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Large / Standard Cattleyas

These standard size Cattleyas will mature at 12” to 24” tall. They possess the similar growth habit of “Compact Cattleyas”, just taller. These are bred to have strong stems caring 5 or more flowers and will be very impressive when blooming at mature size. These make excellent display plants for orchid shows and most will bloom during the spring show season.

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NEW SVO 6945
Pot. Mem. Mario Lanza (C. Chocolate Drop 'SVO' AM/AOS x Pot. Carolina Splendor 'Aztec II' AM/AOS)

This type of breeding gives excellent results, as evidenced by multiple awards to the original grex made by Ken Griffith at Lenette Greenhouses.  This remake incorporates Chocolate Drop 'SVO,' which is of the highest quality, and Carolina Splendor, with its large wine-red flowers of superb shape and form.  These will bloom in rich reds to deep, dark oxblood red tones with 4 to 7 flowers held above the foliage.  Expect these to be spectacular when they flower in October and November.
3” pots $15

NEW SVO 6982
Pot. Bobbie Sparkle (Slc. Golden Wax 'Lone Star II' HCC/AOS x Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS)

Golden Wax (C. Chocolate Drop x Slc. Kauai Starbright ) is a very productive bloomer, with big heads of 15 + waxy yellow flowers. Guess What (Lc. Trick or Treat x Blc. Waikiki Gold) has flowers that last two months or more!  The blossoms are bright golden yellow, and the 8-9 flowers are supported well on strong stems.  This cross is all about a big show of bright yellow flowers in February and March.  Plants will be spectacular when mature. Very Limited
3” pots $14

NEW SVO 7010
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Twenty-four Carat 'Lea' AM/AOS x Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS)

Each of these parents can breed for solid or “concolor” flowers. Twenty-four Carat (Pot. Lemon Tree x Blc. Yellow Imp) blooms with 5-6 large well-presented flowers in a pure, vibrant, solid yellow. Guess What (Blc. Waikiki Gold x Lc. Trick or Treat) blooms with 7-8 vivid yellow-orange flowers held high on a strong stem.  This pairing will produce 6-8 intensely-colored flowers in yellow and orange-yellow on strong stems - very showy!
3” pots $14

SVO 7012      
Lc. Trick or Treat (Lc. Trick or Treat 'SVO' 4n x Lc. Trick or Treat 'Orange Magic' AM/AOS)

With the recent uptick in the use of Trick or Treat as a parent there are more and more requests for this excellent hybrid. Here is a sib cross between two fine cultivars. 'SVO' has exceptionally bright orange color, and 'Orange Magic' has a very high flower count, and its flower color is a deeper orange with just a hint of red.  These will bloom with big heads of starry orange flowers on tall, robust, and easy to grow plants.  Marvelous show plants in spring.
3” pots $14

NEW SVO 7013
Lc. Naranja en Flor (Lc. Trick of Treat 'Orange Magic 'AM/AOS x Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette #3')

The name of this grex, Naranja en Flor, is Spanish for “Orange in Flower.”  Over the years, I have been impressed by the breeding qualities of both Trick or Treat and Spring Fires, and I am very confident that these will turn out great!  Plants will have strong stems holding 10-15 or more starry red to orange flowers above the foliage in March.  Mature plants will be 14-16” tall and produce a spectacular display. 
3” pots $14

NEW SVO 7091
Blc. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Carolina Orange D'or 'Lenette' AM/AOS x Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette #1')

The flowers of Carolina Orange D'or are magnificent, with excellent orange color, full shape and 7-9 per stem. making a spectacular show. Spring Fires has strong upright stems carrying 5-9 red flowers with darker red lips.  Both of these are excellent parents, with dominance for color, strong stems and flower count.  With this cross, expect extra robust plants displaying nice heads of 5-7 flowers in orange to burnt orange/red. These are great for March flowers and will become fantastic show plants.
3” pots $14

SVO 7100
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Orange Tower 'Orange Glow' x Blc. Carolina Orange D'or 'Lenette #2' AM/AOS)

There is nothing like big heads of orange flowers in spring. Orange Tower (Slc. Wasp Nest x Pot. Love Passion) has intensely-colored orange blooms held high on tall stems. The flowers of Carolina Orange D'or are magnificent, with excellent orange color and full shape.  With 7-9 blooms per stem, these make a spectacular show.  Lots of well-displayed pure orange flowers with this cross
3” pots $14

SVO 7101      
Blc. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Carolina Orange D'or 'Lenette #2" AM/AOS x Lc. Trick or Treat 'SVO' 4n)

The full-shaped, orange flowers of Carolina Orange D'or are magnificent, and the 7-9 bloomsper stem produce a spectacular display.   Trick or Treat 'SVO' blooms with many bright orange flowers, about as orange as you can yet. Here we combine the excellent shape of Carolina Orange D'or and the high flower count of Trick or Treat, and the results should be lots of shapely orange flowers.
3” pots $14

NEW SVO 7114
Lc. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Tropical Rainbow 'Montclair' x Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette #1')

Tropical Rainbow (Lc. Commander x Lc. Tropic Glow) has flowers with a red/rose color, and the lip has a nice bright yellow area centrally.  Plants produce up to 9 flowers, held high.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.  I have been motivated to make these types of hybrids lately, as you can tell from similar crosses in this list. There is something captivating about plants with big heads of red flowers well above the foliage. 
3” pots $14

SVO 7117
Blc. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Carolina Orange D'or 'Lenette #2" AM/AOS x Lc. Tropical Sunset 'Oceans Heaven')

We are always looking for opportunities to make breakthrough crosses, and trying a few crosses outside the normal boundaries sometimes delivers good results. Over the years, we have admired the individual qualities of both of these parents as well as the excellent progeny that both have produced. The flowers of Carolina Orange D'or (Blc. Carolina Golden D'Or x Blc. Malworth D'Or) are magnificent, with excellent orange color, full shape and 7-9 blooms per stem, making a spectacular show. Tropical Sunset (C. Horace x Lc. Tropic Glow) has very showy, large orange flowers with full, dark red lips, well-presented on a strong inflorescence.  Simply put, this is an excellent hybrid!  The expectation is for large orange flowers with wide, well-rounded petals, and red lips that will look fantastic against the orange. Strong stems will hold 5-7 flowers above the foliage.  Orange flowers with red lips are not often seen, and this might just be the perfect pairing!
3” pots $16

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

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