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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 5916
Slc. New Hybrid (C. Green Emerald 'SVO' x Slc. Katherine Clarkson 'SVO' HCC/AOS)

Breeding for the perfect spotted compact modern Cattleya is the goal here.  The plant of Green Emerald (C. Elizabeth Mahon x C. Thospol Spot) was a gift given to me by Mr. Kao from the Ching Hua Orchid Nursery in Taiwan.  The plant is a mutation that originated from the cloning of 'Emerald Queen' AM/AOS.  It is 10” tall with 5-6 densely spotted flowers with red lips, and a substance that I would describe as “rock hard.” Katherine Clarkson (C. Mark Jones x Jungle Gem) has a proven history as a breeding plant, with many superior qualities: good flower size and form, strong yellow color with dark red spotting, a compact plant stature under 10” tall, and the ability to flower twice a year. I can hardly wait to see these bloom!
3” pots $15

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 6135      
C. New Hybrid (C. Loddiglossa f. coerulea 'SVO' x C. Leoloddiglossa f. coerulea 'Blue Baby')

Here we are crossing Leoloddiglossa back to its parent, Loddiglossa.  Doing this will reinforce the flower color, count and size.  This hybrid will exhibit the exceptional qualities of the coerulea spotted species in its background: C. loddigesii f. coerulea, C. amethystoglossa f. coerulea and C. leopoldii f. coerulea.  These plants will carry 15 or more light blue flowers with darker blue spotting.  Very collectable!!!
3” pots $15

SVO 6223      
Pot. New Hybrid (Blc. Sun Spots 'Vivid 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, and here they are today.  This cross of Sun Spots (C. Mark Jones x Blc. SunCoast Sunspots) has bright yellow blooms with clean red spots, with 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 6405 and reciprocal to SVO 6224.
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 6352
Blc. Chris Tomaszkiewicz (Blc. SunCoast Sunspots 'SVO II' AM/AOS x Blc. Sun Spots 'Sandy' AM/AOS)

Knockout yellow flowers with red spots and red lips!  This type of breeding helps to homogenize the genes, making for better breeding plants.  SunCoast Sunspots (Slc. Jungle Elf x Blc. Waianae Leopard) is one of the best new examples of breeding for large yellow flowers with red spots and a high flower count.  Sun Spots (C. Mark Jones x Blc. SunCoast Sunspots) has excellent wide petals, yellow color and lots of spots.  Yes, this was the year for spotted crosses!  Top tier breeding of this type!  Also see SVO 6426.
3” pots $12

SVO 6366
C. Mr. Bojangles (C. Landate 'SVO' 4N x C. schilleriana 'Afri' SM/JOGA)

I've wanted to make this cross for years, but I wanted to use the best possible parental stock.  At last, after working to get top-quality parents, here it is!  C. Landate (C. leopoldii x C. aclandiae) looks a lot like a floriferous C. aclandiae with 4-6 very showy, fragrant flowers.  The 'SVO' cultivar was a gift, and came from the breeding program of Roy Tokunaga.  The schilleriana has the appearance of a tetraploid but hasn't been confirmed.  Its flowers are exceptionally large and have a surprisingly hard substance. Which brings us to the grex Mr. Bojangles,..  With these three bifoliate species (aclandiae, leopoldii, schilleriana), we can be assured that the flowers will be a dark chestnut brown with darker spotting and a broad intense magenta lip, plus a spicy fragrance.  These are going to look like super improved schillerianas!  To the best of my knowledge, this grex has not been widely offered.  Here's your chance to get something great!
3” pots $15

SVO 6401
C. New Hybrid (C. Leoloddiglossa 'SVO Blue Baby' x C. Interglossa coerulea aquinii 'SVO')

C. Leoloddiglossa has been a remarkable hybrid.  It is the first highly successful coerulea (blue) flower spotted with coerulea (blue) spots!!  The parents are three Cattleya species: leopoldii, loddigesii, amethystoglossa, thus the name: Leoloddiglossa (leo-loddi-glossa).  'SVO Baby Blue' has excellent shape and color, and carries 20 or more well-presented flowers.  Interglossa (intermedia x amethystoglossa) is a coerulea aquinii or blue flared flower, and its breeding potential is very exciting.  Have you ever imagined a flower with coerulea sepals peppered with darker blue spots and petals flared in blue?  Neither did I, until recently.  The best of these are going to be very special!  Do NOT miss out on this one.  These already are showing an excellent growth habit and are very robust plants.  If you think these are exciting, take a look at SVO 6437t, a similar cross, treated to induce polyploidy.
3” pots $15

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 6426
Blc. Chris Tomaszkiewicz (Slc. SunCoast Sunspots 'SVO #3'x Blc. Sun Spots 'Sandy' AM/AOS)

Knockout yellow flowers with red spots and red lips!  This type of breeding helps homogenize the genes, making for better breeding plants.  SunCoast Sunspots (Slc. Jungle Elf x Blc. Waianae Leopard) is one of the best new large-flowered yellows with red spots and a high flower count.  The cultivar '#3' has lots of red coloration that should carry forward into the next generation.  Sun Spots (C. Mark Jones x Blc. SunCoast Sunspots) has excellent wide petals, yellow color and bold red spots and blotches.  Yes, this was the year for spotted crosses!  Top-of-the-line cross for this type of breeding!  The plants have excellent vigor and look great.  Also see SVO 6352.
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

 

 

 

 

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