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2016 Australian Dendrobiums

Australian Dendrobiums are bred with species that originate Down Under.  The Aussies have done an amazing job in the breeding of their native Dens and have made significant improvements in recent years.  These wonderful hybrids are very popular in Australia, and rightfully so!

Here in the USA we rarely see the advanced hybrids for sale.  We do see D. kingianum and D. speciosum, and anyone who grows these species knows how robust they are.  In general, Aussie Dendrobiums are very hardy.  They do well with hot summers (75-95 deg. days) and cool winters (40-55 deg. nights).  I have been trialing them all over the USA, and customers have reported good success in Florida, Virginia, New York, Michigan, Oklahoma and California.  The flowers are nicely fragrant and will fill the growing area with a wonderful aroma.  Most importantly, they re-flower from old pseudobulbs, which allows for an increasingly outstanding floral display as plants mature.  I have seen plants produce 15 inflorescences from a single bulb over a 5 year period; now THAT is a nice feature!  A tendency toward vigorous growth plus this re-flowering characteristic make for plants that form beautiful specimens in a relatively short period of time.

Sunset Valley Orchids is the leading hybridizer of Aussie Dens in the USA.  We have been acquiring high-quality plant material for many years and have developed a superior collection of breeding stock.  This season we've focused on breeding yellow flowers with red markings, a highly desirable color form.

SVO 6168  NEW        
Den. NEW HYBRID (Den. Winter Festival 'SVO' x Den. Graeme Banks 'Chrissie')

Winter Festival (Peewee x Essie Banks) has an almost perfect flower presentation on its strong stem; flowers are light yellow with a red blush. Graeme Banks (Sunglow x Hilda Poxon) has bright yellow flowers, presented well on easy-to-bloom plants. We are expecting great stems and lots of flowers in yellow colors, some with a red blush. A great cross, similar to SVO 6185.
3” pots $20

SVO 6174 NEW         
Den. NEW HYBRID (Den. Regal Gillieston 'SVO'x Den. Graeme Banks 'Chrissie')

Regal Gillieston (Peewee x Regal Affair) has a superb plant habit and bears beautiful light yellow flowers with a blush of red and a solid red lip. Graeme Banks (Sunglow x Hilda Poxon) has bright yellow flowers, well-presented on easy-to-bloom plants. Yellow hybrids with red spots are spectacular and favorites with everyone who sees them.
3” pots $20

SVO 6185 NEW
Den. NEW HYBRID (Den. Winter Festival 'Choice' x Den. Graeme Banks 'Chrissie')

Winter Festival (Peewee x Essie Banks) has almost perfect flower presentation on its  strong stem. Flowers are light yellow with a red blush. Graeme Banks (Sunglow x Hilda Poxon) has bright yellow flowers, well-presented, on easy-blooming plants. We are expecting great stems bearing lots of yellow flowers, some with a red blush. Similar to SVO 6168. Both are great pairings!
3” pots $20

SVO 6188 NEW        
Den. NEW HYBRID (Den. Donovan 'Opalescent'Den. Zip 'Jack Mc Millen' HCC/AOS)

Donovan (Elegant Heart x kingianum) has beautiful light rose-lavender flowers that are blushed darker on the tips of the petals and sepals. Zip (Ku-Ring-Gai x kingianum) has are white flowers with bands of purple. The cultivar 'Jack Mc Millen' has been recognized as an excellent breeder, producing lots of successful offspring.  These will have flowers influenced by kingianum but will be larger and have more complex coloration possibilities.
3” pots $20

SVO 6190 NEW        
Den. NEW HYBRID (Den. Elegant Heart 'Red Tongue'Den. Dunokayla 'Tuyets' AM/AOS)

Elegant Heart (Peewee x speciosum) 'Red Tongue' has excellent stems of well-presented light yellow flowers with dark red/purple lips. The Dunokayla (Kayla x speciosum) produces chunky, solid medium yellow flowers with 20 or more blooms per stem - very nice!  These are going to be yellows with red lips on strong stems carrying many flowers.
3” pots $20

SVO 6197 NEW      
Den. NEW HYBRID (Den. Gillieston Jazz 'Steven' x Den. Victorian Bride 'Genesis' AM/AOC)

Gillieston Jazz (Peewee x Zip) has a very dark purple/red flower. Best of all, it's a great grower and has flowered as many as 15 times from a single pseudobulb! Absolutely amazing! I consider it my best red/purple breeding plant. Victorian Bride (Rutherford Blushing Bride x Aussie Victory) has white flowers and bold dark purple markings – very attractive. Here we are going to see mostly white flowers with bold red-purple markings, and some will be a solid red-purple. Flower arrangement should be good on strong stems.
3” pots $20

SVO 6217 NEW         
Den. NEW HYBRID (Den. Aussie Parade 'Carrot Splash' HCC/AOS x Den. fleckeri 'SVO')

Orange is one of the most difficult colors to obtain in Aussie Dendrobium breeding. Aussie Parade (Aussie Ira x Star of Gold) has an almost orange color with bold red spots and a shape reminiscent of the tetragonum in its ancestery. The flowers of fleckeri are an orange-gold color, and this species is one of the main pathways to orange hybrids. Den. Fleckeri is a small-growing plant that will flower at a small size. These have already started flowering in 3” pots!!! I expect that all will bloom by this February. The flowers range from an orange to burnt orange color. This cross is looking like it's real a winner and a space saver, too.    
3” pots $20

SVO 6279 NEW
Den. speciosum (Den. speciosum var. curvicaule 'Palmerston' AM/AOC x Den. speciosum var. speciosum 'Windermere' HCC/AOC)

The cultivar 'Palmerston' produces over 60 very chunky yellow flowers, very well-arranged on each inflorescence. It has been an excellent breeder. Renowned in Australia for its quality as a parent, 'Windermere' is recessive for color, allowing the flower color of the other parent to come through in the progeny.  Here we are going to see yellow flowers of superior arrangement and count. As a bonus, the plants of this intervarietal cross should be excellent growers.
3” pots $20

SVO 6280 NEW        
Den. speciosum [Den. speciosum var. curvicaule ('Dave's Gold' x 'Daylight Moon') x Den. speciosum var. speciosum 'Windermere' HCC/AOC]

A top shelf cross, ('Dave's Gold' x 'Daylight Moon') has chunky flowers with excellent yellow color and superior arrangement. The breeding capabilities of 'Windermere' are well documented, and since it's recessive for color, the color of the other parent comes through in the progeny. Here we are going to see yellow flowers of superior size, arrangement and count. The plants of this intervarietal cross are expected to be excellent growers.
3” pots $20

SVO 6287 NEW         
Den. NEW HYBRID (Den. Bruce Murray 'SVO' x Den. Australian Rhubarb Pie 'Blast')

Bruce Murray (Class x Rutherford Blushing Bride) blooms with white flowers heavily blotched with purple. Australian Rhubarb Pie (Victorian Bride x Cobber) is also white, with dark purple blotches and bars. Both have great stems and flower presentation. This is an eye-catching color combination.
3” pots $20

SVO 6289  NEW
Den. Glenice Simmons (Den. Hastings 'BC' x Den. fleckeri 'MD#1')

Hastings (kingianum x fleckeri) is a small plant with flowers reminiscent of the knigianum parent. By crossing it back to fleckeri, we are anticipating small plants that should flower in 3” pots. Colors will range from light yellow to orange.
3” pots $20

SVO 6436 NEW     
Den. NEW HYBRID (Den. Hilda Poxon 'SVO'x Den. Yondi Tina 'Goliath' FCC/AOC)

Large starry yellow flowers are what his grex is all about. Hilda Poxon (speciosum x tetragonum) is an amazing primary hybrid, with many large green-yellow spidery flowers. The Yondi Tina (Nerang x Star of Gold) used here received the top award from the Australian Orchid Concil. Bright yellow flowers, some with a few red spots, with excellent stems and presentation. This is a superior pairing.
3” pots $20

SVO 6467 NEW       
Den. NEW HYBRID (Den. Donovan 'Opalescent' x Den. Victorian Bride 'Genesis' AM/AOC)

Donovan (Elegant Heart x kingianum) has beautiful, well-displayed light rose-lavender flowers that are blushed darker on the tips of the petals and sepals. Victorian Bride (Rutherford Blushing Bride x Aussie Victory) has white flowers and bold dark purple markings - very attractive. These are going to have blushes and spots of rose-lavender color.
3” pots $20

SVO 6508 NEW         
Den. NEW HYBRID (Den. Purple Cluster 'Dark Purple'x Den. Tosca Starburst 'Red Wine')

Purple Cluster (Purple Joy x Gillieston Jazz)  has very dark purple flowers. Tosca Starburst (Tosca x Rutherford Starburst) 'Red Wine' has just that - red wine-colored flowers.  It is an excellent grower and has flowered as many as 15 times from a single pseudobulb!  These are going to be dark purples - a color not often seen with these kinds of hybrids. Here is a picture of the first to bloom, a surprisingly large flower Picture
3” pots $20

SVO 6509 NEW
Den. NEW HYBRID (Den. Regal Gillieston 'SVO' x Den. Warrior 'Jordan')

Regal Gillieston (Peewee x Regal Affair) has a superb plant habit and bears beautiful light yellow flowers with a blush of red and a solid red lip. Very impressive! Warrior (Hilda Poxon x Ku-Ring-Gai) has light yellow flowers with bold red markings and excellent shape. This is a very promising cross for yellow flowers, bold red spots and a dark red lip.
3” pots $20

SVO 6510 NEW        
Den. Starburst Vista (Den. Gillieston Jazz 'Steven'x Den. Tosca Starburst 'Red Wine')

Gillieston Jazz (Peewee x Zip) has a very dark purple/red flower and is a great grower and bloomer. I've seen plants flower as many as 15 times from a single pseudobulb - absolutely amazing!  I consider it my best red/purple breeding plant. Tosca Starburst  (Tosca x Rutherford Starburst) 'Red Wine' has red wine-colored flowers. This is one of those plants that flowers on and off throughout the year, with its primary blooming in February. Dark purple flowers are the objective here, and these might very well be the darkest yet, as both parents have exceptional color.
3” pots $20

SVO 6531 NEW
Den. Elegant Heart (Den. Peewee  'Brian' x Den. speciosum 'Windermere' HCC/AOC)

Elegant Heart is a very sucessfull hybrid. Peewee (bigibbum x tetragonum) has starry purple flowers. Combined with 'Windermere' and its well-documented tendency to be recessive for color, we are going to see red lips on light yellow flowers of superior size and arrangement.  One of the first to bloom.
3” pots $20

SVO 6534 NEW      
Den. NEW HYBRID (Den. Yondi Blush  'SVO #2' x Den. speciosum 'Windermere' HCC/AOC)

Yondi Blush (Yondi x Peewee) has an a nice flower arangement and presentation on its  strong stem. Flowers are light yellow with a red blush and red lip. The cultivar 'Windermere' is well documented to be recessive for color and will greatly increase flower quantity without much influence on plant size.
3”pots $20

SVO 6537 NEW         
Den. Australian Robbie McInnes (Den. Aussie Parade 'Carrot Splash' HCC/AOS x Den. speciosum 'Windermere' HCC/AOC)

Aussie Parade (Aussie Ira x Star of Gold) has an almost orange flower with bold red spots and a shape that shows the tetragonum in its ancestry. Renowned for its breeding capabilities, 'Windermere' is recessive for color. Here we are counting on its recessive nature to allow the colors of Aussie Parade to dominate. You will see lots of well-arranged yellow flowers with red markings from this cross. An amazing combination!
3” pots $20

 

Australian Dendrobium 4” pot listing

SVO 5004
Den. Hilda Poxon (Den. Hilda Poxon 'SVO' x Den. Hilda Poxon 'SVO II' )

Hilda's have been around for a long time, and they still command attention and are excellent growers and bloomers.  This is a cross of my two best Hilda's.  Look for green-yellow flowers with red markings to be produced 2-3 times a year.
4” pots $30

SVO 5300   
Den. NEW HYBRID  
Den. Regal Gillieston 'SVO' x Den. speciosum v. curvicaule 'Daylight Moon' FCC/AOC

Regal Gillieston has a superb plant habit and beautiful light yellow flowers with a blush of red and a solid red lip.  D. speciosum 'Daylight Moon' is the best curvicaule available, producing over 100 chunky light yellow flowers per inflorescence.  This type of breeding makes for improved yellow and red flower color, good stem length and higher bloom count.  Although speciosum is a parent, plant size is a recessive trait, and these should be compact growers.
Same as SVO 5305.
4” pots $30

SVO 5305 
Den. NEW HYBRID        
Den. Regal Gillieston 'SVO' x Den. speciosum v. curvicaule 'Daylight Moon' FCC/AOC

Regal Gillieston has a superb plant habit and beautiful light yellow flowers with a blush of red and a solid red lip.  D. speciosum 'Daylight Moon' is the best curvicaule available, producing over 100 chunky light yellow flowers per inflorescence.  This type of breeding makes for improved yellow and red flower color, good stem length and higher bloom count.  Although speciosum is a parent, plant size is a recessive trait, and these should be compact growers.
Same as SVO 5300.
4” pots $30

SVO 5306
Den. NEW HYBRID
(Den. Peewee x (Den. Yondi Glow x Den. Yondi Brolga)) 'SVO' x Den. speciosum v. curvicaule 'Daylight Moon' FCC/AOC

This unregistered hybrid is getting pretty complicated….but click on the link to see a picture of the flowers. Very impressive in shape and color, it also has good flower production on a compact plant.  The 'Daylight Moon' is simply the best curvicaule and flowers with over 100 chunky light yellow blooms per inflorescence.  Remember, although speciosum is in the immediate background, it will not add much to the plant size, which is a recessive trait.  Expect the color to come through and improved flower count and size.  Very nice!
4” pots $30

SVO 5307
Den. Warrior Vista
(Den. Warrior 'Jordan' x Den. speciosum v. curvicaule 'Daylight Moon 'FCC/AOC)

Warrior is a show stopper with its star shaped bright yellow flowers and bold red markings.  The 'Daylight Moon' is as good as it gets, with over 100 chunky light yellow blooms per inflorescence.  Although speciosum is in the immediate background, it will not add much to the plant size.  Expect the bright yellow flower color and red markings to come through from the Warrior and the 'Daylight Moon' to improve flower count and size.  Don't miss this one!
4” pots $30

SVO 5308
Den. NEW HYBRID
(Den. Jannine Banks 'SVO' HCC/AOS x Den. speciosum v. curvicaule 'Daylight Moon' FCC/AOC)

Jannine Banks has good light yellow flowers with bold red marking and a solid red lip.  It is also a vigorous grower, producing many inflorescences per bulb. The 'Daylight Moon' is the best speciosum v. curvicaule around, with over 100 chunky light yellow blooms per inflorescence.  These plants will be about 16” tall, a bit more than other crosses listed.  This cross will have high flower count and improved shape from the 'Daylight Moon' with good color from Jannine Banks coming through.
4” pots $30

SVO 5309
Den. Jayden
(Den. Elegant Heat 'Spring Time' x Den. speciosum v. curvicaule 'Daylight Moon' FCC/AOC)

Elegant Heart is very popular with collectors for its color, large red lip, chunky flower and ease of growth.  The 'Daylight Moon' is outstanding, with over 100 chunky light yellow blooms per inflorescence.  When maturem plants will be 16” tall and have lots of chunky yellow flowers with lavender overlay.  If you like Elegant Heart, this is the next level of improvement.  Very nice!
4” pots $30

SVO 5333
Den. NEW HYBRID
(Den. Golden Vista 'SVO' x Den. Dunokayla 'Tuyet' AM/AOS)

This cross is as current as any Aussie Den breeding in Australia, and I'm really looking forward to flowering these plants!  The Golden Vista (Class x Star of Gold) produces large yellow flowers with a red blush on the edges of the sepals and a white lip covered with fine red spots.  The Dunokayla produces solid yellow chunky flowers with 20 or more blooms per stem.  Very impressive!  I expect these to be good yellows with a few red markings, high flower count and chunky form.  Nice large flowers, too.  Similar to SVO 5664.The flower quality on these has been very nice here is a first bloom plant Picture.
4” pots $30

SVO 5620
Den. NEW HYBRID
(Den. Regal Gillieston 'SVO' x Den. Hilda Poxon 'Spectacular')

Regal Gillieston has a superb plant habit and beautiful light yellow flowers with a blush of red and a solid red lip.  This Hilda is really 'Spectacular', with large starry green flowers of superior form.  I'm expecting large starry flowers with yellow background color, red-lavender overlay and spotting, all with good flower presentation.  A very colorful and easy to bloom cross.
4” pots $30

SVO 5623      
Den. NEW HYBRID
[Den. Purple Cluster 'Rubens' x Den. (Aussie Charm x Zip) 'SVO' ]

I like dark purple Aussie Dens, and many plants from this cross should deliver high quality dark purple flowers, while others will have dark purple bars over white.  Some famous parents converge in this hybrid: Gillieston Jazz, Louise's Rainbow, Zip, and Aussie Charm.  I have high expectations for great color and smaller plant size with this one. Picture of the first to flower
4” pots $30

SVO 5655
Den. NEW HYBRID
(Den. Royal Vista 'SVO I' x Den. speciosum 'Windermere' HCC/AOC)

Windermere is renowned in Australia for its breeding capabilities.  This parent appears to be recessive for color, allowing the color of the other parent to come through in the progeny.  Royal Vista (Beryl Wuth x Hilda Poxon) has a surprisingly large, purple flower with a nicely contrasting nearly-white lip.  Here we expect large lavender flowers on straight upright stems. An occasional plant will have white or cream colored blooms.
4” pots $30

SVO 5658
Den. Warrior Vista
(Den. Regal Gillieston 'SVO' x Den. speciosum 'Windermere' HCC/AOC )

Regal Gillieston has a superb plant habit and bears beautiful light yellow flowers with a blush of red and a solid red lip.  'Windermere' is a time tested breeder and is recessive for flower color, allowing the great hues of Regal Gillieston to prevail.  Although speciosum is in the immediate background, it will not add much to plant size.  Expect the bright yellow flower color and red markings to come through from Regal Gillieston with improved flower count and size from the 'Windermere' parent.
4” pots $30

SVO 5659 New
Den. NEW HYBRID (Den. Sunny Vista 'Monster' x Den. speciosum v. curvicaule 'Daylight Moon' FCC/AOC)

Sunny Vista (Peewee x Yondi Tina) produces large yellows with a purple blush and purple/red lip influenced by the bigibbum. 'Daylight Moon' is as good as it gets for speciosum v. curvicaule, with over 100 light yellow blooms per inflorescence.  This grex will strong stems with many flowers in colors of soft yellow and purple markings. I expect these to be very ‘chunky’ as well. 
4" pots $30

SVO 5661      
Den. NEW HYBRID
(Den. Cheryl's Glory 'SVO' x Den. speciosum 'Beechwood' HCC/AOC)

Cheryl's Glory (Den. Colonial Surprise x Den. kingianum) is a 'Hot/Cold' hybrid with broad temperature tolerance.  'Beechwood' is an excellent quality speciosum with particularly nice flower color and arrangement.  I am expecting straight upright flower spikes in shades of lavender, but some flowers will be white to cream colored with purple lips - a very interesting combination!  Remember, even though speciosum is in the immediate background, it will not add much to the plant size.  Mature plants will be 12-14” tall.
4” pots $30

SVO 5663 
Den. NEW HYBRID
(Den. Sunny Vista 'Monster' Den. Dunokayla 'Tuyet' AM/AOS)

Sunny Vista (Peewee x Yondi Tina) produces large bright yellows with a purple blush from the influence of bigibbum.  The Dunokayla produces solid yellow chunky flowers with 20 or more blooms per stem - very impressive!   I expect these to be good yellows with a faint red blush, high flower count and very chunky blooms.  This is a really nice cross, similar to SVO 5668.
4” pots $30

SVO 5664      
Den. NEW HYBRID
(Den. Golden Vista 'Big & Bold' x Den. Dunokayla 'Tuyet' AM/AOS)

This cross has excellent potential and is as current as any Aussie Native breeding in Australia.  The Golden Vista (Class x Star of Gold) is a large yellow flower with heavy red markings on the edges of the segments and a lip covered with red spots.  The Dunokayla produces solid yellow chunky flowers with 20 or more blooms per stem - really an impressive display!  I expect these will be good yellows with a few red markings, high flower count and big chunky blooms.  This is a really nice cross!  Similar to SVO 5333.
4” pots $30

SVO 5667      
Den. NEW HYBRID
(Den. Blushing Vista 'SVO' x Den. Dunokayla 'Tuyet' AM/AOS)

Blushing Vista (Gillieston Jazz x Rutherford Blushing Bride) is a good grower and bloomer, with dark lavender flowers and some white at the base of the segments.  The Dunokayla carries solid yellow chunky flowers with 20 or more blooms per stem - quite impressive!  I expect these to produce chunky blooms with high flower count and flower color ranging from lavender to soft yellows.
4” pots $30

SVO 5668
Den. NEW HYBRID
(Den. Sunny Vista 'Sun Blast' x Den. Dunokayla 'Tuyet' AM/AOS )

Sunny Vista (Peewee x Yondi Tina) produces large light yellows with a purple blush, showing the influence of bigibbum.  The Dunokayla produces solid yellow chunky flowers with 20 or more blooms per stem - very nice!   I expect these to be good yellows with a faint red blush, high flower count and chunky blooms.  This is a really nice cross, similar to SVO 5663.
4” pots $30

SVO 5669
Den. Australian Artist
(Den. Cobber 'Violet Gold' x Den. speciosum v. curvicaule 'Daylight Moon' FCC/AOC)

In August 2013 I attended the Melbourne Spectacular Orchid Show and saw many Australian Artists in bloom there. I was really impressed with how nicely they were flowering, with strong upright spikes, light yellow blooms and purple-red spotting.  These are really spectacular and make excellent display plants.  A proven cross with excellent qualities.  First to bloom picture   Same as 5304.
4” pots $30

SVO 5671      
Den. NEW HYBRID
(Den. Victorian Bride 'Genesis' x Den. Dunokayla 'Tuyet' AM/AOS)

Victorian Bride has a 'chunky' flower with a white background and bold dark purple markings - quite the attention getter!  The Dunokayla is a special plant that holds 20+ chunky yellow flowers per stem.  Here we are expecting flowers with a yellow base color and dark purple-red markings on top.  These are very promising and should be spectacular!
4” pots $30

SVO 5677      
Den. NEW HYBRID
(Den. Victorian Bride 'Genesis' x Den. speciosum v. curvicaule 'Daylight Moon' FCC/AOC)

Victorian Bride has a 'chunky' flower with a white background and bold dark purple markings.  A blooming specimen is a sight to behold!  'Daylight Moon' is as good as it gets for speciosum v. curvicaule, with over 100 light yellow blooms per inflorescence.  This grex will produce great stems and flowers ranging in color, with many soft yellows and purple markings.
4” pots $30

SVO 5678      
Den. NEW HYBRID
(Den. Cobber 'Violet Gold' x Den. Dunokayla 'Tuyet' AM/AOS)

Cobber has been used successfully in a number of hybrids, and the Dunokayla has the potential to produce hybrids with 20 or more flowers.  This pairing will give us yellow flowers with dark purple-red markings.  These will have good upright stems - very promising!
4” pots $30

SVO 5690
Den. Warrior Vista
(Den. Warrior 'Jordan' x Den. speciosum 'Windermere' HCC/AOC)

Warrior is a show stopper with its star shaped bright yellow flowers and bold red markings. The 'Windermere' is a time tested breeder and recessive for color, which will allow the brilliant color of the Warrior to come through.  Although speciosum is in the immediate background, it will not add much to the plant size.   Expect the bright yellow flower color and red markings to come through from the Warrior with improved flower count and size.  Don't miss this one!
4” pots $30

 

 

 

 

 

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