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Spotted Cattleyas

Spotted flowers have been a favorite of mine for years. Seeing those wonderful spots in the heat of summer is a spectacular sight. Today the development of spotted breeding includes flowers that bloom in a wide range of color choices.  SVO is renowned for its breeding of yellow flowers with red spots and the new line of spotted coerulea flower crosses are not to be missed.

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

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

SVO 6224      
Pot. New Hybrid (Slc. Katherine Clarkson 'SVO' HCC/AOS x Blc. Sun Spots 'Vivid Spots')

Katherine Clarkson (Slc. Jungle Gem x C. Mark Jones) is currently the best yellow with red spots I have seen.  It has excellent shape and color, and flowers twice a year.  The expectation here is for the continued improvement of fuller-shaped yellow flowers and red spots, with 6 or more flowers per stem.  I feel this cross will represent the next jump in flower quality and form for this breeding - a must have! These plants are growing really well and showing lots of vigor.  Reciprocal to SVO 6223 and SVO 6405.
3” pots $12

SVO 6403      
Slc. New Hybrid (Slc. Mem. Evelyn Paquette 'SVO Hot Spots' x Slc. Katherine Clarkson 'SVO' HCC/AOS)

Memoria Evelyn Paquette (Slc. Armonía de Sueños x C. Mark Jones) 'SVO Hot Spots' has excellent color, bold red spotting and a very impressive full red lip.  Katherine Clarkson (Slc. Jungle Gem x C. Mark Jones) is currently the best yellow with red spots I have seen.  It has excellent shape and color, and flowers twice a year.  These plants will mature at a smaller size and be 8-10” tall when full grown.  These should bloom twice a year in yellow with red spots and improved full red lips.  These are excellent plants and vigorous growers.
3” pots $15

SVO 6405
Pot. New Hybrid (Blc. Sun Spots 'Solar Spots'x Slc. Katherine Clarkson 'SVO' HCC/AOS)

Yellow flowers with red spots are a Sunset Valley Orchids specialty.  They were just a dream 20 years ago, but they're a reality today.  This cross of Sun Spots (C. Mark Jones x Blc. SunCoast Sunspots) has bright yellow blooms with clean red spots, and carries as many as 10-12 per stem.  Katherine Clarkson (Slc. Jungle Gem x C. Mark Jones) is currently the best yellow with red spots I have seen.  It has excellent shape and color, and flowers twice a year.  The expectation here is for the continued improvement of fuller-shaped yellow flowers and red spots, with 6 or more flowers per stem.  I feel this cross will represent the next jump in flower quality and form for this breeding - a must have! These plants are growing really well, showing lots of vigor.  Same as SVO 6223 and reciprocal to SVO 6224.
3” pots $12

SVO 6423      
Pot. Stippled Sunset (Slc. Katherine Clarkson 'SVO' HCC/AOS x Blc. SunCoast Sunspots 'SVO #3')

What could be better than yellow flowers with red spots?  Plants will mature at 10” tall, carrying 4-6 full-shaped 3.5” flowers in bright yellow with red spots and dark red lips.  I can't imagine better breeding of this type!  Katherine Clarkson (Slc. Jungle Gem x C. Mark Jones) 'SVO' is the best yellow with red spots I have seen.  The SunCoast Sunspots (Blc. Waianae Leopard x Lc. Jungle Elf) was the first real improvement in breeding large yellow flowers with red spots.  These will be fantastic yellow flowers with red spots, a very choice cross!  These have a very nice, robust growth habit.  First to bloom from this cross Picture.
3” pots $12

SVO 6427
Pot. New Hybrid (Slc. Katherine Clarkson 'SVO' HCC/AOS x Blc. Sun Spots 'Sandy' AM/AOS)

Yellow flowers with red spots are a Sunset Valley Orchid specialty.  They were just a dream 20 years ago, and here they are today.  This cultivar of Sun Spots (C. Mark Jones x Blc. SunCoast Sunspots) has bright yellow flowers with clean red spots, produced as many as 10-12 per stem.  Katherine Clarkson (Slc. Jungle Gem x C. Mark Jones) is the best yellow with red spots I have seen.  It has excellent shape and color, and flowers twice a year.  The expectation is for the continued improvement of full-shaped yellow flowers with red spots, carried 6 or more per stem.  I feel that this will be the next jump in flower quality and form for this type of breeding.  Super vigorous plants are looking excellent.  A must have!  Same as SVO 6223 and reciprocal to SVO 6224.
3” pots $12

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

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

SVO 6445      
C. New Hybrid (C. Mark Jones 'Lance' x C. Caudebec 'Marty's Orchids')

Mark Jones (C. Caudebec x C. Fascelis) is a full shaped flower carried 7-9 per stem.  It has surprisingly wide petals and a light green color, with dark amethyst spots and a broad red lip.  Caudebec (C. Sophia Martin x C. Penny Kuroda) 'Marty's Orchids' is a meristem mutation and superior to other cultivars.  It has a cream-colored flower with dark pink spots and a red lip, and the strong stems carry 9 flowers each.  This New Hybrid will bloom in summer, a time when not many Cattleyas flower.  These will fit very nicely into your collection.  Plants will mature at 14-16” tall, have wider petals than most spotted hybrids, and produce 7-9 flowers per stem. These might just be the best yet in pink spotted breeding.
3” pots $12

 

 

 

 

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

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