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Sunset Valley Orchids 2020, 4" Cattleya List

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New 4” Cattleyas

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.
4” pots  $24

Pot. Martha Clarke 'Orange Tart'  Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS

 

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.
4” pots  $24

Pot. Hisako Akatsuka 'Volcano Queen' HCC/AOS Slc. California Apricot 'Orange Circle' HCC/AOS

 

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. 
4” pots  $24

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

 

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 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.
4” pots  $24

Pot. William Farrell 'Native Son' Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS

 

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. 
4” pots  $24

Lc. Trick of Treat 'Orange Magic 'AM/AOS Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette #3'

 

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.
4” pots  $25

Lc. Trick or Treat 'Orange Magic' AM/AOS L. anceps 'White Wonder'

 

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!
4” pots  $24

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

 

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.
4” pots  $24

Pot. Golden Circle 'OPRL' Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS

 

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.
4” pots  $24

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

 

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.
4” pots  $24

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

 

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  $24

Blc. Hawaiian Discovery 'Fluorescent Orange' HCC/AOS  L. Seagulls 'SVO'

 

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 in.
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 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.
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 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.
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'

 

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!
4” pots  $24

C. Little Dipper 'Sato' Lc. Tropical Aurora 'SVO'

 

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.
4” pots  $24

C. Mark Jones 'SVO' HCC/AOS C. Chocolate Drop 'SVO' AM/AOS

 

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Coerulea (blue) Cattleyas | Species | Blooming Size 4" Cattleyas

 

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