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'An interview with Fred Clarke and Carlos Lopez at Sunset Valley Orchids'
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Sunset Valley Orchids Inc.
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We have recently updated these sections:
2017 Cattleya listings 25 Feb 2017
81 New Photos added 6 Jan, 2017
Cattleya Divisions 4 Dec, 2016
New Sarcochilus, Paphs, and Dendrobiums.
How to Grow Sarcochilus
Zelenkoa onusta Available on the Misc. Genera page Updated 3 Oct, 2016
New 4" Catasetums Updated 6 Sep, 2016
4" Cattleya listings updated, 12 Sep, 2016
New catasetum Specials Updated 6 Sep, 2016
2016 Catasetinae listing addtional plants added***
2016 Catasetinae listing
Welcome to our Website
Sunset Valley Orchids is dedicated to the breeding of new orchid hybrids. Our breeding lines are focused on three primary areas: 1) vigorous, robust, and compact growing plants; 2) new flower colors and shapes; and 3) AOS award quality flowers.
Our primary efforts are focused on hybridizing of Cattleya Alliance, Catasetinae, Australian Native Dendrobiums and Paphiopedilums. We also are working with several other groups, like Sarcochilus, Zygopetalum Alliance, and Stanhopea and their relatives.
In recent years, orchid hobbyists from around the world have realized how rewarding the Catasetinae can be. Sunset Valley Orchids is the top breeder of this group, and our plants are being grown by orchid enthusiasts worldwide. The development of the “blackest orchid seen,” Fredclarkeara After Dark (Mo. Painted Desert x Ctsm. Donna Wise), captured a great deal of attention, and the next generations of Catasetinae hybrids will be even more spectacular!
Our Cattleya breeding program has been developing for over 35 years, and our efforts have developed many new and unique hybrids, resulting in hundreds of AOS awards. At Sunset Valley Orchids we take a different approach: we hybridize for the orchid hobbyist, not the mass market. This strategy requires that we stay at the forefront, breeding the newest and most promising hybrids available. Our specialty is compact sized cattleyas, plants that are less than 12” tall at maturity and bloom in 4” pots. We also breed miniature and standard sizes, specializing in easy-growing plants that produce flowers in new and exciting color combinations.
All of our orchid hybrids are grown from seed, and we raise them to maturity in our 45,000 sq. ft. of greenhouse space (just over an acre).
At Sunset Valley Orchids we take pride in offering only the best grown plants. We have a rigorous selection process, and only the strongest plants are advanced through each phase of the production cycle. This process starts in the lab with replating, de-flasking, and up potting, and carries through to maturity. This rigorous process means that we offer only the healthiest, most vigorous plants for sale.
Please take some time to look at our orchid listings and the pictures of the parents. You will see that our breeding stock is exceptional. This is an exciting orchid hybrid list with high potential for excellence.
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