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

 

SVO 7745       
Blc. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Tropical Song 'Calypso' x Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS)

Tropical Song (Lc. Tropic Glow x Lc. Mari's Song) has cool looking tri-colored flowers: sepals are pink and petals are purple, splashed in yellow.  Good stems hold 4-5 flowers above the foliage.  Guess What (Blc. Waikiki Gold x Lc. Trick or Treat) is a favorite breeder of ours and is dominant for vibrant orange-yellow flowers in clusters of 8-9 on strong stems.  Here we are breeding for multi-colored splash-petalled flowers.
3” pots $14

SVO 7545       
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Jane Pierce 'March Madness' x Slc. Anduril 'Krull's Scarlet' AM/AOS)

Jane Pierce (Pot. Martha Clarke x Slc. Precious Katie) has ruby red flowers with a ruffled lip that is intensely red-purple with a golden throat.  Amazing color, and the shape is excellent too! Anduril (Slc. Jewel Box x Lc. Trick or Treat) produces clusters of starry red flowers on sturdy stems.  Expect sturdy stems of 4-5 really red flowers with really red lips on compact plants.
3” pots $14

SVO 7542
Pot. Martha's Sunburst (Pot. Tokyo Life 'SVO' HCC/AOS x Pot. Martha Clarke 'Orange Tart' )

Tokyo Life (Lc. Tokyo Magic x Slc. Circle of Life) has been successful on several levels.  The compact plant produces warm sunset-colored flowers with excellent shape.  Martha Clarke (Blc. Love Sound x Slc. Circle of Life) is such a good grex I named it after my wife!  The cultivar 'Orange Tart' is one of the best, with excellent shape, color and nice plant habit, plus a twice-a-year blooming habit.  When you study the breeding, you see Circle of Life on both sides, and looking even deeper you find the rupicolous L. briegeri on both sides as well.  This ancestry gives an indication of what to expect.  Plants will be compact, and flower color will range from light sunset colors to brighter yellows and oranges.  Flowers will have nice form, with wide petals on a strong stem holding 3-4 blooms.  Very nice. Take a look at a first bloom Picture
3” pots $14

SVO 7538
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Tropical Aurora 'SVO' x Pot. Martha's Charm 'Mother's Day')

Tropical Aurora (Lc. Aussie Sunset x Lc. Tokyo Magic) has very bright yellow flowers - almost unimaginably bright - offset by a contrasting red lip. Martha's Charm (Pot. Martha Clarke x Blc. Izumi Charm) flowers just in time for Mother's Day with beautifully-shaped soft yellow flowers blushed in pink.  One of the factors in deciding to make this cross was bloom period.  Both parents flower in early May, a very welcome sight as many Cattleyas are winding down by then. These will have wide yellow petals, some blushed pink, and all with red lips.  Sturdy stems will hold 4-5 flowers above the foliage.
3” pots $14

SVO 7537       
Slc. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette' #3' x Slc. Kagaribi Dawn 'Red Star')

Spring Fires (Lc. Fires of Spring x Lc. Fire Island) is a popular parent, as it imparts strong upright stems carrying 5-9 red flowers with darker red lips.  Kagaribi Dawn has a brilliant red flower with a starry shape influenced by the L. cinnabarina in its background.  'Red Star' has an eye-catching color and shape; everybody is drawn to these flowers when it's in bloom.  These will produce star-shaped novelty-style dark red flowers on upright stems. 
3” pots $14

SVO 7536
Slc. Granata Sunrise (Slc. Wasp Nest 'Red Red' HCC/AOS x Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS)

Back by popular demand, this is a reliable and colorful cross!  Clusters of 5-9 flowers in a variety of tropical sunset colors are presented above the foliage on strong stems.  Plants are compact growers and can produce 3-4 inflorescences by the time they're in 4” pots.  This makes for *lots* of color in a small space!  This Picture is a good example of the quality from this cross. This Picture is a good example of the quality from this cross.
3” pots $14

SVO 7535
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Mem. Jim Nickou 'James' HCC/AOS x Pot. Martha Clarke 'Hawaii Trip')

Famous parents bred Mem. Jim Nickou (Blc. Xanthette x Sc. Beaufort), producing plants that bear well-formed, flat, bright yellow flowers with just a bit of red on the full-shaped lip.  As a bonus, this beauty blooms twice a year.  My wife's namesake, Martha Clarke (Blc. Love Sound x Slc. Circle of Life), has equally famous parents and has also produced many excellent cultivars.  'Hawaii Trip' was spotted in bloom at a Hawaiian grower's greenhouses and is outstanding, with excellent flower shape and color.  When you study the breeding results of these two parents and their ancestors, you realize that this cross has outstanding potential. These will bloom with sunset colors in yellow and orange, some will have the petals tipped in red, and lips will be red and yellow.  Sturdy stems will present 3-4 beautifully-formed flowers.
3” pots $15

SVO 7533 New 
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Fordyce Prelude 'Pinnacle' AM/AOS x Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS)

Fordyce Prelude (Slc. California Apricot x Blc. Horizon Flight) produces flat yellow-orange flowers with a prominent red splash, and the full-shaped lip is yellow-orange with red edges. Tokyo Magic (Lc. Irene Finney x L. briegeri) has yellow flowers with a red lip.  It is a great breeder, imparting good shape, strong stems and a compact plant habit.  This grex will produce 5-6 well-supported yellow flowers with wide petals flared in red with dark red lips and yellow throats.
3” pots $14
 

SVO 7532 New         
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Golden Circle 'OPRL' x Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS)

Golden Circle (Blc. Goldenzelle x Slc. Circle of Life) is one of my most reliable breeding plants. 'OPRL' ('Orange Petals Red Lip') has superb form, with 3.5” orange flowers and red lips produced twice a year on 6” tall plants.  Tokyo Magic (Lc. Irene Finney x L. briegeri) has yellow flowers with a red lip and is a great breeder that has produced many successful hybrids.  It imparts good shape, strong stems and a compact plant habit.  Here we a looking for 3-4 solid golden-yellow flowers, deep red lips, wide petals and excellent shape on well-supported stems.
3” pots $14  

SVO 7530
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Fordyce Prelude 'Pinnacle' AM/AOS x Lc. Tropical Aurora 'SVO')

Fordyce Prelude (Slc. California Apricot x Blc. Horizon Flight) produces flat yellow-orange flowers with a prominent red splash, and the full-shaped lip is yellow-orange with red edges. Tropical Aurora (Lc. Aussie Sunset x Lc. Tokyo Magic) is very bright yellow with a contrasting red lip. It's interesting that the red flaring of Aussie Sunset is not expressed in the flowers - it must be a recessive trait.  Breeding it to another flared parent will hopefully unlock its potential. The expectation is for bright yellow flowers with red flares on the petals and red lips with yellow throats, well arranged in heads of 4-6 on upright stems.
3” pots $14

SVO 7526
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Golden Circle 'OPRL' x Pot. Mem. Jim Nickou 'James' HCC/AOS)

The potential for this cross is amazing.  Golden Circle (Blc. Goldenzelle x Slc. Circle of Life) 'OPRL' ( 'Orange Petals Red Lip') has superb form with 3.5” orange flowers and red lips produced twice a year on 6” tall plants. Mem. Jim Nickou (Blc. Xanthette x Sc. Beaufort) has well-formed, flat, bright yellow flowers with just a bit of red on the full-shaped lip.  It also blooms twice a year.  Breeding plants to bloom reliably twice a year takes careful thought and selection, and this cross should deliver in that category.  Flowers will range from yellow to orange and all colors in between, many with contrasting red lips.  These will start flowering in 3" pots and will flower twice a year when mature.
3” pots $15

SVO 7525
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Martha Clarke 'Outstanding' x Lc. Tropical Aurora 'SVO')

Pot. Martha Clarke (Slc. Circle of Life x Blc. Love Sound) is named after my wife, so you know it's a special cross.  Plants from this grex have great flower color, shape and growth habit, and are easy to bloom. 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.  I think this combination will combine the best qualities of both parents.  These compact plants are expected to have great stems holding 5-7 flowers above the foliage.  Colors will range from solid yellow to yellow-orange brushed with red flares, and all the flowers will have dark red lips.
3” pots $14

SVO 7519
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette' #3' x Pot. Martha Clarke 'Hawaii Trip')

Spring Fires (Lc. Fires of Spring x Lc. Fire Island) has strong upright stems carrying 5-9 red flowers with darker red lips and has proven to be an excellent parent. Pot. Martha Clarke (Slc. Circle of Life x Blc. Love Sound) is named after my wife, so you know it's a special cross.  Marthas have great flower color, shape and growth habit, and are easy to bloom.  It's 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.  Colors will range from solid red to medium yellow brushed with red flares, and all the flowers will have dark red lips. 
3” pots $14

SVO 7514 New 
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette' #3' x Pot. Star Fire 'Ruben's Red')

This grex was made to further develop our breeding program to produce intensely-colored, deep red flowers held high on sturdy stems. Spring Fires (Lc. Fires of Spring x Lc. Fire Island) has strong upright stems carrying 5-9 red flowers with darker red lips and has been a frequent contributor to this breeding direction, as it has proven to be an excellent parent.  The flowers of Star Fire (Lc. Trick or Treat x Rubescence) are deep vibrant red, have nice shape, and are produced 5-7 on a strong stem.  I believe this cross will be a significant step in this style of breeding.  Plants will have sturdy, upright stems holding 5-7 deep red flowers with darker red lips.  Plants will be compact and easy to bloom. 
3” pots $14

SVO 7512 New 
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Al Thanhauser 'Best One' x Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS)

Al Thanhauser (C. Orchidglade x Pot. Rubescence) 'Best One' was hard to pick from the first-bloom plants.  They were all so uniform, but it was the rounded dark red flowers with sparkling texture that caught my eye.  This beauty now reliably blooms twice a year with a strong stem holding 4-5 well-arranged flowers.  Rubescence (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Seagulls Apricot) is a legendary breeding plant for SVO.  Its dominant traits of good flower shape, color and plant habit have revolutionized modern mini and compact Cattleya breeding.  Crossing Rubescence back to Al Thanhauser is an example of line breeding - repeatedly using a parent with positive traits to reinforce those traits in the offspring.  The doubling up of Rubescence will assure a rich deep red color, beautiful shape and a dark burgundy fully ruffled lip.  We are expecting the strong stem to carry 3 large flowers on compact plants standing 8-10” tall.
3” pots $15

SVO 7511
Pot. NEW HYBRID [(Pot. Yellow Ball x Pot. Burana Beauty) 'Spectacular Bid' x Lc. Tropical Aurora 'SVO']

'Spectacular Bid' has a bright yellow flower with a touch of red in the lip.  Flowers have exceptional shape, are well-presented and, remarkably, quite fragrant, which is unusual for a yellow Cattleya.  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 the flowers, suggesting it's a recessive trait. These will produce strong stems of 4-7 well-formed flowers in bright yellow with red lips, and some will be fragrant!  The reciprocal is available as SVO 7454.
3” pots $14

SVO 7501
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Ruby Maker 'SVO' x Pot. Lebenkries 'Diamond Orchids')

Ruby Maker (Pot. Mem. Ralph Smith x Pot. Rubescence) has burgundy red flowers, a darker ruffled lip and a surprisingly strong stem that holds 4-5 large flowers. Lebenkries (Pot. Rubescence x Slc. Circle of Life) is truly amazing!  The 'Diamond Orchids' cultivar is flat, full, deep red and blooms twice a year.  Just exceptional!  The doubling up of Rubescence will assure several important color and form attributes.  Flower color will be deep burgundy red, and the full, ruffled lip will be darker red.  Excellent flower shape is expected, with 3-4 well-presented blooms.  Very nice!
3” pots $15

SVO 7497
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot.Lovely Martha 'SVO' x Slc. Anduril 'Krull's Scarlet' AM/AOS)

Lovely Martha (Blc. Fuchs Orange Nugget x Pot. Martha Clarke) has salmon/orange colored flowers with the tips of the petals flared in red.  The lip is broad, and the 4-5 flowers are well-held. Anduril (Slc. Jewel Box x Lc. Trick or Treat) produces clusters of starry reds on sturdy stems.  Both parents bloom in April, and the progeny should as well.  Great stems, red flowers, fine form – a very promising combination.
3” pots $14

SVO 7494
Bul. NEW HYBRID (Epc. Kyoguchi 'Peters Pick' x Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS)

What a novelty hybrid this is! One parent, Kyoguchi (Enc. aromatica x Gur. aurantiaca), has branched inflorescences with yellow flowers that are highly fragrant.  Love Sound has proven itself over and over as a valuable breeder and is dominant for yellow flower color and good form, stem and plant habit.  This combination will make a Bullara (abbreviated Bul.).  Plants are vigorous and will start to flower in 3” pots, maturing in 4” pots. These will carry well-formed yellow flowers with red striped lips, and some will have fragrance and a branching inflorescence from the Kyoguchi.  This is an outstanding cross!
3” pots $15

SVO 7491 New 
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Mem. Irene Feil 'Ruby Red' AM/AOS x Pot. Lebenkries 'Diamond Orchids' )

Mem. Irene Feil (Sl. Pink Doll x Pot. Odom's Sweetheart) has a stunning, flat, round flower in dark blood red, and the nicely ruffled lip is a very dark red with a golden yellow throat. Lebenkries (Pot. Rubescence x Slc. Circle of Life) is truly amazing!  The 'Diamond Orchids' cultivar is flat, full, deep red and blooms twice a year.  Just exceptional!  This cross is an example of how we are reinventing compact Cattleya breeding.  This new cross will deliver amazing intense red color and flat flowers with wide rounded petals, all on compact plants standing barely 8” tall.
3” pots $15

SVO 7490  New    
Lc. Fire Gem (Lc. Trick or Treat 'Orange Magic' AM/AOS x Lc. Aussie Sunset 'Cosmic Fire' HCC/AOS)

Trick or Treat (L. Icarus x Lc. Chit Chat) produces amazing heads of 15 or more starry orange flowers. Aussie Sunset (Lc. Fires of Spring x C. Gene May) has a red-orange flower with a yellow splash, and the blooms are held above the foliage in clusters of 4-6. Great potential here for orange flowers with yellow flares.  Plants are good growers and will produce 7-9 flowers per stem. This an excellent cross - check out this Picture.  Plants are easy to grow and bloom, and they produce nice heads of colorful flowers in March and April.
3” pots $15

SVO 7489
Slc. Orquidacea's Small Fortune (Lc. Trick or Treat 'Orange Magic' AM/AOS x Slc. Kagaribi Dawn 'Red Star')

Trick or Treat (L. Icarus x Lc. Chit Chat) produces amazing heads of 15 or more starry orange flowers and transmits high flower count to its offspring.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; everybody is drawn to these flowers when in bloom.  This cross 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.
3” pots $14

SVO 7488  New        
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. What About Love 'Brilliant Gold' x Pot. Pure Love 'Be Mine' HCC/AOS)

Here we have taken What About Love (Blc. Guess What x Slc. Pure Love) with its intense golden-yellow flowers and crossed it back to one of its parents, Pure Love (Blc. Love Sound x Slc. Seagulls Apricot).  The back cross will double up on the desirable traits from Love Sound: compact plant habit, strong stem, good flower count and rich color.  This cross also will add the excellent flower shape and reduced plant size of Seagulls Apricot.  These will be mini-Catts standing 6” tall.  Sturdy stems will carry 3-5 flowers with wide petals in sunset colors favoring yellow tones.  I expect this cross to have a “high average of quality.”
3” pots $15

SVO 7485
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Mem. Jim Nickou 'James' HCC/AOS x Pot. What About Love 'Brilliant Gold')

Mem. Jim Nickou (Blc. Xanthette x Sc. Beaufort) has bright yellow flowers with just a bit of red on the full-shaped lip.  The blooms have excellent shape, and the compact plant stature and twice-a-year flowering habit make this a desirable parent.  What About Love (Blc. Guess What x Slc. Pure Love) has long-lived flowers in an intense golden-yellow color. The long-lived blooms are produced in groups of 3-4 twice a year on a mini-Catt standing just 6” tall.  Expect these to carry 3-5 excellent solid golden-yellow flowers with good form on strong stems.
3” pots $15

SVO 7484 New 
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. What About Love 'Brilliant Gold' x Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS)

What About Love (Blc. Guess What x Slc. Pure Love) was selected several years back but not used for breeding until recently. The long-lived flowers are intense golden-yellow and held nicely in groups of 3-4. This plant is a mini-Catt, standing just 6” tall, and blooms twice a year. Love Sound has played an important role in our hybridizing program.  We use it often, as its offspring consistently exhibit good qualities such as well-formed flowers, good color, increased flower count, strong stems and a nice plant habit. These are going to be compact plants with clusters of 4-7 pure golden-yellow flowers on strong stems.  Easy to grow and bloom.
3” pots $15

SVO 7483
Blc. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Ocean Drive 'SVO'x Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS)

Ocean Drive (Lc. Ken Battle x Blc. Bouton D'Or) has many surprisingly nice, intense golden-orange flowers with full-shaped rounded lips that are well-arranged along a 16” stem.  Love Sound is dominant for good breeding qualities such as well-formed flowers, good color, increased flower count, strong stems and a nice plant habit. These are going to produce pure golden-yellow flowers with fuller and broader lips than generally seen in Love Sound hybrids.  The compact plants will produce clusters of 5-9 flowers on strong stems and will be easy to grow and bloom.
3” pots $14

SVO 7481
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Krull's Mini Angel 'SVO Red Fire Ball'x Pot. Star Fire 'Rocket Red')

At SVO we have been breeding for the perfect deep red mini-Catt.  These newest crosses are bringing together several generations of progressively improved hybrids to achieve the ultimate goal: classic standard-shaped red flowers with full ruffled lips.  Krull's Mini-Angel (Pot. Elaine Taylor x Pot. Franklin Smith) has nearly perfect shape, and the flat flowers have overlapping petals in dark red with a full darker red lip.  Plants are compact, and flowers are well-displayed.  Star Fire (Lc. Trick or Treat x Pot. Rubescence) 'Rocket Red' produces 7 flowers in solid saturated red, and the ruffled lip is red, becoming darker red centrally.  This cross is very promising for great color and excellent shape, with well-presented flowers on a compact plant. An excellent modern red Cattleya cross!
3” pots $15

SVO 7479 New 
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Rubescent Fire 'April Rocket' x Slc. Anduril 'Krull's Scarlet' AM/AOS)

Red, red and more red flowers with this cross!  Rubescent Fires (Lc. Spring Fires x Pot. Rubescence) and its excellent-shaped deep red flowers are combined here with the clusters of starry red flowers produced by Anduril (Slc. Jewel Box x Lc. Trick or Treat).  The result will be compact plants with good stems bearing clusters of red flowers.  These will flower in April, well after most other spring red Cattleyas have finished blooming.
3” pots $14

SVO 7477 New 
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Izumi Charm 'SVO' AM/AOSx Pot. What About Love 'Brilliant Gold')

Izumi Charm (Blc. Love Sound x Blc. Melody Fair) has well-formed flowers in light yellow with a dark contrasting crimson lip.  Plants are like large compact Cattleyas, standing 14” tall, with sturdy stems that hold the 5-6 flowers high.  What About Love (Blc. Guess What x Slc. Pure Love) was selected several years back but not used for breeding until recently. The long-lived flowers are intense golden-yellow and held nicely in groups of 3-4. This plant is a mini-Catt, standing just 6” tall, and blooms twice a year. The prediction for this cross is intense yellow flowers with excellent shape and dark crimson ruffled lips.  Plants will have a compact growth habit and produce strong stems of 5-7 well-arranged blooms.
3” pots $15

SVO 7476
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Love-Love 'SVO Superior' x Pot. Love Passion 'Island Romance' Dark Red Lip Mutation)

Love-Love (Pot. Love Passion x Blc. Love Sound) has bright golden-yellow flowers with a touch of red on the tip of the lip. Strong stems present the flowers well, and the overall effect is very attractive.  Pot. Love Passion is a superior parent, and the cultivar used here has an unusual dark red spot on the lip.  The addition of Love Passion (Lc. Trick or Treat x Slc. William Farrell) back to Love-Love will emphasize its dominant traits. This cross will produce offspring favoring many of the Love Passion qualities: 7-11 large bright orange flowers with orange lips and a dark red spot on strong stems that display the blooms well above the foliage.
3” pots $14

SVO 7473
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Love-Love 'SVO Superior' x Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette #3')

Love-Love (Pot. Love Passion x Blc. Love Sound) has bright golden-yellow flowers with a touch of red on the tip of the lip. Strong stems present the flowers well, and the overall effect is very attractive.  Spring Fires (Lc. Fires of Spring x Lc. Fire Island) has strong upright stems carrying 5-9 red/orange flowers with darker red lips.  It has proven to be an excellent parent, with dominance for color, and sturdy inflorescences.  These are going to be blooming in sunset colors favoring orange and red tones.  Strong stems of well-displayed flowers will make these plants extra showy.
3” pots $14

SVO 7472
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Goldenzelle 'Lemon Chiffon' AM/AOS x Pot. What About Love 'Brilliant Gold')

Goldenzelle (Blc. Fortune x C. Horace) is a standard sized plant with bulbs 18” tall, and plants require a 6” pot at maturity.  Flowers are large, over 6” across, and held well on strong stems in groups of 3-4. As the name indicates, the cultivar 'Lemon Chiffon' is yellow and has excellent shape with wide petals and a yellow lip with a bright red spot. For years, this Goldenzelle has been considered one of the top standard yellow Cattleyas ever produced. What About Love (Blc. Guess What x Slc. Pure Love) was selected several years back but not until now did I put it to work. The long-lived flowers are intense golden-yellow and held nicely in groups of 3-4. This plant is a mini-Catt, standing just 6” tall, and blooms twice a year.  This cross will deliver nice-sized flowers 4-5” across with wide petals, and plants will mature at 8-10” tall.  Flowers will be yellow, with most having full ruffled red lips.  Optimism abounds when I think about the potential of this cross.  
3” pots $15

SVO 7463
Lc. Mem. Clara Molnar (Lc. Tropical Aurora 'SVO' x Lc. Aussie Sunset 'Cosmic Fire' AM/AOS)

Tropical Aurora (Lc. Aussie Sunset x Lc. Tokyo Magic) is a special plant with considerable breeding potential.  Flowers are a pure, very bright yellow - the most intense yellow imaginable – with a contrasting red lip.  It's interesting that the red flaring of Aussie Sunset is not expressed in the flowers - it must be a recessive trait. Crossing Tropical Aurora back to its parent Aussie Sunset (Lc. Fires of Spring x C. Gene May), which has a highly-colored red-orange flower and yellow splash, should override the recessive nature of Tropical Aurora.  If this hypothesis proves to be true, look for very bright yellow flowers flared with red splashes.  Blooms will be held well above the foliage in clusters of 6-7.  I am looking forward to seeing how these turn out.
3” pots $14

SVO 7462
Pot. Norma Sue (Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS x Pot. Mem. Jim Nickou 'James' HCC/AOS)

Love Sound has played an important role in our hybridizing program.  Its offspring consistently show desirable qualities, like slightly upswept petal stance, good color, increased flower count, and a nice plant habit.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.  Bright yellow flowers in spring are a sure thing with this cross, and good flower form and stem habit will prevail.
3” pots $14

SVO 7461
Pot. NEW HYBRID [(Blc. Picotee Flight 'SVO' x (Pot. Burana Love x L. anceps) 'Flared Yellow Gold']

Picotee Flight (Blc. Horizon Flight x Blc. Love Sound) blooms with 7-9 shapely flowers in yellow with excellent red flares and a red picotee. As the cultivar name suggests, the not-yet-registered (Pot. Burana Love x L. anceps) has 4-6 well-arranged flowers that are 'Flared Yellow Gold' on a graceful arching stem imparted by the anceps parent.  This cross is going to produce strong stems from the anceps and Love Sound in its background.  Plants should bear 5-7 well-arranged flowers, and we expect light yellow blooms with dark yellow flares and a red splash.  Very colorful flares!
3” pots $14

SVO 7460
Blc. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Picotee Flight 'SVO' x Blc. Love Blush 'Love Blush')

This cross has outstanding potential for a new twist on flared flowers. Picotee Flight (Blc. Horizon Flight x Blc. Love Sound) blooms with 7-9 shapely flowers in yellow with excellent red flares and a red picotee.  Quite eye-catching!  Love Blush (Blc. Love Sound x Blc. Picotee Passion) has a delicately beautiful light yellow flower with a light red-rose blush around the margins of the segments.  The 7-9 flowers are well-arranged and supported nicely.  Looking for some magic here.  We expect strong stems of 7-9 nicely-arranged flowers with good flares.  We are optimistic that many will have flared pastel color combinations. I have a good feeling about this one…
3” pots $14

SVO 7459
Pot. Spring Prominence (Pot. Hawaiian Prominence 'America' AM/AOS x Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette #3')

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 toward this goal. Hawaiian Prominence (Blc. Hisako Akatsuka x Slc. Wendy's Redstone) has an eye-catching color with flowers best described as “a deep velvety ruby purple with a ruby purple lip and bright yellow throat.”  Flowers are large at 4.5” across on plants barely 10” tall. Spring Fires (Lc. Fires of Spring x Lc. Fire Island) has strong upright stems carrying 5-9 red/orange flowers with darker red lips.  It has proven to be an excellent parent, with dominance for color, a sturdy inflorescence, and bloom period.  These will be vibrant velvety red-purple flowers held well on good stems.  A nice new development in color and flower count.
3” pots $14

SVO 7456
Blc. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Magic Melody 'SVO' AM/AOS x Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS)

Magic Melody (Lc. Tokyo Magic x Lc. Melody Fair) is a modern hybrid with a compact growth habit.  It has excellent stems that hold 5-7 large, well-formed, soft yellow flowers with full-shaped crimsons lips, well-arranged above the foliage. Love Sound, with its solid yellow flowers, strong stems, high flower count and compact growth habit, has a long successful breeding history.  The objective with the re-introduction of Love Sound is to reduce plant size to a maximum of 12” tall while keeping strong stems and good flower count.  Flower color will be a bright yellow with lips in crimson.  We are expecting full-shaped flowers from the influence of Magic Melody.
3” pots $15

SVO 7454
Pot. NEW HYBRID [Lc. Tropical Aurora 'SVO' x (Pot. Yellow Ball x Pot. Burana Beauty) 'Spectacular Bid']

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 the flowers, suggesting it's a recessive trait. 'Spectacular Bid' has a bright yellow flower with a touch of red in the lip.  Flowers have exceptional shape, are well-presented and, remarkably, quite fragrant, which is unusual for a yellow Cattleya.  These will produce strong stems of 4-7 well-formed flowers in bright yellow with red lips, and some will be fragrant!  The reciprocal is available as SVO 7511.
3” pots $14

SVO 7451 New 
Blc. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Picotee Flight 'SVO' x Blc. Izumi Charm 'SVO'AM/AOS)

This cross combines two doses of Love Sound, which imparts strong stems, compact growth habit, good flower production and shape. Picotee Flight (Blc. Horizon Flight x Blc. Love Sound) has a shapely yellow flower with excellent red flares, and Izumi Charm (Blc. Love Sound x Blc. Melody Fair) has well-formed light yellow flower with a crimson lip. Expect compact plants with good upright stems carrying 5-7 flowers in yellow, many flared red, and all with red lips.
3” pots $14

SVO 7446
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Fordyce Fantasy 'SVO Best' x Pot. Burana Love 'SVO' AM/AOS)

Fordyce Fantasy (Blc. Horizon Flight x C. aurantiaca) is a remarkable hybrid first made by the late Frank Fordyce. The robust-growing plants produce strong stems holding 5-7 flowers in a clear lemon yellow with petals having a purple triangular splash and purple picotee.  Burana Love (Pot. Burana Beauty x Blc. Love Sound) flowers with 5-6 nicely displayed blooms on a tall inflorescence.  Flowers are bright yellow and petals are flared magenta-red, making a very showy display.  These will be yellows with red flares, and the stems will do a good job of supporting the 5-7 shapely flowers just above the foliage, all from compact plants at 12” tall.
3” pots $14

SVO 7443
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Tropical Aurora 'SVO' x Pot. Burana Angel '#1 Best' HCC/AOS)

Tropical Aurora (Lc. Aussie Sunset x Lc. Tokyo Magic) is a special plant with considerable breeding potential.  Flowers are a pure, very bright yellow - the most intense yellow imaginable – with a contrasting red lip.  It's interesting that the red flaring of Aussie Sunset is not expressed in the flowers - it must be a recessive trait. Burana Angel (Pot. Burana Beauty x Slc. Bright Angel) produces remarkably-colored flowers: well-shaped reds with darker red flares and yellow at the base.  Very interesting looking.  Plants are 10” tall and bloom twice a year.  These are a little hard to predict, as we aren't sure how the recessive splash petals of Tropical Aurora will be transmitted. I'm optimistic that these will produce 5-7 excellent red flowers with yellow flared petals displayed nicely on strong stems.
3” pots $15  

SVO 7409
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Laughing Boy 'Remake Splash' x Slc. Angel Eyes 'SVO' HCC/AOS)

Angel Eyes (Slc. Bright Angel x Lc. Little Dipper) is a proven breeder of flared flowers, imparting great color, flat form and twice-a-year blooming.  Laughing Boy (Lc. Denis Olivas x Blc. Love Sound) has a compact growth habit and strong upright stems bearing starry yellow flowers with red flared petals.  Here we are looking to develop strong stems with clusters of 5-7 flared flowers on compact plants. Lots of potential, so the reciprocal cross also was made as SVO 7407.
3” pots $14

SVO 7408 New 
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Young-Min Orange 'Gold Satisfaction' AM/AOS x Blc. Dean's Star 'Gold Star')

Young-Min Orange (Pot. Viola Nuggett x Lc. Trick or Treat) has clusters of 7-8 vivid orange flowers on compact plants. Dean's Star (Blc. Guess What x Lc. Gold Star) has strong stems carrying brilliant golden yellow flowers.  These are going to flower with clusters of  7-9 super bright golden-orange flowers.  Plants will be compact and easy to flower.
3” pots $14

SVO 7407 New 
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Slc. Angel Eyes 'SVO' HCC/AOS x Blc. Laughing Boy 'Remake Splash')

Angel Eyes (Slc. Bright Angel x Lc. Little Dipper) is a proven breeder of flared flowers, imparting great color, flat form and twice-a-year blooming.  Laughing Boy (Lc. Denis Olivas x Blc. Love Sound) has a compact growth habit and strong upright stems bearing starry yellow flowers with red flared petals.  Here we are looking to develop strong stems with clusters of 5-7 flared flowers on compact plants. Lots of potential, so the reciprocal cross also was made as SVO 7409.
3” pots $14

SVO 7405
Slc. NEW HYBRID (Slc. Granata Sunrise 'SVO Tequila Sunrise' x Slc. Rockette 'Little Rock' AM/AOS)

Granata Sunrise (Lc. Tokyo Magic x Slc. Wasp Nest) is an excellent plant.  Flower color looks like a Tequila Sunrise in shades of yellows, oranges and reds, and the 7-9 blooms are held just above the foliage on sturdy stems.  The flowers of Rockette (Lc. Koolau Seagulls x Sc. Beaufort) 'Little Rock' are a pleasing red-orange color, with 5-6 well-spaced, starry blooms on a nice stem produced by a compact plant.  This cross will have 5-7 well-presented flowers in warm sunset colors, mostly reds and oranges, on compact plants. This is the exact same cross as SVO 7401. I must have wanted to make it so badly I flasked two capsules!!!
3” pots $14

SVO 7402 New 
Blc. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Rosebud 'Queen of Splash' HCC/AOS x Lc. Tydea 'SVO 5x7')

Dark purple compact Catts are very popular. Rosebud (Blc. Ronald Hausermann x Lc. Mini Purple) has a rose-purple flower with impressive magenta flares on the petals.  Flowers are large and have excellent shape with very flat form.  Tydea (C. trianae x L. pumila) is a surprisingly nice primary hybrid with dark purple flowers.  The cultivar , 'SVO 5x7' has a 5” flower on a 7” tall plant – very impressive! This cross will capitalize on the flower size, shape, and purple color of each parent.  Plant size will be compact at 10-12” tall.  This is a very promising cross and highly recommended.
3” pots $15

SVO 7401 New 
Slc. NEW HYBRID (Slc. Granata Sunrise 'SVO Tequila Sunrise' x Slc. Rockette 'Little Rock' AM/AOS)

Granata Sunrise (Lc. Tokyo Magic x Slc. Wasp Nest) is an excellent plant.  Flower color looks like a Tequila Sunrise in shades of yellows, oranges and reds, and the 7-9 blooms are held just above the foliage on sturdy stems.  The flowers ofRockette (Lc. Koolau Seagulls x Sc. Beaufort) 'Little Rock' are a pleasing red-orange color, with 5-6 well-spaced, starry blooms on a nice stem produced by a compact plant.  This cross will have 5-7 well-presented flowers in warm sunset colors, mostly reds and oranges, on compact plants. Same as SVO 7405.
3” pots $14

SVO 7399
Slc. NEW HYBRID (Slc. Rockette 'Little Rock' AM/AOS x Lc. Trick or Treat 'Orange Magic' AM/AOS)

Rockette (Lc. Koolau Seagulls x Sc. Beaufort) 'Little Rock' carries 5-6 well-spaced starry flowers in a pleasing red-orange color on a nice stem, all from a compact plant.  Trick or Treat (L. Icarus x Lc. Chit Chat) produces amazing heads of starry orange flowers on tall upright inflorescences.  This will be a particularly floriferous cross, with lots of red to orange flowers on compact plants that are easy to grow and bloom.
3” pots $14

SVO 7398
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Kaboom 'SVO' x Pot. Mem. Jim Nickou 'James' HCC/AOS)

Kaboom (Blc. Guess What x Blc. Schroder's Love) is a great plant with a compact growing habit and strong upright flower spikes with 6-7 large, well-arranged bright yellow flowers. 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 expectation is for several significant improvements: solid yellow flowers, strong stems holding 5-7 well-arranged blooms above the foliage on compact plants that mature at 8-10” tall.
3” pots $15

SVO 7397
Pot. Forbidden Love (Pot. William Farrell 'Native Son' x Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS)

What beautiful plants this cross will make!  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 color, and the strong stems hold 5-6 well-arranged flowers above the foliage.  Love Sound is a modern breeding line.  Compact plants produce upright 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.  Best of all is the rarely seen peach color that the flowers should display. 
3” pots $14

SVO 7395
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Slc. Granata Sunrise 'SVO Tequila Sunset' x Blc. Kaboom 'SVO')

Granata Sunrise (Lc. Tokyo Magic x Slc. Wasp Nest) is an excellent plant.  The flower color looks like a Tequila Sunrise in shades of yellows, oranges and reds, and the 7-9 blooms are held just above the foliage on sturdy stems.  Kaboom (Blc. Guess What x Blc. Schroder's Love) has a compact growing habit and strong upright flower spikes with 6-7 large, well-arranged bright yellow flowers.  These are going to produce sunset-colored flowers with lots of orange and yellow.  Sturdy stems will hold the flowers above the foliage is an attractive display. Only a few available.
3” pots $14

SVO 7394
(Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS x Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS)

Guess What (Blc. Waikiki Gold x Lc. Trick or Treat) is one of my favorite breeders for its vibrant orange-yellow flowers in clusters of 8-9 on strong stems.The proven breeding qualities of Love Sound - full, rounded flowers, bright yellow color, a sturdy stem carrying 4-6 blooms, and an attractive compact plant habit - make this cross a well-thought-out pairing.  Strong sturdy stems will hold 5-9 bright yellow flowers well above the foliage, and plants will be compact and robust.
3” pots $14

SVO 7393 New 
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Toshie's Charm 'SVO Hot Lips' x Lc. Tropical Sunset 'Oceans Heaven')

Toshie's Charm (Pot. Little Toshie x Blc. Izumi Charm) has yellow flowers with a marvelous shape and beautiful red lip with a touch of yellow.  Tropical Sunset (C. Horace x Tropic Glow) has large orange flowers with full, dark red lips, well-presented on a strong inflorescence.  Both parents are excellent, and the offspring will produce flowers with good shape in shades of yellow and orange, all with red lips.  The reciprocal of this cross is SVO 7374.
3” pots $14

SVO 7389 New 
Blc. NEW HYBRID[(Blc. Izumi Charm x C. Candy Tuff) 'SVO' x Blc. Schroder's Love 'SVO' AM/AOS]

Long-lived flowers are always welcome, and flower longevity is partly why this pairing was made.  The other reason is the development of pastel flower colors with full shape on strong stems. Schroder's Love is particularly nice with its soft pink flowers and full-shaped lip with an eye-catching orange throat on a strong stem of 4-5 blooms.  The (Blc. Izumi Charm x C. Candy Tuff) parent has very long-lived flowers lasting 6-8 weeks in great condition.  Flower color is a soft light pink with a touch of red on the lip, and the strong stems hold 4-5 flowers apiece.
3” pots $14

SVO 7388 New 
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Lee's Ruby 'Valentine Gift' x Pot. Tutankamen 'Pop' AM/AOS)

The appeal of big clusters of waxy red flowers is 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
3” pots $14

SVO 7386
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS x Slc. Granata Sunrise 'SVO Tequila Sunrise')

Guess What (Blc. Waikiki Gold x Lc. Trick or Treat) has vibrant orange-yellow flower in clusters of 8-9 on strong stems.  It's a favorite breeder of mine.  Granata Sunrise (Lc. Tokyo Magic x Slc. Wasp Nest) has been an excellent plant as well.  The flower color looks like a Tequila Sunrise, in shades of yellows, oranges and reds, and the 7-9 blooms are held just above he foliage on sturdy stems.  These are going to produce sunset-colored flowers with lots of orange and yellow.  Strong stems will hold the flowers above the foliage in an attractive display.
3” pots $14

SVO 7383
Blc. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS x Lc. Gold Star 'SVO' 4n)

Guess What (Blc. Waikiki Gold x Lc. Trick or Treat) is one of my favorite breeding plants due to its vibrant orange-yellow flowers in clusters of 8-9 on strong stems. This Gold Star (L. flava x L. harpophylla) is a chance tetraploid from a cross of two Brazilian rupicolous Laelias.  Its starry yellow flowers have fuller shape and heavier substance than usual, and the plant has stockier pencil-thin pseudobulbs. These will be compact plants with straight upright bulbs and inflorescences holding 7-9 bright yellow starry flowers high above the foliage.
3” pots $14

SVO 7378 New 
Slc. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Koolau Seagulls 'Volcano Queen' AM/AOS xSlc.Hsiang-Yu Red Pearl 'Red Dragonfly' AM/AOS)

The award description for Koolau Seagulls sounds amazing: “Twelve flowers and two buds on one inflorescence; flowers red, petals and dorsal sepal with fine concentric maroon spotting on basal portion; lip yellow, stippled with maroon throughout.” And for Hsiang-Yu Red Pearl “Eighteen flowers on three inflorescences; flowers bold orange, overlaid rich red; undulating tubular lip yellow, overlaid intense rich crimson.”  For both plants, flower spikes are straight upright, and the flowers are nicely displayed. These are going to carry deep red flowers with red lips having a touch of yellow in the throat on great upright stems with many well-arranged blooms. Limited supply.
3” pots $14

SVO 7377
Slc. NEW HYBRID (Slc. Kagaribi Dawn 'Red Star' x L. Gold Star 'SVO' 4n)

Kagaribi Dawn (Lc. Kagaribi x Slc. Tropic Dawn) has a star-shaped red flower.  Its unusual flower shape, color and upright narrow pseudobulbs make it a cool-looking novelty plant. Gold Star (L. flava x L. harpophylla) is a hybrid of two Brazilian rupicolous Laelias, carrying starry yellow flowers on a plant with pencil-thin pseudobulbs.  The same cross as SVO 7371; however, Gold Star 'SVO' 4n is a tetraploid.  We are expecting this variant of the cross to favor the color of this Gold Star a bit more. 
3” pots $14

SVO 7374
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Tropical Sunset 'Ocean's Heaven' x Pot. Toshie's Charm 'SVO Hot Lips')

Tropical Sunset (C. Horace x Tropic Glow) has large orange flowers with full, dark red lips, well-presented on a strong inflorescence. Toshie's Charm (Pot. Little Toshie x Blc. Izumi Charm) has yellow flowers with a marvelous shape and beautiful red lip with a touch of yellow.  Both parents are excellent, and the offspring will produce flowers with good shape in shades of yellow and orange, all with red lips.  The reciprocal is SVO 7393.
3” pots $14

SVO 7373
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS x Pot. Burana Love 'SVO' AM/AOS)

Guess What (Blc. Waikiki Gold x Lc. Trick or Treat) is one of my favorite breeding plants due to its cluster of 8-9 vibrant orange-yellow flowers on strong stems. Burana Love (Pot. Burana Beauty x Blc. Love Sound) has a full-shaped, bright yellow flower with bold red flares on a strong upright stem.  These will be compact plants with good upright stems bearing cluster of yellow and red flowers.  Very showy and easy to bloom.
3” pots $14

SVO 7371
Slc. NEW HYBRID (Slc. Kagaribi Dawn 'Red Star' x L. Gold Star 'SVO' HCC/AOS)

Kagaribi Dawn (Lc. Kagaribi x Slc. Tropic Dawn) has a star-shaped red flower.  Its unusual flower shape, color and upright narrow pseudobulbs make it a cool-looking novelty plant. Gold Star (L. flava x L. harpophylla) is a hybrid of two Brazilian rupicolous Laelias, carrying starry yellow flowers on a plant with pencil-thin pseudobulbs.  This cross will produce plants with thin, straight, upright pseudobulbs.  Flowers will be starry and red, though some will show a bit of yellow coloration.  Very cool-looking plant habit and unusual starry flowers.
3” pots $14

SVO 7370 New 
Blc. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS x Blc. Newberry Fireworks 'Mendenhall' 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 held high on a strong stem make this one of my favorite breeding plants. Newberry Fireworks (Lc. Island Springs x L. anceps) flowers have nice yellow/orange sepals and red petals with yellow flares. The L. anceps influence contributes a long arching inflorescence.  These will bloom with clusters of 5-7 colorful flowers ranging from yellow to orange, many with red flares, on an arching inflorescence 10-16” long.
3” pots $14

SVO 7360
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Slc. Granata Sunrise 'SVO Tequila Sunrise' x Blc. Tropical Splash 'Yellow & Red Flare')

Granata Sunrise (Lc. Tokyo Magic x Slc. Wasp Nest) has been an excellent plant.  The flower color looks like a Tequila Sunrise, in shades of yellows, oranges and reds.  The 7-9 blooms are held just above the foliage on sturdy stems, and the plants are attractive compact growers.  Tropical Splash (Blc. Tropical Sunset x Lc. Denis Olivas) has a bright yellow flower with bold red flares on strong stems that hold 5-7 well-arranged flowers above the foliage.  Lots of tropical colors in these flowers!  Yellow, orange and red will predominate, many flared in red, on strong upright inflorescences holding 5-7 blooms above the foliage and a compact plant habit.
3” pots $14

SVO 7352
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Mari's Song 'CTM 217' HCC/AOS x Pot. Mem. Jim Nickou 'James' HCC/AOS)

Mari's Song (Lc. Irene Finney x C. Cherry Chip) has a long history as an excellent breeder, reliably imparting flared flowers and good growth and bloom habits to its offspring.  Mem. Jim Nickou (Blc. Xanthette x Sc. Beaufort) has an impressive linage and is also a reliable breeder.  Flowers are bright yellow with just a touch of red on the lip and have excellent shape.  Add to this twice-a-year flowering and you have a very desirable parent.  Crossing these two will be a good match.  The large flowers will be soft pink, and petals will have a yellow splash with a bit of red.  Plants are vigorous, and flowers will be well presented twice a year.
3” pots $14

SVO 7346 New 
C. Claesiana (C. intermedia v. aquinii 'SVO Starburst' AM/AOS x C. loddigesii 'Tamiami Thunder' AM/AOS)

Wow, wow, wow!  This is an excellent classic hybrid made in the aquinii form, and the parents are of the highest flower quality.  These plants will bloom in March, which is perfect for the spring show season. Flower quality is expected to be outstanding, and the soft pink blooms will have white flared petals tipped in purple!!   A must-have for the serious collector.
3” pots $16

SVO 7340       
Eplc. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Florence Lin 'Diamond Orchids' AM/AOS x Epc. Kyoguchi 'Peter's Pick')

This is a great novelty hybrid.  Kyoguchi (Enc. aromatica x Gur. aurantiaca) has branched inflorescences bearing many yellow flowers that are highly fragrant.  Florence Lin (C. tigrina x L. milleri) has dark red flowers and a crimson-red lip; it can hold up to 19 flowers on a single stem!  These will have many red to orange flowers, and although it's hard to predict fragrance, I expect there to be a notable amount. These will be easy to grow and bloom, and should make nice specimen plants. 
3” pots $14

SVO 7319
Dialc. NEW HYBRID (Dialc. Silver Star 'SVO' x C. Dubiosa 'Scully's' HCC/AOS)

Silver Star (Diac. Colmaniae x L. anceps) looks like a super improved anceps.  The vigorous plants mature two growths a season and flower from each with long arching stems of 5-7 white flowers having all the charm of an anceps.  Dubiosa 'Scully's' is one parent of the famous grex Lc. Puppy Love (Dubiosa x anceps).  With this cross we expect Dubiosa to dominate once again and produce flowers that have a shape and color similar to Puppy Love, with an improved flower count. These plants have an excellent robust growth habit.
3” pots $14

SVO 7270 New 
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Burana Angel 'SVO #1 Best' HCC/AOS x Pot. Roy's Magic 'Ruben')

Here we are doubling up on the yellow flowers with red flares of Burana Beauty. Burana Angel (Pot. Burana Beauty x Slc. Bright Angel) and Roy's Magic (Pot. Burana Beauty x Lc. Tokyo Magic) both display excellent color with yellow flowers having deep red flares, well-presented in clusters of 5-7 blossoms on strong stems.  Plants are excellent growers and reliable bloomers and the offspring should be as well.
3” pots $14

SVO 7262
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Robert and Michael 'SVO' x Slc. Lisye Sentiasa 'SVO')

Dark purple flowers on small plants are very popular. Blc. Robert and Michael (Lc. Aloha Case x Blc. Hunting Island) are compact plants standing 10” tall that produce large, well-formed, flat, dark purple flowers.  Truly spectacular!  Lisye Sentiasa (Lc. Mini Purple x Slc. Angel Jack) has flat flowers in shades of deep vibrant purple – very eye catching – and the small plants flower twice a year.  Intense dark purple flowers are a given.  Plants will mature at 6-8” tall and look like a big mini-Catt.  The flat, shapely flowers will be large in comparison to the plant size.  Great potential here.
3” pots $15 

SVO 7083
Blc. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS x L. Seagull's 'Red')

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. Crossing it to Seagulls (briegeri x milleri) will produce robust-growing, compact plants with straight upright bulbs and good stems of 7-9 flowers in sunset colors held above the foliage.
3” pots $14

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 (Slc. Precious Katie x Blc. Oconee) 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!
3” pots $15

 

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