc. Trick or Treat 'SVO' 4n Lc. Tropical Sunset 'Oceans Heaven'

 

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!
4” pots  $24

Pot. Twenty-four Carat 'Lea' AM/AOS Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS

 

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.
4” pots  $24

Pot. Al Thanhauser 'The Best One' Pot. Choco Berry Fondue 'Red Spices'

 

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.
4” pots  $24

Pot. Love Passion 'Island Romance' Lc. Tropical Sunset 'Oceans Heaven'

 

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!
4” pots  $24

Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette' #1'  Pot. My Precious 'Valentine Gift'

 

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.
4” pots  $24

Pot. Showcase 'SVO' Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS

 

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.
4” pots  $24

Pot. Burana Fire 'SVO' HCC/AOS Lc. Tropical Aurora 'SVO'

 

SVO 7088
Slc. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Tropical Aurora 'SVO'
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.
4” pots  $24

Lc. Tropical Aurora 'SVO' Slc. Wasp Nest 'Red Red' HCC/AOS

 

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 great 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.
4” pots  $24

Pot. Fordyce Prelude 'Pinnacle' AM/AOS Lc. Tropical Aurora 'SVO'

 

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.
4” pots  $24

Blc. Carolina Orange D'or 'Lenette' AM/AOS Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette #1'

 

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  $24

Lc. Mildred Rives 'Orchidglade' FCC/AOS Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS

 

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: Picture2
4” pots  $24

Lc. Trick or Treat 'Orange Magic' AM/AOS Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS

 

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.
4” pots  $24

Lc. Tropical Sunset 'Oceans Heaven' Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS

 

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 blooms per stem produce a spectacular display.   Trick or Treat 'SVO' blooms with many bright orange flowers, about as orange as you can get. 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.
4” pots  $24

Blc. Carolina Orange D'or 'Lenette #2" AM/AOS Lc. Trick or Treat 'SVO' 4n

 

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.
4” pots  $24

Blc. Fordyce Fantasy 'SVO Winter Splash' Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS

 

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?
4” pots  $24

Blc. Kaboom 'SVO' Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS

 

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!
4” pots  $24

Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette' #1' Pot. Star Fire 'Xmas Red'

 

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. 
4” pots  $24

Lc. Tropical Rainbow 'Montclair' Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette' #1

 

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).
4” pots  $24

Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette' #1 Pot. Hawaiian Prominence 'America' AM/AOS

 

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.
4” pots  $24

Blc. Kaboom 'SVO' Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS

 

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.
4” pots  $24

Lc. Tropical Rainbow 'Montclair' Pot. Spring Prominence 'Fire Star'

 

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