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Coerulea (blue) Cattleyas

In Cattleyas the ‘coerulea’ color or ‘blue’ as it is referred to, is very intriguing and rare in nature. In the early years of blue breeding there were not many known species, so breeding was limited to a few possibilities. Today, we have many species and hybrids to breed with, and the quality of blue flowers has been improving rapidly. Don’t miss the spotted blue crosses…These are a great addition for the discriminating collector.

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Mini-Catts | Compact Cattleyas | Standard / Large Cattleyas | Spotted Cattleyas
Coerulea (blue) Cattleyas | Species | Blooming Size 4" Cattleyas

SVO 6002      
C. Poseidon Lake (C. Leoloddiglossa 'Blue Sky' x C. bicolor 'SVO Blue')

How do you make Leoloddiglossa (Loddiglossa x leopoldii) better?  Add bicolor!  The broad bicolor lip will improve the lip width of the progeny.  I expect the flowers to be similar in color, shape and number to Leoloddiglossa, but much wider lips will give a fullness not previously seen.  This is very nice, unique hybrid, and a first in spotted Cattleya breeding.  Not to be missed! Check out this first to bloom Picture
3” pots $12

SVO 6437 t
C. New Hybrid (C. Loddiglossa f. coerulea 'SVO Blues' x C. Interglossa f. coerulea aquinii 'SVO')

Loddiglossa (C. amethystoglossa x C. loddigesii) has a many-flowered, upright infloresence.  Flowers are light coerulea with a few blue spots and a dark slate blue lip.  Interglossa (C. intermedia x C. amethystoglossa) is a coerulea aquinii or blue flared flower, and it breeding potential is very exciting.  Have you ever imagined a flower with coerulea sepals peppered with blue spots and petals flared in blue? Neither did I, until recently.  The best of these are going to be very special - don't miss out!  This group of plants has been treated (t) to produce plants with higher ploidy.
3” pots $25

SVO 6401
C. Laura Newton (C. Leoloddiglossa 'SVO Blue Baby' x C. Interglossa coerulea aquinii 'SVO')

C. Leoloddiglossa has been a remarkable hybrid.  It is the first highly successful coerulea (blue) flower spotted with coerulea (blue) spots!!  The parents are three Cattleya species: leopoldii, loddigesii, amethystoglossa, thus the name: Leoloddiglossa (leo-loddi-glossa).  'SVO Baby Blue' has excellent shape and color, and carries 20 or more well-presented flowers.  Interglossa (intermedia x amethystoglossa) is a coerulea aquinii or blue flared flower, and its breeding potential is very exciting.  Have you ever imagined a flower with coerulea sepals peppered with darker blue spots and petals flared in blue?  Neither did I, until recently.  The best of these are going to be very special!  Do NOT miss out on this one.  These already are showing an excellent growth habit and are very robust plants.  If you think these are exciting, take a look at SVO 6437t, a similar cross, treated to induce polyploidy. Congratulations to Laura, your new namesake! Check out this picture, it's the second plant to bloom!
3” pots $18

SVO 6565      
Lc. New Hybrid (Lc. Cornelia coerulea 'Floralia' x Lc. Mini Purple 'Blue Pacific' 4N)

What?! Only three coerulea (blue) hybrids offered this year?  Well, I guess there are some spotted blues, too…  Cornelia (C. labiata x L. pumila) 'Floralia' is of Brazilian origin and has excellent color plus a large flower almost 6” across on a plant only 8” tall!  This plant of Mini Purple (C. walkeriana x C. pumila) 'Blue Pacific' came from a meristem mutation that originated at Suwada Orchid Nursery in Japan. It has excellent flower size, shape, substance and a blooming habit far superior to others.  Both parents have a history of developing great offspring, and combined they will be amazing!  Expect large, full-shaped flowers in coerulea with darker blue lips, carried on small plants only 6-7” tall that bloom twice a year. I can't wait to see the first of these bloom!
3” pots $15

 

 

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

Other Cattleyas
Mini-Catts | Compact Cattleyas | Standard / Large Cattleyas | Spotted Cattleyas
Coerulea (blue) Cattleyas | Species | Blooming Size 4" Cattleyas

 

 

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