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Compact Cattleyas

Compact Catts

Compact growing Cattleyas have gained considerable interest with hobbyist for some important reasons. 

  • Plants will stay under 12” tall and bloom in 4”- 5” pots.
  • They are space savings so with more plants per sq. ft. makes for more flowers per sq. ft.
  • Flowers are appealing, with large size and wide range of colors.
  • New hybrids are bred to carry the flowers well, on strong stems that don’t require staking.
  • They grow well under a wide range of cultural conditions. 

The crosses listed represent the most modern breeding available, with many outstanding hybrids having great potential.  I have spent hours describing the potential of the offspring, so read on!

 

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SVO 5743
Eplc. New Hybrid (Lc. Koolau Seagulls Volcano Queen' AM/AOS x Epc. Kyoguchi 'M. Sauno' mutation)

This grex combines the floriferous nature of Koolau Seagulls, with 14 or more, deep red flowers on a straight upright stem with Kyoguchi, which has been producing outstanding crosses. This combination will capitalize on Kyoguchi's strengths, producing progeny that will flower at an early age.  Many of the 3” pots are already showing sheaths, and mature plants will have branching inflorescences with many flowers.  As a bonus, I expect these to have a wonderful fragrance, too!  Flower color will range in the sunset tones with some solid reds.  Overall, this is an excellent novelty hybrid and well worth growing.
3” pots $12

SVO 5758
Pot. Lebenkreis (Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS x Slc. Circle of Life 'Fordyce Herald Angel' AM/AOS)

Both parents are good breeders, and earlier results of this style of breeding have validated this reputation.  The flowers are a deep red with excellent form and size; some flowers will measure more than 5” across!  Plants stay under 10” tall and flower twice a year.  This is a high quality cross - take a look at these pictures of the first blooming plants Picture 1, 2.  What more can you ask for in a red Cattleya hybrid?
3” pots $12

SVO 5774      
Pot. New Hybrid (Slc. Kagaribi Dawn 'Red Star' x Pot. Star Fire 'Rockin' Red')

Kagaribi Dawn has star-shaped blooms in an intense red color that is quite an attention getter.  The flowers of Star Fire (Lc. Trick or Treat x Rubescence) are produced on a strong stem holding 5-7 deep red blooms.  This grex was made to further develop intensely-colored, deep red flowers of starry shape, held high on tall inflorescences.  These will flower in mid February.  Limited Supply.
3” pots $12

SVO 5965      
Pot. Mem. Marcia Dell (Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS x Pot. Love Passion 'Island Romance')

Tokyo Magic (Lc. Irene Finney x L. briegeri) is a proven breeder with many exceptional hybrids to its credit.  It imparts good flower shape, red lip color, strong stems and a compact upright plant habit.  Love Passion (Lc. Trick or Treat x Slc. William Farrell) has a true orange flower with a touch of red in the lip.  The strong stem carries 7 to 9 blooms above the foliage.  This cross produces robust plants with nice-sized flowers in orange to gold, many with a touch of red in the lip. Picture of one of the first to bloom.
3” pots $12

SVO 6119
Pot. New Hybrid (Lc. Tropical Aurora 'SVO' x Pot. Burana Beauty 'Burana' HCC/AOS)

Tropical Aurora (Lc. Aussie Sunset x Lc. Tokyo Magic) has an amazing flower color: an intense yellow that is rarely seen.  The plant is vigorous and compact, with strong upright stems of blossoms in late March and April.  Burana Beauty is a very showy hybrid, sporting a bright yellow flower with red flares and a red lip.  As a bonus, plants flower twice a year.  These will be very colorful, and we are expecting brilliant yellow flowers, many with red flaring, on strong stems that hold the 4-7 three-inch-wide flowers above the foliage.
3” pots $12

SVO 6202      
Blc. New Hybrid (Lc. Florence Lin 'Diamond Orchids' AM/AOS x Bl. Maikai 'Lea' AM/AOS)

Florence Lin (C. leopoldii x L. milleri) produces 17 starry well-arranged flowers in deep red with a darker red lip on a tall stem.  Maikai (B. nodosa x C. bowringiana) has lavender flowers with broad lips influenced by the nodosa parent and improved flower count from bowringiana.  These will have starry red/purple flowers with broad showy lips on vigorous easy-to-grow plants.  The reciprocal cross (SVO 6231) also is available.
3” pots $12

SVO 6229      
Pot. New Hybrid (Lc. Florence Lin 'Diamond Orchids' AM/AOS x Pot. Star Fire 'Sky Rocket')

Florence Lin (C. leopoldii x L. milleri) produces 17 starry well-arranged flowers in dark red with a darker red lip on a tall stem. Star Fire (Lc. Trick or Treat x Pot. Rubescence) has full-shaped starry red flowers with lots of influence from Trick or Treat.  This cross will capitalize on the potential for dark red color and high flower count on good upright stems.  Plants will bear will bear red stars on tall stems held above the foliage, almost like exploding skyrockets.
3” pots $12

SVO 6236
(Slc. Wasp Nest 'SVO' HCC/AOS x Pot. Love Passion 'Island Romance')
Sunset colors are a favorite of mine.  This cross is designed to encourage the orange range of colors with a flush of red in the petals.  Plants are excellent growers and will produce 10 or more flowers per inflorescence.  These will make good show plants.
3” pots $12

SVO 6238   NEW    
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Burana Love 'SVO' AM/AOS x Pot. Burana Fire 'SVO' HCC/AOS)

Splashes and splashes and more splashes are expected here.  Burana Love (Pot. Burana Beauty x Blc. Love Sound) and Burana Fire (Pot. Burana Beauty x Pot. Fire Fantasy) have bright yellow flowers with bold red flares; both have excellent flower shape and presentation.  This grex should produce amazing flowers, I am looking forward to seeing these bloom!
3” pots $12  

SVO 6239
Pot. Denis Roessiger (Pot. Angel Eyes 'SVO' HCC/AOS x Pot. Golden Circle 'OPRL')

What an amazing cross!  Check out the pictures: 1, 2, 3.   The plants are compact, and the flowers show beautiful variation in the patterning of the flares.  This is one of those hybrids where I can't wait to see the next one bloom, they are all good!
3” pots $12 

SVO 6243      
Pot. New Hybrid (Lc. Spring Fires 'Lynette #1' x Pot. Star Fire 'New Year Surprise')

Spring Fires (Lc. Fires of Spring x Lc. Fire Island) has strong upright stems carrying 5-9 red flowers with darker red lips.  It is proving to be an excellent parent with dominance for color, strong stems and bloom period.  Star Fire (Lc. Trick or Treat x Pot. Rubescence) has full shaped starry red flowers with lots of influence from Trick or Treat, which imparts good flower count.  These will carry 7-9 solid red flowers on strong stems held high above the foliage in January and February, just in time for the Lunar New Year.
3” pots $12

SVO 6258
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Winners' Circle 'SVO' AM/AOS x Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS)

The late Frank Fordyce developed a very productive hybrid, Slc. Circle of life (Lc. Culminant x Soph. coccinea), which has flowers of exceptional size, color and form.  Hybrids made with Circle of Life exhibit consistently high quality flowers.  Winners' Circle (Pot. Sally Taylor x Slc. Circle of Life) was a very successful hybrid, producing flowers of outstanding size and quality.  Frank Fordyce also developed Rubescence (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Seagulls Apricot), a beautifully-formed solid dark red with a darker lip.  This newest cross is the type of hybrid I believe he would be making today.  These are going to have large 4 ½” flowers of full shape in intense colors of dark red-magenta.  This is a good hybrid for the discerning collector and to keep the breeding lines developed by Frank Fordyce alive and in the hands of hobbyists.
3” pots $15

SVO 6261   NEW    
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Martha Clarke 'Amazing'x Pot. Burana Love 'SVO' AM/AOS)

The combination of (Slc. Circle of Life x Blc. Love Sound) is Martha Clarke, also known as “my wife's namesake.”  This grex benefited from the breeding qualities of its parents, inheriting the best qualities of both.  Martha's have great flower color, shape, growth habit and ease of blooming.  Burana Love (Pot. Burana Beauty x Blc. Love Sound) also benefited from its parents.  One standout is the cultivar 'SVO,' which has shapely, bright yellow flowers and bold red flares with great presentation. The expectation here is for a range of flower colors, primarily oranges and yellows, with most having red flares. The flowers will be presented nicely and produced 4-5 per stem.
3” pots $15

SVO 6264      
Blc. New Hybrid (Blc. Hawaiian Discovery 'Fluorescent Orange' HCC/AOS x Blc. Love Sound 'Lemon Star' HCC/AOS)

Hawaiian Discovery 'Fluorescent Orange' (Blc. Orange Nuggett x Blc. Bouton D'Or) has amazing orange color - a real shocker!  For years, the yellow flowers of Love Sound (Blc. Bouton d'Or x L. briegeri) have played an important part in SVO's hybridizing program. Its offspring consistently show good breeding qualities: a slightly upswept petal stance, good color, increased flower count, and the development of compact plants with pseudobulbs that cluster tightly together.  This combination of parents creates an excellent opportunity for a hybrid with well-presented golden yellow flowers of good form on a compact growing plant.
3” pots $12

SVO 6268  NEW     
Pot. New Hybrid (Blc. Love Blush 'Love Blush'x Pot. Burana Love 'SVO' AM/AOS)

Love Blush (Blc. Love Sound x Blc. Picotee Passion) has a delicately beautiful flower color of light yellow with a light red-rose blush around the margins of the segments.  The 7-9 flowers are supported nicely and have a very pleasing arrangement.  Burana Love (Pot. Burana Beauty x Blc. Love Sound) also holds its blossoms well and has shapely, bright yellow flowers with bold red flares.  Hybrids based on Love Sound, like this one, will present their 5-7 well-formed flowers nicely in colors ranging from orange to yellow, most with red flares.
3” pots $12

SVO 6269      
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Mem. Jim Nickou 'James' HCC/AOS x Pot. Golden Circle 'OPRL')

The Mem. Jim Nickou (Blc. Xanthette x Sc. Beaufort) has bright yellow flowers with just a bit of red on the lip.  Excellent shape and twice-a-year flowering make this a desirable parent.  Golden Circle (Blc. Goldenzelle x Slc. Circle of Life) is one of my most reliable breeding plants.  It imparts fine form, size, color and its ability to bloom up to three times a year.  Each parent has an excellent breeding record, and this is a very promising hybrid!  We are expecting golden/yellow flowers of exceptional shape on plants that will bloom twice a year.
3” pots $15

SVO 6281
Lc. New Hybrid (Lc. Pink Treasure 'SVO' x Lc. Finckeniana 'Kennedys' 4N)

It's hard to put into words, but there is something so appealing about pink flowers with yellow lips.  Pink Treasure (Lc. Tiny Treasure x C. loddigesii) flowers are produced 4-5 per inflorescence in a beautiful soft pink with golden yellow lips.  Finckeniana is a hybrid made with the Mexican species, L. albida.  This will give a great stem habit, increase flower count and, as an additional benefit, add temperature tolerance to the offspring.  This will be a nice hybrid, with plants producing 5-9 flowers of great shape in pink with yellow lips. Similar to SVO 6571. Check out the first to bloom!  very nice  Pic 1
3” pots $12

SVO 6295      
Slc. Josee Cousineau (Slc. Final Touch 'Mendenhall' AM/AOS x Slc. Circle of Life 'Trailblazer' AM/AOS)

This is a good hybrid for the discerning collector.  Both parents used in this cross were developed by the late Frank Fordyce.  The grex Circle of Life (Lc. Culminant x Soph. coccinea) has flowers of exceptional size, color and form.  Final Touch (Slc. California Apricot x Lc. Drumbeat) was also a successful hybrid, producing flowers of outstanding quality.  This hybrid is what I believe Frank Fordyce would be making today.  These are going to exhibit consistently high flower quality, with large 4 ½” flowers of very full shape in coral red colors.
3” pots $15

SVO 6299
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Mem. Jim Nickou 'James' HCC/AOS x Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS)

The Mem. Jim Nickou (Blc. Xanthette x Sc. Beaufort) has bright yellow flowers with just a bit of red on the lip.  Excellent shape and twice-a-year flowering make this a desirable parent.  Love Sound has played an important role in our hybridizing program.  Its offspring consistently show good breeding qualities, like slightly upswept petal stance, good color, increased flower count, and a nice plant habit.  Bright yellow flowers in spring are a sure thing with this cross, and good flower form and stem habit will prevail.
3” pots $12

SVO 6313      
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Final Touch 'Mendenhall' AM/AOS x Pot. William Farrell 'Native Son')

Final Touch (Slc. California Apricot x Lc. Drumbeat) was a successful hybrid, producing flowers of outstanding quality in a range of colors.  The cultivar 'Mendenhall' is a peach/salmon colored flower and a red lip.  William Farrell (Pot. Helen Veliz x Blc. Llano) blooms with 5-6 well displayed flowers in a light salmon/pink/orange color, excellent shape, and a beautifully formed lip. This hybrid should develop new soft pastel colored flowers in shades of coral and salmon.  A nice attribute of this cross will be good presentation of exceptional full formed flowers.
3” pots $12

SVO 6316
Blc. New Hybrid (Blc. Carolina Orange D'or 'Lenette' AM/AOSx Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS)

This cross has been developed to produce solid golden-yellow flowers.  Carolina Orange D'or has an impressive heritage from orange and yellow parents.  Love Sound consistently delivers good results as a parent, and its bright yellow flowers have played an important role in our hybridizing program.  The flowers of this new grex are going to be a bright golden-yellow with good form, presented well on strong stems.  These are very robust growers showing excellent plant vigor.
3” pots $12

SVO 6321      
Blc. Volcano Prince (Lc. Trick or Treat 'Orange Beauty' AM/AOS x Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS)

Trick or Treat (L. Icarus x Lc. Chit Chat) produces amazing heads of 15 or more starry orange flowers.  The bright yellow flowers of Love Sound (Blc. Bouton d'Or x L. briegeri) have been a part of our hybridizing program for years, and this parent consistently delivers good results.  Expect these to flower in colors from yellow to orange.  The robust plants will have 7-12 well presented flowers on strong stems.  The plants are very vigorous and look excellent!
3” pots $12

SVO 6323
Pot. New Hybrid (Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS x Pot. Final Touch 'Mendenhall' AM/AOS)

Love Sound (Blc. Bouton d'Or x L. briegeri), with its bright yellow flowers, has consistently delivered good results as a parent.  Final Touch (Slc. California Apricot x Lc. Drumbeat) was a successful hybrid, producing flowers of outstanding quality in a range of colors.  The cultivar 'Mendenhall' is a peach/salmon colored flower and a red lip.  This style of hybrid is predictable, and this grex will produce many-well formed yellow flowers with contrasting red lips on a handsome plant.
3” pots $12

SVO 6326
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Paradise Rose 'SVO'x Pot. Winners Circle 'Champion')

The grex Paradise Rose (Slc. Pink Doll x Blc. Toshie Aoki) demonstrates an interesting phenomenon of color dominance.  The flowers of Pink Doll are dark purple, while Blc. Toshie Aoki is dominated by the influence of the lip from C. dowiana.  The yellow and red of Toshie Aoki are recessive for color but known to intensify purple.  Paradise Rose combines these traits and produces intense crimson-red-purple flowers.  By incorporating this trait with the beautifully formed flowers and excellent color of Winners' Circle (Pot. Sally Taylor x Slc. Circle of Life), flowers of outstanding quality and color will be produced.  This might just be one of those crosses with unusual grandeur.
3” pots $15

SVO 6327
Pot. New Hybrid (Lc. Spring Fires 'Lynette #3' x Pot. Martha Clarke 'Amazing')

Spring Fires (Lc. Fires of Spring x Lc. Fire Island) has strong upright stems carrying 5-9 red flowers with darker red lips.  It is proving to be an excellent parent with dominance for color, strong stems and bloom period.  The combination of (Slc. Circle of Life x Blc. Love Sound) is Martha Clarke, also known as “my wife's namesake.”  This grex benefited from the breeding qualities of its parents, inheriting the best qualities of both.  Martha's have great flower color, shape, growth habit and ease of blooming.  It is hard to improve on these parents, but… this might just be the combination that incorporates the best of both.  These are expected to have great stems, holding 7-9 flowers above the foliage.  The colors will range from solid red to medium yellow brushed with red flares, and all the flowers will have dark red lips.
3” pots $12

SVO 6330      
Pot. New Hybrid (Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS x Pot. Sara Wolf 'SVO')

Love Sound (Blc. Bouton d'Or x L. briegeri), with its bright yellow flowers, has consistently delivered good results as a parent.  Sara Wolf (Lc. Spring Fires x Pot. Love Passion) has surprisingly large red-orange flowers with a dark red lip.  Flowers will be in sunset colors, with a blend of tones. The well-arranged flowers will be supported nicely and produce beautiful displays.
3” pots $12

SVO 6333  NEW     
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS x Pot. Paradise Rose 'Valentine Red')

Rubescence (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Seagulls Apricot) has a beautifully formed, solid dark red flower with a darker lip that blooms twice a year.  It is an excellent parent, which is it's mentioned so many times in this listing.  Paradise Rose (Slc. Pink Doll x Blc. Toshie Aoki) demonstrates the color dominance of the dark purple flowers from Pink Doll and the recessive color influence of the bright yellow Toshie Aoki.  These are going to have large 4” flowers of full shape in intense dark red-magenta, with even darker red lips.  This is a good hybrid for the discerning collector.
3” pots $15

SVO 6342      
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Orange Tower 'Orange Glow' x Pot. What About Love 'Brilliant Gold')

Orange Tower (Slc. Wasp Nest x Pot. Love Passion) has a surprisingly long inflorescence of very long-lived bright orange flowers.  What About Love (Blc. Guess What x Pot. Pure Love) has pure yellow flowers of excellent shape and also long bloom life.  I am expecting these to have flower longevity in excess of 6 weeks and possibly as much as 8 weeks!  Eye-catching bright golden yellow flowers.  These are robust plants with an excellent growth habit.
3” pots $12

SVO 6353  NEW     
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS x Pot. California Queen 'Red Angel' SM/JOGA)

The flowers of Rubescence (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Seagulls Apricot) are beautifully formed, a solid dark red with a darker lip.  As a bonus, these bloom twice a year.  This wonderful parent gives excellent color, form and a twice-a-year blooming to its offspring.  California Queen (Pot. Hisako Akatsuka x Slc. California Apricot) is from Suwada Orchid Nursery in Japan and has been honored with a Silver Medal from the Japan Orchid Growers Association. The flowers have exceptionally wide petals that are quite remarkable, and it also blooms twice a year and is an easy grower.  This will produce flowers that will wow you!   I am expecting really wide petals, bright red color and large full-shaped lips in a darker red.  These flowers will have the look of modern standard red cattleyas, but the plants will only be 8” tall, about half the size of their standard counterparts.  These will flower easily in 4” pots, with many flowering for the first time in 3” pots!  If you like look of standard Cattleya flowers but are running out of space, there's still room for one of these!
3” pots $15

SVO 6355
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Golden Circle 'OPRL' x Pot. Telling Lies 'SVO's Best')

I'm really interested in seeing these bloom.  Golden Circle (Blc. Goldenzelle x Slc. Circle of Life) has 3.5” orange flowers with red lips and superb form on a 6” tall plant that blooms twice a year.  Telling Lies (Pot. Rubescence x Pot. Love Passion) has well-presented and well-formed orange-red flowers with a nice red lip.  Breeding for orange petals and sepals with a red lip is a challenge, and incorporating good form and presentation, as well as ease of growth and flowering, adds difficulty.  This is one of the first crosses with a strong possibility of achieving this objective. Be sure to click out this picture first, it looks like a standard sized flower with full form and lip, now look at this picture .....  amazing, a mini-catt that look just like large standard flowers!!!
3” pots $12

SVO 6359
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Orange Tower 'Orange Glow' x Pot. Gold Medallions 'SVO' HCC/AOS)

Orange Tower (Slc. Wasp Nest x Pot. Love Passion) has a surprisingly long inflorescence of very long-lived bright orange flowers.  Gold Medallions (Slc. Wasp Nest x Blc. Love Sound) blooms with golden yellow flowers of good form, presented well on strong self-supporting stems.  These should bloom with 9 or more long-lasting golden-orange flowers on self-supporting stems, held above the foliage.
3” pots $12

SVO 6374
Slc. New Hybrid (Lc. Newberry Fireworks 'Mendenhall' HCC/AOS x Slc. Angel Eyes 'SVO' HCC/AOS)

Here is an interesting new direction in flared breeding.  Newberry Fireworks (Lc. Island Springs x L.anceps) shows lots of influence from the L. anceps in flower shape and long arching infloresences, but the flowers have impressive orange sepals and red petals with an orange splash.  Angel Eyes (Slc. Bright Angel x C. Little Dipper) has a long, sucessful record in breeding highly-colored flared flowers.  L. anceps will exibit its dominance in this cross, with longer stems and pointed petals.  The flaring will be variable in many different patterns and a range of colors.  Very cool...
3” pots. $12

SVO 6412      
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Mem. Jim Nickou 'James' HCC/AOS x Lc. Tropical Aurora 'SVO')

The Mem. Jim Nickou (Blc. Xanthette x Sc. Beaufort) has bright yellow flowers with just a bit of red on the lip.  Excellent shape and twice a year flowering make this a desirable parent.  Tropical Aurora (Lc. Aussie Sunset x Lc. Tokyo Magic) has an amazing flower color: an intense yellow that is rarely seen.  The plant is vigorous and compact, with strong upright stems, and blooms in late March and April.  These will produce fantastic yellows with red full lips, great stems and excellent flower presentation.
3” pots $12

SVO 6414      
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Higher Multiplier 'SVO Fire' x Pot. Golden Circle 'OPRL')

Golden Circle (Blc. Goldenzelle x Slc. Circle of Life) has superb form with 3.5” orange flowers and red lips on 6” tall plants that bloom twice a year.  Higher Multiplier (Pot. Rubescence x Slc. Pink Doll) has amazing red color and form on a short plant that also flowers twice a year.  This cross represents outstanding mini-catt breeding!  Plants will be 6” tall, though some may mature a little larger.  The flowers will have superior form, be produced twice a year, and come in a range of colors from orange-red to solid red, all with red lips.
3” pots $15

SVO 6415  NEW     
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Laughing Magic 'Sun Splash' x Blc. Laughing Boy 'SVO Flame' AM/AOS)

The Laughing Magic (Blc. Laughing Boy x Slc. Fire Magic) has bright yellow flowers with fantastic red flares on a compact plant.  Laughing Boy (Lc. Dennis Olivas x Blc. Love Sound) has great stems of 7-9 orange flowers with bold red flares.  I like brightly colored flowers with red flares in big clusters held above the foliage, and this cross is going to deliver just that!
3” pots $12

SVO 6418      
Pot. New Hybrid (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, as it is described a number of times throughout this listing.  This cross will produce well-formed flowers, presented nicely on upright stems.  Compact plant habit and ease of growth and blooming make this a highly desirable cross.
3” pots $12

SVO 6420 NEW
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Dream Circle 'Lone Jack' AM/AOS x Pot. Lebenkreis 'Diamond Orchids')

The parents of Dream Circle (Slc. Circle of Life Pot. Hisako Akatsuka) are both known for producing excellent offspring.  The grex Dream Circle has earned 10 AOS awards, and 'Lone Jack' AM/AOS is particularly nice!  At 10” tall, it produces beautifully-formed 4-5” flowers twice a year.  Lebenkreis (Rubescence x Slc. Circle of Life) has a deep vibrant red flower with excellent form and size.  Flowers measure up to 5” across and plants stay under 10” tall.  These will be compact growing plants that mature at around 10” tall, with intensely-colored deep red flowers that will have great form.  This breeding is designed to produce compact plants with flowers that look like scaled-down standard/large-sized Cattleya blooms.
3” pots $15

SVO 6428      
Lc. New Hybrid (Lc. Tiny Treasure 'Norito Hasegawa' x C. harrisoniana 'Volcano Queen' AM/AOS Mutation)

Tiny Treasure (C. Porcia x L. lucasiana) is a small, compact plant standing barely 6” tall.  Flowers are pink-lavender, reminiscent of the lucasiana parent.  C. harrisoniana imparts pink flowers and yellow lips to its offspring.  The cultivar 'Volcano Queen' Mutation is a mericlone mutation with improved flower size, shape and substance.  Here we will see improved flower size and reinforce the pink flower color and yellow lip.  Plants will stay under 8” tall and have good flower presentation. 
3” pots $12

SVO 6443
Slc. Rachel's Sunset Glow (Slc. Angel Eyes 'SVO' AM/AOS x Sc. Beaufort ' Harford's Elmwood 4-N' AM/AOS)

This is a very good mini-catt.  Plants stay under 6” tall and flower twice a year in a 3” pot.  Flower colors and shapes are just amazing!  The parents, Angel Eyes (Slc. Bright Angel x C. Little Dipper) and Beaufort (Soph. coccinea x C. lutolea), has produced many great hybrids over the years, and this will be another. Just take a look at the first to bloom. Picture 2, 3
3” pots $12

SVO 6444      
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Carolina Splendor 'Jim Krull' AM/AOS x Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS)

The parents of Carolina Splendor are (Pot. Waikiki Splendor x Blc. Oconee), and Rubescence is (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Seagulls Apricot).  Oconee is a great parent, and its presence on both sides of this new grex will means that we will see its characteristics strongly in the offspring.  Expect beautifully formed, large flowers in solid dark red colors with deep burgundy lips.
3” pots $15

SVO 6544
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Winners' Circle 'SVO' AM/AOS x Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS)

The parents and their parents read like a who's who in Cattleya breeding.  The beautifully formed and excellent color of Winners' Circle (Pot. Sally Taylor x Slc. Circle of Life) combined with the superior form, solid dark red and darker red lip of Rubescence (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Seagulls Apricot) will yield progeny with full flower shape, excellent rich red-purple color, and the tendency to bloom twice a year.  An excellent choice.
3” pots $12

SVO 6546
Pot. Little Circle (Pot. Golden Circle 'OPRL' x Pot. Little Toshie 'Gold Country' AM/AOS)

Golden Circle (Blc. Goldenzelle x Slc. Circle of Life) is one of my most reliable breeding plants.  The cultivar name 'OPRL' stands for Orange Petals Red Lip.  'OPRL' imparts size, shape, color and the habit of flowering two or three times a year.  Little Toshie 'Gold Country' (Sc. Beaufort x Blc. Toshie Aoki) is the best cultivar of this delightful grex.  It flowers 2-3 times a year with superb, flat, bright yellow flowers and dark red lips. This cross has amazing potential!  Plants are expected to produce flowers with superior form in colors ranging from yellow to orange.  All will have contrasting red lips, and they will flower twice a year.  A second group of this same cross is also available (SVO 6701), as is the reciprocal cross (SVO 6563), providing a great opportunity to see the influence of pollen vs. capsule parent.
3” pots $12

SVO 6550   NEW   
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Star Fire 'Xmas Day' x Pot. Firehouse 'SVO')

The flowers of Star Fire (Lc. Trick or Treat x Rubescence) are produced on a strong stem holding 5-7 deep red blooms.  Firehouse (Blc. Love Sound x Pot. Rubescence) has 3-4 rounded red-purple flowers with some darker red flaring, held well on sturdy stems.  These will be compact-growing plants with a clean upright growth habit.  The full, star-shaped flowers will be mostly in dark reds and supported nicely above the foliage.  These should start to flower in 3” pots, and the plants will mature at 8-10” tall
3” pots $12

SVO 6551 NEW 
Pot. New Hybrid (Slc. Circle of Life 'Fordyce Herald Angel ' AM/AOS x Pot. Loud Nine 'SVO Screaming Red' AM/AOS)

Slc. Circle of life (Lc. Culminant x Soph. coccinea) has flowers of exceptional size, color and form.  Hybrids made with Circle of Life consistently produce high quality flowers.  As a breeder, 'Fordyce Herald Angel' is proving to be especially exceptional.  Loud Nine (Pot. Rubescence x Sl. Orpetii) is a phenomenal cross; I was on “cloud nine” when the first plants bloomed.  Perfectly-formed, brilliant red flowers on a mini plant - the Picture says it all.  Amazing potential from these unusually nice mini-catts!
3” pots $15

SVO 6553  NEW    
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Mem. Irene Feil 'Ruby Red' AM/AOS x Pot. Loud Nine 'SVO Screaming Red' AM/AOS)

The intensely colored flowers of Mem. Irene Feil (Slc. Pink Doll x Pot. Odom's Sweetheart) are a bright true red with even darker red lips!  Loud Nine (Pot. Rubescence x Sl. Orpetii) is a phenomenal cross; I was on “cloud nine” when the first plants bloomed.  Perfectly-formed, brilliant red flowers on a mini plant.  These are going to have excellent, solid red flowers with great form!
3” pots $15

SVO 6555  NEW     
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Golden Circle 'OPRL' x Pot. Loud Nine 'SVO Screaming Red' AM/AOS)

Golden Circle (Blc. Goldenzelle x Slc. Circle of Life) has superb form with 3.5” orange flowers and red lips that are produced on a 6” tall plant two or three times a year.  Loud Nine (Pot. Rubescence x Sl. Orpetii) is an outstanding grex; I was on “cloud nine” when the first plants bloomed.  Perfectly-formed, brilliant red flowers on a mini plant. These unusually nice mini-catts have excellent potential!
3” pots $15

SVO 6556
Slc. New Hybrid (Slc. Paradise Rose 'SVO'x Slc. Circle of Life 'Mesmerize' AM/AOS)

Paradise Rose (Slc. Pink Doll x Blc. Toshie Aoki) has great color and shows an interesting phenomenon of color dominance.  The flowers of Pink Doll are dark purple, while Blc. Toshie Aoki is dominated by the influence of the lip from C. dowiana.  The yellow and red of Toshie Aoki are recessive for color but known to intensify purple.  Paradise Rose combines these traits and produces intense crimson-red-purple flowers. Hybrids made with Circle of life (Lc. Culminant x Soph. coccinea) consistently produce high quality flowers.  'Mesmerize' has exceptional flowers with good size, color and form.  This cross will produce superbly-colored flowers in shades ranging from deep purple to red.
2” pots $15

SVO 6559      
Pot. New Hybrid (Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS x Pot. Dean's Gold 'Dean's Gold' AM/AOS)

The vibrant orange-yellow flower color of Guess What (Blc. Waikiki Gold x Lc. Trick or Treat) and its cluster of 8-9 flowers make this cross one of my favorite March bloomers.  Dean's Gold (Pot. Little Toshie x Pot. Mem. Jim Nickou) has well-formed solid gold flowers with a touch of red on the lip.  They flower twice a year, once in March and again in October.  This is a great pairing, and plants will bloom with 3-5 golden-yellow flowers held well on sturdy stems.
3” pots $12

SVO 6560 NEW
Pot. New Hybrid (Slc. Virginia Dickey 'Diamond Orchids' AM/AOS x Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS)

Virginia Dickey (Slc. Pink Doll x Sl. Pole-Star) is a darling mini-catt.  The plants flower in 3” pots and have sturdy stems holding 2-3 bright red flowers of superior form.  The solid dark red flowers and even darker red lip of Rubescence (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Seagulls Apricot) will give the progeny of this hybrid excellent shape and flowers in a rich red color.  I think these will look like superior Virginia Dickey's with larger flowers. The plants are 6-8" tall and flowers have all been like this picture.
3” pots $12

SVO 6563 NEW
Pot. Little Circle (Pot. Little Toshie 'Gold Country' AM/AOS x Pot. Golden Circle 'OPRL'

Golden Little Toshie 'Gold Country' (Sc. Beaufort x Blc. Toshie Aoki) is the best cultivar of this delightful grex.  It flowers 2-3 times a year with superb, flat, bright yellow flowers and dark red lips.  Golden Circle (Blc. Goldenzelle x Slc. Circle of Life) is one of my most reliable breeding plants.  The cultivar name 'OPRL' stands for Orange Petals Red Lip.  'OPRL' imparts size, shape, color and the habit of flowering two or three times a year.  This cross has amazing potential!  Plants are expected to produce flowers with superior form in colors ranging from yellow to orange.  All will have contrasting red lips, and they will flower twice a year.  Two groups of the reciprocal cross also are available (SVO 6546, SVO 6701), providing a great opportunity to see the influence of pollen vs. capsule parent.
3” pots $12

SVO 6566
Pot. New Hybrid (Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS x Pot. Burana Love 'SVO' AM/AOS)

The vibrant orange-yellow flower color of Guess What (Blc. Waikiki Gold x Lc. Trick or Treat) and its cluster of 8-9 flowers make this cross one of my favorite March bloomers.  Burana Love (Pot. Burana Beauty x Blc. Love Sound) has 5-6 shapely bright yellow flowers with bold red flares and a great arrangement.  This has the makings of a very colorful cross.  This grex will bloom in March with nicely-shaped flowers in yellow to gold, many with red flares.
3” pots $12

SVO 6567
Pot. New Hybrid (Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS x Pot. Mem. Jim Nickou 'James' HCC/AOS)

The vibrant orange-yellow flower color of Guess What (Blc. Waikiki Gold x Lc. Trick or Treat) and its cluster of 8-9 flowers make this cross one of my favorite March bloomers.  The Mem. Jim Nickou (Blc. Xanthette x Sc. Beaufort) has bright yellow flowers with just a bit of red on the lip.  Excellent shape and twice-a-year flowering make this a desirable parent.  The 5-7 golden yellow flowers, each with a touch of red on the lip, will be presented well on sturdy stems.  If you'd like to evaluate the influence of the capsule parent vs. the pollen parent, the reciprocal is available as SVO 6748.
3” pots $12

SVO 6571
Lc. New Hybrid (Lc. Pink Treasure 'SVO Baby Love' x L. Finckeniana 'Kennedys' 4N)

It's hard to put into words, but there is something so appealing about pink flowers with yellow lips.  Pink Treasure (Lc. Tiny Treasure x C. loddigesii) 'SVO Baby Love' produces an inflorescence with 4-5 flowers in a beautiful soft pink with golden yellow lips.  Finckeniana is a hybrid made with the Mexican species, L. albida.  This will give a great stem habit, increase flower count and, as an additional benefit, add temperature tolerance to the offspring.  This will be a nice hybrid, with plants producing 5-9 flowers of great shape in pink with yellow lips. Similar to SVO 6281.
3” pots $12

SVO 6572
Lc. New Hybrid (Lc. Pink Treasure 'SVO Baby Love' x C. Orchidglade 'SVO' HCC/AOS)

Pink Treasure (Lc. Tiny Treasure x C. loddigesii) 'SVO Baby Love' flowers are produced 4-5 per inflorescence in a beautiful soft pink with a golden yellow lip. Orchidglade (C. walkeriana x C. aurantiaca) has light orange flowers with a mostly yellow lip and just a touch of red accent at the tip.  This is one parent of Lc. Jupiter Drops; see SVO 6569.  These have the genes to produce well-shaped pink flowers with yellow lips on sturdy stems.  A very promising new cross with excellent plant vigor!
3” pots $12

SVO 6582 NEW
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Paradise Rose 'SVO' x Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS)

Paradise Rose (Slc. Pink Doll x Blc. Toshie Aoki) demonstrates an interesting phenomenon of color dominance.  The dark purple flowers of Pink Doll are crossed to Blc. Toshie Aoki, a grex dominated by the influence of C. dowiana, which is recessive for color and intensifies purples.  The result is the intense crimson-red-purple flowers of Paradise Rose.  Rubescence (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Seagulls Apricot) has a solid dark red flower with an even darker red lip that gives it progeny excellent shape and assures flowers in rich red colors. These are going to be dark, dark purple reds, of excellent shape and presentation.
3” pots $15

SVO 6583 NEW
Pot. Ruby Delight (Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS x Slc. Cosmic Delite 'SVO' HCC/AOS)

The first time I made this cross, it was a huge success!  Many were sold in Australia, and my US customers didn't have an opportunity to get them.  Rubescence (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Seagulls Apricot) has solid dark red flowers and an even darker red lip.  It imparts excellent shape and imparts rich red colors to its offspring.  Cosmic Delite (Slc. Bright Angel x Sc. Batemanniana) is a very cute mini-catt with lots of flares. The first to bloom Picture from this cross was outstanding!  These will be dark reds with darker red stripes on a plant that flowers twice a year.  Super nice and not to be missed!
3” pots $12

SVO 6584      
Pot. Hot Topic (Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS x Pot. Ryo Iwata 'Leucadia' HCC/AOS)

Rubescence (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Seagulls Apricot) has solid dark red flowers and a darker red lip.  It conveys excellent shape and rich red colors to its progeny.  Ryo Iwata (Blc. Oconee x Pot. Sally Taylor) has the dark red-purple flowers of a standard Cattleya.  Here we are looking to develop flowers with shape and size that will resemble those of large, standard-sized Cattleyas.  However, the plant stature will only be about 10-12” tall.  Flowers will be dark purple-red with a very dark crimson lip. An excellent cross.
3” pots $12

SVO 6587  NEW  
Pot. New Hybrid (Slc. Angel's Fantasy 'Solar Flare' FCC/AOS x Pot. Burana Love 'SVO' AM/AOS)

The parents of Angel's Fantasy are (Slc. Fire Fantasy x Slc. Bright Angel). 'Solar Flare' FCC/AOS is really a spectacular flower with amazing color and plant habit.  Burana Love (Pot. Burana Beauty x Blc. Love Sound) has 5-6 shapely, bright yellow flowers with bold red flares and a great arrangement.  This has the all the makings of a very colorful cross with brilliant yellow flowers and bright red splashes, excellent flower shape and sturdy stems
3” pots $15

SVO 6589      
Pot. Loud Nine (Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS x Sl. Orpetii 'Kathleen' AM/AOS)

Rubescence (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Seagulls Apricot) has produced many excellent hybrids.  Its good shape, solid dark red flowers and darker red lip are impressive, and are transmitted consistently to its offspring.  Orpetii (L. pumila x Soph. coccinea) is a true mini-catt, with plants that are only 4” tall.  The dark purple-red flowers are flat and produced twice a year.  This cross was a huge success, with many customers still asking for them.  Here is your opportunity to get the exact remake.  Here is a Picture from the first cross.
3” pots $12

SVO 6693      
Pot. New Hybrid (Lc. Spring Fires 'Lynette #1'x Pot. Star Fire 'Rubens')

Spring Fires (Lc. Fires of Spring x Lc. Fire Island) has strong upright stems carrying 5-9 red flowers with darker red lips.  It is proving to be an excellent parent, with dominance for color, strong stems and bloom period. The flowers of Star Fire (Lc. Trick or Treat x Rubescence) are deep red and produced 5-7 on a strong stem.  This grex was made to further develop clusters of intensely-colored, deep red flowers, held high on sturdy stems.
3” pots $12

SVO 6699 NEW
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Golden Circle 'OPRL' x Slc. Angel's Fantasy 'Solar Flare' FCC/AOS)

Golden Circle (Blc. Goldenzelle x Slc. Circle of Life) has superb form with 3.5” orange flowers and red lips that bloom twice a year on 6” tall plants. The parents of Angel's Fantasy are (Slc. Fire Fantasy x Slc. Bright Angel). 'Solar Flare' FCC/AOS is really a spectacular flower with amazing color and plant habit. The expectation is for excellent shape, with over half having bright yellow flares surrounded by red.  Fantastic color possibilities with this cross!
3” pots $12

SVO 6700      
Blc. New Hybrid (Lc. Tokyo Magic 'Hihimanu' x Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS)

Tokyo Magic (Lc. Irene Finney x L. briegeri) has an impressive number of successful hybrids to its credit.  The offspring tend to have well-shaped flowers on sturdy stems holding 3-4 blooms.  Guess What (Blc. Waikiki Gold x Lc. Trick or Treat) has clusters of 8-9 bright orange-yellow flowers held above the foliage.  Here we are going to see sturdy stems holding 7-9 bright yellow-orange flowers, all with red lips.  Robust growing and great late March bloomers
3” pots $12

SVO 6701
Pot. Little Circle (Pot. Golden Circle 'OPRL' x Pot. Little Toshie 'Gold Country' AM/AOS)

Golden Circle (Blc. Goldenzelle x Slc. Circle of Life) is one of my most reliable breeding plants.  The cultivar name 'OPRL' stands for Orange Petals Red Lip.  'OPRL' imparts size, shape, color and the habit of flowering two or three times a year.  Little Toshie 'Gold Country' (Sc. Beaufort x Blc. Toshie Aoki) is the best cultivar of this delightful grex.  It flowers 2-3 times a year with superb, flat, bright yellow flowers and dark red lips. This cross has amazing potential!  Plants are expected to produce flowers with superior form in colors ranging from yellow to orange.  All will have contrasting red lips, and they will flower twice a year.  A second group of this same cross is also available (SVO 6546), as is the reciprocal cross (SVO 6563), providing a great opportunity to see the influence of pollen vs. capsule parent.
3” pots $12

SVO 6703
Pot. Rubescent Fire (Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette' #3 x Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS)

Spring Fires (Lc. Fires of Spring x Lc. Fire Island) has strong upright stems carrying 5-9 red flowers with darker red lips.  Rubescence (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Seagulls Apricot) has produced many excellent hybrids.  Its shape and solid dark red flowers with darker red lips are impressive.  This has been a very nice hybrid, holding red flowers very well on sturdy stems.  Like many of our crosses, plants are good growers and flower easily.  Here is a Picture of one of the first to bloom
3” pots $12

SVO 6706 NEW
Pot. New Hybrid (Slc. Rockette 'Little Rock' AM/AOS x Pot. Star Fire 'Rubens')

I have been working to perfect the breeding of compact plants with clusters of red flowers.  Rockette (Lc. Koolau Seagulls x Sc. Beaufort) 'Little Rock' blooms with 5-6 well-spaced, full flowers in a pleasing red-orange color on a nice stem.  Star Fire (Lc. Trick or Treat x Rubescence) 'Rubens' has deep red flowers on a strong stem holding well-spaced blooms.  Here you have a compact grower with intensely-colored, red flowers, well presented above the foliage on sturdy stems. Looking forward to this one!  Here is a Picture of the first plant to bloom.
3” pots $12

SVO 6709
Slc. New Hybrid (Slc. Donna Pasanen 'SVO' x Slc. Tropical Star 'Peter's')

How about a near-mini-catt with stems of flared flowers?   This cross is about reducing plant size while maintaining the charm and flower count of its larger relatives.  Donna Pasanen (Lc. Trick or Treat x Slc. Dream Cloud) has great color with red flares in nice clusters of 5-6 blooms.  Tropical Star (Lc. Tropical Song x Sl. Pole-Star) is a mini-catt with very attractive flared flowers.  This grex was developed by Peter T. Lin of Diamond Orchids and is tremendously charming.  When breeding for longer stems of 5-7 flowers, plants tend to be taller, but in this case the plants should max out at 8-10” tall.  The 5-7 flowers will be flared in sunset colors with red lips and held well on nice stems.
3” pots $12

SVO 6711
Pot. New Hybrid (Lc. Koolau Seagulls 'Volcano Queen' AM/AOS x Pot. Star Fire 'Ruben's')
Koolau Seagulls (C. Wilbur Chang x Lc. Seagulls Milarina) is an interesting hybrid, based primarily on four species: C. leopoldii (37%), L. milleri (25%), L. cinnabarina (25%) and C. dowiana (6%). 'Volcano Queen' has 13-15 well-arranged red flowers on a long sturdy stem.  Star Fire (Lc. Trick or Treat x Rubescence) 'Ruben's' has nicely-spaced deep red flowers on a strong stem.  This new grex should produce superb stems of well-arranged, solid red flowers held above the foliage.
3” pots $12

SVO 6715 NEW
Pot. What About Love (Pot. Pure Love 'Del Mar' x Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS)

This cross has the 'chops' to produce bright orange-yellow flowers with excellent shape and long bloom life.  Pure Love (Blc. Love Sound x Slc. Seagulls Apricot) and Guess What (Lc. Trick or Treat x Blc. Waikiki Gold) have excellent breeding records.  I am expecting 6–8 weeks of flower life - pretty impressive!  Here is a Picture of a first bloom.
3” pots $12

SVO 6733 NEW
Pot. Ruby Circle (Blc. Oconee Circle 'SVO' x Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS)

If you want a promising cross for full-shaped reds on compact plants, this is it!  The parents and grandparents read like a who's who list of great breeding plants: Oconee Circle (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Circle of Life) and Rubescence (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Seagulls Apricot).  These have flowered with large full-shaped red flowers on compact plants. This is breeding in the Frank Fordyce style and a great cross for the discerning collector!
3” pots $15

SVO 6736
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Martha Clarke 'Orange Tart' x Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette #3')

The grex I named after my wife, Martha Clarke (Blc. Love Sound x Slc. Circle of Life), has been a great overall hybrid.  The cultivar 'Orange Tart' is considered my best, with excellent shape and color, good plant habit, and twice-a-year blooming.  Spring Fires (Lc. Fires of Spring x Lc. Fire Island) has strong upright stems carrying 5-9 red flowers with darker red lips.  Plants will produce fantastic stems of red-orange flowers with red lips.
3” pots $12

SVO 6739
Blc. New Hybrid (Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS x Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS)

The vibrant orange-yellow flower color of Guess What (Blc. Waikiki Gold x Lc. Trick or Treat) and its cluster of 8-9 flowers make this one of my favorite March bloomers.  Here we combine this grex with the good breeding qualities of Love Sound (Blc. Bouton d'Or x L. briegeri) and its bright yellow flowers.  The result will be self-supporting stems with well-arranged large flowers in clusters of golden yellow.  These will be show stoppers in March!
3” pots $12

SVO 6745      
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Sara Wolf 'SVO'x Pot. Star Fire 'Rubens')

Sara Wolf (Lc. Spring Fires x Pot. Love Passion) has surprisingly large red-orange flowers with a dark red lip.  Flowers are in sunset colors, with a blending of tones. Star Fire (Lc. Trick or Treat x Rubescence) has deep red flowers that are well-spaced on a strong stem. From this New Hybrid we expect 5-7 well arranged flowers that are well supported and displayed in colors ranging from deep red to a red-orange.
3” pots $12

SVO 6747      
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Young-Min Orange 'Gold Satisfaction' AM/AOS' x Lc. Trick or Treat 'Orange Magic' AM/AOS)

Young-Min Orange (Pot. Viola Nugget x Lc. Trick or Treat) has waxy, intense orange flowers in a nice cluster on a compact plant.  Breeding it back to Trick or Treat (L. Icarus x Lc. Chit Chat), which blooms with large heads of 15 or more, starry orange flowers, will make for big clusters of bright orange.
3” pots $12

SVO 6748
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Mem. Jim Nickou 'James' HCC/AOS x Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS)

The vibrant orange-yellow flower color of Guess What (Blc. Waikiki Gold x Lc. Trick or Treat) and its cluster of 8-9 flowers make this cross one of my favorite March bloomers.  The Mem. Jim Nickou (Blc. Xanthette x Sc. Beaufort) has bright yellow flowers with just a bit of red on the lip.  Excellent shape and twice-a-year flowering make this a desirable parent.  The 5-7 golden yellow flowers, each with a touch of red on the lip, will be presented well on sturdy stems.  If you'd like to evaluate the influence of the capsule parent vs. the pollen parent, the reciprocal is available as SVO 6567.
3” pots $12

SVO 6750  NEW     
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Dream Circle 'Lone Jack' AM/AOS x Pot. California Queen 'Red Angel' SM/JOGA)

The parents of Dream Circle (Slc. Circle of Life Pot. Hisako Akatsuka) are both known for producing excellent offspring.  The grex Dream Circle has earned 10 AOS awards, and 'Lone Jack' AM/AOS is particularly nice!  At 10” tall, it produces beautifully-formed 4-5” flowers twice a year.  California Queen (Pot. Hisako Akatsuka x Slc. California Apricot) is from the renowned Suwada nursery in Japan.  The flowers have exceptionally wide petals that are quite remarkable.  It also is an easy-growing plant that blooms twice a year.  There are high expectations for this cross: excellent flower form and color, compact size, and twice-a-year flowering.  I also have this cross as SVO 6417.  I must have really wanted to see these, as I made this twice in the same year, once on each blooming cycle!
3” pots $15

SVO 6752
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Georgia Peach 'SVO' x Pot. Star Fire 'Rubens')

Georgia Peach (Blc. Love Sound x Slc. Smile Again) has nice flower form with very wide petals, and the color is peach tones overlaid with a blush of red.  Star Fire (Lc. Trick or Treat x Rubescence) has deep red flowers produced on a strong stem holding well-spaced blooms.  These will have excellent shape and sturdy stems holding the 5-7 flowers well. The color is going to tend toward red, but some will also have sunset colors. A nice, compact growing plant.
3” pots $12

SVO 6753      
Blc. New Hybrid (L. Gold Star 'Olympic Gold' x Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS)

Gold Star (L. flava x L. harpophylla) is a charming Brazilian rupicolous Laelia cross with bright yellow-gold, starry flowers.  Guess What (Blc. Waikiki Gold x Lc. Trick or Treat) has vibrant orange yellow flowers in cluster of 8-9, and is one of my favorite breeding plants. These bloom really well with starry-shaped flowers, and the plants are easy to grow and have lots of Brazilian charm.
3” pots $12

HC 589
Blc. Solar Flare 'Paradise'      

Solar Flare  (Blc. Hawaiian Passion x Blc. Sakurahime) has a light yellow flower with bright golden yellow flares -  a very attractive combination! As a bonus, plants are compact growing. This is a clone.
3” pots $12

HC 670          
Blc. New Hybrid (Lc. Mem. Robert Strait x Blc. Hawaiian Wizard)   'Hawaii'

Very nice line breeding!  These will carry large white flowers, which will have purple flares on the petals and sepals with contrasting purple lips. This is a clone.
3” pots $12

HC 642          
Lc. New Hybrid (C. Caudebec x Lc. Seagulls Royal Suit) 'Hawaiian Flare'

I got these out of pure curiosity.  Caudebec is a well-known summer bloomer with a pink spotted flower, but what is really interesting is Seagulls Royal Suit (L. rupestris x C. Gene May) and Gene May (C. Suavior x C. aclandiae) and Suavior (C. intermedia v. aquinii x C. mendelii).  I am not sure how these will look, but I can hardly wait!  This is a clone.
3” pots $12

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