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Mini-Catts

The mini-cats are plants that will stay under 6” tall and bloom in a 3”-4” pot. It is not uncommon for mini-cats to bloom twice a year. The modern breeding has developed surprisingly nice improvements where the plants are heat tolerant, produce large flowers, have brilliant colors and superb flower shape.  There is always space for one more of these in every collection. 

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SVO 6246
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Golden Circle 'OPRL' x Sc. Beaufort 'Harford's Elmwood 4-N' AM/AOS)

Superbly formed bright orange mini-catts will be produced here.  Golden Circle (Blc. Goldenzelle x Slc. Circle of Life) is one of my most reliable breeding plants.  I am often asked what is meant by 'OPRL' - Orange Petals Red Lip.  I use it to impart size, shape and color; it also flowers two or three times a year.  The Beaufort has a long heritage as a prolific breeder.  It has a tendency to reduce plant size, improve flower form and bloom twice a year.  These plants are flowering size in 3” pots and will mature at 4-5” tall.  Expect flowering in the early spring and again in the fall. Similar to 6274 and 6350.
3” pots $12

SVO 6267  NEW     
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Higher Multiplier 'Shocking Red' x Slc. Seagulls Apricot 'Cupid' AM/AOS)

Higher Multiplier (Pot. Rubescence x Slc. Pink Doll) has amazing color and form.  Just take a look at the Picture .  Seagulls Apricot (California Apricot x Soph. coccinea) is known for its bright, hot orange color, wide petals and small plant stature.  The iridescent red color from 'Shocking Red' combined with the bright hot orange of 'Cupid' will make for intense orange/red flowers and lips in a contrasting red.  The well-formed flowers with wide petals will be carried on a mini-catt plant that can bloom twice a year.
3” pots $15

SVO 6274      
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Golden Circle 'OPRL' x Sc. Beaufort 'Luna Rousse')

This is a new mini-catt that I am really interested in flowering.  For this cultivar of Golden Circle (Blc. Goldenzelle x Slc. Circle of Life), 'OPRL' stands for 'Orange Petals Red Lip'.  Besides this attractive color combination, 'OPRL' also has superb form, with 3.5” flowers on a 6” tall plant that blooms twice a year.  Beaufort (C. luteola x Soph. coccinea) is a time-tested breeder and needs little introduction.  I am expecting orange to yellow flowers of superior shape with red and yellow lips.  Plants will be under 6” tall, the flowers will be 2.5-3” across, and this cross should bloom twice a year.  Also available as SVO 6350; I like this cross so much I made it twice in the same year!
3” pots $12

SVO 6328      
Pot. Blast Furnace (Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS x Sc. Beaufort 'Big Circle')

The first batch of Blast Furnace produced some incredibly nice red hot colors and beautifully-shaped blooms.  Take a look at this Picture of on of the first to bloom. This breeding is designed to produce red mini-catt plants with flowers that look like scaled-down versions of their larger counterparts. These plants will mature at 5-6” tall, flower in 3” pots and bloom twice a year, once in winter and again in late summer.
3” pots $12

SVO 6344      
Slc. Beau's Apricot Gem (Slc. Seagulls Apricot 'Cupid' AM/AOS x Sc. Beaufort 'Harford's Elmwood 4-N' AM/AOS)

Bright tangerine orange flowers on true mini-sized plants.  Flowers will be long-lasting and very round.  Easy to flower, these will bloom twice a year in a 3” pot.  This is a very nice mini-catt and perfect for growing on a windowsill or under lights.  The first of these are now blooming size.  Here are pictures of the first two plants to bloom just 18 months from flask!  Picture 1, 2.
3” pots $12

SVO 6350      
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Golden Circle 'OPRL' x Sc. Beaufort 'Luna Rousse')

This is a new mini-catt that I am really interested in flowering.  For this cultivar of Golden Circle (Blc. Goldenzelle x Slc. Circle of Life), 'OPRL' stands for 'Orange Petals Red Lip'.  Besides this attractive color combination, 'OPRL' also has superb form, with 3.5” flowers on a 6” tall plant that blooms twice a year.  Beaufort (C. luteola x Soph. coccinea) is a time-tested breeder and needs little introduction.  I am expecting orange to yellow flowers of superior shape with red and yellow lips.  Plants will be under 6” tall, the flowers will be 2.5-3” across, and this cross should bloom twice a year.  Also available as SVO 6274; I like this cross so much I made it twice in the same year!
3” pots $12

SVO 6586      
Slc. New Hybrid (Slc. Jungle Jewel 'Mojave' AM/AOS x Slc. Beau's Apricot Gem 'Orange Kiss')

Mini-catts with bright orange-red flowers and yellow lips are the goal here.  Jungle Jewel (Lc. Jungle Elf x Slc. Tangerine Jewel) has a very bright red flower and mostly yellow lip. Beau's Apricot Gem (Slc. Seagulls Apricot x Sc. Beaufort) has tangerine orange flowers with mostly yellow lips on easy to-grow-miniature plants.  Flowers will be long-lasting and have a nice rounded shape.  These are easy to grow and flower in 3” pots.  Expect blooms in late winter and again in the fall.  This is a very nice mini-catt and especially good for growing on a windowsill.
3” pots $12

SVO 6696      
Pot. New Hybrid (Pot. Golden Circle 'OPRL'x Slc. Cosmic Delite 'SVO' HCC/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. Cosmic Delite (Slc. Bright Angel x Sc. Batemanniana) is a very cute mini-catt with lots of flares.  These will be bright reds with darker red and yellow flares on miniature plants that flower twice a year.  Take a look at the first to bloom Picture .  Super nice!
3” pots $12

 

 

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

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