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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 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 $18

SVO 6810
C. NEW HYBRID (C. Leoloddiglossa 'SVO Speckled Blue' FCC/AOS x C. loddigesii f. coerulea 'Blue Sky' AM/AOS
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Have you ever imagined a flower with coerulea sepals peppered with darker blue spots and petals flared in blue? This cross could be the first! C. Leoloddiglossa has been a remarkable hybrid. It is the first highly successful coerulea (blue) flower spotted with darker coerulea spots!! The lineage contains 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. C. loddigesii 'Blue Sky' is still one of the nicest coerulea forms of the species, even though it was recognized with its AM/AOS in 1984, over 33 years ago! This cultivar blooms with flat flowers having nice color and a darker lip. It also produced 4-5 flowers per inflorescence.  With this grex, we are expecting an overall improvement in flower form along with wider segments, flatter shape, larger flowers and, of course, coerulea color and darker spotting with darker blue lips. For contrast, these flowers will have a bright yellow spot centrally. This is an exceptional cross and the very latest in coerulea Cattleya breeding.  Don't miss these!
3” pots $18

SVO 6824
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Sun Spots 'SVO Best' x Slc. Katherine Clarkson 'SVO' HCC/AOS)

This cross will make for well-formed yellow flowers with red spots and flat crimson-red lips. Sun Spots (C. Mark Jones x Blc. SunCoast Sunspots) is a very successful cross, with large flower size, good color and excellent spots. Katherine Clarkson (C. Mark Jones x Slc. Jungle Gem) was the first grex with really nice, large yellow flowers and red spots on a compact plant. Mark Jones appears in the background of both parents and has some of the widest petals of any spotted hybrid. I am counting on this influence to widen the petals in this grex. Great color is assured, as both SunCoast Sunspots and Jungle Gem have plenty of vibrant yellow. Plants will mature at 10” tall and start flowering in 3” pots. A super nice first to bloom plant Picture. The reciprocal cross is also available; see SVO 6902.
3” pots $14

SVO 6826
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Slc. Mem. Evelyn Paquette 'SVO Hot Spots' x Blc. Sun Spots 'SVO Best')

Here is the most advanced yellow with red spots hybrid to date!  The parents in its background read like a who's who list for breeding spots: Mark Jones, SunCoast Sunspots, Jungle Gem, Waianae Leopard, Penny Kuroda, and Jungle Elf.  How's that for an impressive lineage?!  These will start to bloom in 3” pots, and I'm expecting fuller flower shapes in bright yellow with burgundy spots and large flat red lips.
3” pots $14

SVO 6827      
Slc. NEW HYBRID (Slc. Katherine Clarkson 'SVO' HCC/AOS x Slc. Mem. Evelyn Paquette 'SVO')

Katherine Clarkson (C. Mark Jones x Slc. Jungle Gem) was the first grex with really nice, large yellow flowers and red spots on a compact plant that flowers twice a year. The flowers of Mem. Evelyn Paquette (Slc. Armonía de Sueños x C. Mark Jones) have some of the nicest red lips of any of the yellow-with-red-spots breeding.  Here we are expecting well-rounded flower form, broad flat red lips and, of course, yellow with red spots.  The reciprocal cross is also available; see SVO 6903.
3” pots $14

SVO 6849
C. Becky Culver (C. Loddiglossa f. coerulea 'SVO ' x C. bicolor f. coerulea 'SVO')

Loddiglossa (C. loddigesii x C. amethystoglossa) is the parent of several very successful blue spotted hybrids.  It blooms with 15+ flowers in light coerulea blue with a few fine blue spots.  The addition of bicolor will add a broad lip and deep color.  Flowers will be light coerulea with darker coerulea blue lips, and a few may even have green flowers and blue lips.  These are growing really well and seem to be very vigorous.
3” pots $18

SVO 6856       NEW
C. NEW HYBRID (C. Exotic's Plum Leopard 'SVO' HCC/AOS x C. Mark Jones 'Lance')

Exotic's Plum Leopard (C. Fort Motte x C. tigrina) and Mark Jones (C. Fascelis x C. Caudebec) are some of the best spotted Cattleyas in my collection.  Each is a tall plant with big heads of 10 or more spotted flowers with bright red lips.  The Exotic's Plum Leopard will contribute size and color, and the Mark Jones will add wide, full-shaped petals.  If you love spots like I do, you can't go wrong with this one.
3” pots $14

SVO 6901
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Sunspot Gem 'SVO Sunspot' x Slc. Katherine Clarkson 'SVO' HCC/AOS)

The recently-registered Sunspot Gem (Slc. Katherine Clarkson x Blc. SunCoast Sunspots) has flowers with a bright yellow background color and bold red spotting, accented by very nice flat red lips.  Breeding back to Katherine Clarkson will improve the petal width and overall form, and reduce plant height while maintaining the color, flower count and flat red lips.
3” pots $14

SVO  6902
Slc. NEW HYBRID (Slc. Katherine Clarkson 'SVO' HCC/AOS x Slc. Sun Spots 'SVO Best')

This cross will make for well-formed yellow flowers with red spots and flat crimson-red lips. Katherine Clarkson (C. Mark Jones x Slc. Jungle Gem) was the first grex with really nice, large yellow flowers and red spots on a compact plant. Sun Spots (C. Mark Jones x Blc. SunCoast Sunspots) is a very successful cross, with large flower size, good color and excellent spots. Mark Jones appears in the background of both parents and has some of the widest petals of any spotted hybrid. I am counting on this influence to widen the petals in this grex. Great color is assured, as both SunCoast Sunspots and Jungle Gem have plenty of vibrant yellow. Plants will mature at 10” tall and start flowering in 3” pots. The reciprocal cross is also available; see SVO 6824.
3” pots $14

SVO 6903
Slc. NEW HYBRID (Slc. Mem. Evelyn Paquette 'SVO' x Slc. Katherine Clarkson 'SVO' HCC/AOS)

The flowers of Mem. Evelyn Paquette (Slc. Armonía de Sueños x C. Mark Jones) have some of the nicest red lips of any of the yellow-with-red-spots breeding.  Katherine Clarkson (C. Mark Jones x Slc. Jungle Gem) was the first grex with really nice, large yellow flowers and red spots on a compact plant that flowers twice a year. Here we are expecting well-rounded flower form, broad flat red lips and, of course, yellow with red spots.  The reciprocal cross is also available; see SVO 6827.
3” pots $14

 

 

 

 

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

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