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Sunset Valley Orchids 2021 Cattleya List

 

Compact Catts

Compact growing Cattleyas have gained considerable interest with hobbyist for some important reasons. 

  • Plants will stay under 12” tall and bloom in 4”- 5” pots.
  • They are space savings so with more plants per sq. ft. makes for more flowers per sq. ft.
  • Flowers are appealing, with large size and wide range of colors.
  • New hybrids are bred to carry the flowers well, on strong stems that don't require staking.
  • They grow well under a wide range of cultural conditions. 

The crosses listed represent the most modern breeding available, with many outstanding hybrids having great potential.  I have spent hours describing the potential of the offspring, so read on!

SVO 7216
Dialc. NEW HYBRID (Dialc. Ann's Snowflake 'SVO' x Lc. Hsinying Skies 'Ching Hua')

I have always liked hybrids with L. anceps influence, and this is a complex hybrid in which each parent has anceps in its ancestry. Ann's Snowflake (Dial. Snowflake x Lc. Ann Akagi) produces a spectacular branched inflorescence with many well-arranged flowers along its length, similar to a Phalaenopsis. The flowers are soft pink, flat and rounded, and the lip is a dark pink/purple. Hsinying Skies (Lc. Puppy Love x Lc. Sierra Skies) has flowers reminiscent of an improved Puppy Love 407, with heavy substance and soft pink petals and sepals. The lip is dark pink with a yellow throat. This cross was made to develop as many evenly-arranged flowers as possible along a 20-24” inflorescence. Easily said, but a lot harder to accomplish in Cattleya breeding. This cross should give us an excellent chance of achieving this challenging goal. Flowers will be soft pink and the lips darker pink with yellow throats.
3” pots $15

Dialc. Ann's Snowflake 'SVO' Lc. Hsinying Skies 'Ching Hua'

 

SVO 7393
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Toshie's Charm 'SVO Hot Lips' x Lc. Tropical Sunset 'Oceans Heaven')

As orchid breeders we are always striving for the perfect combination. One of the long-term goals in compact Cattleya breeding is to create great quality plants with 4-5 nice-sized flowers on self-supporting stems, and this cross is designed for just that. Toshie's Charm (Pot. Little Toshie x Blc. Izumi Charm) blooms with 3-5 well-balanced yellow flowers with attractive red and yellow lips. Tropical Sunset (C. Horace x Lc. Tropic Glow) has 4-6 orange flowers with bold red lips on strong stems. These will produce flowers in golden orange with prominent red lips, and the 4-5 shapely flowers will be held well without staking just above the foliage.
3” pots $15

Pot. Toshie's Charm 'SVO Hot Lips' Lc. Tropical Sunset 'Oceans Heaven'

 

SVO 7401       
Slc. NEW HYBRID (Slc. Granata Sunrise 'SVO Tequila Sunrise' x Slc. Rockette 'Little Rock' AM/AOS)

Granata Sunrise (Lc. Tokyo Magic x Slc. Wasp Nest) has been an excellent cross. The flower color looks like a Tequila Sunrise, in shades of yellows, oranges and reds, and the 7-9 blooms are held just above the foliage on sturdy stems. The flowers ofRockette (Lc. Koolau Seagulls x Sc. Beaufort) 'Little Rock' are a pleasing red-orange color, with 5-6 well-spaced, starry blossoms on a nice stem arising from a compact plant. This new grex will give us flowers in warm sunset colors, mostly reds and oranges. Plants will be compact with 5-7 well-presented flowers.
3” pots $15

Slc. Granata Sunrise 'SVO Tequila Sunrise' Slc. Rockette 'Little Rock' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7407       
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Slc. Angel Eyes 'SVO' HCC/AOS x Blc. Laughing Boy 'Remake Splash')

Angel Eyes (Slc. Bright Angel x Lc. Little Dipper) is a well-established breeder of flared flowers. It imparts great color, flat form and twice-a-year blooming. Laughing Boy (Lc. Denis Olivas x Blc. Love Sound) has a compact growth habit and strong upright stems of starry yellow flowers with red flared petals. Here we are looking to develop strong stems with clusters of 5-7 flared flowers from compact plants.
3” pots $15

Slc. Angel Eyes 'SVO' HCC/AOS Blc. Laughing Boy 'Remake Splash'

 

SVO 7471       
Pot. Crimson Christmas (Pot. Rubescence 'Ruby' x Pot. Elaine Taylor 'Krull-Smith' FCC/AOS)

As the grex name suggests, these plants produce crimson flowers for Christmas.Rubescence (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Seagulls Apricot) is a legendary breeding plant for SVO, and its dominance for good flower shape, rich color, and compact plant habit have revolutionized modern mini and compact Cattleya breeding. Elaine Taylor (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Judy Smith) has amazing flowers, and the FCC/AOS award speaks volumes about its quality. Oconee is in the background of both parents, which will assure strong color and a deep burgundy lip. The other two parents bring in considerable Soph. coccinea influence, which will contribute flat flower form, wide well-rounded petals and intense color. Expect superb flower shape and intense red colors with very dark full-formed burgundy lips, all from vigorous compact plants that bloom twice a year. A top-quality hybrid! Limited Availability.
3” pots $16

Pot. Rubescence 'Ruby' Pot. Elaine Taylor 'Krull-Smith' FCC/AOS

 

SVO 7521     2nd release
C. Memorial Chuang Wen-Hsien (C. nobilior 'SVO' 4N x C. violacea 'Muse' FCC/AOS)

As far as I'm concerned it is hard to imagine better flower quality than these two parents. Check out the picture of nobilior 'SVO.'. Its wide petals and flat lip are off the charts. C. violacea 'Muse' and its flower qualities that merited the FCC/AOS are still the gold standard for superior violaceas. You can imagine the progeny will be dark purple, with lips veined purple and purple edging.  As this is a primary hybrid, also expect excellent plant vigor. These will be ideal for baskets or mounting.
3” pots $20

C. nobilior 'SVO' 4N C. violacea 'Muse' FCC/AOS

 

SVO 7539       
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Martha's Charm 'Mother's Day' x Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS)

The flowers of Martha's Charm (Pot. Martha Clarke x Blc. Izumi Charm) have been a beautiful soft yellow with a touch of red on the lip, and the wide well-rounded petals are particularly nice. Tokyo Magic (Lc. Irene Finney x L. briegeri) has yellow flowers with a red lip and is a great breeder that has produced many successful hybrids. Tokyo Magic imparts good shape, strong stems and a compact plant habit. Here we are looking for 4-5 well-supported yellow flowers with deep red lips, wide petals and excellent shape.
3” pots $15

Pot. Martha's Charm 'Mother's Day' Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7571       
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Memoria Jim Nickou 'James' HCC/AOS x Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS)

The famous parents used to breed Memoria Jim Nickou (Blc. Xanthette x Sc. Beaufort) came together to produce well-formed, flat, bright yellow flowers with just a bit of red on the full shaped lip. As a bonus, this plant blooms twice a year. Tokyo Magic (Lc. Irene Finney x L. briegeri) has yellow flowers with a red lip and is a great breeder that has produced many successful hybrids. Tokyo Magic imparts good shape, strong stems and a compact plant habit. Plants from this grex will carry 4-5 well-shaped yellow flowers, many with red lips, on compact plants.
3” pots $15

Pot. Memoria Jim Nickou 'James' HCC/AOS Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7604t      
L. Zip (C. tenebrosa 'Paul' AM/AOS x L. milleri 'Dr. Koopowitz Red' HCC/AOS)

I first saw a picture of L. Zip over 30 years ago.  Frank Fordyce was giving a talk at the San Diego County Orchid Society, and when the slide came up the whole audience (over 150 people) gasped so loudly it sent shivers up my spine!  I'll never forget that moment. This Zip has been made with the very dark-colored tenebrosa 'Paul.' L. milleri 'Dr. Koopowitz Red' is exceptional compared to most milleri cultivars, with redder flowers and a higher-than-average flower count of 13-15 per inflorescence.  Expect clusters of sparkling bronze-red flowers with contrasting dark purple lips held high on strong inflorescences. These protocorms have been treated with oryzalin (t), a chemical effective in doubling the number of chromosomes per cell and increasing the chances that some of these will be tetraploid. Highly recommended and very desirable. Here is a PICTURE of the first to bloom.
3” pots $18

C. tenebrosa 'Paul' AM/AOS L. milleri 'Dr. Koopowitz Red' HCC/AOS

 

SVO 7635       
Bc. Aussie Wedding Charm (Bc. Island Charm 'OC' JC/AOS x C. Hawaiian Wedding Song 'Virgin' HCC/AOS)

Both of these plants have been admired in my breeding collection for years. Island Charm (Bc. Donna Kimura x C. intermedia) is a beautiful full-shaped white with a yellow splash in the center of each petal. Hawaiian Wedding Song (C. Angel Bells x C. Claesiana) has a pure white flower and is a reliable summer bloomer. We expect excellent shape and mostly white flowers with a few pinks here and there. Some will have peloric flares on the petals. This will be a nice cross, and the flowers should be 6” or larger.
3” pots $15

Bc. Island Charm 'OC' JC/AOS C. Hawaiian Wedding Song 'Virgin'

 

SVO 7636
Blc. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Jalapa 'Ruben' 4N x B. Jimminey Cricket 'Super Bug' HCC/AOS)

Jalapa (C. leopoldii x L. milleri) has strong upright spikes with deep red flowers spotted in dark burgundy. Jimminey Cricket (B. nodosa x B. digbyana) has light green segments with a large white lip veined in light green. This is a speculative combination with some big potential. What if these come out red with darker red lips and have the shape of the Jimminey Cricket? See my point?  Only a few available.
3” pot $16

Lc. Jalapa 'Ruben' 4N B. Jimminey Cricket 'Super Bug' HCC/AOS

 

SVO 7638
Lc.  Pink Treasure (Lc. Tiny Treasure 'Star Amethyst' HCC/AOS x C. loddigesii f. coerulea 'Blue Sky' AM/AOS)

Ok, I know it sounds odd to cross a pink with a coerulea. Here we're not looking for blue, but instead we're expecting an intensified hot-pink flower color with lips in a bright yellow. Tiny Treasure (C. Porcia x L. lucasiana) is a compact plant with a rupicolous Laelia heritage that produces 5-6 pink flowers with yellow lips twice a year. This loddigesii blooms with 4-5 shapely coerulea flowers with lots of yellow in the lip. These will be compact plants with sturdy upright stems of hot pink flowers and contrasting yellow lips.
3” pot $15

Lc. Tiny Treasure 'Star Amethyst' HCC/AOS C. loddigesii f. coerulea 'Blue Sky' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7662
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Ronald Hausermann 'Addison' AM/AOS x Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS)

I have always been impressed by Ronald Hausermann 'Addison' and its pleasantly fragrant, nearly perfect 7” dark red-lavender flowers with contrasting darker lips. It also sired one of my favorite crosses: Blc. Rosebud (Ronald Hausermann x Lc. Mini Purple). Rubescence (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Seagulls Apricot) has a well-established breeding record and imparts excellent flower form, solid dark red color and darker red lips. This hybrid will have flowers of excellent shape with wide flat petals. Flower color will be rich, intense, red-purples with large beautiful dark burgundy lips. Plants will stand 12” tall or just a bit larger. 
3” pots $15

Blc. Ronald Hausermann 'Addison' AM/AOS Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7664  2nd release         
Lc. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Jalapa 'Ruben's Pick' 4n x C. bowringiana 'Alpha Triumph')

This cross is made with a tetraploid Jalapa (C. leopoldii x L. milleri), and the quality is amazing: red flowers with dark burgundy spots and red lips on strong upright stems! C. bowringiana 'Alpha Triumph' was purchased years ago from Stewart Orchids' Criterion list, and it still ranks among the cultivars with the darkest purple flowers for this species. I have a good feeling about this cross, due to the influence of the rupicolous Laelia milleri. I expect them to resemble small C. Bactia 4847 (bowringiana x guttata). Compact plants should stand 12” tall and produce sturdy stems of 10-15 purple-red flowers with darker lips.
3” pots $16

Lc. Jalapa 'Ruben's Pick' 4n C. bowringiana 'Alpha Triumph'

 

SVO 7665
Lc. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Jalapa 'Ruben's Pick' 4n x C. Bactia 'Grape Wax')

This cross is made with a tetraploid Jalapa (C. leopoldii x L. milleri), and the quality is amazing: red flowers with dark burgundy spots and red lips on strong upright stems! C. Bactia (C. bowringiana x C. guttata) 'Grape Wax' is a large plant, easily standing 2' tall, and is an outstanding bloomer, producing an amazing 41 blossoms on its best flowering. I expect this cross to result in plants standing 16” tall at maturity with sturdy stems of 20-30 waxy red-purple flowers.
3” pots $16

Lc. Jalapa 'Ruben's Pick' 4n C. Bactia 'Grape Wax'

 

SVO 7666
Enc. NEW HYBRID (Enc. phoenicea 'SVO Hot Lips' x Enc. Dark Wings 'Deep Purple')

Encyclia phoenicea is my all-time favorite, with its long, branched flower spikes holding lots of colorful flowers with a strong chocolate-vanilla fragrance. Dark Wings (Enc. atrorubens x Enc. phoenicea) 'Deep Purple' has very dark purple flowers with a red/purple lip. The blooms are long-lived, like those of the the atrorubens parent. Backcrossing to phoenicea should result in long branched inflorescences with an abundance of dark-colored fragrant flowers in deep purples, with vibrant deep purple and red lips.
3” pots $15

Enc. phoenicea 'SVO Hot Lips' Enc. Dark Wings 'Deep Purple'

 

SVO 7669    2nd release
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Slc. Lisye Sentiasa 'SVO' AM/AOS x Blc. Robert and Michael 'SVO')

There is nothing like deep vibrant purple Cattleyas. However, the plant are usually standard-sized (i.e., large). Here we have made a cross with this highly desirable flower color and large size on plants that will stay under 10” tall! Lisye Sentiasa (Slc. Angel Jack x Lc. Mini Purple) has intense color on a plant with a mini-Catt stature, and Robert and Michael (Blc. Hunting Island x Lc. Aloha Case) has amazing flower shape and large size. This is a very promising cross for compact plants with dark purple flowers!
3” pots $15

Slc. Lisye Sentiasa 'SVO' AM/AOS Blc. Robert and Michael 'SVO'

 

SVO 7670
Lc. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Angel Heart 'Hihimanu' AM/AOS x Lc. Hsinying Pink Doll 'Hsinying' BM/JOGA)

Angel Heart (Lc. Puppy Love x C. Penny Kuroda) is a robust growing plant with well-displayed, attractive, soft pink flowers with the petals flared in lighter pink. Hsinying Pink Doll (Bc. Little Mermaid x Blc. Li Jiuan Dancer) blooms with beautiful well-formed dark pink/purple flowers and a large broad darker purple lip with a bright yellow throat. Here we are looking for dark pink flowers, some with pink and yellow flares in the petals, displayed well above the foliage on strong stems.
3” pots $15

Lc. Angel Heart 'Hihimanu' AM/AOS Lc. Hsinying Pink Doll 'Hsinying' BM/JOGA

 

SVO 7671  2nd release
Lc. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Tiny Treasure 'Star Amethyst' HCC/AOS x C. harrisoniana 'Volcano Queen' 4n mutation)

Tiny Treasure (C. Porcia x L. lucasiana) is a compact plant with a rupicolous Laelia heritage that produces 5-6 pink flowers with yellow lips twice a year. This harrisoniana is a mutation from a batch of clones, and its flower qualities are superior to the original, including a higher-than-usual count of 7-9 flowers. These will be compact plants with sturdy upright stems of 6-8 well-arranged pink flowers with contrasting yellow lips.
3” pot $15

Lc. Tiny Treasure 'Star Amethyst' HCC/AOS C. harrisoniana 'Volcano Queen' 4n mutation

 

SVO 7674A     
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Slc. Paradise Rose 'My Valentine' AM/AOS x Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS)

The flowers of Paradise Rose (Slc. Pink Doll x Blc. Toshie Aoki) are a vibrant crimson red color, but why is this so? Let's look at its parents: Pink Doll has purple flowers, and Toshie Aoki has a yellow flower and red lip. The floor of Paradise Rose results from an interesting phenomenon of color dominance. The yellow flowers of Toshie Aoki are derived from the influence of C. dowiana, which is recessive for color and known to intensify purple. Paradise Rose combines these recessive traits perfectly, producing intense crimson-red-purple flowers. Now imagine this crossed with Rubescence (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Seagulls Apricot), which has excellent flower form, solid dark red color and darker red lips. If you want the darkest, most vibrant crimson-red flowers imaginable, this is it! 
3” pot $16

Slc. Paradise Rose 'My Valentine' AM/AOS Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7735
Lc. Miss Wonderful (Lc. Mari's Song 'CTM 217' HCC/AOS x L. anceps 'Napa')

Miss Wonderful has been a fantastic hybrid, and we remake it every couple of years. Over time we've used several different anceps cultivars as parents, and we've learned that crossing Mari's Song to L. anceps 'Napa' results in excellent quality flowers. These are strong-growing plants that are easy to bloom and produce large flowers with excellent flares that are presented well on 12-18” long inflorescences. Here are some examples from previous crosses: PICTUREPICTUREPICTURE   This is a proven cross that gives excellent offspring. If you don't have this grex already, it's time to add one to your collection.
3” pots $15

Lc. Mari's Song 'CTM 217' HCC/AOS L. anceps 'Napa'

 

SVO 7736
Blc. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Tropical Sunset 'Oceans Heaven' x Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS)

Tropical Sunset (C. Horace x Lc. Tropic Glow) has strong stems that carry 4-6 well-shaped orange flowers with bold red splashes on the petals and a red lip. This cultivar of Guess What (Blc. Waikiki Gold x Lc. Trick or Treat) blooms with well-presented clusters of 8-9 vibrant orange-yellow flowers. We expect this cross to produce flowers in golden orange, many with red splashes on the petals, and all with prominent red lips. Plants should carry 5-8 shapely flowers that are well displayed above the foliage without staking.
3” pots $15

Lc. Tropical Sunset 'Oceans Heaven' Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7738
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Martha Clarke 'Outstanding' x Pot. Burana Angel '#1 Best' HCC/AOS)

Martha Clarke (Slc. Circle of Life x Blc. Love Sound) is a high-quality hybrid with many fine cultivars and AOS awards. I feel that this is the one of the best cultivars for breeding, with a great plant habit and colorful well-formed flowers with wide, flat petals. Burana Angel (Pot. Burana Beauty x Slc. Bright Angel) produces remarkably-colored flowers: well-shaped reds with darker red flares and yellow at the base – a very interesting color combination. Plants are 10” tall and bloom twice a year. Here we are looking for an impressive range of colors: bright yellow and intense red, flared in red and yellow, with bold red lips. Plants will be compact growers, and the flowers will be displayed nicely.
3” pots $15

Pot. Martha Clarke 'Outstanding' Pot. Burana Angel '#1 Best' HCC/AOS

 

SVO 7739
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Burana Angel '#1 Best' HCC/AOS x Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS)

Burana Angel (Pot. Burana Beauty x Slc. Bright Angel) produces remarkably-colored flowers: well-shaped reds with darker red flares and yellow at the base – a very interesting color combination. Plants are 10” tall and bloom twice a year. This cultivar of Guess What (Blc. Waikiki Gold x Lc. Trick or Treat) blooms with well-presented clusters of 8-9 vibrant orange-yellow flowers. I am optimistic that these will have excellent red-orange flowers with yellow flared petals on strong stems displaying 5-7 blooms.
3” pots $15 

Pot. Burana Angel '#1 Best' HCC/AOS Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7744
C. Hamana Egret (C. walkeriana f. semi-alba 'Tokyo #1' AM/AOS 4n x C. Dubiosa 'Scully' HCC/AOS)

C. walkeriana f. semi-alba 'Tokyo #1' is one of the time-honored semi-alba walkeriana. Its floral qualities are rarely challenged, with pure white sepals and petals and a flat magenta lip. Dubiosa (C. trianae x C. loddigesii) is the parent of the famous Lc. Puppy Love (C. Dubiosa x L. anceps). It's a favorite breeder of mine, as it produces impressive heads of 7-9 flowers that are long-lived, up to 6-7 weeks! This cross includes just three species: walkeriana, loddigesii and trianae. We envision 3-5 white and pink flowers with wide, full-shaped petals and darker magenta lips. These will be reliable growers and will bloom in December and January.  The first to flower have been impressive! PICTURE
3” pots $16

C. walkeriana f. semi-alba 'Tokyo #1' AM/AOS 4n C. Dubiosa 'Scully' HCC/AOS

 

SVO 7746
Slc. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Mari's Song 'CTM 217' HCC/AOS x Slc. Angel Eyes 'SVO' AM/AOS)

This cross combines the robust plant habit and dominant flared flowers from Mari's Song (Lc. Irene Finney x C. Cherry Chip) with the excellent flat flower form, small plant stature and brilliant colors of Angel Eyes (Slc. Bright Angel x C. Little Dipper).  I am expecting this cross to be free-flowering, as both parents bloom twice a year. Plants will be compact, and the flowers will be tri-colored: yellow and pink centrally, the petals with darker magenta flares, and the lip with a dark magenta tip.
3” pots $16 

Lc. Mari's Song 'CTM 217' HCC/AOS Slc. Angel Eyes 'SVO' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7747
Pot. Pauwela Pizzazz (Blc. Toshie Aoki 'Pokai' AM/AOS x Pot. Little Toshie 'Gold Country' AM/AOS)

This cross is all about big bright yellow flowers with dark red lips. Toshie Aoki is over 40 years old, and it is one of those great plants whose flower qualities are rarely rivaled by newer hybrids. Little Toshie (Toshie Aoki x Sc. Beaufort) has been an outstanding mini-Catt with excellent flower color imparted from the Toshie Aoki parent and reduced plant stature from Beaufort. By line breeding Little Toshie back to Toshie Aoki, the highly desirable flower color should be retained. Plant stature will be increased slightly, and flower size should almost match that of Toshie Aoki. The value of line-breeding will be evident in this cross.
3” pots $15

Blc. Toshie Aoki 'Pokai' AM/AOS Pot. Little Toshie 'Gold Country' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7749
Slc. NEW HYBRID (Slc. Angel Eyes 'SVO' AM/AOS x Slc. Tokyo Life 'Strawberry Splash')

Recently I have come to realize the value of breeding with Angel Eyes (Slc. Bright Angel x Lc. Little Dipper). Its offspring produce a high percentage of flat, flared flowers, not a common characteristic in flared breeding lines. In the future, expect to see Angel Eyes more and more in our breeding. Tokyo Life (Lc. Tokyo Magic x Slc. Circle of Life) is noted for its beautiful flower shape and color, plus well-supported blooms. When breeding flared flowers, lip color plays an important role in the color of the petals and the flares. Here, both parents have red lip apices and yellow throats, indicating that the petals will have splashes of red and yellow. Tremendous potential for this cross!
3” pots $16

Slc. Angel Eyes 'SVO' AM/AOS Slc. Tokyo Life 'Strawberry Splash'

 

SVO 7750
Blc NEW HYBRID (Blc. Rosebud 'Carmela' x Blc. Robert and Michael 'SVO')

Perfecting compact-growing plants with dark purple flowers has become a primary breeding objective. Rosebud is a hybrid created by crossing a standard large-growing, large-flowered Cattleya with a mini-Catt. Blc. Rosebud (Blc. Ronald Hausermann x Lc. Mini Purple) is outstanding, with a deep purple flower and excellent form on a compact, robust plant. Blc. Robert and Michael (Lc. Aloha Case x Blc. Hunting Island) also was produced by crossing a standard Cattleya with a mini-Catt. The flowers are very flat and have an impressive rich purple color, making them strikingly beautiful. Plants of this new hybrid will mature at 8-12” tall, blooming well in 4” pots. They will be robust growers and flower twice a year. Flowers will be deep purple, with flat well-rounded shape, and the darker purple full-shaped velvet lips will be the icing on the cake!  
3” pots $16  

Blc. Rosebud 'Carmela' Blc. Robert and Michael 'SVO'

 

SVO 7762  2nd release
Bc. Estrella del Aconquija (C. Chocolate Drop 'Volcano Queen' x B. perrinii 'Ruben's 25')

Aconquija is the name of a town and province in northwestern Argentina, and this grex is the Star of Aconquija. It is modeled after the showy and successful hybrid Bc. Roman Holiday (B. nodosa x C. Chocolate Drop).  B. perrinii 'Ruben' has an amazing 25 flowers on a single inflorescence, *way* above average for the species. These will produce 13-15 waxy red-orange flowers with a beautiful starry shape.  This cross is showing excellent plant vigor - really outstanding! Two plants have already flowered PICTURE, PICTURE
3” pots $15

C. Chocolate Drop 'Volcano Queen' B. perrinii 'Ruben's 25'

 

SVO 7776       
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Izumi Charm 'SVO' AM/AOS x Pot. Dean's Gold 'Dean's Gold' AM/AOS)

One of my favorite spring blooming Catts is Izumi Charm (Blc. Love Sound x Lc. Melody Fair). It has a larger but compact growth habit with bulbs standing 14” tall and strong stems carrying 5-7 well-shaped light-yellow flowers with bright crimson red lips. Dean's Gold (Pot. Little Toshie x Pot. Memoria Jim Nickou) has bright canary yellow flowers with a bit of dark red on the tip of the lip. This compact grower flowers twice a year. This type of breeding has produced good results in the past, and we expect, shapely, large, well-presented bright yellow flowers with deep red ruffled lips.
3” pots $15

Blc. Izumi Charm 'SVO' AM/AOS Pot. Dean's Gold 'Dean's Gold' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7777
Pot. Toshie's Charm (Blc. Izumi Charm 'Winter Day' x Pot. Little Toshie 'Gold Country' AM/AOS)

Izumi Charm (Blc. Love Sound x Lc. Melody Fair) has a large but compact growth habit with bulbs standing 14” tall, and strong stems carrying 5-7 well-shaped light yellow flowers with bright crimson red lips. Little Toshie (Blc. Toshie Aoki x Sc. Beaufort) 'Gold Country' is a superb grower, with excellent flower quality and color, and blooms 2-4 times a year on compact plants. Toshie's Charm has already proven itself by wining 5 quality awards from the American Orchid Society. Almost all plants bloom with 3-4 bright yellow, well-presented, flat flowers with bright magenta lips that are beautifully ruffled. Here is how the flowers can look. PICTURE
3” pots $15

Blc. Izumi Charm 'Winter Day' Pot. Little Toshie 'Gold Country' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7779
Lc. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Arctic Moon 'Rochelle' x Lc. Magic Melody 'SVO' AM/AOS)

The pure white flowers of Arctic Moon (Lc. Mini Purple x Lc. Janet) are produced from a mini-Catt plant. In all my years, I have not seen another mini-Catt with pure white flowers like these. The flowers of Magic Melody (Lc. Tokyo Magic x Lc. Melody Fair) are spectacular, with strong stems carrying 5-6 bright white blooms tipped in red with yellow on the sepals and a beautiful velvet crimson red lip. This cross is a bit speculative, as it is a first in breeding for bright white blooms with red lips (referred to as “semi-alba”) on smaller compact plants. Some may be pink with red lips, which certainly won't be a disappointment.
3” pots $16

Lc. Arctic Moon 'Rochelle' Lc. Magic Melody 'SVO' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7780
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. William Farrell 'Native Son' x Pot. Little Toshie 'Gold Country' AM/AOS)

William Farrell (Slc. Helen Veliz x Bc. Llano) 'Native Son' holds 5-6 beautiful, well-arranged soft peach flowers on strong stems above the foliage. Check out the picture! Little Toshie (Blc. Toshie Aoki x Sc. Beaufort) 'Gold Country' is a superb grower, with excellent flower quality and color, and blooms 2-4 times a year on compact plants. From this combination we expect 4-5 soft yellow to peach-colored flowers with excellent shape and beautifully ruffled red lips. The soft pastel flower color against the red lips will make for an exciting new color contrast. A very high potential cross. The reciprocal is also available as SVO 7808. This is a PICTURE of the first to bloom.
3” pots $16

Pot. William Farrell 'Native Son' Pot. Little Toshie 'Gold Country' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7783       
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. William Farrell 'Native Son' x Pot. Mem. Jim Nickou 'James' HCC/AOS)

William Farrell (Slc. Helen Veliz x Bc. Llano) 'Native Son' holds 5-6 beautiful, well-arranged soft peach flowers on strong stems above the foliage. Check out the picture! The Memoria Jim Nickou (Blc. Xanthette x Sc. Beaufort) has bright yellow flowers with just a bit of red on the lip. Its excellent shape and twice-a-year flowering habit make this a desirable parent. Here we are expecting 4-5 soft to dark yellow flowers with excellent shape and full-shaped yellow lips. A very high potential cross for excellent quality flowers on a compact plant.
3” pots $16

Pot. William Farrell 'Native Son' Pot. Mem. Jim Nickou 'James' HCC/AOS

 

SVO 7784
Blc. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS x Blc. Schroder's Love 'SVO' AM/AOS)

Love Sound (Blc. Bouton D'Or x L. briegeri) has well-documented qualities as a parent. Here, its bright yellow flowers and compact growth habit are line bred back to the great flower form, size and strong stem of Schroder's Love (C. schroderae x Love Sound). The result will be outstanding plants with self-supporting stems of well-arranged large flowers in clusters of golden yellow with orange lips. Perfect plants to grow into large specimens that will become “show stoppers” in the early spring.
3” pots $15

Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS Blc. Schroder's Love 'SVO' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7785       
Pot. Norma Sue (Pot. Memoria Jim Nickou 'James' HCC/AOS x Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS)

Memoria Jim Nickou (Blc. Xanthette x Sc. Beaufort) has bright yellow flowers with just a bit of red on the lip. Its excellent shape and twice-a-year flowering habit make this a desirable parent. Love Sound (Blc. Bouton D'Or x L. briegeri) has well-documented qualities as a parent. It is dominant for bright yellow flowers, compact plant habit and strong stems of well-supported flowers. Expect mostly pure yellow well-presented flowers with great shape and color. Easy to grow and reliable bloomers!
3” pots $15

Pot. Mem. Jim Nickou 'James' HCC/AOS Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7788       
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Memoria Jim Nickou 'James' HCC/AOS x Pot. Golden Circle 'OPRL')

The potential for this cross is amazing! Memoria Jim Nickou (Blc. Xanthette x Sc. Beaufort) has bright yellow flowers with just a bit of red on the lip. Its excellent shape and twice-a-year flowering habit make this a desirable parent. Breeding plants to bloom reliably twice a year takes careful thought and selection, and this cross should deliver in this category. Flowers will range from yellow to orange and all colors in between, many with contrasting red lips. These will start flowering in 3" pots and will bloom twice a year when mature.
3” pots $16

Pot. Mem. Jim Nickou 'James' HCC/AOS Pot. Golden Circle 'OPRL'


SVO 7790      
Pot. Martha's Sunburst (Slc. Tokyo Life 'SVO' HCC/AOS x Pot. Martha Clarke 'Outstanding')

Tokyo Life (Lc. Tokyo Magic x Slc. Circle of Life) has a compact plant habit and blooms with 4-5 beautiful sunset-colored flowers of excellent full and flat shape. Martha Clarke (Blc. Love Sound x Slc. Circle of Life) is such a good grex I named it for my wife! The cultivar 'Outstanding' is one of the best, with excellent shape, color and nice plant habit, plus the ability to bloom twice a year. When you study the breeding, you see Circle of Life on both sides and the rupicolous L. briegeri on both sides as well. This ancestry gives an indication of what to expect. Plants will be compact, and flower color will range from light sunset colors to brighter yellows and oranges. Flowers will have nice form with wide petals, and 3-4 blooms will be held on a strong stem. Very nice! Take a look at a first bloom PICTURE
3” pots $16

Slc. Tokyo Life 'SVO' HCC/AOS Pot. Martha Clarke 'Outstanding'

 

SVO 7792       
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Higher Multiplier 'Super Red' x Pot. Paradise Rose 'My Valentine')

Higher Multiplier (Pot. Rubescence x Slc. Pink Doll) is an outstanding example of modern mini-Catt breeding, blooming twice a year with large, flat, round, deep red flowers with full dark burgundy lips. Truly excellent! Paradise Rose (Slc. Pink Doll x Blc. Toshie Aoki) shows an interesting phenomenon of color dominance. One parent, Pink Doll, has dark, intense purple flowers and the other, Toshie Aoki, shows considerable influence from the recessive yellow-flowered C. dowiana. We know that blending the recessive yellow from dowiana with a dominant purple intensifies the purple of the offspring. Paradise Rose is an excellent example of this phenomenon, with intense crimson-red-purple flowers as evidence. The expectation here is to produce plants about 6” tall with large flower size, nearly perfect shape, intense red-purple colors, and lips with the fullness of standard Cattleyas. A very promising hybrid that should bloom twice a year.
3” pots $16

Pot. Higher Multiplier 'Super Red' Pot. Paradise Rose 'My Valentine'

 

SVO 7793
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Paradise Rose 'My Valentine' x Pot. Loud Nine 'Unbeatable')

This cross will be successful on several levels. Pot. Paradise Rose (Slc. Pink Doll x Blc.  Toshie Aoki) has outstanding crimson-red-purple flower color that results from the combination of Pink Doll's vivid purple flowers with color intensification from the C. dowiana influence in Toshie Aoki. and is reviewed above. Loud Nine (Pot. Rubescence x Sl. Orpetii) was named because I was on Cloud Nine when I saw the first of these bloom! The flowers are exceptionally large, flat and round, and the color is a deep intense red with a full-shaped dark burgundy red lip. Here we expect mini-Catts with large, deep red flowers of outstanding shape. You can't go wrong with this type of breeding. This is the first to bloom. When I posted the PICTURE 5459 on Facebook, it received a phenomenal 18,000 likes.
3” pots $16

Pot. Paradise Rose 'My Valentine' Pot. Loud Nine 'Unbeatable'

 

SVO 7795
Pot. Showcase (Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS x Slc. Angel's Fantasy 'Solar Flare' FCC/AOS)

Angel's Fantasy is particularly nice. The flowers are just spectacular, and the FCC/AOS award says everything about the flower quality. This plant is also a good grower and blooms twice a year. Love Sound (L. briegeri x Blc. Bouton D'Or) has many good breeding qualities and has proven itself repeatedly to be a valuable breeder, dominant for yellow flower color, good form, and strong stem and plant habit. These are really going to be great! Expect mostly yellow flowers with wide petals and red flares, displayed 3 to 5 on sturdy stems above the foliage. Check out the first to bloom  PICTUREPICTURE.   I am pleased that we have this available again – it's a 'Showcase' of flowers!
3” pots $15

Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS Slc. Angel's Fantasy 'Solar Flare' FCC/AOS

 

SVO 7797            
Blc. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Young-Min Orange 'Gold Satisfaction' AM/AOS x Lc. Trick or Treat 'Orange Magic' AM/AOS)

Young-Min Orange (Blc. Viola Nuggett x Lc. Trick or Treat) produces nice clusters of 5-6 glossy bright orange flowers in the first week of March. You can almost set your clock by its reliability! Trick or Treat has a long history of breeding successful hybrids, imparting high flower count, strong stems and excellent vigor in its offspring. It is 100% guaranteed that these will be starry-shaped orange flowers in clusters of 5-9! Plants will be compact and have excellent vigor, blooming reliably in March.
3” pots $15

Pot. Young Min Orange 'Gold Satisfaction' AM/AOS Lc. Trick or Treat 'Orange Magic' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7798
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Young Min Orange 'Gold Satisfaction' AM/AOS x Pot. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS)

Young-Min Orange (Blc. Viola Nuggett x Lc. Trick or Treat) blooms with nice clusters of 5-6 glossy bright orange flowers in the first week of March. The vibrant orange-yellow flower color of Guess What (Blc. Waikiki Gold x Lc. Trick or Treat) and its cluster of 8-9 flowers per stem make this cross one of my favorite March bloomers. These will be orange to orange-yellow flowers, held well in clusters of 5-9/ Plants are vigorous and will flower reliably in March.
3” pots $15

Pot. Young Min Orange 'Gold Satisfaction' AM/AOS Pot. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7799       
Lc. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Tropical Rainbow 'Montclair' x Lc. Tropical Sunset 'Oceans Heaven')

Every once in a while, inspiration strikes. I have had these two plants in my collection for years and always admired them individually. After reviewing their breeding lines, the light bulb went on. Both Tropical Rainbow (Lc. Commander x Lc. Tropic Glow) and Tropical Sunset (C. Horace x Lc. Tropic Glow) both share Tropic Glow as a parent. The starry shaped red flowers presented on a strong inflorescence show the strong influence of its L. milleri ancestor.  The other parent in both crosses is a large, classic-shaped standard Cattleya (Commander and Horace), with flowers in soft lavender with a darker lip. The attractive flowers of Tropical Rainbow are plum red with deep red lips and yellow throats, and are produced 5-7 on sturdy stems above the foliage. The large flowers of Tropical Sunset are orange with bold red lips produced 5-7 on strong stems. This cross has the potential to produce 5-7 large flowers in orange-red colors. The full red lips will have contrasting bright yellow throats, and the flowers will be well-arranged on strong upright inflorescences, all from compact plants. Inspired!
3” pots $15

Lc. Tropical Rainbow 'Montclair' Lc. Tropical Sunset 'Oceans Heaven'

 

SVO 7801  2nd release
Pot. Jerry Rehfield (Pot. Jerry Rehfield 'Paradise Fuchsia' x self)

Jerry Rehfield 'Paradise Fuchsia' has impressive flower color, shape and size. It's so impressive that I decided to make a selfing and see the genetic variation that results. Both parents of Jerry Rehfield, Hisako Akatsuka and Hawaiian Prominence, are outstanding, with superior flower qualities. This selfing will reveal these superior qualities: intense vibrant crimson purples and full ruffled lips with bright yellow throats.
3” pots $15

Pot. Jerry Rehfield 'Paradise Fuchsia' self

 

SVO 7802
Lc. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Carmela's Tropical Beauty 'SVO' AM/AOS x L. jongheana 'Brazil 4n')

It is uncommon to see hybrids with L. jongheana, so here is an interesting cross. Carmela's Tropical Beauty (Lc. Memoria Robert Strait x Lc. Aloha Case) has a genetic makeup with over 60% C. walkeriana and over 12% L. pumila. As you might expect, the flowers look like a super-sized Lc. Mini Purple (walkeriana x pumila). These will be large, beautiful soft pink flowers produced on 6-8” tall plants. Lips will be a darker purple, and we are expecting many to have a long tubular lip from the jongheana parent.  Very Interesting!
3” pots $15

Lc. Carmela's Tropical Beauty 'SVO' AM/AOS L. jongheana 'Brazil 4n'

 

SVO 7803       
Pot. Dean's Gold (Pot. Little Toshie 'Gold Country' AM/AOS x Pot. Memoria Jim Nickou 'James' HCC/AOS)

Dean's Gold is a compact plant that will flower twice a year, first in late spring and again in the early winter. The vivid yellow flowers have excellent full shape with contrasting bright red on the lips. Both parents have proven breeding potential. Little Toshie 'Gold Country' (Sc. Beaufort x Blc. Toshie Aoki) is the best cultivar from this grex, flowering 2 to 3 times a year with superb flat, bright yellow flowers and dark red lips. Memoria Jim Nickou (Blc. Xanthette x Sc. Beaufort) has well-formed, flat, solid yellow flowers with just a hint of red on the lip and also flowers 2 to 3 times a year. One of the first to bloom PICTURE 
3” pots $15

Pot. Little Toshie 'Gold Country' AM/AOS Pot. Memoria Jim Nickou 'James' HCC/AOS

 

SVO 7804
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Hawaiian Prominence ‘America’ AM/AOS x Pot. Rubescence ‘SVO’ AM/AOS)

Hawaiian Prominence (Blc. Hisako Akatsuka x Slc. Wendy's Redstone) produces an eye-catching display with flowers that have been described as “deep velvety ruby purple with a ruby purple lip and bright yellow throat” with large at 4.5” flowers on plants barely 10” tall.  Rubescence (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Seagulls Apricot) ‘SVO’ is a legendary breeding plant, it’s dominant traits for flower shape, color, plant habit has revolutionized the modern compact cattleya breeding.  We can predict with certainty this cross will have dark red flowers with a hint of purple, excellent rounded shape with burgundy red lips with yellow throats; the plants will first flower in 3” and 4” pots be good growers. Just a great cross, check out how good the first bloom was!PICTURE 
3” pots $16

Pot. Hawaiian Prominence ‘America’ AM/AOS Pot. Rubescence ‘SVO’ AM/AOS

SVO 7805
Lc. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Rosie's Surprise 'Crestview' x C. Dubiosa 'Scully' HCC/AOS)

Rosie's Surprise (Lc. Irene Finney x C. walkeriana) is an impressive flat, soft pink flower with wide petals and a beautifully contrasting lip in white, yellow and purple. I have been very impressed by the flower longevity of hybrids made with Dubiosa (C. trianae x C. loddigesii). In many cases they've lasted 6-9 weeks! Dubiosa's 5-8 flowers are well-displayed, and almost white, with a hint of lavender evident in the lip. These will be pinks with darker purple lips and yellow throats. We expect 4-5 well-supported flowers per inflorescence with amazing flower longevity. 
3” pots $15

Lc. Rosie's Surprise 'Crestview' C. Dubiosa 'Scully' HCC/AOS

 

SVO 7806       
Pot. Marcia Del (Pot. Love Passion 'Island Romance' x Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS)

Love Passion (Lc. Trick or Treat x Slc. William Farrell) has a true orange flower with a touch of red in the lip. Tokyo Magic (Lc. Irene Finney x L. briegeri) is a proven breeder with many exceptional hybrids to its credit. It imparts good flower shape, red lip color, strong stems and a compact upright plant habit. This grex is producing robust plants with nice-sized flowers in orange to gold, many with a touch of red in the lip. The strong stem carries 7 to 9 blooms above the foliage.  PICTURE  of one of the first to bloom.
3” pots $15

Pot. Love Passion 'Island Romance' Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7807       
Pot. Toshie's Charm (Pot. Little Toshie 'Gold Country' AM/AOS x Blc. Izumi Charm 'Winter Day')

Little Toshie (Blc. Toshie Aoki x Sc. Beaufort) 'Gold Country' has a long history of producing successful hybrids. A superb grower, this cultivar has excellent flower quality and color, and blooms 2-4 times a year on compact plants.  Izumi Charm (Blc. Love Sound x Lc. Melody Fair) is a larger plant, standing just over 14” tall, but is also a compact grower, with the pseudobulbs very close together. Strong stems carry 5-7 well-shaped light yellow flowers with contrasting crimson red lips. This cross will shorten the plant stature to 8-10” tall. Plants will be very compact with upright bulbs, and the sturdy stems will display 4-6 attractive yellow flowers with contrasting red lips.  Vigorous and robust plants.  Check out how beautiful the flowers can be in this first bloom. PICTURE
3” pots $15

Pot. Little Toshie 'Gold Country' AM/AOS Blc. Izumi Charm 'Winter Day'

 

SVO 7808
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Little Toshie 'Gold Country' AM/AOS x Pot. William Farrell 'Native Son')

An outstanding breeder, Little Toshie (Blc. Toshie Aoki x Sc. Beaufort) 'Gold Country' has produced numerous attractive offspring. This cultivar is also a superb, compact grower and blooms 2-4 times a year with excellent flower quality and color. The distinguished breeding heritage of William Farrell (Slc. Helen Veliz x Bc. Llano) is impressive as well. Its ancestry is a veritable “who's who” of cattleya breeding in the 1950's and 60's., 'Native Son' has impressive flowers in a beautiful soft peach with strong stems holding 5-6 well-arranged blooms above the foliage. Here, we hope the William Farrell will accomplish three things: increase flower size, improve flower count and add a strong stem. Little Toshie will keep the flowers flat, reduce plant size and add some yellow into the flower color, making for blooms in shades of peach! The reciprocal is also available as SVO 7780.
3” pots $16

Pot. Little Toshie 'Gold Country' AM/AOS Pot. William Farrell 'Native Son'

 

SVO 7809
Blc. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Picotee Passion 'SVO' AM/AOS x Lc. Llory Ann 'Paradise' AM/AOS)

Picotee Passion (Blc. Horizon Flight x L. anceps) is a truly amazing hybrid. The flower shape, size, color, stem, and ease of growth are truly remarkable. This is the first cross we have made with Llory Ann (Lc. Memoria Robert Strait x Lc. Jungle Flare). This classic flared compact Cattleya has light pink flowers with predominant dark purple flares on the petals. The lip is broad, flat and dark purple, and the strong stems do a good job holding 3-4 flowers above the foliage. The expectation for this cross is that all plants will bloom with 3-6 pink/lavender flowers with wide petals displaying a darker purple flare. The ruffled lips will be darker purple, and the flowers will be well-displayed on strong stems.
3” pots $15

Blc. Picotee Passion 'SVO' AM/AOS Lc. Llory Ann 'Paradise' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7812    
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Burana Love 'SVO' AM/AOS x Slc. Angel Fantasy 'Solar Flare' FCC/AOS)

Burana Love (Pot. Burana Beauty x Blc. Love Sound) has shapely, bright yellow flowers with bold red flares that are held well on sturdy stems. Slc. Angel's Fantasy (Slc. Fire Fantasy x Sc. Bright Angel) is just spectacular, and the FCC/AOS award is a testament to its superior qualities. The cultivar 'Solar Flare' has fantastic flower shape, bright yellow blooms with brilliant red flaring, and blooms twice a year from a strong-growing plant. Bright yellow flowers with bold red flaring always impress, and these are what this cross is all about. We expect the compact plants to produce 3-5 well-held flowers on sturdy stems. Great potential! Check out this first to bloom PICTURE
3” pots $16

Pot. Burana Love 'SVO' AM/AOS Slc. Angel Fantasy 'Solar Flare' FCC/AOS

 

SVO 7813
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. William Farrell 'Native Son' x Pot. Dean's Gold 'Dean's Gold' AM/AOS)

What beautiful flowers this cross will make! William Farrell (Slc. Helen Veliz x Bc. Llano) has a distinguished breeding heritage, and its ancestry is a veritable who's who of Cattleya breeding. The cultivar 'Native Son' has an impressive flower in a beautiful soft peach, with strong stems holding 5-6 well-arranged flowers above the foliage. Check out the PICTURE . Dean's Gold (Pot. Little Toshie x Pot. Memoria Jim Nickou) has a beautifully-shaped, 3”, bright golden yellow flower with a bit of red on the lip. The plant is very compact - just 8” tall.  Here we predict 4”, flat, well-rounded. rose-coral to peach-colored flowers, full lips, and strong stems carrying 3-5 well-displayed flowers above the foliage.  This PICTURE is the first plant to bloom with beautiful coral colors!
3” pots $15

Pot. William Farrell 'Native Son' Pot. Dean's Gold 'Dean's Gold' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7814       
Pot. Little Circle (Pot. Golden Circle 'OPRL' x Pot. Little Toshie 'Gold Country' AM/AOS)

Golden Circle (Blc. Goldenzelle x Slc. Circle of Life) is one of my most reliable breeding plants. The cultivar name 'OPRL' stands for Orange Petals Red Lip. 'OPRL' imparts good size, shape, color and twice-a-year flowering. Little Toshie 'Gold Country' (Sc. Beaufort x Blc. Toshie Aoki) is the best cultivar of this delightful grex. It flowers 2-3 times a year with superb, flat, bright yellow flowers and dark red lips, and has proven itself a great parent. This cross has amazing potential!  Plants are expected to produce flowers with superior form in colors ranging from yellow to orange. All will have contrasting red lips, and these will flower twice a year. Also available as SVO 7875 and in the reciprocal cross as SVO 7844. Here is PICTURE, PICTURE of a first bloom plant.
3” pots $15

Pot. Golden Circle 'OPRL' Pot. Little Toshie 'Gold Country' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7816       
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Gold Medallions 'SVO Romance' x Pot. Little Toshie 'Gold Country' AM/AOS)

The name Gold Medallions (Slc. Wasp Next x Blc. Love Sound) came from the flowers, which remind me of gold coins! The 7-9 flowers are presented well on sturdy stems from compact plants. Little Toshie (Blc. Toshie Aoki x Sc. Beaufort) 'Gold Country' is a superb grower, with excellent flower quality and color, and blooms 2-4 times a year on compact plants. With this cross we are looking to increase flower count over Little Toshie's 2-3 flowers while keeping its general shape and color. Our expectation is for yellow to gold flowers with red lips and wide petals, 4-6 per stem, on compact plants.
3” pots $15

Pot. Gold Medallions 'SVO Romance' Pot. Little Toshie 'Gold Country' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7819
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Love Passion 'Dogashima' x Lc. Aussie Sunset 'Cosmic Fire' HCC/AOS)

Love Passion (William Farrell x Lc. Trick or Treat) resembles a “super” Trick or Treat with similar flower count and larger, more intensely orange-colored flowers. The flowers of Aussie Sunset (Lc. Fires of Spring x C. Gene May) are quite remarkable: the petals are orange-red, flared yellow and tipped with red, and the lips are red with a contrasting yellow throat. I have wanted to make this cross since seeing the success of Lc. Fire Gem (Lc. Trick or Treat x Lc. Aussie Sunset) . I have a good feeling about the potential here. Expect orange flowers with yellow and red flares, produce 7-9 on good, upright stems. This is an excellent cross!
3” pots $15

Pot. Love Passion 'Dogashima' Lc. Aussie Sunset 'Cosmic Fire' HCC/AOS

 

SVO 7820
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Rubescent Magic 'SVO' x Pot. Rubescent Fire 'Fire Bomb')

Over the years Pot. Rubescence has proven its ability to breed plants that are easy to grow and bloom with shapely flowers and dark red lips. The grex Rubescent Magic (Tokyo Magic x Pot. Rubescence) is consistently superb. These all have good stems with 4-5 flowers from the Tokyo Magic parent and good shape with dark lip coloration from Rubescence. Rubescent Fire (Lc. Spring Fires x Pot. Rubescence) gave similar results, with good stems of 5-7 shapely deep red flowers and dark lips. The reinforcement of Rubescence genes from both parents and the high flower count and strong stems from the influence of Tokyo Magic and Spring Fires lead us to expect strong stems holding 5-7 shapely red flowers with dark red lips.
3” pots $15

Pot. Rubescent Magic 'SVO' Pot. Rubescent Fire 'Fire Bomb'

 

SVO 7821      
Pot. Martha's Sunburst (Pot. Martha Clarke 'Outstanding' x Slc. Tokyo Life 'SVO' HCC/AOS)

Martha Clarke (Blc. Love Sound x Slc. Circle of Life) is such a good grex that I named it after my wife! The cultivar 'Outstanding' is one of the best, with excellent shape and color plus a twice-a-year blooming habit. Tokyo Life (Lc. Tokyo Magic x Slc. Circle of Life) has been successful on several levels. The compact plant produces warm sunset-colored flowers with excellent shape and has been remade several times. When you study the breeding, you see Circle of Life on both sides, and looking even deeper you find the rupicolous L. briegeri on both sides as well. This ancestry gives an indication of what to expect. Plants will be compact, and flower color will range from light sunset colors to brighter yellows and oranges. Flowers will have nice form, with wide petals, on a strong stem holding 3-4 blooms. Very nice! Take a look at a first bloom PICTURE
3” pots $16

Pot. Martha Clarke 'Outstanding' Slc. Tokyo Life 'SVO' HCC/AOS

 

SVO 7822       
Lc. Koolau Treat (Lc. Koolau Seagulls Volcano Queen' AM/AOS x Lc. Trick or Treat 'Orange Magic' AM/AOS)

This hybrid gives consistently excellent results and is well worth remaking. Mature plants are spectacular, with 10-15 starry red flowers held well above the foliage. A very reliable grower and bloomer, delivering a big splash of color in March.
3” pots $15

Lc. Koolau Seagulls Volcano Queen' AM/AOS Lc. Trick or Treat 'Orange Magic' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7823
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Rubescent Magic 'SVO' x Pot. Martha Clarke 'Outstanding')

Rubescent Magic (Tokyo Magic x Pot. Rubescence) is consistently outstanding. These all have good stems with 4-5 flowers from the Tokyo Magic parent and good shape with dark lip coloration from Rubescence. Martha Clarke (Blc. Love Sound x Slc. Circle of Life) is such a good grex that I named it after my wife! The cultivar 'Outstanding' is one of the best, with excellent shape and color, plus a twice-a-year blooming habit. This cross is bringing together the qualities of the most influential breeding plants used here at SVO: Rubescence, Circle of Life, Tokyo Magic and Love Sound. Rubescence and Circle of Life will assure great flower shape and lip color, while Tokyo Magic and Love Sound will contribute compact plant habit and strong upright stems with 4-6 flowers in a range of beautiful sunset colors, many with red flaring on the petals.
3” pots $16

Pot. Rubescent Magic 'SVO' Pot. Martha Clarke 'Outstanding'

 

SVO 7824   
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Picotee Flight 'SVO Picotee' x Slc. Angel Eyes 'SVO' HCC/AOS)

This new hybrid represents another step upward in the continuing development of flared Cattleya breeding. Picotee Flight (Blc. Horizon Flight x Blc. Love Sound) has a pure yellow flower with the petals sporting a red flare and picotee, on strong stems holding 5-6 flowers above the foliage. Angel Eyes (Slc. Bright Angel x Lc. Little Dipper) has been in the SVO breeding program for over 20 years and has been used in a number of successful crosses. Just recently, I realized how good a parent it is: dominant for flaring, flat petals, good flower size, reduced plant stature, and ease of growth. The offspring will be flared, some yellow with red flares, others rose with red flares on good strong stems that will hold 4-5 flowers above the foliage. Very showy!
3” pots $16

Blc. Picotee Flight 'SVO Picotee' Slc. Angel Eyes 'SVO' HCC/AOS

 

SVO 7825
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Martha Clarke 'Outstanding' x Pot. Paradise Rose 'My Valentine')

Martha Clarke (Blc. Love Sound x Slc. Circle of Life) is a wonderful grex, and the cultivar 'Outstanding' is one of the best, with excellent shape and color, plus a twice-a-year blooming habit. Paradise Rose (Slc. Pink Doll x Blc. Toshie Aoki) is an interesting example of color dominance. One parent, Pink Doll, has dark, intense purple flowers and the other parent, Toshie Aoki, shows considerable influence from the recessive yellow-flowered C. dowiana. When the recessive yellow from dowiana is crossed with a dominant purple, the purple color is intensified in the offspring. Paradise Rose is an excellent example of this phenomenon, and these traits combined perfectly to produce intense crimson-red-purple flowers. This is a test cross, evaluating the color produced by combining the warm colors of Martha Clarke with the intense dark crimson red of Paradise Rose. Flowers will be flat with great shape and crimson red lips. I'm eagerly waiting to see the color of the petals and sepals.
3” pots $16

Pot. Martha Clarke 'Outstanding' Pot. Paradise Rose 'My Valentine'

 

SVO 7827       
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Rubescent Magic 'SVO' x Pot. Al Thanhauser 'Best One')

Rubescent Magic (Tokyo Magic x Pot. Rubescence) is consistently outstanding. These all have good stems with 4-5 flowers from the Tokyo Magic parent and good shape with dark lip coloration from Rubescence. Al Thanhauser (C. Orchidglade x Pot. Rubescence) has fantastic sparkling red flowers with dark burgundy lips, produced 4-5 on strong stems. This grex is working toward further intensification of deep red flower color, fullness of the segments and overall form, and plants should hold 5-7 flowers on sturdy stems. This is a very promising hybrid!
3” pots $15

Pot. Rubescent Magic 'SVO' Pot. Al Thanhauser 'Best One'

 

SVO 7830       
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Newberry Fireworks 'Mendenhall' HCC/AOS x Pot. Burana Love 'SVO' AM/AOS)

Here we are breeding for orange/yellow flowers with red flares on the petals, with the addition of arching inflorescences about 10-12” long carrying 4-5 flowers. Pretty cool and very new for flared flower breeding. Newberry Fireworks (Lc. Island Springs x L. anceps) has a long stem from L. anceps and very attractive flared flowers. Burana Love (Pot. Burana Beauty x Blc. Love Sound) has shapely, bright yellow flowers with bold red flares held well on long stems. 
3” pots $15

Lc. Newberry Fireworks 'Mendenhall' HCC/AOS Pot. Burana Love 'SVO' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7832
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Slc. Rockette 'Little Rock' AM/AOS x Pot. Star Fire 'Ruben's Red')

Rockette (Lc. Koolau Seagulls x Sc. Beaufort) 'Little Rock' carries 5-6 well-spaced starry flowers in a pleasing red-orange color on a nice stem, all from a compact plant. Star Fire (Lc. Trick or Treat x Pot. Rubescence) 'Ruben's Red' produces 7 flowers in solid saturated red, and the ruffled red lip becomes darker red centrally. This cross is very promising for great red-orange color and excellent shape, and the well-presented flowers will be produced from compact plants. An excellent modern red Cattleya cross! The reciprocal is available as SVO 7876, an unusual opportunity to evaluate the effects of capsule vs. pollen parent.
3” pots $15

Slc. Rockette 'Little Rock' AM/AOS Pot. Star Fire 'Ruben's Red'

 

SVO 7833 
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS x Pot. William Farrell 'Native Son')

The vibrant orange-yellow flower color of Guess What (Blc. Waikiki Gold x Lc. Trick or Treat) and its cluster of 8-9 flowers make this grex one of my favorite March bloomers. The breeding heritage of William Farrell (Slc. Helen Veliz x Bc. Llano) is first-rate, and 'Native Son' blooms with 5-6 beautiful soft peach flowers on strong stems. Here we are capitalizing on the flower size, shape, count, and inflorescence of William Ferrell to match well with the color, flower count and inflorescence of Guess What to make an impressive display of salmon to peach-colored flowers.
3” pots $15

Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS Pot. William Farrell 'Native Son'

 

SVO 7834
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Rubescent Magic 'SVO' x Pot. Paradise Rose 'Hawaii')

Rubescent Magic (Tokyo Magic x Pot. Rubescence) is consistently outstanding. These all have good stems with 4-5 flowers from the Tokyo Magic parent and good shape with dark lip coloration from Rubescence. The color dominance phenomenon that contributes to the excellent flower color of Paradise Rose (Slc. Pink Doll x Blc. Toshie Aoki) has been described in other entries. We expect Paradise Rose to pass much of its intense crimson-red-purple flower color to its progeny. The expectation for this cross is stems of 3-5 well-shaped, flat, intense red flowers with darker crimson ruffled lips. These should be outstanding! The reciprocal is available as SVO 7852, a great opportunity to evaluate the effects of capsule vs. pollen parent.
3” pots $16

Pot. Rubescent Magic 'SVO' Pot. Paradise Rose 'Hawaii'

 

SVO 7836
Lc. NEW HYBRID (C. Dubiosa 'Scully' HCC/AOS x Lc. Sydney J 'SVO Outrageous')

Dubiosa (C. trianae x C. loddigesii) has impressive 6-9 week flower longevity that is passed on to its progeny. The cultivar 'Scully' carries 5-8 flowers that are displayed well and almost white with a hint of lavender in the lip. The well-rounded flowers of Sydney J (Lc. Mini Purple x Lc. Memoria Robert Strait) are almost perfectly flat. Flowers are deep purple, and the big full lip is even darker purple. These will have excellent shape in purple with darker purple lips. We expect 4-5 well supported flowers with amazing longevity. Check out this first bloom PICTURE
3” pots $15

C. Dubiosa 'Scully' HCC/AOS Lc. Sydney J 'SVO Outrageous'

 

SVO 7838
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Love Passion ' Dogashima' x Pot. Orange Tower 'Orange Glow')

Love Passion (William Farrell x Lc. Trick or Treat) resembles a “super” Trick or Treat with similar flower count and larger, more intense orange-colored flowers. Orange Tower (Slc. Wasp Nest x Pot. Love Passion) has an intensity of orange color rarely seen in orchid flowers. The long stems carry 7-9 flowers, but unfortunately the flowers are of poor form. We expect that making this backcross will improve flower shape and strengthen the stem while maintaining the high flower count and intense orange color.
3” pots $15

Pot. Love Passion ' Dogashima' Pot. Orange Tower 'Orange Glow'

 

SVO 7841
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Dean's Gold 'Dean's Gold' AM/AOS x Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS)

Dean's Gold (Pot. Little Toshie x Pot. Memoria Jim Nickou) has a beautifully-shaped, 3”, bright golden yellow flower with a bit of red on the lip. The plant is very compact - just 8” tall. Over the years, Tokyo Magic (Lc. Irene Finney x L. briegeri) has been responsible for 62 registered hybrids resulting in 56 AOS awards - quite a record! This important parent breeds good flower shape, red lips, sturdy stems and a compact growth habit. We predict this cross will produce flat, well-rounded yellow flowers. The yellow lips will have a spot of red on the tip, and the strong stems will carry 4-5 flowers well-displayed above the foliage.
3” pots $15

Pot. Dean's Gold 'Dean's Gold' AM/AOS Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7842
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Memoria Jim Nikou 'James' HCC/AOS x Blc. Toshie Aoki 'Pizzaz' AM/AOS)

The Mem. Jim Nickou (Blc. Xanthette x Sc. Beaufort) has bright yellow flowers with just a bit of red on the lip. Its excellent shape and twice-a-year flowering make this a desirable parent. Toshie Aoki (Blc. Faye Miyamoto x Blc. Waianae Flare) has been around since the early 1980's, and its large, bright yellow flowers with red flared petals and red lips have commanded attention for over 40 years. Will this be the perfect compact yellow Catt with a red lip? These should produce compact plants with large 4” bright yellow flowers with red lips, and some will have a red splash in the petals. Could this be better than Pot. Little Toshie?
3” pots $15

Pot. Memoria Jim Nikou 'James' HCC/AOS Blc. Toshie Aoki 'Pizzaz' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7843       
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Chyong Guu Chaffinch 'Ta-Hsin' AM/AOS x Pot. Little Toshie 'Gold Country' AM/AOS)

Chyong Guu Chaffinch (Blc. Yellow Ball x Blc. Sunset Bay) has a magnificent yellow flower with a yellow lip rimmed in red. The 3 huge blooms per inflorescence command attention from across the greenhouse. Little Toshie (Sc. Beaufort x Blc. Toshie Aoki) has superb, flat, bright yellow flowers and dark red lips. It flowers 2-3 times a year and has proven itself a great parent. What would make Little Toshie better? We think that larger yellow flowers and full ruffled red lips would be a nice improvement, while keeping the flat flower form and compact growth habit.  These should be great!
3” pots $15

Blc. Chyong Guu Chaffinch 'Ta-Hsin' AM/AOS Pot. Little Toshie 'Gold Country' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7844       
Pot. Little Circle (Pot. Little Toshie 'Gold Country' AM/AOS x Pot. Golden Circle 'OPRL')

Little Toshie 'Gold Country' (Sc. Beaufort x Blc. Toshie Aoki) is the best cultivar of this delightful grex. It flowers 2-3 times a year with superb, flat, bright yellow flowers and dark red lips, and has proven to be a great parent. Golden Circle (Blc. Goldenzelle x Slc. Circle of Life) is one of my most reliable breeding plants. The cultivar name 'OPRL' stands for Orange Petals Red Lip. 'OPRL' imparts good size, shape, color and twice-a-year flowering.  This cross has amazing potential!  Plants are expected to produce flowers with superior form in colors ranging from yellow to orange. All will have contrasting red lips, and these will flower twice a year. Also available in the reciprocal cross as SVO 7814 and SVO 7875. Here is PICTURE, PICTURE of a first bloom plant.
3” pots $15

Pot. Little Toshie 'Gold Country' AM/AOS Pot. Golden Circle 'OPRL'

 

SVO 7845       
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Tropical Aurora 'SVO' x Pot. Little Toshie 'Gold Country' AM/AOS)

Tropical Aurora (Lc. Aussie Sunset x Lc. Tokyo Magic) is a special plant with considerable potential. Flowers are a pure, very bright yellow – the most intense yellow imaginable – with a contrasting red lip. It is interesting that the red flaring of Aussie Sunset is not expressed in Tropical Sunset, but the genes are there. Little Toshie 'Gold Country' (Sc. Beaufort x Blc. Toshie Aoki) is a great parent and flowers 2-3 times a year with superb, flat, bright yellow flowers and dark red lips. I believe these will bloom with bright yellow flowers and contrasting red lips. Some will have red flared petals, and the strong stems will carry 5-7 well-arranged flowers on robust, compact-growing plants.  
3” pots $15

Lc. Tropical Aurora 'SVO' Pot. Little Toshie 'Gold Country' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7847
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Legendary 'SVO' x Pot. Loretta Rehmann 'SVO')

The outstanding flower qualities of Legendary (Pot. Jerry Rehfield x Pot. Lebenkreis) can only be described as amazing. The flower shape and lip look just like those of a 7” standard-sized Cattleya flower, but they're not! The plant is just 8” tall, and the flower is 3.5” across. You have to check out this PICTURE  Loretta Rehmann (Pot. Hawaiian Prominence x Pot. Lebenkreis) has a large, intensely colored red/purple flower with a ruffled, brilliant red lip and brightly contrasting yellow throat on a 10” tall compact plant. This is a highly promising cross for flowers that look like standard sized Cattleya blooms with big ruffled lips but are 3.5-4” across on plants only 8-10” tall. Flowers will be deep crimson reds with large darker ruffled lips and a bright yellow throat.  Check this out!  PICTURE It's the first to flower.
3” pots $16

Pot. Legendary 'SVO' Pot. Loretta Rehmann 'SVO'

 

SVO 7848
Bls. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Hawaiian Discovery 'Fluorescent Orange' HCC/AOS x Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS)

The shapely flowers of Hawaiian Discovery (Blc. Orange Nuggett x Blc. Bouton D'Or) are an amazing orange color, 'Fluorescent Orange' to be exact!  For years, the yellow flowers of Love Sound (Blc. Bouton D'Or x L. briegeri) have played an important part in SVO's hybridizing program. Its offspring consistently show good qualities: slightly upswept petal stance, good color, increased flower count, and compact plants with pseudobulbs that cluster tightly together. This cross will produce consistently high-quality flowers that are well-rounded with golden-yellow colors held 5-7 per strong stem just above the foliage.
3” pots $15

Blc. Hawaiian Discovery 'Fluorescent Orange' HCC/AOS Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7849
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Burana Angel 'SVO #1 Best' HCC/AOS x Pot. Martha Clarke 'Outstanding')

This plant of Burana Angel (Pot. Burana Beauty x Slc. Bright Angel) was selected years ago from hundreds in flower at a large nursery in Hawaii. The red flower has a dark red flare. That's right - red on red – very unusual! The plant is a robust grower, flowering reliably in March. Martha Clarke (Blc. Love Sound x Slc. Circle of Life) is a superb grex, and the cultivar 'Outstanding' is one of the best, with excellent shape and color, plus a twice-a-year blooming habit. Flares and more flares will appear here. Flowers will be mostly yellow, but reds may appear too, all with some degree of flaring (did I mention that?). Sturdy stems will hold 4-5 flowers above the leaves.
3” pots $15

Pot. Burana Angel 'SVO #1 Best' HCC/AOS Pot. Martha Clarke 'Outstanding'

 

SVO 7851       
Pot. Cosmo-Sound (Pot. Little Toshie 'Gold Country' AM/AOS x Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS)

Little Toshie 'Gold Country' (Sc. Beaufort x Blc. Toshie Aoki) flowers 2-3 times a year with superb, flat, bright yellow flowers and dark red lips, and has proven itself to be a great parent. One of my favorite breeding plants is Love Sound (Blc. Bouton D'Or x L. briegeri). It imparts good flower form and color, plant vigor, and compact growth. We are anticipating a very consistent outcome from this cross. Compact plants will carry 4-5 flat yellow flowers, some having petals tipped in red, with excellent shape and red lips. Check out this PICTURE of the first plant to bloom.
3” pots $15

Pot. Little Toshie 'Gold Country' AM/AOS Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7852
Pot. NEW HYBRID(Pot. Paradise Rose 'Hawaii' x Pot. Rubescent Magic 'SVO')

The color dominance phenomenon that contributes to the excellent flower color of Paradise Rose (Slc. Pink Doll x Blc. Toshie Aoki) has been described in other entries. Rubescent Magic (Tokyo Magic x Pot. Rubescence) is consistently outstanding. These all have good stems with 4-5 flowers from the Tokyo Magic parent and good shape with dark lip coloration from Rubescence. We expect Paradise Rose to pass much of its intense crimson-red-purple flower color to its progeny. The expectation for this cross is stems of 3-5 well-shaped, flat, intense red flowers with darker crimson ruffled lips. These should be outstanding! The reciprocal is available as SVO 7834, a great opportunity to evaluate the effects of capsule vs. pollen parent. The first plant to bloom was outstanding; here is a PICTURE
3” pots $16

Pot. Paradise Rose 'Hawaii' Pot. Rubescent Magic 'SVO'

 

SVO 7856
Slc. NEW HYBRID (Slc. Rockette 'Little Rock' AM/AOS x Lc. Trick or Treat 'Orange Magic' AM/AOS)

Rockette (Lc. Koolau Seagulls x Sc. Beaufort) 'Little Rock' carries 5-6 well-spaced starry flowers in a pleasing red-orange color on a nice stem, all from a compact plant. Trick or Treat (L. Icarus x Lc. Chit Chat) produces amazing heads of starry orange flowers on tall upright inflorescences. This will be a particularly floriferous cross, with lots of red to orange flowers on compact plants that are easy to grow and bloom.
3” pots $15

Slc. Rockette 'Little Rock' AM/AOS Lc. Trick or Treat 'Orange Magic' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7864 
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette' #3' x Pot. Star Fire 'Ruben's Red')

Spring Fires (Lc. Fires of Spring x Lc. Fire Island) has strong upright stems carrying 5-9 red flowers with darker red lips. It is proving to be an excellent parent, with dominance for color, strong stems and bloom period. The flowers of Star Fire (Lc. Trick or Treat x Rubescence) are deep red and held 5-7 on a strong stem. This promising grex is the continuing of a series of steps aimed at developing the perfect head of intensely-colored, deep red flowers, held high on sturdy stems.
3” pots $15

Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette' #3' Pot. Star Fire 'Ruben's Red'

 

SVO 7865
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette' #3' x Pot. Rubescent Fire 'April Rocket')

Spring Fires (Lc. Fires of Spring x Lc. Fire Island) has strong upright stems carrying 5-9 red flowers with darker red lips. It is proving to be an excellent parent, with dominance for color, strong stems and bloom period. The flowers of Rubescent Fire (Lc. Spring Fires x Pot. Rubescence) are a vivid deep red and full-shaped, held 5-6 on a strong stem. This breeding line continues the development of plants that will produce strong stems holding 5-7 well-formed deep red flowers above the foliage.
3” pots $15

Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette' #3' Pot. Rubescent Fire 'April Rocket'

 

SVO 7866        2nd release
Pot. Spring Prominence (Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette' #3' x Pot. Hawaiian Prominence 'America' AM/AOS)

One of our long-term breeding goals is the development of plants with strong inflorescences holding heads of well-shaped red flowers. This cross incorporates parents with key traits toward this goal. Hawaiian Prominence (Blc. Hisako Akatsuka x Slc. Wendy's Redstone) produces an eye-catching display with flowers that have been described as “a deep velvety ruby purple with a ruby purple lip and bright yellow throat.” Flowers are large at 4.5” across on plants barely 10” tall. Spring Fires (Lc. Fires of Spring x Lc. Fire Island) has strong upright stems carrying 5-9 red/orange flowers with darker red lips. It has proven to be an excellent parent, with dominance for color, a sturdy inflorescence, and bloom period. These will be vibrant velvety red-purple flowers held well on good stems.  A nice new development in color and flower count.
3” pots $15

Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette' #3' Pot. Hawaiian Prominence 'America' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7868
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Tropical Rainbow 'Montclair' x Pot. Hawaiian Prominence 'America' AM/AOS)

Tropical Rainbow (Lc. Commander x Lc. Tropic Glow) has a plum red flower with a dark red lip and yellow throat, and its sturdy stems hold 5-6 well-arranged flowers above the foliage. Hawaiian Prominence (Blc. Hisako Akatsuka x Slc. Wendy's Redstone) has an eye-catching color with flowers best described as “a deep velvety ruby purple with a ruby purple lip and bright yellow throat.” The flowers are large at 4.5” across on plants barely 10” tall.  From this cross we anticipate intense red-purple flowers with velvety texture on strong stems presenting 3-4 well-arranged flowers.
3” pots $15

Lc. Tropical Rainbow 'Montclair' Pot. Hawaiian Prominence 'America' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7869  
Lc. Puppy Love (C. Dubiosa 'Scully' HCC/AOS x L. anceps 'Gigas')

How many of you remember Lc. Puppy Love? It is one of my all-time favorite Cattleyas, and I'll never forget the first impression it made when I saw it blooming at Stewart Orchids. Dubiosa (C. trianae x C. loddigesii) produces impressive heads of white flowers with a bit of lavender in the throat, and the 5-9 flowers are surprisingly long-lived, up to 6-7 weeks. Laelia anceps 'Gigas' is a darkly pigmented line-bred strain from Sandro Cusi of Orquideas Rio Verde near Mexico City. Its dark color, large flower size and 5 flowers per stem make this an exceptional anceps. This re-make promises to deliver darker-colored Puppy Loves with strong arching inflorescences displaying 5-8 well-arranged flowers.
3” pots $16

C. Dubiosa 'Scully' HCC/AOS L. anceps 'Gigas'

 

SVO 7870
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Izumi Charm 'Zoom Zoom' x Pot. Memoria Jim Nickou 'James' HCC/AOS)

Izumi Charm (Blc. Love Sound x Lc. Melody Fair) is a larger plant, standing 14” tall.  It has a compact growth habit with strong stems carrying 5-7 well-shaped, light yellow flowers with bright crimson red lips. Memoria Jim Nickou (Blc. Xanthette x Sc. Beaufort) has bright yellow flowers with just a bit of red on the lip. Excellent shape and twice-a-year flowering make this a desirable parent. Here we are looking for Izumi Charm to increase flower size and count, and add a strong stem. Memoria Jim Nickou will strengthen flower color and reduce the plant stature to 12” or less. Flowers will be yellow, and the full-shaped ruffled lips will be red.
3” pots $15

Blc. Izumi Charm 'Zoom Zoom' Pot. Memoria Jim Nickou 'James' HCC/AOS

 

SVO 7871
C. NEW HYBRID (C. lawrenceana 'SVO II' x C. aurantiaca 'SVO 4n')

This lawrenceana can carry up to 16 flowers - that's a lot of flowers! As with all lawrenceana the flower shape is poor, with floppy petals, and the most attractive part of the flower is the tubular dark purple lip. This cultivar of aurantiaca is a tetraploid, and the flowers are fuller and have heavier substance than diploid forms. The offspring mostly will be triploids. Plants will grow well and be very floriferous. These will resemble C. Guatemalensis (C. aurantiaca x C. skinneri) but with more flowers and a tubular lip.
3” pots $15

C. lawrenceana 'SVO II' C. aurantiaca 'SVO 4n'

 

SVO 7872
Blc. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Memoria Jim Nickou 'James' HCC/AOS x Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS)

The Memoria Jim Nickou (Blc. Xanthette x Sc. Beaufort) has bright yellow flowers with just a bit of red on the lip. The excellent flower shape and twice-a-year blooming make this a desirable parent. The vibrant orange-yellow flower color of Guess What (Blc. Waikiki Gold x Lc. Trick or Treat) and its cluster of 8-9 flowers make this cross one of my favorite March bloomers. We are expecting 5-7 golden yellow flowers, each with a touch of red on the lip, presented well on sturdy stems. Also offered as SVO 7967.
3” pots $15

Pot. Memoria Jim Nickou 'James' HCC/AOS Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7873        2nd release
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Memoria Jim Nickou 'James' HCC/AOS x Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS)

The Memoria Jim Nickou (Blc. Xanthette x Sc. Beaufort) has bright yellow flowers with just a bit of red on the lip. Its excellent shape and twice-a-year flowering make this a desirable parent. Tokyo Magic (Lc. Irene Finney x L. briegeri) is a proven breeder with many exceptional hybrids to its credit. It imparts good flower shape, red lip color, strong stems and a compact upright plant habit. We anticipate these parents will intensify the yellow flower color and favor red lips on 4-5 well-supported flowers.
3” pots $15

Pot. Memoria Jim Nickou 'James' HCC/AOS Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7875     
Pot. Little Circle (Pot. Golden Circle 'OPRL' x Pot. Little Toshie 'Gold Country' AM/AOS)

Golden Circle (Blc. Goldenzelle x Slc. Circle of Life) is one of my most reliable breeding plants. It imparts good size, shape, color and twice-a-year flowering.  Little Toshie 'Gold Country' (Sc. Beaufort x Blc. Toshie Aoki) flowers 2-3 times a year with superb, flat, bright yellow flowers and dark red lips, and has proven itself to be a great parent. This cross has amazing potential!  The results will be nice, so I made this cross twice. The identical cross is available as SVO 7814 and the reciprocal cross is SVO 7844. Plants are expected to produce flowers with superior form in colors ranging from yellow to orange.  All will have contrasting red lips, and they will flower twice a year. Here is PICTURE, PICTURE of a first to bloom plant.
3” pots $15

Pot. Golden Circle 'OPRL' Pot. Little Toshie 'Gold Country' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7876 2nd release
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Star Fire 'Ruben's Red' x Slc. Rockette 'Little Rock' AM/AOS)

Star Fire (Lc. Trick or Treat x Pot. Rubescence) 'Ruben's Red' produces 7 flowers in solid saturated red, and the ruffled red lip becomes darker red centrally. Rockette (Lc. Koolau Seagulls x Sc. Beaufort) 'Little Rock' carries 5-6 well-spaced starry flowers in a pleasing red-orange color on a nice stem, all from a compact plant. This cross is very promising for great red-orange color and excellent shape, and the well-presented flowers will be produced from compact plants. An excellent modern red Cattleya cross! The reciprocal is available as SVO 7832, an unusual opportunity to evaluate the effects of capsule vs. pollen parent.
3” pots $15

Pot. Star Fire 'Ruben's Red' Slc. Rockette 'Little Rock' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7879
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Star Fire 'Ruben's Red' x Pot. Rubescent Fire 'April Rocket')

This cross brings together the two best hybrids for well-shaped red flowers displayed on strong stems. Star Fire (Lc. Trick or Treat x Rubescence) has deep red flowers that are a bit starry in shape and well-supported in clusters of 5-7. The flowers of Rubescent Fire (Lc. Spring Fires x Pot. Rubescence) are a vivid deep red and full-shaped, held 5-6 on a strong stem. We believe this cross will “turn the corner” on this breeding style, and there is lots of potential with Spring Fires and Trick or Treat for high flower count and strong stems. The double dose of Rubescence will assure intense flower color and form. Very promising!
3” pots $15

Pot. Star Fire 'Ruben's Red' Pot. Rubescent Fire 'April Rocket'

 

Part 3

SVO 7880     2nd release       
Pot. Verbatim (Slc. Angel's Fantasy 'Solar Flare' FCC/AOS x Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS)

Angel's Fantasy is a real beauty. The flared flowers are just spectacular, and the FCC/AOS award is a testament to flower quality. As a bonus, it also blooms twice a year. Rubescence (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Seagulls Apricot) is a legendary breeding plant for SVO. Its dominant traits are flower shape, color, and plant habit, and it has revolutionized modern mini and compact Cattleya breeding. There is a good opportunity here for 2-3, well-supported flat red flowers with darker red flares. The first time this cross was made, many plants with excellent flowers were produced, and I can't wait for this re-make to start blooming! PICTURE
3” pots $16

Slc. Angel's Fantasy 'Solar Flare' FCC/AOS Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7881
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Life's Charm 'SVO Round Wonder' x Pot. Love-Love 'SVO Best')

Life's Charm (Blc. Izumi Charm x Slc. Circle of Life) has very round petals and a beautiful red lip. The flower color is hard to describe: the base color is orange-yellow, blushed with a lavender overlay. This hybrid typically holds three well-supported flowers. Love-Love (Pot. Love Passion x Blc. Love Sound) has bright golden-yellow flowers with a touch of red on the tip of the lip. The 5-6 well-presented flowers are held on strong stems produced by a compact plant. Looking for strong stems with 3-rounded 5 flowers in unusual colors of salmon and peach with red lips.
3” pots $15

Pot. Life's Charm 'SVO Round Wonder' Pot. Love-Love 'SVO Best'

 

SVO 7882
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. California Queen 'Red Angel' SBM/JOGA x Pot. Paradise Rose 'Hawaii')

California Queen (Pot. Hisako Akatsuka x Slc. California Apricot) is from Suwada Orchid Nursery in Japan. It was awarded a Silver-Bronze Medal from the Japan Orchid Growers Association - quite an honor! The flowers have exceptionally wide petals that are truly remarkable. It also is an easy-growing plant and blooms twice a year. The color dominance of Paradise Rose (Slc. Pink Doll x Blc. Toshie Aoki) has been described elsewhere in this listing, and we expect it to pass much of the intense crimson-red-purple flower color to its progeny. The expectation for this cross is well-shaped flat flowers, 2-3 per stem, with intense red color and darker crimson ruffled lips. These should be outstanding!  This PICTURE is the first to bloom.
3” pots $16

Pot. California Queen 'Red Angel' SBM/JOGA Pot. Paradise Rose 'Hawaii'

 

SVO 7884
Pot. Loud Nine (Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS x Sl. Orpetii 'Hidden Treasure' 4n AM/AOS)

I was on 'Cloud Nine' when the first of these bloomed! It is an easy-growing, free-flowering mini-Catt with exceptionally full flower shape and dark red color.  This Orpetii (L. pumila x Soph. coccinea) is a 'Hidden Treasure,' a highly selected cultivar from the breeding of Alan Koch at Gold Country Orchids. This mini-Catt has dark purple-red flowers that are as wide as the plant is tall! It blooms in the winter and again in the spring on vigorous plants that break multiple leads easily. The solid dark red flower and even darker red lip of Rubescence (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Seagulls Apricot) will give the progeny of this hybrid excellent shape and flowers in a rich, intense red-purple color. This mating is the perfect combination, and the result will be an excellent solid red cross with superb shape! Look at this PICTURE  and this PICTURE . Truly excellent!  The reciprocal cross is also available as SVO 7600.
3” pots $16

Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS Sl. Orpetii 'Hidden Treasure' 4n AM/AOS


SVO 7885
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Ruby Maker 'SVO' x Pot. Love-Love 'SVO Best')

Every so often we make a cross out of passion, not science or experience, and this is one of those. Ruby Maker (Pot. Memoria Ralph Smith x Pot. Rubescence) has a large, solid red flower with a large ruffled burgundy lip. Sturdy stems do a good job of holding 4-5 flowers high. Love-Love (Pot. Love Passion x Blc. Love Sound) has bright golden yellow flowers with a touch of red on the tip of the lips, and the 5-6 well-presented flowers are held well on strong stems. What we can predict is strong stems holding 4-5 flowers. What will the flower color be? Most likely sunset tones, but there could be lavenders and rose colors too. Each plant will certainly be unique!
3” pots $15

Pot. Ruby Maker 'SVO' Pot. Love-Love 'SVO Best'

 

SVO 7886 2nd release
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Memoria Irene Feil 'Ruby Red' AM/AOS x Pot. Loud Nine 'Unbeatable')

The flowers of Memoria Irene Feil (Slc. Pink Doll x Pot. Odom's Sweetheart) are a bright true red with even darker red lips. These plants will stay on the small side but not quite small enough to be called a mini-Catt. Loud Nine (Pot. Rubescence x Sl. Orpetii) – no, not a misspelling – was named because I was on Cloud Nine when the first of these bloomed! The name is just a play on words and very memorable, like this cross! Flowers are exceptionally large, flat and round, and the color is a deep intense red with a full-shaped dark burgundy red lip. These plants will be mini-Catts with large deep red flowers of outstanding shape. You can't go wrong with this type of breeding! Take a look at this first plant to bloom from this cross PICTURE
3” pots $16

Pot. Memoria Irene Feil 'Ruby Red' AM/AOS Pot. Loud Nine 'Unbeatable'

 

SVO 7887
Pot. NEW HYBRID  (Pot. Love-Love 'SVO Best' x Pot. Golden Circle 'OPRL')

Love-Love (Pot. Love Passion x Blc. Love Sound) has bright golden-yellow flowers with a touch of red on the tip of the lips. The 5-6 well-presented flowers are held on strong stems. Golden Circle (Blc. Goldenzelle x Slc. Circle of Life) is one of my most reliable breeding plants, imparting size, shape, color and twice-a-year flowering. Here we will have 4-5 well-supported bright golden-orange flowers, and lips will be red with golden throats.
3” pots $15

Pot. Love-Love 'SVO Best' Pot. Golden Circle 'OPRL'

 

SVO 7888
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Circle of Angels 'SVO' x Slc. Angel's Fantasy 'Solar Flare' FCC/AOS)

Circle of Angels (Slc. Angel's Dream x Pot. Golden Circle) has wide petals, and the rose-lavender flowers are splashed with rose-lavender, white centrally and darker lavender on the tips. Slc. Angel's Fantasy (Slc. Fire Fantasy x Sc. Bright Angel) is just spectacular, and the FCC/AOS award is a testament to its qualities. The cultivar 'Solar Flare' has fantastic flower shape and bright yellow blooms with brilliant red flaring produced from a strong-growing plant that flowers twice a year. We expect these to produce 3-5 well-held flowers on sturdy stems. Flower color will range widely from rose-lavender to yellow and red.  These have great potential! Here's a good opportunity to acquire a truly outstanding cross.
3” pots $16

Pot. Circle of Angels 'SVO' Slc. Angel's Fantasy 'Solar Flare' FCC/AOS

 

SVO 7889        2nd release    
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Loud Nine 'Unbeatable' x Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS)

Loud Nine (Pot. Rubescence x Sl. Orpetii) – no, not a misspelling – was named because I was on Cloud Nine when the first of these bloomed! The name is just a play on words and very memorable, like this cross! Flowers are exceptionally large, flat and round, and the color is a deep intense red with a full-shaped dark burgundy red lip. SVO Rubescence (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Seagulls Apricot) is a legendary breeding plant, and its dominant traits of flower shape, color, and plant habit have revolutionized modern mini and compact Cattleya breeding. This back cross will assure red flowers, deep burgundy red lips, and outstanding shape. An amazing cross!
3” pots $16

Pot. Loud Nine 'Unbeatable' Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7891
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Ruby Maker 'SVO' x Pot. Rubescent Magic 'SVO')

Ruby Maker (Pot. Memoria Ralph Smith x Pot. Rubescence) has a large, solid red flower with a big ruffled burgundy lip. Sturdy stems do a good job holding 4-5 flowers high. Rubescent Magic (Tokyo Magic x Pot. Rubescence) has produced many nice offspring, and they all had good stems with 4-5 flowers from the Tokyo Magic parent, and good shape and a nice lip from Rubescence. The expectation for this cross is well-shaped large, flat flowers, 3-5 per stem. Color will be intense red with darker crimson ruffled lips. These should be outstanding!
3” pots $15

Pot. Ruby Maker 'SVO' Pot. Rubescent Magic 'SVO'

 

SVO 7892       
Epc. Kyoguchi (Epc. Kyoguchi 'Peter's Pick' x Epc. Kyoguchi 'M. Sauno Mutation')

Everybody is asking for Kyoguchi (Enc. aromatica x Gur. aurantiaca).  'Peter's Pick' was chosen out of a large population from the selfing of the meristem mutation 'M. Sauno'. These plants will look like clones, with every plant's flowers being almost identical. Expect large numbers of highly fragrant yellow flowers with red striped lips on multi-branched inflorescences.  Also remade with different parents as SVO 7895.
3” pots $15

Epc. Kyoguchi 'Peter's Pick' Epc. Kyoguchi 'M. Sauno Mutation'

 

SVO 7893       
Epc. Magic Wand (Epc. Kyoguchi 'M. Sauno Mutation' x Lc. Trick or Trick 'Orange Magic' AM/AOS)

This is a great non-traditional hybrid and an amazing flower producer, with mature plants having as many as 35 flowers on a single branched inflorescence. Simply spectacular! Flower color ranges from red to yellow and every color in-between. Plants are super easy to grow, and the flowers are about 1” across and, did I mention, FRAGRANT?!  Yes - they are! This is a fun cross with a very different look. These plants are growing well, and many will flower this spring. Here's one from last year with 2 branched stems holding 62 flowers and 25 buds!  PICTURE
3” pots $15

Epc. Kyoguchi 'M. Sauno Mutation' Lc. Trick or Trick 'Orange Magic' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7894             2nd release   
Bul. NEW HYBRID (Epc. Kyoguchi 'M. Sauno' Mutation x Pot. Love Passion 'Dogashima')

Kyoguchi (Enc. aromatica x Gur. aurantiaca) has branched inflorescences bearing many yellow flowers that are highly fragrant. Love Passion (William Farrell x Lc. Trick or Treat) resembles a “super” Trick or Treat with similar flower count but larger more intense orange-colored flowers. A similar cross Magic Wand (Kyoguchi x Trick or Treat) has been getting rave reviews. What happens when you use a “super” Trick or Treat (Love Passion) instead?  It's got to give bigger, fuller and stronger stems, of course! Very limited.
3” pots $15

Epc. Kyoguchi 'M. Sauno Mutation' Pot. Love Passion 'Dogashima'

 

SVO 7895
Epc. Kyoguchi (Epc. Kyoguchi 'M. Sauno Mutation' x Epc. Kyoguchi 'Diamond Orchids' AM/AOS)

Everybody is asking for Kyoguchi (Enc. aromatica x Gur. aurantiaca).  'Peter's Pick' was chosen out of a large population from the selfing of the meristem mutation 'M. Sauno'. These plants will look like clones, with every plant's flowers being almost identical. Expect large numbers of highly fragrant yellow flowers with red striped lips on multi-branched inflorescences.  Also remade with different parents as SVO 7892.
3” pots $15

Epc. Kyoguchi 'M. Sauno Mutation' Epc. Kyoguchi 'Diamond Orchids' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7901        2nd release   
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Koolau Seagulls 'Volcano Queen' AM/AOS x Pot. Star Fire 'Ruben's Red')

Koolau Seagulls (C. Wilbur Chang x Lc. Seagulls Milarina) 'Volcano Queen' has a very impressive flower display with 13-15 well-arranged, starry red flowers on a straight upright 2-foot-long stem. You read that right – two feet long. The flowers of Star Fire (Lc. Trick or Treat x Rubescence) are deep red and produced 5-7 on a strong upright stem. Ok, are you getting a mental image of the progeny yet?  These will be compact plants with 6-10 red flowers on upright inflorescences.
3” pots $15

Lc. Koolau Seagulls 'Volcano Queen' AM/AOS Pot. Star Fire 'Ruben's Red'

 

SVO 7902       
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Koolau Seagulls 'Volcano Queen' AM/AOS x Pot. Rubescent Fire 'April Rocket')

Koolau Seagulls (C. Wilbur Chang x Lc. Seagulls Milarina) 'Volcano Queen' has a very impressive flower display with 13-15 well-arranged, starry red flowers on an upright 2-foot-long stem. Yes – two feet. The well-shaped flowers of Rubescent Fire (Lc. Spring Fires x Pot. Rubescence) are a vivid deep red with wide petals, held 5-6 on a strong stem. Plants from this cross will be compact in size and have upright inflorescences carrying 6-9 red flowers.  
3” pots $15

Lc. Koolau Seagulls 'Volcano Queen' AM/AOS Pot. Rubescent Fire 'April Rocket'

 

SVO 7917
Bul. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS x Epc. Kyoguchi 'Diamond Orchids' AM/AOS)

What a novelty hybrid this is! One parent, Kyoguchi (Enc. aromatica x Gur. aurantiaca), has branched inflorescences with yellow flowers that are highly fragrant. Love Sound has proven itself over and over as a valuable breeder and is dominant for yellow flower color and good form, stem and plant habit. This combination will make a Bullara (abbreviated Bul.).  Plants are vigorous and will start to flower in 3” pots, maturing in 4” pots. These will carry well-formed, yellow flowers with red striped lips, and some will have fragrance and a branching inflorescence from the Kyoguchi. This is an outstanding cross!
3” pots $15

Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS Epc. Kyoguchi 'Diamond Orchids' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7918       
Pot. Little Magician (Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS x Pot. Little Toshie 'Gold Country' AM/AOS)
This is a great cross! Tokyo Magic (Lc. Irene Finney x L. briegeri) has yellow flowers with a red lip. It's a great breeder, imparting good shape, strong stems and a compact plant habit.  Little Toshie (Sc. Beaufort x Blc. Toshie Aoki) flowers 2-3 times a year with superb, flat, bright yellow flowers and dark red lips, and has also proven to be a great parent. This cross will produce compact plants with sturdy stems of 4-5 well-supported yellow flowers with deep red lips, wide petals and excellent shape.
3” pots $15

Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS Pot. Little Toshie 'Gold Country' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7919
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Martha Clarke 'Amazing' x Pot. Star Fire Ruben's Red')

Martha Clarke (Blc. Love Sound x Slc. Circle of Life) is a high quality grex. Flowers have excellent shape and fabulous color, plus the plants bloom twice a year. The flowers of Star Fire (Lc. Trick or Treat x Rubescence) are deep red and produced 5-7 on a strong upright stem. When you study the breeding results from these parents and their ancestry, you realize that this cross has outstanding potential. This combination is looking to capitalize on the dominant color and flower shape imparted by Circle of Life and Rubescence. Love Sound and Trick or Treat will assure sturdy stems, good flower count and a desirable compact plant habit. Flowers will be a red-orange with many presenting a light red flare on the petals. The first one to bloom got our attention! PICTURE
3” pots $15

Pot. Martha Clarke 'Amazing' Pot. Star Fire Ruben's Red'

 

SVO 7920
Blc. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS x Blc. Carolina Golden D'Or 'Lenette #2' AM/AOS)

This cross has been developed to produce solid golden-yellow flowers. Love Sound consistently delivers good results as a parent, and its bright yellow flowers have played an important role in our hybridizing program.  Carolina Golden D'Or (Blc. Bouton D'Or x C. Warpaint) has an impressive heritage from orange and yellow parents. The flowers of this new grex are going to be a bright golden-yellow with good form, presented well on strong stems. These are very robust growers showing excellent plant vigor.
3” pots $15

Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS Blc. Carolina Golden D'Or 'Lenette #2' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7922       
Blc. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Robert and Michael 'Royal Gem' x Lc. Purple Splendor 'SVO')

Super dark purple flowers on compact plants are really popular right now, and this cross will deliver just that. Robert and Michael (Lc. Aloha Case x Blc. Hunting Island) has 4” flat, deep purple flowers with a magnificent broad lip, and the plant is just 10” tall. Purple Splendor (Lc. Mini Purple x Lc. Culminant) has very large flat flowers in dark purple with classic full-shaped ruffled lips. It blooms twice a year and is also just 10” tall. This cross will capitalize on the large flower size, great shape, deep purple color and beautiful lips of each parent, and the compact growing plants will mature at 10” tall. This cross has excellent potential - highly recommended!
3” pots $16

Blc. Robert and Michael 'Royal Gem' Lc. Purple Splendor 'SVO'

 

SVO 7923       
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS x Pot. Martha Clarke 'Orange Tart')

Tokyo Magic (Lc. Irene Finney x L. briegeri) is a proven breeder that has given rise to many exceptional hybrids. It imparts good flower shape, red lip color, sturdy stems and a compact upright plant habit. Martha Clarke (Blc. Love Sound x Slc. Circle of Life) was named for my wife and has been a very successful hybrid. Compact plants produce flowers with great color and excellent shape. I'm intrigued by this type of breeding, which has the potential to produce well-displayed, attractive flowers of excellent shape in a range of yellows, some with petals tipped in red and all with red lips.
3” pots $15

Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS Pot. Martha Clarke 'Orange Tart'

 

SVO 7926       
Lc. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS x Lc. Carolina Orange D'Or 'Lenette #2' AM/AOS)

Tokyo Magic (Lc. Irene Finney x L. briegeri) is a proven breeder with many exceptional hybrids to its credit. It imparts good flower shape, red lip color, strong stems and a compact upright plant habit. 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 the 6-8 blooms per stem make this a spectacular show plant. The sturdy stems will do a good job holding 5-7 golden yellow flowers with a touch of red in the lips. Plants are robust and growing beautifully.
3” pots $15

Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS Blc. Carolina Golden D'Or 'Lenette #2' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7928        2nd release   
Lctna. Jane Austen (Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS x Ctna. Why Not 'Yellow Kitty')

You don't see much Broughtonia breeding these days, so w've decided to start making a few more.Broughtonia hybrid flowers most often range from red to purple, but let's shake things up a bit. How about yellow-flowered Laeliocattleytonias? Tokyo Magic (Lc. Irene Finney x L. briegeri) has yellow flowers with a red lip. It is a great, proven breeder, imparting shape, strong stems and a compact plant habit. This Why Not (C. aurantiaca x Bro. sanguinea) is a very rare color form, a pure yellow. This cross will produce yellow flowers favoring the recognizable, rounded Broughtonia shape. The lips will be broad and tipped with red, and stiff wiry stems will hold 7-9 flowers, all from a compact plant standing 8” tall. This is a really interesting hybrid with a great new look!
3” pots $15

Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS Ctna. Why Not 'Yellow Kitty'

 

SVO 7930       
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS x Pot. Georgia Peach 'SVO Flared Apricot')

Tokyo Magic (Lc. Irene Finney x L. briegeri) is a proven breeder, imparting good flower shape, red lip color, strong stems and a compact upright plant habit. Georgia Peach (Blc. Love Sound x Slc. Smile Again) has excellent flower shape and color. Plants are handsome, compact growers and produce 5 flowers on a sturdy stem. There are a lot of good things happening with this cross! We expect well-formed flowers in salmon to peach colors with red lips. Stems will be strong and carry 5-7 well-displayed flowers.
3” pots $15

Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS Pot. Georgia Peach 'SVO Flared Apricot'

 

SVO 7932       
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Sara Wolf 'SVO' x Pot. Star Fire 'Ruben's Red')

Sara Wolf (Lc. Spring Fires x Pot. Love Passion) has surprisingly large flowers in an unusual bright burnt orange color with a dark red lip, and the sturdy stems hold up to 7 flowers nice and  high.  Star Fire (Lc. Trick or Treat x Rubescence) has 5-7 deep red flowers that are well-spaced on a strong stem. From this New Hybrid we expect 5-7 well-arranged flowers that are nicely supported and displayed in colors ranging from burnt orange to red. Plants will be compact and easy to grow. Check out this PICTURE of how these will look.
3” pots $15

Pot. Sara Wolf 'SVO' Pot. Star Fire 'Ruben's Red'

 

SVO 7933       
Blc. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Carolina Orange D'Or 'Lenette #2' AM/AOS x Blc. Love Blush 'SVO Blush')

The flowers of Carolina Orange D'Or (Blc. Carolina Golden D'Or x Blc. Malworth D'Or) are magnificent, with excellent orange color and full shape. The 6-8 blooms per stem make this a spectacular show plant.  Love Blush (Blc. Love Sound x Blc. Picotee Passion) has different-looking flower colors in shades of yellow and lavender. Flowers are flat and well-formed, and the strong stems hold 4-5 blooms. This is a bit of an experimental cross. We are hoping for flowers with an infusion of orange and lavender colors, and the sturdy stems will carry the 5-7 blooms nicely.
3” pots $15

Blc. Carolina Golden D'Or 'Lenette #2' AM/AOS Blc. Love Blush 'SVO Blush'

 

SVO 7934       
Slc. Fire Magic (Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS x Slc. Fire Fantasy 'Royalty')

Fire Magic almost needs no introduction. H&R Nurseries first made and offered this cross about 10 years ago, and it was an instant success. Tokyo Magic (Lc. Irene Finney x L. briegeri) imparts good flower shape, red lip color, and strong stems. The Fire Fantasy (Lc. Hawaiian Fantasy x Soph. coccinea) has unique flowers with orange sepals and bright yellow petals tipped with red flares on a small growing plant. This cross will produce easy-to-flower, compact plants with vibrantly-colored flared flowers in ruby-red and yellow.  Although each plant was slightly different in color and pattern, all had uniformly shapely, well-presented flowers, making this cross a home run! 
3” pots $15

Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS Slc. Fire Fantasy 'Royalty'

 

SVO 7938       
Blc. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Magic Melody 'SVO' AM/AOS x Blc. Mari's Magic 'H&R')

The flowers of Magic Melody (Lc. Tokyo Magic x Lc. Melody Fair) are spectacular, with strong stems carrying 5-6 bright white blooms tipped in red with yellow on the sepals and a beautiful velvet crimson lip. Mari's Magic (Lc. Mari's Song x Lc. Tokyo Magic) has good stems supporting 4-5 bright white flowers. The wide petals have a yellow spot and red tips, and the red-purple lip with a yellow throat makes this a very attractive flower. I am really looking forward to this one! Flowers should be bright white, and the petals will be flared in red, many with yellow centers, and crimson-red lips with yellow throats. The robust and compact plants will produce 4-6 well-arranged flowers on a sturdy inflorescence.  Very nice!
3” pots $16

Blc. Magic Melody 'SVO' AM/AOS Blc. Mari's Magic 'H&R'

 

SVO 7939
Slc. NEW HYBRID (Slc. Angel Fantasy 'Solar Flare' FCC/AOS x Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS)

This grex is similar to the highly awarded Slc. Fire Magic (Lc. Tokyo Magic x Slc. Fire Fantasy). Here we are combining the proven breeding capabilities of Lc. Tokyo Magic (Lc. Irene Finney x L. briegeri) with the exceptional Slc. Angel's Fantasy (Slc. Fire Fantasy x Slc. Bright Angel). The expectation is for flowers showing improvements over Slc. Fire Magic. The flower base color will be a bright yellow, with many displaying brilliant red flares and red lips on compact, easy-to-bloom plants. 
3” pots $16

Slc. Angel Fantasy 'Solar Flare' FCC/AOS Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7942       
Pot. Telling Lies (Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS x Pot. Love Passion 'Dogashima')

Telling Lies produces beautiful orange flowers suffused red and covered with a sparkling diamond dust texture. The flowers have good shape and are held on strong inflorescences. These are robust plants with a compact habit, maturing at 10” tall. We don't often re-make crosses, but this was so nice we wanted to offer it again. On a more selfish note, we also wanted to see more of these flower, as the first batch sold out quickly.  The name of this grex is interesting - we are not “telling lies” about its quality! First to bloom PICTURE
3” pots $15

Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS Pot. Love Passion 'Dogashima'

 

SVO 7955       
Lc. Tropical Aurora (Lc. Aussie Sunset 'Cosmic Fire' HCC/AOS x Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS)

Aussie Sunset (Lc. Fires of Spring x C. Gene May) has a red flower with orange flares, and the 5-6 flowers are clustered like a bouquet on sturdy stems. Tokyo Magic (Lc. Irene Finney x L. briegeri) imparts good flower shape, red lip color, and strong stems.  I think Tropical Aurora has considerable potential. Flowers will range in colors from sunset red and orange with bold red flares to pure bright yellow, all with contrasting red lips. The strong stems will display 5-7 flowers above the foliage, and the plants will be compact, robust growers.  To be honest, I made this cross for myself, as I'm looking for a plant that has all these qualities to serve as a good parent in future breeding.
3” pots $15

Lc. Aussie Sunset 'Cosmic Fire' HCC/AOS Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7956       
B. David Sander (B. David Sander 'SVO' AM/AOS 89 x B. David Sander 'Just as Nice')

This is a sibling cross between two very nice B. David Sander (B. cucullata x B. digbyana).  So many customers ask about this grex, and I know why. The plant is great, with its pencil thin bulbs and leaves, and the flowers look like a huge B. cucullata.  Here I have sib crossed my two best plants. 'Just as Nice' is just as nice as 'SVO,' both are vigorous growers and bloomers.  These won't last long.
3” pots $16

B. David Sander 'SVO' AM/AOS B. David Sander 'Just as Nice'

 

SVO 7959       
Eplc. NEW HYBRID (Epc. Atomic Kyoguchi 'SVO' 4n x Lc. Trick or Treat 'Orange Magic' AM/AOS)

An Atomic Kyoguchi (Epc. Kyoguchi x C. aurantiaca) is what I thought about this cross when the first plants bloomed. The flower's shape and substance looked like they were exposed to some sort of atomic radiation! Trick or Treat (L. Icarus x Lc. Chit Chat) produces amazing heads of 15 or more starry orange flowers from vigorous growing plants and has been an important parent. This cross will share many vegetative and floral similarities with Epc. Magic Wand (Epc. Kyoguchi x Lc. Trick or Treat), but we expect these flowers to be larger, fuller, and waxier.  
3” pots $15

Epc. Atomic Kyoguchi 'SVO' 4n Lc. Trick or Treat 'Orange Magic' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7960       
Epc. NEW HYBRID (Epc. Atomic Kyoguchi 'SVO' 4n x Epc. Kyoguchi 'M. Sauno Mutation')

Breeding Atomic Kyoguchi (Epc. Kyoguchi x C. aurantiaca) back to Kyoguchi (Enc. aromatica x Gur. aurantiaca) will make these offspring look like a 'Super Kyoguchi'! The fragrant flowers will be more orange, shapelier, and larger, on a branched inflorescence.
3” pots $15

Epc. Atomic Kyoguchi 'SVO' 4n Epc. Kyoguchi 'M. Sauno Mutation'

 

SVO 7962       
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Rubescent Fire 'April Rocket' x Pot. Love-Love 'SVO Best')

The full-shaped flowers of Rubescent Fire (Lc. Spring Fires x Pot. Rubescence) are a vivid deep red and held 5-6 on a strong stem. Love-Love (Pot. Love Passion x Blc. Love Sound) has bright golden-yellow flowers, with a touch of red on the tip of the lip. The 5-6 well-presented flowers are carried on strong stems produced from a compact plant. Compact plants will bear flowers in unique colors of burnt orange to shades of red, and strong stems will hold the flowers nicely above the foliage.
3” pots $15

Pot. Rubescent Fire 'April Rocket' Pot. Love-Love 'SVO Best'

 

SVO 7967
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Memoria Jim Nickou 'James' HCC/AOS x Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS)

The Memoria Jim Nickou (Blc. Xanthette x Sc. Beaufort) has bright yellow flowers with just a bit of red on the lip. The excellent flower shape and twice-a-year blooming make this a desirable parent. The vibrant orange-yellow flower color of Guess What (Blc. Waikiki Gold x Lc. Trick or Treat) and its cluster of 8-9 flowers make this cross one of my favorite March bloomers. We are expecting 5-7 golden yellow flowers, each with a touch of red on the lip, presented well on sturdy stems. An exact remake of SVO 7872. You can tell how I feel about this pairing if I made it twice!
3” pots $15

Pot. Memoria Jim Nickou 'James' HCC/AOS Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7988
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Tropical Aurora 'SVO' x Pot. Fantasy Circle 'First Class')

I really like boldly-colored flowers with exotic flaring. Tropical Aurora (Lc. Aussie Sunset x Lc. Tokyo Magic) is a special plant with considerable potential. Flowers are a pure, very bright yellow - the most intense yellow imaginable – with a contrasting red lip, and the strong stems hold 5-7 blooms. It is interesting that the red flaring of Aussie Sunset is not expressed in this plant of Tropical Aurora, but the genes for flares are there. Fantasy Circle (Pot. Golden Circle x Slc. Angel's Fantasy) has outrageous flower color: red-orange sepals, yellow petals tipped with red, and a yellow lip. Plants at 8” tall and produce 2-3 flowers twice a year. We are predicting 3-4 well-shaped and well-displayed flowers, most being bright yellow with bold red flares. I am very interested in seeing this bloom.
3” pots $15

Lc. Tropical Aurora 'SVO' Pot. Fantasy Circle 'First Class'

 

SVO 7990
Lc. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Melody Fair 'Carol' HCC/AOS x Lc. Aloha Case f. s/a 'Hsinying')

Melody Fair (Lc. Stephen Oliver Fouraker x C. Horace) is a standard-sized plant standing 16” tall with flowers almost 7” across. Its sepals and petals are pure white, and the lip is crimson, a semi-alba flower. Aloha Case (Lc. Mini Purple x C. walkeriana) is also a semi-alba. The plants are 6-8” tall with flowers almost 4” across. Semi-alba flowers are the goal here, as is reduced plant size. I have not made many hybrids of this type, and I'm very interested in the outcome.
3” pots $16

Lc. Melody Fair 'Carol' HCC/AOS Lc. Aloha Case f. s/a 'Hsinying'

 

SVO 7991
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS x Pot. Circle of Love 'Diamond Orchids' FCC/AOS)

Tokyo Magic (Lc. Irene Finney x L. briegeri) is a proven breeder with many exceptional hybrids to its credit. It imparts good flower shape, red lip color, strong stems and a compact upright plant habit. Circle of Love (Slc. Circle of Life x Pot. Pure Love) got the attention of the AOS judges, and its flower quality warranted an FCC/AOS for Peter Lin. The pure yellow flowers are perfectly round and flat, with 3 blooms per stem. This is a great pairing, and we expect flattened, well-shaped yellow flowers, the lip ruffled and red, held 4-6 per stem.
3” pots $16

Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS Pot. Circle of Love 'Diamond Orchids' FCC/AOS

 

SVO 7993       
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Tropical Aurora 'SVO' x Pot. Circle of Love 'Diamond Orchids' FCC/AOS)

Tropical Aurora (Lc. Aussie Sunset x Lc. Tokyo Magic) is a special plant with considerable potential. Flowers are a pure, very bright yellow - the most intense yellow imaginable – with a contrasting red lip. Strong stems hold 5-7 blooms. Circle of Love (Slc. Circle of Life x Pot. Pure Love) has pure yellow flowers that are perfectly round and flat, with 3 blooms per stem. This is a great combination! Expect 4-6 well-shaped flowers in bright yellow with ruffled red lips, and some may have red flares on the petal tips. The first to bloom was impressive PICTURE
3” pots $16

Lc. Tropical Aurora 'SVO' Pot. Circle of Love 'Diamond Orchids' FCC/AOS

 

SVO 8031       
Blc. Topaz Impact (Lc. Mildred Rives 'Orchidglade' FCC/AOS x Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS)

Semi-alba cattleyas are a sight to behold! The bright white flowers and contrasting red lips are just beautiful. Mildred Rives is a famous semi-alba with huge flowers of excellent shape on large standard-sized plants. Love Sound has proven itself many times as a valuable breeder and is dominant for flower shape, good stems and compact plant habit. This PICTURE 4065 of one of the first to bloom is a great example of how the offspring will look. Compact plants bloom well in 4” pots with excellent flower presentation.
3” pots $15

Lc. Mildred Rives 'Orchidglade' FCC/AOS Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7996       
Bl. Morning Glory (B. nodosa 'Susan Fuchs' FCC/AOS x L. purpurata f. flamea sanguinea)

These flowers will favor the starry flower shape and trumpet-shaped lip of nodosa. Flower color will be cream to pink-lavender, and the showy lip which will be blushed and veined in dark purple. The plant will have a nodosa-like growth habit, looking like a robust cousin. Easy to grow and bloom, these are great year-round outdoor plants in frost free areas.
3” pots $16

B. nodosa 'Susan Fuchs' FCC/AOS L. purpurata f. flamea sanguinea

 

SVO 8000        2nd release   
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Slc. Final Touch 'Mendenhall' AM/AOS x Blc. William Farrell 'Native Son')

Final Touch (Slc. California Apricot x Lc. Drumbeat) has beautifully-shaped peach-colored flowers. The petals are flat, wide and well-rounded, and the lip is large and ruffled. William Farrell (Slc. Helen Veliz x Bc. Llano) 'Native Son' holds 5-6 beautiful well-arranged soft peach-colored flowers on strong stems above the foliage. Check out the picture! This cross will have outstanding flower form and full ruffled lips, and the well-supported flowers will come in a range of colors from peach to salmon.  These blooms will have all the hallmarks of classic standard Cattleya flowers; however, they will be produced from compact-growing plants.
3” pots $16

Slc. Final Touch 'Mendenhall' AM/AOS Blc. William Farrell 'Native Son'

 

SVO 8016        2nd release
C. Brabantiae (C. loddigesii f. alba 'Stanley's' x C. aclandiae f. alba 'JR')

Brabantiae is known to be pink with amethyst-pinks spots, so here is a first in breeding Brabantiae… alba! The creative mind of Keith Davis from North Carolina thought this up. I can't wait to find out whether alba parents will produce alba offspring in this case. I am going to have to make space to keep a group of these!
3” pots $15

C. loddigesii f. alba 'Stanley's' C. aclandiae f. alba 'JR'

 

SVO 8031       
Blc. Topaz Impact (Lc. Mildred Rives 'Orchidglade' FCC/AOS x Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS)

Semi-alba cattleyas are a sight to behold! The bright white flowers and contrasting red lips are just beautiful. Mildred Rives is a famous semi-alba with huge flowers of excellent shape on large standard-sized plants. Love Sound has proven itself many times as a valuable breeder and is dominant for flower shape, good stems and compact plant habit. This PICTURE  of one of the first to bloom is a great example of how the offspring will look. Compact plants bloom well in 4” pots with excellent flower presentation.
3” pots $15

Lc. Mildred Rives 'Orchidglade' FCC/AOS Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS

 

SVO 8048       
C. Panache Amphora (C. bicolor 4n 'Fred's Gift' x C. Chocolate Drop 'SVO' AM/AOS)

This cross was registered in 1995 by John Walters, who taught me the fundamentals of orchid breeding and lab work. John made the original cross with the spectacular C. bicolor 'Fiesta' (if you know where this plant can be found please let me know). This remake uses the 4n 'Fred's Gift', which originated from a selfing of 'Beta'. The green flowers and red lip are amazing. This Chocolate Drop (C. leopoldii x C. aurantiaca) is also a 4n, which will make most of the progeny 4n as well. Here we are looking for big heads of waxy red flowers with bold red lips in the middle of summer.
3” pots $16

C. bicolor 4n 'Fred's Gift' C. Chocolate Drop 'SVO' AM/AOS

 

SVO 8168
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Elaine Taylor 'Krull-Smith' FCC/AOS x Pot. Lebenkries 'Diamond Orchids')

Elaine Taylor (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Judy Smith) has amazing flowers, and the FCC/AOS award speaks volumes about its quality. Lebenkreis (Rubescence x Slc. Circle of Life) has a deep vibrant red flower with excellent form and size. The flowers measure up to 4” across, and plants stay under 10” tall. Blc. Oconee is in the background of each of these parents, and this will assure a strong influence of color and a deep burgundy lip. These will be compact-growing plants that mature at around 10” tall. Expect superb flower shape with intense red colors and very dark, full burgundy lips on plants that bloom twice a year. This breeding is designed to produce compact plants with flowers that look like scaled-down standard/large-sized Cattleya blooms. This is a top-quality hybrid!
3” pots $16

Pot. Elaine Taylor 'Krull-Smith' FCC/AOS Pot. Lebenkries 'Diamond Orchids'

 

SVO 8196
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Martha Clarke 'Orange Tart' x L. anceps 'Helen')

I'm intrigued by this type of breeding, and we have made several successful crosses along these lines in the past. Here we chose Martha Clarke (Blc. Love Sound x Slc. Circle of Life), my wife's namesake, a successful hybrid and a good parent. The compact plants produce beautiful well-shaped flowers with great color on long sturdy stems.  L. anceps 'Helen' is a soft pink color form and a fertile breeder, giving good results when bred with other L. anceps. So why not cross it with Martha Clarke. The seeds germinated well, and the plants are growing nicely. We know these plants will produce 12-20” long inflorescences, and the 5-7 flowers will be influenced by the charming shape of L. anceps. It's a bit more challenging to predict flower color. I think most flowers will be pastel shades of soft pink and light lavender, blushed with light yellow and/or orange.
3” pots $16

Pot. Martha Clarke 'Orange Tart' L. anceps 'Helen'

 

17-08  
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Slc. Circle of Life 'Beauty Vision' X Pot. Ruby Sunset 'Fireball Vision' AM/AOS)

This is a promising hybrid from Russ Vernon of New Vision Orchids. The ability of Circle of Life (Lc. Culminant x Soph. coccinea) to reliable breed well-shaped flowers is widely known. Ruby Sunset (Pot. Rubescence x Lc. Tropical Sunset) is quite impressive, with 3 round, flat flowers on a strong inflorescence. The blooms are carmine red, and the deep red lip has a contrasting yellow throat. I think these will be marvelous, producing 2-3, large, flat, red flowers that are presented well on strong stems. I thought this was an insightful hybrid, so I bought some of these for me, but I have more than I need.
3” pots $16

Slc. Circle of Life 'Beauty Vision' Pot. Ruby Sunset 'Fireball Vision' AM/AOS

 

Spotted

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.

SVO 7198 
C. Peckaviensis (C. schilleriana 'Afri' SM/JOGA x C. aclandiae 'Kathleen II' 4n AM/AOS)

What a great primary hybrid! These look like huge aclandiae with large oversized lips and 3-4 flowers per stem.  As 'Afri' is most likely a 4n and 'Kathleen' is a 4n, we expect flowers to have heavier substance and larger size compared to previous 2n crosses.  Excellent in baskets and on mounts, these are not to be missed. This is the exact same cross as SVO 7640.
3” pots $18

C. schilleriana 'Afri' SM/JOGA C. aclandiae 'Kathleen II' 4n AM/AOS

 

SVO 7322           2nd release
C. NEW HYBRID (C. Love Chance 'Green White Lip 4n' x C. Green Emerald 'Emerald Queen Mutation')

C. Love Chance (C. Landate x C. loddigesii) is normally a spotted hybrid, but 'Green White Lip', true to its name, has a green flower with a white lip. The plant has a compact stature, standing at 12” tall with flowers of “rock hard” substance. The plant of Green Emerald (C. Elizabeth Mahon x C. Thospol Spot) was given to me as a gift by Mr. Kao of Ching Hua Orchid Nursery in Taiwan. This mutation originated from the cloning of 'Emerald Queen' AM/AOS. The plant is 10” tall with 5-6 green flowers densely spotted in burgundy with red lips and a substance that I would also describe as “rock hard.” Breeding for the perfect green flower with burgundy spots is the goal here. I am expecting green flowers with bold burgundy spots. As for lip color…well… one parent has a red lip and the other has a white lip…hmmm, how cool would it be to have white lips?
3” pots $16

C. Love Chance 'Green White Lip 4n' C. Green Emerald 'Emerald Queen Mutation'

 

SVO 7527t
C. Mareeba Tiger f. coerulea  (C. leopoldii f. coerulea 'Kathleen' JC/AOS x C. schilleriana f. coerulea 'Good Color')

How about this?  C. Mareeba Tiger in the coerulea color form!!! This cross combines the high flower count (15-25 per stem) of C. leopoldii with 4-5 blooms per stem of C. schilleriana. This is a grex that I believe will bloom with 7-12 flowers or possibly more. The blooms will be a light coerulea with darker spotting and a broad blue lip, and they also should be fragrant. Like a super floriferous blue schilleriana! Here is your chance to get something great. The protocorms were treated with oryzalin (t), a chemical used to increase chromosome count and improve the possibility that some of these will be tetraploid. Available without oryzalin treatment as SVO 7950.
3” pots $20

C. leopoldii f. coerulea 'Kathleen' JC/AOS C. schilleriana f. coerulea 'Good Color'

 

SVO 7546t       2nd release
C. NEW HYBRID (C. leopoldii f. coerulea 'Kathleen' JC/AOS x C. Pittiae 'SVO Best Blue')

Blue spotted flowers – wow, who would have thought? This cross brings together three important species: C. leopoldii, C. loddigesii and C. schilleriana, the last two being the parents of Pittiae. The coerulea color forms of these species are very rare in nature, and acquiring select plants good enough for breeding has taken many years. This coerulea grex of Pittiae has already received 4 AOS awards, with descriptions that read something like this: “four flat flowers, petals and sepals coerulea, spotted darker coerulea, lip dark coerulea, throat yellow.” By crossing Pittiae to a coerulea leopoldii we reinforce the genetics for spotting, increase flower count and strengthen the stem.  This is a super nice and unusual spotted coerulea cross, not to be missed. The protocorms were treated with oryzalin (t), a chemical used to increase chromosome count and improve the possibility that some of these will be tetraploid.
3” pots $20

C. leopoldii f. coerulea 'Kathleen' JC/AOS C. Pittiae 'SVO Best Blue'

 

SVO 7548t       2nd release
C. NEW HYBRID (C. leopoldii f. coerulea 'Kathleen' JC/AOS x C. Gaudii 'Harold Koopowitz')

Spotted blue Catts - how cool is this? This cross adds back leopoldii f. coerulea with its super spots and good flower count to the coerulea Gaudii (C. loddigesii x C. leopoldii) with its large flat flowers.  Here we are counting on the coerulea flowers to be densely spotted. In many ways, this cross will look like a super coerulea C. leopoldii. Don't miss out on this cross! The protocorms were treated with oryzalin (t), a chemical used to increase chromosome count and improve the possibility that some of these will be tetraploid.
3” pots $20

C. leopoldii f. coerulea 'Kathleen' JC/AOS C. Gaudii 'Harold Koopowitz'

 

SVO 7559t   
C. NEW HYBRID (C. Leoloddiglossa 'SVO Speckled Blue' FCC/AOS x C. Little Leopard 'Nite Shade')

Leoloddiglossa has been a remarkable hybrid. It is the first highly successful coerulea (blue) flower with darker coerulea spots!!! The lineage of Leoloddiglossa contains three Cattleya species: leopoldii, loddigesii, and amethystoglossa, thus the name: Leoloddiglossa (leo-loddi-glossa). 'SVO Speckled Blue' has excellent shape and color, carrying 20 or more well-presented flowers. Receiving an FCC/AOS is the highest accolade a flower can get! Little Leopard (C. aclandiae x C. amethystoglossa) is quite a distinctive flower, and 'Nite Shade' is the only coerulea cultivar form of this cross that I am aware of. The flower is spotted, and the lip is coerulea, as is the column. This is our first hybrid with Little Leopard, and we expect it will significantly reduce the plant size and pass along the coerulea spots and color. Some will have coerulea-colored columns as well. A compact blue spotted Cattleya! The protocorms were treated with oryzalin (t), a chemical used to increase chromosome count and improve the possibility that some of these will be tetraploid. Available without oryzalin treatment as SVO 7612.
3” pots $20

C. Leoloddiglossa 'SVO Speckled Blue' FCC/AOS C. Little Leopard 'Nite Shade'

 

SVO 7569     
Slc. NEW HYBRID (Slc. Katherine Clarkson 'SVO' HCC/AOS x Slc. Jungle Gem 'Yellow Candy')

Katherine Clarkson (C. Mark Jones x Slc. Jungle Gem) was the first grex with really nice, large flat yellow flowers with bold red spots on a compact plant. This groundbreaking hybrid even blooms twice a year! Jungle Gem (Slc. Precious Stones x Lc Jungle Elf) 'Yellow Candy' is the exact parent of the original Katherine Clarkson grex, and I am counting on its re-introduction to assure that these will be mini-Catt plants standing just 6” tall. The flowers will be yellow, spotted red, with flat red lips, and will bloom twice a year. This will make a great addition to any mini-Catt collection. Some might even come out orange with red spots and a red lip!
3” pots $16

Slc. Katherine Clarkson 'SVO' HCC/AOS Slc. Jungle Gem 'Yellow Candy'

 

SVO 7577     
C. Mareeba Tiger (C. leopoldii 'SVO Dark Wonder 4n' x C. schilleriana 'Yes 4n')

If you are going to remake a primary cross, it only makes sense to use the best parental stock available. The quality of 'SVO Dark Wonder' is fantastic: heavy, hard flowers with wide segments and dark red lips. The schilleriana is also outstanding, with large flowers, each sporting a wide, flat red lip. This promises to be an exceptional hybrid, blooming with 5-7 flowers and looking a lot like an improved leopoldii in flower and lip size. I'm already thinking about crossing the best of these with C. Peckaviensis – wouldn't that be awesome?!
3” pots $18

C. leopoldii 'SVO Dark Wonder 4n' C. schilleriana 'Yes 4n'

 

SVO 7579
C. NEW HYBRID (C. Brabantiae 'SVO 7' 4n x C. Love Chance Green, White Lip 4n)

This Brabantiae (C. aclandiae x C. loddigesii) carries 8 hot pink flowers boldly spotted in dark burgundy and held nicely above the foliage. C. Love Chance (C. Landate x C. loddigesii) is normally a spotted hybrid, but 'Green White Lip', true to its name, has a green flower with a white lip. The plant has a compact stature, standing at 12” tall with flowers of “rock hard” substance.  Here we are looking for pink flowers, spotted in dark burgundy and with impressively hard substance, presented nicely just above the foliage on sturdy stems.
3” pots $16

C. Brabantiae 'SVO 7' 4n C. Love Chance Green, White Lip 4n

 

SVO 7606
Lc. Chuzca Real (C. Peckaviensis 'Red Spade' HCC/AOS x C. leopoldii 'SVO No Spots' AM/AOS)

Peckaviensis flowers look like huge aclandiae blooms with large oversized lips and 3-4 flowers per stem. The unusual and rare color form of leopoldii, 'SVO No Spots', blooms with 15 well-arranged, dark amber flowers and bright magenta lips. Flower color is going to vary, with most being spotted in dark burgundy, but some will come out in solid amber colors. One thing is certain - these will all have large, bright magenta lips and 6-9 flowers per stem - impressive!
3” pots $15

C. Peckaviensis 'Red Spade' HCC/AOS C. leopoldii 'SVO No Spots' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7611
Slc. NEW HYBRID (Slc. Memoria Evelyn Paquette 'SVO Hot Spots' x C. Penny Kuroda 'Spots' AM/AOS)

Memoria Evelyn Paquette (Slc. Armonía de Sueños x Lc. Mark Jones) 'SVO Hot Spots' has excellent shape, color and a broad, flat magenta lip. Penny Kuroda 'Spots' has been around since the mid 1980's and has played an important role in breeding spotted flowers. Its strong stems hold 14-17 white flowers spotted in pink with a peloric pink splash and a dark magenta lip. Due to the peloric nature of Penny Kuroda, we expect about half of the offspring to have peloric flowers.  'SVO Hot Spots' will add color and keep the plant stature compact. This cross has good potential to produce a new color combination: yellow petals and sepals with burgundy spots, magenta peloric splashes on the petals, and magenta lips. Very cool!
3” pots $16

Slc. Memoria Evelyn Paquette 'SVO Hot Spots' C. Penny Kuroda 'Spots' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7612       
C. NEW HYBRID (C. Leoloddiglossa 'SVO Speckled Blue' FCC/AOS x C. Little Leopard 'Nite Shade')

Leoloddiglossa has been a remarkable hybrid. It is the first highly successful coerulea (blue) flower with darker coerulea spots!!! The lineage of Leoloddiglossa contains three Cattleya species: leopoldii, loddigesii, and amethystoglossa, thus the name: Leoloddiglossa (leo-loddi-glossa). 'SVO Speckled Blue' has excellent shape and color, carrying 20 or more well-presented flowers. Receiving an FCC/AOS is the highest accolade a flower can get! Little Leopard (C. aclandiae x C. amethystoglossa) is quite a distinctive flower, and 'Nite Shade' is the only coerulea cultivar from of this cross that I am aware of. The flower is spotted, and the lip is coerulea, as is the column. This is our first hybrid with Little Leopard, and we expect it will significantly reduce the plant size and pass along the coerulea spots and color. Some will have coerulea-colored columns as well. A compact blue spotted Cattleya! Available with oryzalin treatment as SVO 7559t.
3” pots $18

C. Leoloddiglossa 'SVO Speckled Blue' FCC/AOS C. Little Leopard 'Nite Shade'

 

SVO 7615        2nd release
C. NEW HYBRID (C. Comets Tail 'Super Nice' x C. aclandiae 'Kathleen III' AM/AOS)

Bifoliate cattleyas are some of my favorite orchids. The color, spots, fragrance and summer-blooming habit are all good reasons to grow them. This is a tetraploid grex, a rarity in bifoliate breeding. C. Comets Tail (C. Landate x C. aclandiae) has a large flower with heavy substance and looks like a super improved C. aclandiae with 3-4 flowers on a stem. This awarded aclandiae is exceptional, with large flowers, broad segments and a flat magenta lip. This is one of those “very cool” hybrids. Even species lovers will appreciate this cross with its genetic makeup of 7 parts C. aclandiae (87%) and one part C. leopoldii (13%).  These might even fool experts into believing these are pure C. aclandiae……
3” pots $18

C. Comets Tail 'Super Nice' C. aclandiae 'Kathleen III' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7640     
C. Peckaviensis (C. schilleriana 'Afri' SM/JOGA x C. aclandiae 'Kathleen II' 4n AM/AOS)

What a great primary hybrid! These look like huge aclandiae with large oversized lips and 3-4 flowers per stem.  As 'Afri' is most likely a 4n and 'Kathleen' is a 4n, we expect flowers to have heavier substance and larger size compared to previous 2n crosses.  Excellent in baskets and on mounts, these are not to be missed. This is the exact same cross as SVO 7198; you know it must be nice if I made it twice!
3” pots $18

C. schilleriana 'Afri' SM/JOGA C. aclandiae 'Kathleen II' 4n AM/AOS

 

SVO 7641       
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Naomi's Delight 'SVO Orange' x Slc. Kathleen Clarkson 'SVO' HCC/AOS)

The orange-spotted burgundy Naomi's Delight (Slc. Katherine Clarkson x Blc. Sun Spots) was a nice surprise, with beautiful orange flower color and great shape on a compact plant. By crossing it back to its parent Katherine Clarkson (C. Mark Jones x Slc. Jungle Gem), we double up on all the good qualities of flower color and form, producing short plants that stand just 8” tall. This is a very promising cross for well-formed yellow and possibly some orange flowers with red spots on near-mini plants.
3” pots $16

Pot. Naomi's Delight 'SVO Orange' Slc. Kathleen Clarkson 'SVO' HCC/AOS

 

SVO 7656 
C. Mark Jones (C. Mark Jones 'SVO' HCC/AOS x C. Mark Jones 'Carmel' AM/AOS)

The hybrid Mark Jones (C. Caudebec x C. Fascelis) was made by Frank Smith of Krull-Smith Orchids and registered by him in 2000. It has been an outstanding grex, with 8 AOS awards to date, and has also parented 29 registered hybrids that have earned 27 AOS awards. What a great orchid! This sibling cross brings together the extraordinarily high bloom count of 'Carmel', which carries 11 flowers, and the beautifully-shaped flowers of 'SVO'. It's been 20 years since this cross was first introduced, and its flower qualities still hold up to today's standards. Here is an opportunity to acquire a line bred plant of this modern classic.
3” pots $16

C. Mark Jones 'SVO' HCC/AOS C. Mark Jones 'Carmel' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7658       
Lc. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Jalapa 'Ruben's Pick' 4n x C. aclandiae 'Kathleen II' 4n AM/AOS)

This cross is so exciting - I am just outdoing myself this year! This is a tetraploid Jalapa (C. leopoldii x L. milleri), and the quality of the red flowers with dark burgundy spots and red lips produced on strong upright stems is amazing. The shape and color of aclandiae 'Kathleen II' are beyond compare, and its wide broad petals and wide lip are exceptional. The rupicolous Laelia milleri will keep the progeny compact and favor red flowers, while the influence of leopoldii will assure sturdy stems and aclandiae brings in more spots and a broad magenta lip. Here we have a really great hybrid that is breaking new ground in Cattleya breeding!
3” pots $16

Lc. Jalapa 'Ruben's Pick' 4n C. aclandiae 'Kathleen II' 4n AM/AOS

 

SVO 7663       
Blc. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Jalapa 'Ruben's Pick' 4n x Bl. Richard Mueller 'SVO' 4n)

This is a tetraploid Jalapa (C. leopoldii x L. milleri), and the quality of the red flowers with dark burgundy spots and red lips produced on strong upright stems is amazing. Breeding with Richard Mueller (B. nodosa x L. milleri) is well understood, and this parent is known to strongly influence flower shape and transmit spotted lips. This is a complex Brassavola hybrid, and you can still see some of its influence in the plant habit. These will have well-presented flowers in a range of burnt orange colors, all densely spotted in dark maroon with broad, randomly-spotted maroon lips. These should be outstanding! Here are photos of the first two to bloom PICTURE,  PICTURE
3” pots $16

Lc. Jalapa 'Ruben's Pick' 4n Bl. Richard Mueller 'SVO' 4n

 

SVO 7671A          NEW
C. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Plum Lulu ‘Hot Lips’ AM/AOS  x C. Caudebec 4n 'Linwood' AM/AOS)

Ok, you have to admire spotted flowers. Take a look at Lc. Plum Lulu (C. Lulu x Lc. Maui Plum) beautiful flowers in deep burgundy with darker burgundy spots and a contrasting red lip!  Caudebec (C. Sophia Martin x C. Penny Kuroda) 'Linwood' must be the finest example of Caudebec today, with great color, size, and flower count. With both parents being spotted and having a similar ancestry, expect strong inflorescences of 12-15 burgundy spotted flowers. These will be impressive summer bloomers!

3” pots $16

Lc. Plum Lulu ‘Hot Lips’ AM/AOS C. Caudebec 4n 'Linwood' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7672
C. NEW HYBRID (C. Princesse Clémentine 'SVO' AM/AOS x C. Mark Jones 'SVO' HCC/AOS)

What a cross this is! Princesse Clémentine (C. aclandiae x C. dowiana) blooms with large 5-inch flowers in burnt-orange, finely spotted with light magenta, and a broad light magenta lip. The strong, erect inflorescence holds 5 symmetrically-arranged flowers. Wow, and a bit unexpected, to say the least. Mark Jones (C. Caudebec x C. Fascelis) has beautifully-shaped spotted flowers and is a successful breeder, passing along spots, shape and flower count.  From Princesse Clémentine it is expected that flower size will increase, and Mark Jones will add spots and round shape. I expect these flowers will be nicely fragrant, too.  This is one of those “very interesting” hybrids. A bit variable in flower color, but some will be great!
 3” pot $16

C. Princesse Clémentine 'SVO' AM/AOS C. Mark Jones 'SVO' HCC/AOS

 

SVO 7673A      2nd release
C. NEW HYBRID (C. Caudebec 4n 'Linwood' AM/AOS x C. Mark Jones 'Lance')

Caudebec (C. Sophia Martin x C. Penny Kuroda) 'Linwood' is a meristem mutation and superior to other cultivars. It blooms with large, light pink flowers with dark pink spot and a magenta lip, and the strong stems carry 9 flowers each. Mark Jones (C. Caudebec x C. Fascelis) has a full-shaped flower, carried 7-9 per stem. It has surprisingly wide petals and olive-green color with dark amethyst spots and a broad red lip. These bloom in the summer, a time when not many Cattleyas flower.  Plants will mature at 14-16” tall, have wider petals than most spotted hybrids, and produce 7-9 flowers per stem. A nice step forward in breeding for full-shaped flowers with wide, spotted petals. Here we have the rare opportunity to evaluate the influence of capsule vs. pollen parent, since the reciprocal is available as SVO 7717.
3” pots $16

C. Caudebec 4n 'Linwood' AM/AOS C. Mark Jones 'Lance'

 

SVO 7674 
C. NEW HYBRID (C. Princesse Clémentine 'SVO' AM/AOS x C. velutina 'SVO 24')

Princesse Clémentine (C. aclandiae x C. dowiana) blooms with large 5-inch flowers in burnt-orange, finely spotted with light magenta, and a broad light magenta lip. The strong, erect inflorescence holds 5 symmetrically-arranged flowers. Very impressive! C. velutina 'SVO 24' is named for its ability to flower with 24 blooms per stem. Yes - 24! For this species, 8-12 flowers are the normal range, making this plant truly exceptional. Flowers have undulated segments and are bronze-yellow with random burgundy spots, and the wide lip is veined in dark purple. The shape and colors make this unusual species spectacular. The colors of these two parents appear compatible. Can you imagine 10-12 flowers in golden-orange, finely spotted magenta with broad lips and held well above the foliage? What an interesting cross!
3” pot $16

C. Princesse Clémentine 'SVO' AM/AOS C. velutina 'SVO 24'

 

SVO 7681
C. NEW HYBRID (C. Peckaviensis 'Red Spade' HCC/AOS x C. velutina 'SVO 24')

How cool are velutina hybrids? Peckaviensis (aclandiae x schilleriana) is a great primary hybrid, Flowers look like huge aclandiae with large oversized lips and 3-4 flowers per stem. C. velutina 'SVO 24' is named for its ability to flower with 24 blooms per stem. Flowers have undulated segments and are bronze-yellow with random burgundy spots, and the wide lip is veined in dark purple. The shape and colors make this unusual species spectacular. For this new hybrid, imagine 6-8 flowers just above the foliage in a golden-orange, spotted burgundy with broad magenta lips. Check out the first to bloom PICTURE
3” pot $16

C. Peckaviensis 'Red Spade' HCC/AOS C. velutina 'SVO 24'

 

SVO 7682 
Slc. NEW HYBRID (Slc. Katherine Clarkson 'Diamond Orchids' HCC/AOS x C. velutina 'SVO 24')

Katherine Clarkson (C. Mark Jones x Slc. Jungle Gem) was the first grex with really nice, large flat yellow flowers with bold red spots on a compact plant. This groundbreaking hybrid even blooms twice a year! C. velutina 'SVO 24' is named for its ability to flower with 24 blooms per stem. Flowers have undulated segments and are bronze-yellow with random burgundy spots, and the wide lip is veined in dark purple. High flower count in yellow/spotted red breeding is a worthy goal, as most hybrids produce just 3-8 flowers per stem. We are hoping the high flower count from velutina will play a favorable role in this new grex. We expect that mature plants will be compact at 8-10” tall, and the flowers will be yellow/gold with red spots on sturdy stems displaying 8-10 blooms above the foliage.
3” pot $16

Slc. Katherine Clarkson 'Diamond Orchids' HCC/AOS C. velutina 'SVO 24'

 

SVO 7717
C. NEW HYBRID (C. Mark Jones 'Lance' x C. Caudebec 4n 'Linwood' AM/AOS)

Mark Jones (C. Caudebec x C. Fascelis) has a full-shaped flower, carrying 7-9 per stem. It has surprisingly wide petals and olive-green color with dark amethyst spots and a broad red lip. These bloom in the summer, a time when not many Cattleyas flower.  Caudebec (C. Sophia Martin x C. Penny Kuroda) 'Linwood' is a meristem mutation and superior to other cultivars. It blooms with large, light pink flowers with dark pink spot and a magenta lip, and the strong stems carry 9 flowers each.  Plants will mature at 14-16” tall, have wider petals than most spotted hybrids, and produce 7-9 flowers per stem. A nice step forward in breeding for full-shaped flowers with wide, spotted petals. Here we have the rare opportunity to evaluate the influence of capsule vs. pollen parent, since the reciprocal is available as SVO 7673A.
3” pots $16

C. Mark Jones 'Lance' C. Caudebec 4n 'Linwood' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7722
Bc. NEW HYBRID (Bc. Maikai 'Lea' AM/AOS x C. Caudebec 4n 'Linwood' AM/AOS)

Maikai (B. nodosa x C. bowringiana) has starry-shaped deep rose-lavender flowers with faint spots, and the round lip is rose-lavender and spotted. Caudebec (C. Sophia Martin x C. Penny Kuroda) 'Linwood' is a meristem mutation and superior to other cultivars. It blooms with large, light pink flowers with dark pink spots and a magenta lip. The strong stems carry 9 flowers each.  We expect impressive clusters of bright magenta flowers, possibly with some spots, and a dark magenta lip spotted with even darker magenta.
3” pots $16

Bc. Maikai 'Lea' AM/AOS C. Caudebec 4n 'Linwood' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7909  
Blc. Booth Lee (Bc. Maikai 'Lea' 4n x Lc. Jalapa (syn. Florescence Lin) 'Ruben's' 4n)

This Maikai (C. bowringiana x B. nodosa) was a gift from Richard Takafuji, who discovered it in a meristem population of the awarded cultivar 'Lea' HCC/AOS. I saw some photos of Blc. Booth Lee (Bc. Maikai x Lc. Jalapa) and was impressed, so I made the cross myself with the two best tetraploid parents available.
3” pots $16

Bc. Maikai 'Lea' AM/AOS Lc. Jalapa (syn. Florescence Lin) 'Ruben's' 4n

 

SVO 7935        2nd release
C. NEW HYBRID (C. Leoloddiglossa 'SVO Speckled Blue' FCC/AOS x C. Pittiae 'SVO Blue Spots')

Leoloddiglossa was a significant development in coerulea flowers with blue spots, and 'SVO Speckled Blue' earning an FCC/AOS acknowledged the flower quality and plant vigor of this cultivar. Pittiae (C. loddigesii x C. schilleriana) produces rather large coerulea flowers on a 10” tall plant. Although the flowers are sparsely spotted, the potential for passing on its spotted ancestry is good. This hybrid will exhibit the exceptional qualities of the coerulea spotted species in its background: C. loddigesii, C. amethystoglossa, C. schilleriana and C. leopoldii.  Plants will mature at 10-12” tall and bloom with 7-10 large, spotted blue flowers displayed above the foliage. This cross is highly recommended and represents the leading edge in blue spotted breeding.
3” pots $18

C. Leoloddiglossa 'SVO Speckled Blue' FCC/AOS C. Pittiae 'SVO Blue Spots'

 

SVO 7941t       2nd release
C. NEW HYBRID (C. Leoloddiglossa 'SVO Speckled Blue' FCC/AOS x C. Gaudii 'SVO Blue Spots')

Leoloddiglossa 'SVO Speckled Blue' has excellent shape and coerulea color, and it carries 20 or more well-presented flowers. There are three Cattleya species represented here: leopoldii, loddigesii, and amethystoglossa. Crossing this exceptional plant with Gaudii (leopoldii x loddigesii) will reinforce the traits from the parent species, making these look a lot like super Gaudii with larger flowers showing deep color and darker spots. The protocorms were treated with oryzalin (t), a chemical used to increase chromosome count and improve the possibility that some of these will be tetraploid.
3” pots $20

C. Leoloddiglossa 'SVO Speckled Blue' FCC/AOS C. Gaudii 'SVO Blue Spots'

 

SVO 7950
C. Mareeba Tiger f. coerulea (C. leopoldii f. coerulea 'Kathleen' JC/AOS x C. schilleriana f. coerulea '4 x Blue Spots')

How about Mareeba Tiger in the coerulea color form??!! This cross combines the high flower count (15-25 per stem) of C. leopoldii with 4-5 blooms per stem of C. schilleriana. This is a grex that I believe will bloom with 7-12 flowers or possibly more. The blooms will be a light coerulea with darker spotting and a broad blue lip, and they also should be fragrant. Like a super floriferous blue schilleriana! Here is your chance to get something great!! Available with oryzalin treatment as SVO 7527t.
3” pots $18

C. leopoldii f. coerulea 'Kathleen' JC/AOS C. schilleriana f. coerulea '4 x Blue Spots'

 

SVO 7944  
C. Aurora's Newyears Gift (C. granulosa 'SVO Dark' x C. leopoldii 'Dark Blood 4n')

Have you ever seen this offered? This granulosa has very large, dark-colored flowers with waxy substance - truly exceptional. This leopoldii is truly outstanding, carrying 25 dark flowers spotted in dark burgundy with fuchsia lips and rock-hard substance. Truly a sight to behold! If you want something very special and/or you are a fan of bifoliate Cattleyas, you cannot pass this up. See also SVO 7949.
3” pots $16

C. granulosa 'SVO Dark' C. leopoldii 'Dark Blood 4n'

 

SVO 7945      
C. Mareeba Tiger (C. leopoldii 'Dark Blood 4n' x C. schilleriana 'SVO Yes' 4n)

The best possible parents were used in this cross. Most of us have seen Landate (C. leopoldii x C. aclandiae) and Peckaviensis (C. aclandiae x C. schilleriana), which bloom with 3-5 very showy and fragrant flowers. However, Mareeba Tiger combines the high flower count from C. leopoldii (15-25) with the 5-7 blooms of C. schilleriana. I believe these will bloom with 9-15 huge 5” flowers. Blooms will be nicely fragrant and dark chestnut brown with darker spotting and a broad intense magenta lip. Like a super floriferous schilleriana! Here is your chance to get something really great. See also SVO 7947.
3” pots $18

C. leopoldii 'Dark Blood 4n' C. schilleriana 'SVO Yes' 4n

 

SVO 7947       
C. Mareeba Tiger (C. leopoldii 'SVO Dark Wonder 4n x C. schilleriana 'SVO Yes 4n')

Very similar to SVO 7945, but here we use a sibling 4n leopoldii. C. Mareeba Tiger combines the high flower count from C. leopoldii (15-25) with the 5-7 blooms of C. schilleriana. I believe these will bloom with 9-15 huge 5” flowers. Blooms will be nicely fragrant and dark chestnut brown with darker spotting and a broad intense magenta lip. Like a super floriferous schilleriana!  Here is your chance to get something great.
3” pots $18

C. leopoldii 'SVO Dark Wonder 4n C. schilleriana 'SVO Yes' 4n'

 

SVO 7949 
C. Aurora's Newyears Gift (C. leopoldii 'Paul' AM/AOS x C. granulosa 'SVO Dark')

Similar to SVO 7944. This leopoldii receiving an AM/AOS says a lot about its flower quality. Flowers are a rich bronze with burgundy spots and fuchsia lips. This granulosa has very large, dark-colored flowers with waxy substance. Really exceptional! If you want something very special and/or you are a fan of bifoliate Cattleyas, you cannot pass this up.
3” pots $16

C. leopoldii 'Paul' AM/AOS C. granulosa 'SVO Dark'

 

SVO 7957
C. Pittiae f. coerulea (C. loddigesii f. coerulea 'Darkest Blue' x C. schilleriana f. coerulea '4 x Blue Spots')

Here we are breeding for spotted blues! This primary hybrid is similar to C. Brabantiae (C. loddigesii x C. aclandiae). Expect improved flower count due to the influence of C. schilleriana. The plants are showing clear green foliage with a slight gray cast on the developing sheaths, indicators of the desired coerulea flower colors. These will be outstanding and extremely collectable. Do not miss out on these!
3” pots $18

C. loddigesii f. coerulea 'Darkest Blue' C. schilleriana f. coerulea '4 x Blue Spots'

 

SVO 7958
C. Gaudii f. coerulea (C. leopoldii f. coerulea 'Kathleen' JC/AOS x C. loddigesii f. coerulea 'Darkest Blue')

Coerulea color forms of bifoliate cattleyas are rare, and these first hybrids are turning out to be spectacular! I first offered C. Gaudii f. coerulea in 2013, and here is the description I wrote then: “In the past this grex was called C. Hybrida when C. leopoldii was considered C. guttata. This will be the most desirable as they will be coerulea blue!  Bifoliate coerulea flowers are very rare and collectable with the most desirable having blue spots. Mature plants will have heads of 10 or more blue flowers. The first use of coerulea parents in this grex. Don't miss out on these.” Those plants sold out in just a few weeks, and it's been a long wait to produce another batch. Those first plants from 2013 bloom with strong stems of 9-11 flowers in a beautiful shade of coerulea blue with darker spotting. I expect similarly excellent results from this remake.
3” pots $16

C. leopoldii f. coerulea 'Kathleen' JC/AOS C. loddigesii f. coerulea 'Darkest Blue'

 

SVO 7994
Pot. Naomi's Delight   (Slc. Katherine Clarkson 'SVO' HCC/AOS x Blc. Sun Spots 'Sandy' AM/AOS)

Yellow flowers with red spots are a favorite combination at SVO, and these two parents are proven breeders in this style. Katherine Clarkson (Mark Jones x Jungle Gem) breeds compact plants, excellent flower shape and the potential for twice-a-year flowering. Sun Spots (C. Mark Jones x Blc. SunCoast Sunspots) imparts high flower count and large flower size. Combining all these traits will produce bright yellow flowers with red spots and a red lip. Plants will mature at 10-12” tall and produce sturdy stems of 4-7 flowers. As a bonus, some of these will bloom twice a year. The reciprocal cross is available as SVO 8024.
3” pots $16

Slc. Katherine Clarkson 'SVO' HCC/AOS Blc. Sun Spots 'Sandy' AM/AOS

 

SVO 8024       
Pot. Naomi's Delight (Blc. Sun Spots 'Vivid Spots' x Slc. Katherine Clarkson 'SVO' HCC/AOS)

Yellow flowers with red spots are a favorite combination at SVO, and these two parents are proven breeders in this style. Sun Spots (C. Mark Jones x Blc. SunCoast Sunspots) imparts high flower count and large flower size. Katherine Clarkson (Mark Jones x Jungle Gem) breeds compact plants, excellent flower shape and the potential for twice-a-year flowering. Combining all these traits will produce bright yellow flowers with red spots and a red lip. Plants will mature at 10-12” tall and produce sturdy stems of 4-7 flowers. As a bonus, some of these will bloom twice a year. The reciprocal cross is available as SVO 7994.
3” pots $16

Blc. Sun Spots 'Vivid Spots' Slc. Katherine Clarkson 'SVO' HCC/AOS

 

SVO 8028      
Slc. NEW HYBRID (Slc. Fire Fantasy 'Royalty' x Slc. Mem. Evelyn Paquette 'SVO Sun Spots')

Coming up with entirely new flower color combinations might seem impossible, but there are still opportunities. How about yellow flowers with red spotted sepals and red flared petals? This and SVO 8040 are very promising for this entirely new combination. Fire Fantasy (Lc. Hawaiian Fantasy x Soph. coccinea) is a small-growing plant, and the unique flowers have orange sepals and bright yellow petals tipped with red flares. Lots of orange, yellow and red. Memoria Evelyn Paquette (Slc. Armonía de Sueños x C. Mark Jones) waxy yellow flowers with red spotting and fuchsia lips. Plants have good stems with 4-5 flowers. With our understanding of flared flower breeding dominance, we can predict with good certainty that these flowers will have red spotted sepals and red flared petals. 
3” pots $16

Slc. Fire Fantasy 'Royalty' Slc. Mem. Evelyn Paquette 'SVO Sun Spots'

 

SVO 8029        2nd release
C. NEW HYBRID (C. Mark Jones 'SVO' HCC/AOS x C. Motte Spot 'Ruben's Find')

For a spotted Cattleya, Mark Jones (C. Caudebec x C. Fascelis) has unusually wide petals on its 7-11 large flowers. This grex has been an excellent breeder, imparting good shape, bold spots and vigorous growth. This Motte Spot (C. Cognac x C. Fort Motte) appears to be a mutation spotted in a large population of blooming clones. The 4-5 flowers have fuller segments and significantly heavier substance than usual. I like spotted flowers for many reasons: they fill my growing area with colorful blooms in the heat of summer, plus they're fragrant!  These will have pink flowers with purple/red spotting and fuchsia lips, and the plant will produce 5-8 blooms on each strong stem.
3” pots $16

C. Mark Jones 'SVO' HCC/AOS C. Motte Spot 'Ruben's Find'

 

SVO 8040       
Slc. NEW HYBRID(Slc. Fire Fantasy 'Royalty' x Slc. Katherine Clarkson 'SVO' HCC/AOS)

Fire Fantasy (Lc. Hawaiian Fantasy x Soph. coccinea) is a small-growing plant, and the unique flowers have orange sepals and bright yellow petals tipped with red flares. Lots of orange, yellow and red. Katherine Clarkson (Mark Jones x Jungle Gem) has yellow flowers spotted in red and breeds compact plants with excellent flower shape and twice-a-year blooming. This cross promises a new direction in breeding yellow flowers with spots and flares. Along these same lines, check out SVO 8028 as well. The first plant to bloom was impressive – take a look! PICTURE
3” pots $16

Slc. Fire Fantasy 'Royalty' Slc. Katherine Clarkson 'SVO' HCC/AOS

 

SVO 8071       
Blc. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Sun Spots 'Sunspots' x Bl. Richard Mueller '4n')

Sun Spots (C. Mark Jones x Blc. SunCoast Sunspots) has big yellow flowers with red spots and imparts good color, spots, high flower count and large flower size to its progeny. Richard Mueller (B. nodosa x L. milleri) has a yellow flower with a trumpet shaped yellow lip randomly spotted red. This is a novelty cross - not many nodosa hybrids have been crossed to yellow and red spotted flowers. Will the result be offspring where the yellows combine to make bright yellow flowers? Will the red spots populate the petals and sepals or just the lip?  I was not so patient waiting to see what would happen, and thankfully I did not have to wait long! First bloom PICTURE
3” pots $16

Blc. Sun Spots 'Sunspots' Bl. Richard Mueller '4n'

 

SVO 8056      
Slc. NEW HBYRID (Slc. Angel Eyes 'SVO' AM/AOS x C. Caudebec 'Marty's Orchids' 4n)

Recently I have come to realize how valuable Angel Eyes (Slc. Bright Angel x Lc. Little Dipper) is as a parent. It reliably breeds desirable, flat, flared flowers and blooms several times a year. Caudebec (C. Sophia Martin x C. Penny Kuroda) 'Marty's Orchids' is a meristem mutation and superior to other cultivars, with hard substance, pink flowers and amethyst-pink spots. These will have pink flowers with amethyst-pink spots on the sepals and pink-lavender flaring on the petals, all surrounding a fuchsia lip. This is a very novel cross and well worth the investment.
3” pots $16

Slc. Angel Eyes 'SVO' AM/AOS C. Caudebec 'Marty's Orchids' 4n

 

SVO 8073       
Slc. NEW HYBRID (Slc. Memoria Evelyn Paquette 'SVO Sun Spots' x Blc. Sun Spots 'Sandy' AM/AOS)

Yellow flowers with red spots are a favorite combination at SVO, and these two parents are proven breeders in this style. Memoria Evelyn Paquette (Slc. Armonía de Sueños x C. Mark Jones) has hard, waxy yellow flowers with red spotting. The lip is fuchsia, and plants have good stems with 4-5 flowers. Sun Spots (C. Mark Jones x Blc. SunCoast Sunspots) has large flowers, good color and excellent spots, and best of all it imparts these qualities to its offspring. This is the 'Next Level' in breeding along these lines. Expect compact plants carrying good stems of 5-7 waxy yellow flowers spotted in red with fuchsia-colored lips.
3” pots $16

Slc. Memoria Evelyn Paquette 'SVO Sun Spots' Blc. Sun Spots 'Sandy' AM/AOS

 

SVO 8016       
C. Brabantiae (C. loddigesii f. alba 'Stanley's' x C. aclandiae f. alba 'JR')

Brabantiae are known to be pink with amethyst-pinks spots, but here is a first in breeding Brabantiae… alba?! The creative mind of Keith Davis from North Carolina thought this up. We'll find out soon if the parents combined to produce alba offspring. I need to make space to keep a dozen of these!
3” pots $15

C. loddigesii f. alba 'Stanley's' C. aclandiae f. alba 'JR'

 

SVO 8041        2nd release
C. Laura Newton (C. Leoloddiglossa 'SVO Speckled Blue' FCC/AOS x C. Interglossa f. flamea coerulea 'SVO')

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? C. Leoloddiglossa 'SVO Speckled Blue' is the best of the best, earning an FCC/AOS for its excellent shape and color, and well-presented flowers. These are very robust plants and already are showing an excellent growth habit. The best of these are going to be very special! Do NOT miss out on this one.
3” pots $16

C. Leoloddiglossa 'SVO Speckled Blue' FCC/AOS C. Interglossa f. flamea coerulea 'SVO'

 

303
C. William Caldwell  (C. Interglossa 'St. John's Bluff' HCC/AOS x C. aclandiae)

These will have pink flowers, pink spotted sepals and pink flared petals with pink lips – pretty cool! This cross was made by its namesake, Bill Caldwell, who sent me some flasks to grow out. Plants will be reduced in their size due to the influence of aclandiae.
3” pots $15

C. Interglossa 'St. John's Bluff' HCC/AOS C. aclandiae

 

303t
C. William Caldwell (C. Interglossa 'St. John's Bluff' HCC/AOS x C.  aclandiae)

The same as SVO 303, but the protocorms were treated with oryzalin (t), a chemical used to increase chromosome count and improve the possibility that some of these will be tetraploid.
3” pots $18

C. Interglossa 'St. John's Bluff' HCC/AOS C.  aclandiae

 

 

Mini Catts

The mini-catts are plants that will stay under 6” tall and bloom in a 3”-4” pot. It is not uncommon for mini-catts to bloom twice a year. The modern breeding has developed surprisingly nice improvements where the plants are heat tolerant, produce large flowers, have brilliant colors and superb flower shape.  There is always space for one more of these in every collection. 

SVO 7599
Sl. NEW HYBRID (Sl. Orpetii 'Hidden Treasure' 4n AM/AOS x L. speciosa 'Dark Purple Salvador')

Alright - here is a cross that is very speculative. Orpetii (L. pumila x Soph. coccinea) is a mini-Catt with dark purple-red flowers as wide as theplant is tall, and this L. speciosa has dark purple flowers that are larger than the plant! How big will the flowers be? That's a good question! I am expecting 6” tall plants and 6” wide dark purple flowers. As for the lip, it could be spectacular!!
3” pots $16

Sl. Orpetii 'Hidden Treasure' 4n AM/AOS L. speciosa 'Dark Purple Salvador'

 

SVO 7600
Pot. Loud Nine (Sl. Orpetii 'Hidden Treasure' 4n AM/AOS x Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS)

I was on 'Cloud Nine' when the first of these bloomed! It is an easy-growing, free-flowering mini-Catt with exceptionally full flower shape and dark red color.  This Orpetii (L. pumila x Soph. coccinea) is a 'Hidden Treasure,' a highly selected cultivar from the breeding of Alan Koch at Gold Country Orchids. This mini-Catt has dark purple-red flowers that are as wide as the plant is tall! It blooms in the winter and again in the spring on vigorous plants that break multiple leads easily. The solid dark red flower and even darker red lip of Rubescence (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Seagulls Apricot) will give the progeny of this hybrid excellent shape and flowers in a rich, intense red-purple color. This mating is the perfect combination, and the result will be an excellent solid red cross with superb shape! Look at this PICTURE  and this PICTURE . Truly excellent!  The reciprocal cross is also available as SVO 7884.
3” pots $16

Sl. Orpetii 'Hidden Treasure' 4n AM/AOS Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7601
Sl. Minipet  (Sl. Orpetii 'Hidden Treasure' 4n AM/AOS x S. coccinea 'SVO' AM/AOS)

This is one of the best solid red mini-Catts available and will easily bloom in a 3” pot.  Both of the parents are tetraploids, which will create excellent flower form. These are outstanding! Orpetii is a primary hybrid (L. pumila x Soph. coccinea), and 'Hidden Treasure' originated from the breeding of Alan Koch at Gold Country Orchids. Its purple-red flowers are as wide as the plant is tall! It blooms in the winter and again in the spring on vigorous plants that break multiple leads easily. Soph. coccinea 'SVO' AM/AOS is remarkable. Besides the excellent flower quality, it is also relatively easy to grow.  The genetic makeup of this grex is approximately 75% Sophronitis coccinea and 25% Laelia pumila. These look like super good Soph. coccineas and are proving to have large flat red flowers on plants that are easy to grow and bloom.
3” pots $18

Sl. Orpetii 'Hidden Treasure' 4n AM/AOS S. coccinea 'SVO' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7751    SOLD OUT   
Slc. Candy Sparks (Slc. Angel's Fantasy 'Solar Flare' FCC/AOS x Slc. Mem. Trudy Marsh 'Sun Flair')

This is a remake of one of the first “candy-striped” crosses. Almost all of the Candy Sparks had red flowers with yellow splashed petals veined in red. The red veining over the yellow splash gives this breeding line its name - “candy-striped.”  These are mini-Catts, and mature plants don't need a pot bigger than 3”.  I am really looking forward to keeping some plants from this cross, as they have proven to be very fertile and good breeders.  We also offer the reciprocal cross, SVO 7961, which allows the grower to evaluate the influence of capsule vs. pollen parent. If you've ever wondered about these differences, here is a great opportunity to see for yourself. These photos show some of the results from the first time this cross was made. PICTUREPICTURE,  PICTUREPICTURE
3” pots $18

Slc. Angel's Fantasy 'Solar Flare' FCC/AOS Slc. Mem. Trudy Marsh 'Sun Flair'

 

SVO 7752
Pot. NEW HYBRID  (Slc. Angel's Fantasy 'Solar Flare' FCC/AOS x Pot. Blast Furnace 'Red Hot')

The ancestral plants in the background of this hybrid represent a who's who list of important breeders.  Slc. Angel's Fantasy (Slc. Fire Fantasy x Sc. Bright Angel) is just spectacular, and the FCC/AOS award is a testament to its outstanding attributes. Solar Flare's exceptional flower quality is supported by a strong-growing plant that flowers twice a year. Blast Furnace (Pot. Rubescence x Sc. Beaufort) has an intensely red flower with dark crimson burgundy lips of very flat form and full shape. Many of the offspring from this hybrid will have red flowers with red flares and a touch of yellow, and some will be solid red. First bloom PICTURE
3” pots $16

Slc. Angel's Fantasy 'Solar Flare' FCC/AOS Pot. Blast Furnace 'Red Hot'

 

SVO 7755       2nd release
Slc. NEW HYBRID (Slc. Beau's Apricot Gem 'SVO Little Giant' x Slc. Seagulls Apricot 'Neon Orange')

The mini-Catt color “Neon Orange” is hard to describe and equally difficult to photograph accurately. You understand the intensity of the color when you see the flowers of Seagulls Apricot (Slc. California Apricot x Soph. coccinea). Here we've made a back cross to an outstanding Beau's Apricot Gem (Slc. Seagulls Apricot x Sc. Beaufort), a plant with beautifully rounded yellow/orange flowers that blooms twice a year. I am expecting flowers in a very intense neon orange with very flat, round shape on plants that bloom twice a year.
3” pots $16

Slc. Beau's Apricot Gem 'SVO Little Giant' Slc. Seagulls Apricot 'Neon Orange'

 

SVO 7781       
Slc. Mango Spice (Slc. California Apricot 'Orange Circle' HCC/AOS x Sc. Beaufort 'Luna Rousse')

This is our remake of an outstanding mini-Catt. Flowers range from yellow to orange, many with orange to red flares. This is an excellent, vigorous hybrid and will bloom in 3” pots. Check out this picture from an earlier cross PICTURE and the first to bloom from this remake PICTURE
3” pots $16

Slc. California Apricot 'Orange Circle' HCC/AOS Sc. Beaufort 'Luna Rousse'

 

SVO 7786
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Golden Circle 'OPRL' x Sc. Beaufort 'Luna Rousse')

Golden Circle (Blc. Goldenzelle x Slc. Circle of Life) 'OPRL' ('Orange Petals Red Lip') has 3.5” orange flowers with superb form and red lips produced twice a year on 6” tall plants. Beaufort (Soph. coccinea x C. luteola) has a long history as a successful mini-Catt parent, imparting compact plant size, good flower shape and rich color. This cross is going to give beautifully-formed, well-rounded orange/yellow flowers - a really nice mini-Catt.
3” pots $16

Pot. Golden Circle 'OPRL' Sc. Beaufort 'Luna Rousse'

 

SVO 7789       
Slc. Chili Sauce (Slc. Fire Lighter 'Red Flame' x Slc. California Apricot 'Orange Circle' HCC/AOS)

How about hot red mini-Catt flowers! Fire Lighter (Slc. Bright Angel x Sl. Orpetii) has very shapely flat flowers with an intense red color and super round petals. In the 1980's and 90's, California Apricot (Slc. Pacific Sun x Soph. coccinea) was a famous parent and sired many important mini and compact hybrids that received lots of AOS awards. This cross will make for large, flat, red to red-orange flowers of excellent shape on plants that are easy to grow. The first to bloom have been very nice. PICTURE
3” pots $16

Slc. Fire Lighter 'Red Flame' Slc. California Apricot 'Orange Circle' HCC/AOS

 

SVO 7791       
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Burana Fire 'SVO' HCC/AOS x Pot. Candy Sparks 'Candy')

The flowers of Burana Fire (Pot. Burana Beauty x Slc.  Fire Fantasy) have a unique color: bright yellow sepals and petals with large bold red flares. The clusters of 4-5 flowers presented just above the foliage make this plant particularly memorable. Candy Sparks (Slc. Mem. Trudi Marsh x Slc. Angel's Fantasy) is a mini-Catt with red flowers splashed yellow with red veins – a very eye-catching color combination we are calling “candy-striped.”  Here we are looking for exotic colored flowers with red and yellow candy stripes. Mature plants should be 6” tall and flower twice a year. Sounds pretty good!
3” pots $16

Pot. Burana Fire 'SVO' HCC/AOS Pot. Candy Sparks 'Candy'

 

SVO 7793
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Paradise Rose 'My Valentine' x Pot. Loud Nine 'Unbeatable')

This cross will be successful on several levels. Pot. Paradise Rose (Slc. Pink Doll x Blc.  Toshie Aoki) has outstanding crimson-red-purple flower color. Loud Nine (Pot. Rubescence x Sl. Orpetii) – no, not a misspelling – was named because I was on Cloud Nine when the first of these bloomed! The name is just a play on words and very memorable, like this cross! Flowers are exceptionally large, flat and round, and the color is a deep intense red with a full-shaped dark burgundy red lip. These plants will be mini-Catts, with large, deep red flowers of outstanding shape. You just can't go wrong with this type of breeding. This is the first to bloom, and when I posted the PICTURE on Facebook it received a phenomenal 18,000 likes. 
3” pots $16

Pot. Paradise Rose 'My Valentine' Pot. Loud Nine 'Unbeatable'

 

SVO 7794
Slc. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Mari's Magic 'H&R' x Slc. Candy Sparks 'Superior Flare')

This is a test cross between two different breeding lines. Mari's Magic (Lc. Mari's Song x Lc. Tokyo Magic) has upright inflorescences carrying clusters of white flowers with yellow and red flares. Candy Sparks (Memoria Trudi Marsh x Angel's Fantasy) is a mini-Catt with red flowers, splashed yellow with red veins. We are expecting flared flowers in a wide range of colors, including pink, yellow and red, and the inflorescences should hold 3-4 flowers each. The plant habit will be compact, and these should mature at 6” tall or a bit taller. The first to bloom was impressive. PICTURE
3” pots $16

Lc. Mari's Magic 'H&R' Slc. Candy Sparks 'Superior Flare'

 

SVO 7796
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Paradise Rose 'My Valentine' x Slc. Petite Purple 'SVO' 4n)

The promising breeding potential of Pot. Paradise Rose (Slc. Pink Doll x Blc.  Toshie Aoki) can be measured by the number of crosses I've made with it! Its outstanding size, shape and crimson-red-purple flower color are dominant traits. Petite Purple (Lc. Mini Purple x Sl. Orpetii) has very flat deep purple flowers on a mini-Catt plant. Here we are developing deep crimson purple flower colors with very flat flowers and well-rounded petals. Really an excellent cross. Check out this first to bloom PICTURE.
3” pots $16

Pot. Paradise Rose 'My Valentine' Slc. Petite Purple 'SVO' 4n

 

SVO 7800
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Candy Flare 'Candy' x Pot. Denis Roessiger 'Xmas Candy')

Candy Flare (Pot. Golden Circle x Slc. Memoria Trudi Marsh) has a very rounded flower shape with orange-red color and darker veins on the petals. The looks is very exotic, and the plant produces flowers twice a year. The flowers of Denis Roessiger (Pot. Golden Circle x Slc. Angel Eyes) are also very round, red and veined in darker red. The lip has a beautiful shape, with a bright yellow throat. As a bonus, this also blooms twice a year. Here we are line breeding, with Golden Circle on both sides of the cross. We expect very round, full-shaped flowers in orange to red colors, and almost all will have darker red veins on the petals. About 25% will have a central yellow splash of color in the petals with red veins on top, a look we are calling 'candy-striped.' These will flower twice a year. Fantastic first bloom PICTURE
3” pots $16

Pot. Candy Flare 'Candy' Pot. Denis Roessiger 'Xmas Candy'

 

SVO 7846
Slc. NEW HYBRID (Slc. Mini Apricot 'Scarlet Passion' HCC/AOS x Slc. Scarlet Jewel 'SVO' HCC/AOS)

Mini Apricot (Slc. California Apricot x Sl. Minipet) has flat, intense orange-red flowers with wide petals. Scarlet Jewel (Slc. Tangerine Jewel x Sl. Minipet) has true red flowers that are as flat as can be. This cross has a lot of Soph. coccinea in its background. If you like the red mini-Catt flowers that look like large coccineas but are much easier to grow, this is for you.  PICTURE of first to bloom
3” pots $16

Slc. Mini Apricot 'Scarlet Passion' HCC/AOS Slc. Scarlet Jewel 'SVO' HCC/AOS

 

SVO 7828
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Slc. Love Fresh 'SVO' x Pot. Little Toshie 'Gold Country' AM/AOS)

Here is a different take on breeding with Little Toshie (Sc. Beaufort x Blc. Toshie Aoki) and its superb, flat, bright yellow flowers with dark red lips crossed onto Love Fresh (Sc. Beaufort x L. briegeri) with its diminutive plant habit and mini yellow flowers with red lips. This cross will produce very cute mini-Catt plants. Sturdy stems will display 4-5 bright yellow flowers with red lips. Blooms will be 2” across, and these little plants will flower easily in 3” pots. While writing this description I was so inspired that I took a break and went out to the greenhouse and made this cross again! This is the first plant to bloom. PICTURE, PICTURE
3” pots $16

Slc. Love Fresh 'SVO' Pot. Little Toshie 'Gold Country' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7840
Slc. NEW HYBRID (Slc. Sun Circle 'SVO A+' x Slc. Mini Apricot 'Scarlet Passion' HCC/AOS)

Sun Circle (Slc. Circle of Life x Sc. Beaufort) has a very flat flower with wide rounded petals reminiscent of an orange Circle of Life. Mini Apricot (Slc. California Apricot x Sl. Minipet) has flat, intense orange-red flowers with wide petals. The four grandparents behind the cross - California Apricot, Beaufort, Circle of Life and Minipet - are some of the most influential breeders of mini-Catts. These will bloom easily in 3” pots, and the flat, rounded flowers will have intense colors of red and red-orange.
3” pots $16

Slc. Sun Circle 'SVO A+' Slc. Mini Apricot 'Scarlet Passion' HCC/AOS

 

SVO 7857       
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Slc. Purple Doll 'Midnight Velvet' AM/AOS x Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS)

These will have intensely-colored magenta-red-purple flowers of excellent shape on small plants, maxing out at 6” tall.  Purple Doll (Slc. Pink Doll x Lc. Mini Purple) 'Midnight Velvet' is an amazing plant.  It blooms 3-4 times a year, and the flowers have an intense magenta-purple color and excellent shape on a small plant standing 5” tall.  Rubescence (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Seagulls Apricot) is a superior breeder of modern red mini and compact cattleyas. It has shapely deep red flowers with a dark burgundy lip, and it blooms twice a year.  This will be an excellent addition to your collection and is highly recommended!  These are the first three seedlings to bloom. Check out the excellent color and shape! PICTURE,  PICTURE ,  PICTURE
3” pots $16

Slc. Purple Doll 'Midnight Velvet' AM/AOS Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7925       
Lctna. Sacramento Splash (Lctna. Peggy San 'Gold Country' 4n x Lc. Little Dipper 'SVO 4n')

What a home run cross this was for Alan Koch of Gold Country Orchids. This highly successful grex produced outstanding results, with 19 receiving AOS quality awards. Very impressive! The Peggy San used in the original cross was a meristem mutation from 'Cynosure' and distinctive enough to be renamed 'Gold Country.' This plant has proven to be an excellent 4n breeder. The flowers of Peggy San (Lc. Peggy Huffman x Bro. sanguinea) are light pink with fuchsia flares on the petals, and the lips are very flat and similarly colored. Plants produce 3-4 blooms on thin stems from the Broughtonia ancestry. Little Dipper (C. Angelwalker x C. Batalinii) has been a good parent for breeding flared mini-Catts. Its flat flower shape and ease of growth make it a desirable breeder. These will have 3-5 well-formed flowers per inflorescence, and the flowers will be light pink with dark purple flares of color on the petals. The lip will be similar in color and shape to the petals, almost resembling a third petal. These are compact plants that will start flowering in 3” pots. Check out this very impressive first- bloom plant. PICTURE
3” pots $16

Lctna. Peggy San 'Gold Country' 4n Lc. Little Dipper 'SVO 4n'

 

SVO 7927
Slc. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS x Slc. Candy Sparks 'Superior Flare')

Tokyo Magic (Lc. Irene Finney x L. briegeri) is a proven breeder, imparting good flower shape, red lip color, strong stems and a compact upright plant habit. Candy Sparks (Slc. Angel Fantasy x Slc. Memoria Trudy Marsh) is a mini-Catt with red flowers and yellow splashed petals veined in red. The red veining over the yellow splash is why we call this line of breeding “candy-striped.” Here we are continuing the “candy-striped” flower look in a slightly larger plant. The proven breeding characteristics and flower colors of Tokyo Magic sure seem to be a perfect match for Candy Sparks. Look for compact plants producing sturdy stems with 3-5 shapely, red-orange flowers with red and yellow flares. I can't wait for these to bloom!
3” pots $16

Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS Slc. Candy Sparks 'Superior Flare'

 

SVO 7929       
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS x Slc. Candy Sparks 'Superior Flare')

Love Sound (Blc. Bouton D'Or x L. briegeri) is a proven breeding plant, imparting good flower form and color, plant vigor, and compact growth. Candy Sparks (Slc. Angel Fantasy x Slc. Mem. Trudy Marsh) is a mini-Catt with very round red flowers and yellow-splashed petals veined in red. This is our second cross for a larger plant habit with “candy-striped” flowers. The proven breeding characteristics and flower colors of Love Sound look like a good match for Candy Sparks. Look for compact plants bearing sturdy stems with 3-5 shapely yellow-orange flowers with red and yellow flares. Another one I'm really looking forward to seeing in bloom!
3” pots $16

Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS Slc. Candy Sparks 'Superior Flare'

 

SVO 7937
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Loud Nine 'Unbeatable' x Slc. Purple Doll 'Midnight Velvet' AM/AOS)

The name “Loud Nine” (Pot. Rubescence x Sl. Orpetii) is playful, but this grex has a seriously nice flower. The blooms are exceptionally large, flat and round, and the color is a deep intense red , accentuated by a full-shaped dark burgundy red lip. Purple Doll (Slc. Pink Doll x Lc. Mini Purple) has flowers that are an intense vibrant purple. This mini-Catt plant is an excellent grower, regularly breaking multiple leads, and a mature multi-growth plant can easily bloom 3-4 times a year! Just one possibility here: flowers of an intense purple-red, the kind of color that is impossible to capture in a photograph. Flowers will have excellent shape, and plants will be easy to bloom in 3” pots.
3” pots $16

Pot. Loud Nine 'Unbeatable' Slc. Purple Doll 'Midnight Velvet' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7953
Lc. NEW HYBRID (C. warneri f. alba 'Claire' AM/AOS x L. alaorii 'Snowflakes')

We are always thinking about completely new crosses, so what about white mini-Catts that don't look like C. walkeriana hybrids?  The main characteristics of many walkeriana hybrids is an exposed column and flattened lip shape. By combining the tubular lip shape of warneri and alaorii and the white flower color of both parents, we may see something completely new. We have not fully tested the alba breeding potential of alaorii, so this is an unknown, and we may see some soft pink flowers from this pairing. Plants will be short - we think under 6” tall - making them mini-Catts.  How cool will it be to have mini-Catts in white?
3” pots $16

C. warneri f. alba 'Claire' L. alaorii 'Snowflakes'

 

SVO 7961       
Slc. Candy Sparks (Slc. Memoria Trudi Marsh 'Sun Flair' x Slc. Angel's Fantasy 'Solar Flare' FCC/AOS)

This is a remake of one of the first “candy-striped” crosses. Almost all of the Candy Sparks had red flowers with yellow splashed petals veined in red. The red veining over the yellow splash gives this breeding line its name - “candy-striped.”  These are mini-Catts, and mature plants don't need a pot bigger than 3”.  I am really looking forward to keeping some plants from this cross, as they have proven to be very fertile and good breeders. We also offer the reciprocal cross, SVO 7751, which allows the grower to evaluate the influence of capsule vs. pollen parent. If you've ever wondered about these differences, here is a great opportunity to see for yourself. These photos show some of the results from the first time this cross was made. PICTURE,   PICTURE,  PICTURE, PICTURE
3” pots $18

Slc. Memoria Trudi Marsh 'Sun Flair' Slc. Angel's Fantasy 'Solar Flare' FCC/AOS

 

SVO 7965       
Pot. Memoria Alida Laboy (Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS x Pot. Virginia Dickey 'Diamond Orchids' AM/AOS)

Ever since we flowered the first of these several years ago, I have wanted to remake this cross. Virginia Dickey (Slc. Pink Doll x Sl. Pole-Star) is a darling mini-Catt. Plants flower twice a year in 3” pots and have sturdy stems holding 2-3 bright red flowers of superior form. The shapely, solid dark red flowers and darker red lip of Rubescence (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Seagulls Apricot) will give the flowers of this hybrid excellent shape and a rich red color. I think these will look like a superior Virginia Dickey with larger flowers on plants 6-8" tall.  This is a proven cross and well worth having.
3” pots $16

Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS Pot. Virginia Dickey 'Diamond Orchids' AM/AOS)

 

SVO 8038       
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Paradise Rose 'My Valentine' x Sl. Orpetii 'Hidden Treasure 4n' AM/AOS)

The flowers of Paradise Rose (Slc. Pink Doll x Blc. Toshie Aoki) are a vibrant crimson red color, but why is this so? Let's look at its parents: Pink Doll has purple flowers, and Toshie Aoki has a yellow flower and red lip. The floor of Paradise Rose results from an interesting phenomenon of color dominance. The yellow flowers of Toshie Aoki are derived from the influence of C. dowiana, which is recessive for color and known to intensify purple. Paradise Rose combines these recessive traits perfectly, producing intense crimson-red-purple flowers. This Orpetii (L. pumila x Soph. coccinea) really is a 'Hidden Treasure,' a highly selected cultivar from the breeding of Alan Koch at Gold Country Orchids. This mini-Catt has dark purple-red flowers that are as wide as the plant is tall! It blooms in the winter and again in the spring on vigorous plants that break multiple leads easily. These are going to deliver very dark crimson purple-red flowers of outstanding shape on small plants that will bloom in 3” pots. If I were a gambling man, I would bet on this mini-Catt being a sure thing.
3” pots $16

Pot. Paradise Rose 'My Valentine' Sl. Orpetii 'Hidden Treasure 4n' AM/AOS

 

 

Coerulea

In Cattleyas the 'coerulea' color or 'blue' as it is referred to, is very intriguing and rare in nature. In the early years of blue breeding there were not many known species, so breeding was limited to a few possibilities. Today, we have many species and hybrids to breed with, and the quality of blue flowers has been improving rapidly. Don't miss the spotted blue crosses…These are a great addition for the discriminating collector.
For Spotted Coerulea Cattleyas see the Spotted Cattleya list.

 

SVO 7321        2nd release
Lc. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Indigo Love 'Blue Friday' x Lc. Ellery Tomaszkiewicz 'SVO Blue Star' AM/AOS)

Lc. Indigo Love (Indigo Dawn x Love Knot) is a modern blue mini-Catt cross that benefits from the influence of C. walkeriana and L. pumila. It also capitalizes on the large flower size of the standard labiate Cattleya species, C. warneri and C. warscewiczii, in the grandparents of this cross. Ellery Tomaszkiewicz (Lc. Love Knot x C. warneri) is an excellent cross, with large flower size and good flower count from the warneri and small plant size with flat flowers from the Love Knot. This grex will have coerulea color, and the 3-4 flowers will be flat, well-shaped and presented nicely on good stems. Flowers will be large in relation to the plant size, and I expect twice-a-year blooming.
3” pots $16

Lc. Indigo Love 'Blue Friday' Lc. Ellery Tomaszkiewicz 'SVO Blue Star' AM/AOS

 

 

SVO 7527t
C. Mareeba Tiger f. coerulea  (C. leopoldii f. coerulea 'Kathleen' JC/AOS x C. schilleriana f. coerulea 'Good Color')

How about this?  C. Mareeba Tiger in the coerulea color form!!! This cross combines the high flower count (15-25 per stem) of C. leopoldii with 4-5 blooms per stem of C. schilleriana. This is a grex that I believe will bloom with 7-12 flowers or possibly more. The blooms will be a light coerulea with darker spotting and a broad blue lip, and they also should be fragrant. Like a super floriferous blue schilleriana! Here is your chance to get something great. The protocorms were treated with oryzalin (t), a chemical used to increase chromosome count and improve the possibility that some of these will be tetraploid. Available without oryzalin treatment as SVO 7950.
3” pots $20

C. leopoldii f. coerulea 'Kathleen' JC/AOS C. schilleriana f. coerulea 'Good Color'

 

 

SVO 7546t       2nd release
C. NEW HYBRID (C. leopoldii f. coerulea 'Kathleen' JC/AOS x C. Pittiae 'SVO Best Blue')

Blue spotted flowers – wow, who would have thought? This cross brings together three important species: C. leopoldii, C. loddigesii and C. schilleriana, the last two being the parents of Pittiae. The coerulea color forms of these species are very rare in nature, and acquiring select plants good enough for breeding has taken many years. This coerulea grex of Pittiae has already received 4 AOS awards, with descriptions that read something like this: “four flat flowers, petals and sepals coerulea, spotted darker coerulea, lip dark coerulea, throat yellow.” By crossing Pittiae to a coerulea leopoldii we reinforce the genetics for spotting, increase flower count and strengthen the stem.  This is a super nice and unusual spotted coerulea cross, not to be missed. The protocorms were treated with oryzalin (t), a chemical used to increase chromosome count and improve the possibility that some of these will be tetraploid.
3” pots $20

C. leopoldii f. coerulea 'Kathleen' JC/AOS C. Pittiae 'SVO Best Blue'

 

 

SVO 7548t       2nd release
C. NEW HYBRID (C. leopoldii f. coerulea 'Kathleen' JC/AOS x C. Gaudii 'Harold Koopowitz')

Spotted blue Catts - how cool is this? This cross adds back leopoldii f. coerulea with its super spots and good flower count to the coerulea Gaudii (C. loddigesii x C. leopoldii) with its large flat flowers.  Here we are counting on the coerulea flowers to be densely spotted. In many ways, this cross will look like a super coerulea C. leopoldii. Don't miss out on this cross! The protocorms were treated with oryzalin (t), a chemical used to increase chromosome count and improve the possibility that some of these will be tetraploid.
3” pots $20

C. leopoldii f. coerulea 'Kathleen' JC/AOS C. Gaudii 'Harold Koopowitz'

 

 

SVO 7559t      
C. NEW HYBRID (C. Leoloddiglossa 'SVO Speckled Blue' FCC/AOS x C. Little Leopard 'Nite Shade')

Leoloddiglossa has been a remarkable hybrid. It is the first highly successful coerulea (blue) flower with darker coerulea spots!!! The lineage of Leoloddiglossa contains three Cattleya species: leopoldii, loddigesii, and amethystoglossa, thus the name: Leoloddiglossa (leo-loddi-glossa). 'SVO Speckled Blue' has excellent shape and color, carrying 20 or more well-presented flowers. Receiving an FCC/AOS is the highest accolade a flower can get! Little Leopard (C. aclandiae x C. amethystoglossa) is quite a distinctive flower, and 'Nite Shade' is the only coerulea cultivar from of this cross that I am aware. The flower is spotted, and the lip is coerulea, as is the column. This is our first hybrid with Little Leopard, and we expect it will significantly reduce the plant size and pass along the coerulea spots and color. Some will have coerulea-colored columns as well. A compact blue spotted Cattleya! The protocorms were treated with oryzalin (t), a chemical used to increase chromosome count and improve the possibility that some of these will be tetraploid. Available without oryzalin treatment as SVO 7612.
3” pots $20

C. Leoloddiglossa 'SVO Speckled Blue' FCC/AOS C. Little Leopard 'Nite Shade'

 

 

SVO 7612       
C. NEW HYBRID (C. Leoloddiglossa 'SVO Speckled Blue' FCC/AOS x C. Little Leopard 'Nite Shade')

Leoloddiglossa has been a remarkable hybrid. It is the first highly successful coerulea (blue) flower with darker coerulea spots!!! The lineage of Leoloddiglossa contains three Cattleya species: leopoldii, loddigesii, and amethystoglossa, thus the name: Leoloddiglossa (leo-loddi-glossa). 'SVO Speckled Blue' has excellent shape and color, carrying 20 or more well-presented flowers. Receiving an FCC/AOS is the highest accolade a flower can get! Little Leopard (C. aclandiae x C. amethystoglossa) is quite a distinctive flower, and 'Nite Shade' is the only coerulea cultivar from of this cross that I am aware. The flower is spotted, and the lip is coerulea, as is the column. This is our first hybrid with Little Leopard, and we expect it will significantly reduce the plant size and pass along the coerulea spots and color. Some will have coerulea-colored columns as well. A compact blue spotted Cattleya! Available with oryzalin treatment as SVO 7559t.
3” pots $18

C. Leoloddiglossa 'SVO Speckled Blue' FCC/AOS C. Little Leopard 'Nite Shade'

 

 

SVO 7661
C. NEW HYBRID (C. Minerva 'Gran Wisteria' HCC/AOS x C. Marcello Miranda 'Night Sky')

Minerva (C. bowringiana x C. loddigesii) is a hybrid of two compatible coerulea parents, and 'Gran Wisteria' produces 7-8 nicely-colored coerulea flowers with a darker wisteria blue lip.  Lc. Marcello Miranda (L. caulescens x C. labiata) is an unusual blue hybrid, and the rupicolous Laelia caulescens strongly influences the plant habit. Compact upright growths produce sturdy, wiry stems of 5-7 flowers. This cross will produce compact-growing plants influenced by the rupicolous Laelia, with sturdy stems carrying 6-8 flowers just above the leaves. Flower color will be coerulea with darker blue lips and a contrasting yellow throat.
3” pots $16

C. Minerva 'Gran Wisteria' HCC/AOS C. Marcello Miranda 'Night Sky'

 

 

SVO 7753       
Lc. Mini Purple f. coerulea (Lc. Mini Purple f. coerulea 'Blue Hawaii 4n' x self)

Mini Purple is C. walkeriana x L. pumila, and this plant is a tetraploid mutation found in a large group of clones flowered in Japan.  It was a real standout, with heavier substance and larger flowers with wide segments. Selfing a 4n will produce almost 100% 4n offspring with the overall quality being exceptional. This is a rare opportunity.
3” pots $16

Lc. Mini Purple f. coerulea 'Blue Hawaii 4n' self

 

 

SVO 7757
Lc. NEW HYBRID (Lc. C.G. Roebling 'Beachview' AM/AOS x Lc. Love Knot 'SVO' HCC/AOS)

Here is a cross between the large flowers and large plant of C.G. Roebling (C. gaskelliana x L. purpurata) and the medium sized flowers and small plant of Love Knot (C. walkeriana x L. sincorana). This type of breeding makes for medium-sized plants with larger-than-expected flowers. The flower color of 'Beachview', with its tremendous dark indigo lip, combined with the very flat flower shape of Love Knot is expected to produce shapely flowers with light blue segments and magnificent dark indigo lips. This is a new and very promising direction in breeding blue Catts.
3” pots $15

Lc. C.G. Roebling 'Beachview' AM/AOS Lc. Love Knot 'SVO' HCC/AOS

 

 

SVO 7855       
Lc. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Mini Purple f. coerulea 'Blue Hawaii' 4n x Lc. Floralia's Azul 'Sandra' AM/AOS)

Blc Mini-Catt breeding is starting to produce remarkably large flowers from small plants. Mini Purple (L. pumila x C. walkeriana) is a very influential breeding plant, it is dominant for color, shape, lip color and plant stature, it also flowers twice a year and occasionally a large plant will produce a third blooming. Floralia's Azul (Lc. Memoria Jack Hayden x C. walkeriana) has large shapely flowers and darker blue lip, its genetic makeup is C. warneri and C. labiata, which are responsible for the large flower size. These plants will be 6-8” tall, the 2-3 flowers will be 3” or more across and come in shades of coerulea with darker blue lips, plus they will flower twice a year. Very nice.  This is the first plant to bloom, PICTURE ,excellent quality!
3” pots $16

Lc. Mini Purple f. coerulea 'Blue Hawaii' 4n Lc. Floralia's Azul 'Sandra' AM/AOS

 

 

SVO 7931     
Lc. NEW HYBRID (C. Sea Breeze 'Fellrath's Pride' x Lc. Love Knot 'SVO' HCC/AOS)

Both of these parents are coerulea hybrids. Sea Breeze (C. warneri x C. walkeriana) is quite floriferous, and mature plants stand about 10” tall and bloom with 4-6 coerulea flowers. Love Knot (C. walkeriana x L. sincorana) has very flat flowers with a darker blue lip. It regularly flowers twice a year, and its small plant stature makes it a mini-Catt. Here we are counting on Love Knot to flatten the flower and darken the lip color, and Sea Breeze to impart flower size and flower count. These plants, when mature, will be 6-8” tall and have 3-4 nice-sized coerulea flowers.  A very nice new coerulea hybrid. Available with oryzalin treatment as SVO 7931t.
3” pots $15

C. Sea Breeze 'Fellrath's Pride' Lc. Love Knot 'SVO' HCC/AOS

 

 

SVO 7931t      
(C. Sea Breeze 'Fellrath's Pride' x Lc. Love Knot 'SVO' HCC/AOS)

Both of these parents are coerulea hybrids. Sea Breeze (C. warneri x C. walkeriana) is quite floriferous, and mature plants stand about 10” tall and bloom with 4-6 coerulea flowers. Love Knot (C. walkeriana x L. sincorana) has very flat flowers with a darker blue lip. It regularly flowers twice a year, and its small plant stature makes it a mini-Catt. Here we are counting on Love Knot to flatten the flower and darken the lip color, and Sea Breeze to impart flower size and flower count. These plants, when mature, will be 6-8” tall and have 3-4 nice-sized coerulea flowers.  A very nice new coerulea hybrid. The protocorms were treated with oryzalin (t), a chemical used to increase chromosome count and improve the possibility that some of these will be tetraploid. Available without oryzalin treatment as SVO 7931.
3” pots $18

C. Sea Breeze 'Fellrath's Pride' Lc. Love Knot 'SVO' HCC/AOS

 

 

SVO 7935        2nd release
C. NEW HYBRID (C. Leoloddiglossa 'SVO Speckled Blue' FCC/AOS x C. Pittiae 'SVO Blue Spots')

Leoloddiglossa was a significant development in coerulea flowers with blue spots, and 'SVO Speckled Blue' earning an FCC/AOS acknowledged the flower quality and plant vigor of this cultivar. Pittiae (C. loddigesii x C. schilleriana) produces rather large coerulea flowers on a 10” tall plant. Although the flowers are sparsely spotted, the potential for passing on its spotted ancestry is good. This hybrid will exhibit the exceptional qualities of the coerulea spotted species in its background: C. loddigesii, C. amethystoglossa, C. schilleriana and C. leopoldii.  Plants will mature at 10-12” tall and bloom with 7-10 large, spotted blue flowers displayed above the foliage. This cross is highly recommended and represents the leading edge in blue spotted breeding.
3” pots $18

C. Leoloddiglossa 'SVO Speckled Blue' FCC/AOS C. Pittiae 'SVO Best Blue'

 

 

SVO 7941t       2nd release
C. NEW HYBRID (C. Leoloddiglossa 'SVO Speckled Blue' FCC/AOS x C. Gaudii 'SVO Blue Spots')

Leoloddiglossa 'SVO Speckled Blue' has excellent shape and coerulea color, and it carries 20 or more well-presented flowers. There are three Cattleya species represented here: leopoldii, loddigesii, and amethystoglossa. Crossing this exceptional plant with Gaudii (leopoldii x loddigesii) will reinforce the traits from the parent species, making these look a lot like super Gaudii with larger flowers showing deep color and darker spots. The protocorms were treated with oryzalin (t), a chemical used to increase chromosome count and improve the possibility that some of these will be tetraploid.
3” pots $20

C. Leoloddiglossa 'SVO Speckled Blue' FCC/AOS C. Gaudii 'SVO Blue Spots'

 

 

SVO 7950
C. Mareeba Tiger f. coerulea (C. leopoldii f. coerulea 'Kathleen' JC/AOS x C. schilleriana f. coerulea '4 x Blue Spots')

How about Mareeba Tiger in the coerulea color form??!! This cross combines the high flower count (15-25 per stem) of C. leopoldii with 4-5 blooms per stem of C. schilleriana. This is a grex that I believe will bloom with 7-12 flowers or possibly more. The blooms will be a light coerulea with darker spotting and a broad blue lip, and they also should be fragrant. Like a super floriferous blue schilleriana! Here is your chance to get something great!! Available with oryzalin treatment as SVO 7527t.
3” pots $18

C. leopoldii f. coerulea 'Kathleen' JC/AOS C. schilleriana f. coerulea '4 x Blue Spots'

 

 

SVO 7957
C. Pittiae f. coerulea (C. loddigesii f. coerulea 'Darkest Blue' x C. schilleriana f. coerulea '4 x Blue Spots' )

Here we are breeding for spotted blues! This primary hybrid is similar to C. Brabantiae (C. loddigesii x C. aclandiae). Expect improved flower count due to the influence of C. schilleriana. The plants are showing clear green foliage with a slight gray cast on the developing sheaths, indicators of the desired coerulea flower colors. These will be outstanding and extremely collectable. Do not miss out on these!
3” pots $18

C. loddigesii f. coerulea 'Darkest Blue' C. schilleriana f. coerulea '4 x Blue Spots'

 

 

SVO 7958
C. Gaudii f. coerulea (C. leopoldii f. coerulea 'Kathleen' JC/AOS x C. loddigesii f. coerulea 'Darkest Blue')

Coerulea color forms of bifoliate cattleyas are rare, and these first hybrids are turning out to be spectacular! I first offered C. Gaudii f. coerulea in 2013, and here is the description I wrote then: “In the past this grex was called C. Hybrida when C. leopoldii was considered C. guttata. This will be the most desirable as they will be coerulea blue!  Bifoliate coerulea flowers are very rare and collectable with the most desirable having blue spots. Mature plants will have heads of 10 or more blue flowers. The first use of coerulea parents in this grex. Don't miss out on these.” Those plants sold out in just a few weeks, and it's been a long wait to produce another batch. Those first plants from 2013 bloom with strong stems of 9-11 flowers in a beautiful shade of coerulea blue with darker spotting. I expect similarly excellent results from this remake.
3” pots $16

C. leopoldii f. coerulea 'Kathleen' JC/AOS C. loddigesii f. coerulea 'Darkest Blue'

 

 

SVO 8041 2nd release
C. Laura Newton (C. Leoloddiglossa 'SVO Speckled Blue' FCC/AOS x C. Interglossa f. flamea coerulea 'SVO')

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? C. Leoloddiglossa 'SVO Speckled Blue' is the best of the best, earning an FCC/AOS for its excellent shape and color, and well-presented flowers. These are very robust plants and already are showing an excellent growth habit. The best of these are going to be very special! Do NOT miss out on this one.
3” pots $16

C. Leoloddiglossa 'SVO Speckled Blue' FCC/AOS C. Interglossa f. flamea coerulea 'SVO'

 

 

SVO 8167       
Lc. Mini Blue Star (Lc. Mini Purple f. coerulea '4N' x Lc. Cornelia f. coerulea 'Floralia')

This line of breeding produces surprisingly large flowers - often up to 4” across - on plants only 6-7” tall.  Mini Purple (C. walkeriana x L. pumila) has great color and flowers several times a year. Cornelia (C. labiata x L. pumila) has excellent flower size on a small plant, with beautiful coerulea color and a darker coerulea lip. Here we will have 3-4” coerulea flowers with darker coerulea lips on plants just 6-7” tall. Plants will start to flower in 3” pots. Check out these first to bloom! PICTUREPICTURE
3” pots $16

Lc. Mini Purple f. coerulea '4N' Lc. Cornelia f. coerulea 'Floralia'

 

 


Species

Collecting select and awarded Cattleya species has been a passion of mine for many years. The collection now contains over 700 selected plants!  Recently, I started breeding the “best of the best” in an effort to provide these superior and often hard to find Cattleya species available for the hobbyist.

SVO 7038             SOLD OUT NO LISTING AS PLANTS ARE ALL GONE
C. aclandiae f. alba (C. aclandiae f. alba 'SVO' AM/AOS x self)

I could not have a species Cattleya collection without C. aclandiae. Recently, somee rare color forms have become available, so I must have them too. Yes, I know I'm also afflicted with the same passion you are. Only a few plants of the alba color form were ever found in the wild, and this form is very rare in cultivation.  As a result, they have been prohibitively expensive, but we are here to change that. This is a selfing of the only AM/AOS awarded aclandiae alba. Flower size and shape are outstanding, as is the plant, which blooms twice a year. This is really excellent, but also very limited
3” pots $25

C. aclandiae f. alba 'SVO' AM/AOS self

 

 

SVO 7256        2nd release
L. autumnalis (L. autumnalis 'Magna' MO/AMO x self)

Now here's something you don't see every day. A MO/AMO is a Gold Medal from the Mexico Orchid Association, the highest quality award an orchid flower can receive there, and believe me they know what a good L. autumnalis is.  'Magna' has 6-7 huge, solid deep purple flowers on arching spikes. Want the best possible plants of this legendary Mexican Laelia species? Here they are! Limited supply.
3” pots $25

L. autumnalis 'Magna' MO/AMO self

 

 

SVO 7325t       2nd release
C. percivaliana (C. percivaliana 'Remolacha' x self)

This unusually dark color form of C. percivaliana has finely-reticulated purple petals and sepals and a very dark, almost solid deep purple lip, with just a few yellow veins deep in the throat. The cultivar name 'Remolacha' means “beet” in Spanish, a reference to the dark purple color of this flower. The protocorms were treated with oryzalin (t), a chemical used to increase chromosome count and improve the possibility that some of these will be tetraploid. This is a highly collectable color form, and the converted plants will be exceptionally desirable. Limited supply.
3” pots $30

C. percivaliana 'Remolacha' self

 

 

SVO 7336       
C. walkeriana (C. walkeriana 'SVO Whopper' 4n x C. walkeriana 'SVO's Passion' AM/AOS 4n)

Here is a cross between my two best walkeriana. Both are tetraploids and have the highest quality flowers, plant vigor and ease of bloom. Top quality walkeriana here.
3” pots $18

C. walkeriana 'SVO Whopper' 4n C. walkeriana 'SVO's Passion' AM/AOS 4n

 

 

SVO 7582     
C. leopoldii (C. leopoldii 'SVO Dark Wonder 4N' x C. leopoldii 'SVO Prince 4N')

A mating between two of my best 4n cultivars. I am not sure there is a better leopoldii cross in the world. The anticipation is killing me!
3” pots $20

C. leopoldii 'SVO Dark Wonder 4N' C. leopoldii 'SVO Prince 4N'

 

 

SVO 7583     
C. leopoldii (C. leopoldii 'Paul' AM/AOS x C. leopoldii 'SVO Dark Wonder' 4N)

I have been collecting and growing leopoldii for at least 25 years, and over that time I have flowered many plants in every conceivable color form: typo, alba, semi-alba, coerulea, no spots, flamea, peloric. Even one plant with 52 flowers, the most anyone I know has ever heard of.  I have decided to start breeding these superior plants to make the next generation widely available. 'Paul' is the classic form and color, and the AM/AOS speaks to its quality. 'SVO Dark Wonder' is exceptional, with full shape and very heavy substance. Great potential here!
3” pots $16

C. leopoldii 'Paul' AM/AOS C. leopoldii 'SVO Dark Wonder 4N'

 

 

SVO 7609t       2nd release
C. dowiana (C. dowiana 'Claire' x C. dowiana f. aurea 'SVO Aurea')

These have been a long time coming, and they're finally here! Here are some tips to improve your success with this species. Plants produce new roots after the new pseudobulb matures.  If the plant is blooming size, the new roots will develop from the flowered pseudobulb a few weeks after it blooms in summer.  If the plant is a seedling or nearing maturity, the new roots will emerge from the recently-matured growth, and this is the time to repot.  New roots produced during the late summer and fall have to stay healthy through winter and spring, as these roots support the new growths and flowers in the following year.  Plants rest in winter, so the root system should be kept drier during the winter months.  During the winter period maintain 75-80-degree days and 65-70-degree nights with at least 50% humidity.  In late spring, once the new growth is about half developed, irrigation frequency can be increased. The protocorms were treated with oryzalin (t), a chemical used to increase chromosome count and improve the possibility that some of these will be tetraploid. The ones that do will be very valuable!
3” pots $30

C. dowiana 'Claire' C. dowiana f. aurea 'SVO Aurea'

 

 

SVO 7643
Prosthechea cochleata (Psh. cochleata 'Pepe' x self)

This plant has an interesting provenance. It was collected over 70 years ago in the hills above the town of Suchilquitongo in Oaxaca, Mexico, by a young man (at that time) whose responsibility was to pasture the family's goats and cow. After several seasons on the job he began to notice the native orchids flowering in the trees and selected this plant as the best he had seen. He brought it down from the hills and placed it on a tree in his yard. Over the years, this plant grew into a huge specimen, and one of my longtime workers, Pepe, asked the now-old man for a division. This plant blooms with 11-13 flowers open at one time, far more than the usual 4-6 that are typical for this species. The high flower count makes a great show!  This plant grows well and has long-lasting flowers, blooming for months at a time. It is an excellent beginner's plant, commonly known as the “cockleshell orchid,” and is the national flower of Belize!
3” pots $15

Psh. cochleata 'Pepe' self

 

 

SVO 7667  
Enc. phoenicea (Enc. phoenicea 'Flat Form' x Enc. phoenicea 'SVO Hot Lips')

This has to be my all-time favorite Encyclia. It has great flower color, branched inflorescences with lots of flowers, and best of all the strong chocolate-vanilla fragrance. The plant 'Flat Form' has just that, excellent shape, and 'SVO Hot Lips' has a darker-than-normal red lip. Available with oryzalin treatment as SVO 7668t.
3” pots $16

Enc. phoenicea 'Flat Form' Enc. phoenicea 'SVO Hot Lips'

 

 

SVO 7668t      
Enc. phoenicea (Enc. phoenicea 'Flat Form' x Enc. phoenicea 'SVO Hot Lips')

This has to be my all-time favorite Encyclia. It has great flower color, branched inflorescences with lots of flowers, and best of all the strong chocolate-vanilla fragrance. The plant 'Flat Form' has just that, excellent shape, and 'SVO Hot Lips' has a darker-than-normal red lip. The protocorms were treated with oryzalin (t), a chemical used to increase chromosome count and improve the possibility that some of these will be tetraploid. Available without oryzalin treatment as SVO 7667.
3” pots $18

Enc. phoenicea 'Flat Form' Enc. phoenicea 'SVO Hot Lips'

 

 

SVO 7702       
B. perrinii (B. perrinii 'Ruben 25' x B. perrinii 'SVO 15')

B. perrinii 'Ruben's 25' flowers with 25 blooms on a single stem, and 'SVO 15' carries up to 15 flowers. These plants are siblings, and both have exceptionally high flower counts, considering that this species usually blooms with 8-9 flowers per stem. When unusually high flower counts appear, it is often best to self the plant. In this case we made a sibling cross, since 'SVO 15' had significantly better shape and a large lip (unfortunately I did not take a picture of 'SVO 15').  These are excellent when grown mounted or in hanging baskets. They grow well in the heat and humidity of summer and prefer to keep their roots dryer in winter. A must-have for you Brassavola collectors!
3” pot $18         

Mounted $30

B. perrinii 'Ruben 25' B. perrinii 'SVO 15'

 

 

SVO 7740       
C. walkeriana (C. walkeriana 'The Chairman' 4n AM/AOS x C. walkeriana 'SVO Whopper' 4n)

'The Chairman' has an impressive flower with wide rounded petals, and 'SVO Whopper' is just as impressive, with flat-as-can-be flowers having excellent substance. The reciprocal cross is available as SVO 7742, and this is a rare opportunity to evaluate the differences imparted by the capsule and pollen parents. A top-quality pairing!
3” pots $18  

C. walkeriana 'The Chairman' 4n AM/AOS C. walkeriana 'SVO Whopper' 4n

 

 

SVO 7741       
C. walkeriana (C. walkeriana 'SVO's Passion' 4n AM/AOS x C. walkeriana 'The Chairman' 4n AM/AOS)

'SVO's Passion' is exceptionally nice, with flat, full flowers. 'The Chairman' has a stunning flower with wide rounded petals. This is as good as it gets!
3” pots $18

C. walkeriana 'SVO's Passion' 4n AM/AOS C. walkeriana 'The Chairman' 4n AM/AOS

 

  

SVO 7742       
(C. walkeriana 'SVO Whopper' 4n x C. walkeriana 'The Chairman' 4n AM/AOS)

'SVO Whopper' has an impressive flat-as-can-be flower with excellent substance, and 'The Chairman' has an equally impressive flower with wide rounded petals. The reciprocal cross is available as SVO 7740, and this is a rare opportunity to evaluate the differences imparted by the capsule and pollen parents. A top-quality pairing!
3” pots $18  

C. walkeriana 'SVO Whopper' 4n C. walkeriana 'The Chairman' 4n AM/AOS

 

 

SVO 7756        2nd releasee
Diacm. bicornutum (Diacm. bicornutum 'SVO' AM/AOS x Diacm. bicornutum 'The Virgin'

Recent nomenclature changes have now reclassified this as Caularthron (Caul.) bicornutum.  On a trip to Trinidad and Tobago not too long ago I was reminded of my fascination with Caul. bicornutum. In the early 1990's I made many first, second and a few third-generation hybrids with this species. I collected many good examples for breeding, and 'SVO' and 'The Virgin' are among the best, with excellent flower size and shape as well as high flower count. I am pleased to offer these, as they have become quite rare in collections.  Growing bicornutum well requires that the roots dry out between waterings. Best results are obtained by using very coarse potting media or growing them in a hanging basket. In nature, the wet season is May through October, and plants should be watered and fertilized frequently during this period. From November through April, water about half as frequently as other plants to assure root survival and maintain humidity at 50%. Repotting should only be done in the spring with the onset of new root growth. If you are a Cattleya species grower, these are a must-have.
3” pots $30

Diacm. bicornutum 'SVO' AM/AOS Diacm. bicornutum 'The Virgin'

 

 

SVO 7826       
C. walkeriana (C. walkeriana 'Marvin Davis' x C. walkeriana 'The Chairman' AM/AOS)

This cross was made by a good friend who was very excited about the floral qualities of his plant 'Marvin Davis'. When he saw 'The Chairman' in bloom, he asked for pollen, and 3 years later we have well-established plants in 3” pots. Excellent walkeriana breeding.
3” pots $18

C. walkeriana 'Marvin Davis' C. walkeriana 'The Chairman' AM/AOS

 

 

SVO 7878       
C. aurantiaca f. punctata (C. aurantiaca 'Mishima Spots' x C. aurantiaca 'SVO Spotty')

'Mishima Spots' is the original spotted form of C. aurantiaca and very unusual, with orange flowers spotted in red. The 12-15 flowers are presented in a cluster just above the foliage. 'SVO Spotty' is a select cultivar from a selfing of 'Mishima Spots'. These will all have orange flowers with red spots. A very special variety and highly collectable!
3” pots $16

C. aurantiaca 'Mishima Spots' C. aurantiaca 'SVO Spotty'

 

 

SVO 7916
Prosthechea cochleata (Psh. cochleata 'Jules & Elaine' AM/AOS x Psh. cochleata 'H&R' 4n)

Commonly known as the “cockleshell orchid”.  Psh. cochleata 'Jules & Elaine' is without a doubt the most unusual I've seen, with flower stems that are very heavy and stick straight up like a bamboo stake that is 3 feet long!  I counted the flowers last time this plant bloomed, and between the first opening in August and mid-March there were 30 flowers, with 4 open blooms at a time, and buds to come! This is just an outstanding plant with an amazing flowering habit. Psh. cochleata 'H&R' 4n was a gift plant from H&R Nurseries in Hawaii. It came from a colchicine-treated batch of plants, and the flowers are heavier and fuller than most. The plant is a slow grower and blooms with 3-5 open flowers at a time on inflorescences reaching a length of about 20”.  The plants from this cross have really impressed me, and they are the best and fastest-growing cochleata I have seen, with a remarkably large pseudobulb having formed already. Plant vigor is often a sign of quality, and our motto around the nursery is “It has to grow well first and then flower well.” These plants are easy to grow, and they bloom for months on end, making this an excellent beginner's plant. For more experienced growers, this cross will upgrade your collection.
3” pots $16

Psh. cochleata 'Jules & Elaine' AM/AOS Psh. cochleata 'H&R'

 

 

SVO 7946       
C. leopoldii (C. leopoldii 'SVO Prince' 4N x C. leopoldii 'Kathleen' AM/AOS)

I have been collecting and growing leopoldii for at least 25 years, and over that time I have flowered many plants in every conceivable color form: typo, alba, semi-alba, coerulea, no spots, flamea, peloric. Even one plant with 52 flowers, the most anyone I know has ever heard of.  I have decided to start breeding these superior plants to make the next generation widely available. The cultivar 'SVO Prince' originated by selfing the 4n meristem mutation of 'Dark Prince'.  The award to 'Kathleen' speaks volumes to its qualities – sorry, no picture.  Outstanding potential is going to be unlocked from these two exceptional parents.
3” pots $16

C. leopoldii 'SVO Prince' 4N C. leopoldii 'Kathleen' AM/AOS

 

 

SVO 7948       
C. leopoldii (C. leopoldii 'SVO Prince' 4N x C. leopoldii 'Bill's Favorite Ladies')

I have been collecting and growing leopoldii for at least 25 years, and I have decided to start breeding these superior plants to make the next generation widely available. The cultivar 'SVO Prince' originated by selfing the 4n meristem mutation of 'Dark Prince'. The cultivar name 'Bill's Favorite Ladies' resulted from the sib cross of 'Claire' AM/AOS x 'Kathleen' AM/AOS, Bill's daughter and wife. The AM/AOS awards to both parents speaks volumes about their quality. Another fine leopoldii pairing with outstanding potential.
3” pots $16

C. leopoldii 'SVO Prince' 4N C. leopoldii 'Bill's Favorite Ladies'

 

 

Standard

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.

SVO 7598       
L. Femme Fatale (L. Pacavia 'Impressive' x L. tenebrosa 'Paul' AM/AOS)

This cross will produce large flowers in amazing lavender/copper colors with darker purple lips. Pacavia is purpurata x tenebrosa, and the reinforcement of tenebrosa in this cross will assure strong stems of 5-6 large flowers measuring 6-7” across. These stately-looking plants will have straight upright growths that are closely spaced and will bloom reliably in June and July. Mature plants will be show stoppers, with their impressive flower size and color.
3” pots $16

L. Pacavia 'Impressive' L. tenebrosa 'Paul' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7639
C. NEW HYBRID (C. Mrs. Mahler 'Memoria Fred Tompkins' AM/AOS x C. Chocolate Drop 'SVO' AM/AOS)

Hey all you bifoliate Cattleya fanatics! Can you envision how these will look? Mrs. Mahler (C. bicolor x C. leopoldii) and Chocolate Drop (C. leopoldii x C. aurantiaca) are primary leopoldii hybrids, which theoretically makes this 50% leopoldii and 25% each bicolor and aurantiaca.  Here's my vision: vertical plants with sturdy upright inflorescences carrying 20 large, waxy deep red flowers with bright red spade-shaped lips. What do you think?
3” pots $16

C. Mrs. Mahler 'Memoria Fred Tompkins' AM/AOS C. Chocolate Drop 'SVO' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7659       
C. Greensleeves (C. Atalanta 'Hawaii' x C. leopoldii f. alba 'Emerald Green')

Here is an attempt at breeding for green flowers with white lips. This Atalanta (C. leopoldii x C. warscewiczii) is a true alba, and the flowers are pure white with impressive large lips influenced by the warscewiczii. The leopoldii 'Emerald Green' is from the selfing of renowned C. guttata v. leopoldii f. alba 'Fields' and is also a true alba. We are expecting the green petals and sepals of 'Emerald Green' to have a good chance at coming out in the progeny, and with both parents' white lips…well this might just be the cross to deliver elusive green flowers with white lips.
3” pots $16

C. Atalanta 'Hawaii' C. leopoldii f. alba 'Emerald Green'

 

SVO 7773       
Blc. Kaboom (Blc. Schroder's Love 'SVO' AM/AOS x Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS)

Schroder's Love (C. schroderae x Love Sound) lends its great flower form, size and strong stem to this grex. Guess What (Waikiki Gold x Lc. Trick or Treat) adds its high flower count of 9-11 bright orange blooms on a strong stem. The great color and presentation of the first plants to flower inspired the name "Kaboom!"  These are really nice and not to be overlooked!
3” pots $15

Blc. Schroder's Love 'SVO' AM/AOS Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7775       
Blc. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Schroder's Love 'SVO' AM/AOS x Blc. Bouton D'Or 'Halcyon' AM/AOS)

The success of Blc. Kaboom was the inspiration for this cross. Schroder's Love (C. schroderae x Love Sound) has great flower form and size, and its strong stems hold 4-5 flowers just above the foliage. Over the years Bouton D'Or (C. Wolteriana x Blc. Buttercup) has sired hundreds of successful hybrids, the most notable being Love Sound (Bouton D'Or x briegeri), one parent of Schroder's Love. This 'line breeding' will accentuate flower form by continuing to flatten and round out the petal shape, keep flower count at 5-6 blooms per stem, and most importantly develop the highly desirable orange flower color and orange lip. So nice…
3” pots $15

Blc. Schroder's Love 'SVO' AM/AOS Blc. Bouton D'Or 'Halcyon' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7782       
Lc. Naranja en Flor (Lc. Trick or 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. The reciprocal cross is available as SVO 7863.
3” pots $15

Lc. Trick or Treat 'Orange Magic' AM/AOS Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette #3'

 

SVO 7817       
Blc. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Hawaiian Discovery 'Fluorescent Orange' HCC/AOS x Blc. Bouton D'Or 'Cherokee')

The shapely flowers of Hawaiian Discovery (Blc. Orange Nuggett x Blc. Bouton D'Or) are an amazing orange color - 'Fluorescent Orange' to be exact! Bouton D'Or (C. Wolteriana x Blc. Buttercup) is the parent of Hawaiian Discovery, making this cross a fine example of line-breeding. This cross will reinforce these desirable qualities: good flower form, vivid color and robust, upright plant habit. Look for these to have clusters of 5-6 well-shaped, bright orange flowers held high above the foliage on sturdy stems.
3” pots $15

Blc. Hawaiian Discovery 'Fluorescent Orange' HCC/AOS Blc. Bouton D'Or 'Cherokee'

 

SVO 7853       
Lcr. NEW HYBRID (Dialc. Silver Horace 'SVO' HCC/AOS x Blc. Magic Melody 'SVO' AM/AOS)

This is the first Diacrium (syn. Caularthron) bicornutum cross we have made in a while. Diacrium Silver Horace (Dialc. Silver Star x C. Horace) blooms with 5-6 shapely soft pink flowers with dark purple lips. Sturdy stems carry the flowers well above the leaves. Magic Melody (Lc. Tokyo Magic x Lc. Melody Fair) has large white flowers with a touch of purple on the petal tips and yellow markings on the lateral sepals. The lip is intense crimson red, and strong stems easily hold the 5-6 flowers. This cross is a Laeliocatarthron (Lcr), and plants will have strong stems holding 5-6 shapely, soft pink flowers with ruffled, boldly-colored lips, carried well above the foliage. 
3” pots $16

Dialc. Silver Horace 'SVO' HCC/AOS Blc. Magic Melody 'SVO' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7854 
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. William Farrell 'Native Son' x Blc. Hawaiian Discovery 'Fluorescent Orange' HCC/AOS)

Almost all well-rounded orange Cattleya crosses originate from hybrids with either Blc. Orange Nuggett and/or Blc. Bouton D'Or in their breeding lines. William Farrell (Slc. Helen Veliz x Bc. Llano) has a distinguished breeding heritage, and the cultivar 'Native Son' has impressive flowers in a beautiful soft peach with strong stems holding 5-6 well-arranged blooms above the foliage. The well-presented, shapely flowers of Hawaiian Discovery (Blc. Orange Nuggett x Blc. Bouton D'Or) are an amazing fluorescent orange color. We believe this cross will have a strong tendency toward orange flowers, though some may be salmon colored (which will be amazing). The excellent shape of each parent's flowers is going to be dominant, as are the strong stems. This cross has all the hallmarks of a great hybrid.
3” pots $16

Pot. William Farrell 'Native Son' Blc. Hawaiian Discovery 'Fluorescent Orange' HCC/AOS

 

SVO 7863       
Lc. Naranja en Flor (Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette' #3' x Lc. Trick or Treat 'Orange Magic' AM/AOS)

The name of this grex, Naranja en Flor, is Spanish for “Orange in Flower.” I was so excited by the potential that I made this cross twice this year! Over the years, I have been impressed by the breeding qualities of both Trick or Treat and Spring Fires. I am so confident that these will turn out great, I'll bet money! And I'm not a gambling man… These will have strong stems holding 10-15 or more starry orange to red flowers above the foliage in March. Mature plants will be 14-16” tall and produce a spectacular display.  How's that for confidence in a prediction? The reciprocal is available as SVO 7782.
3” pots $15

Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette #3' Lc. Trick or Treat 'Orange Magic' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7867
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Goldenzelle 'Lemon Chiffon' AM/AOS x Pot. William Farrell 'Native Son')

I have wanted to make this cross for some time, but Goldenzelle hasn't held capsules long enough to produce viable seed. Persistence paid off, and we finally got a good capsule that held until the seeds had matured. Goldenzelle (Blc. Fortune x C. Horace) is a standard-sized plant with bulbs 18” tall, and plants require a 7-8” pot at maturity. Flowers are large, over 6” across, and held well on strong stems in groups of 3 and 4. As the name indicates, the cultivar 'Lemon Chiffon' is yellow and has excellent shape. The petals are wide, and the lip is yellow with a bright red spot. For years, this Goldenzelle has been considered one of the top standard yellow Cattleyas ever produced.  The ancestry of William Farrell (Slc. Helen Veliz x Bc. Llano) reads like a veritable “who's who” of Cattleya breeding in the 1950's and 60's, and 'Native Son' has impressive flowers in a beautiful soft peach with strong stems holding 5-6 well-arranged blooms above the foliage. Here, we predict four important things: excellent flower shape, large flower size, a strong stem carrying 4-5 flowers, and flower colors in shades of peach and salmon. I am very optimistic about the potential from this mating.
3” pots $16

Blc. Goldenzelle 'Lemon Chiffon' AM/AOS Pot. William Farrell 'Native Son'

 

SVO 7924       
Lc. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Magic Melody 'SVO' AM/AOS x Lc. Joanna Rose 'SVO semi-Alba')

One of my favorite Cattleya color forms is the semi-alba, white petals and sepals surrounding a dark purple-red lip. The color contrast is fantastic! The flowers of Magic Melody (Lc. Tokyo Magic x Lc. Melody Fair) are spectacular, with strong stems carrying 5-6 pure white blooms tipped in red with yellow on the sepals and a beautiful, velvety crimson lip. Joanna Rose (Lc. Melody Fair x Lc. Liptonii) has amazing, full-shaped flowers, which are nearly pure white. The lip is purple and yellow, and the 4-5 shapely flowers are held well on a strong wiry stem. We are very hopeful that these will be desirable semi-alba flowers. However, some may be pink with red lips, which won't be a disappointment either. In either case, flower shape and color contrast will be fantastic! 
3” pots $18

Lc. Magic Melody 'SVO' AM/AOS Lc. Joanna Rose 'SVO semi-Alba'

 

SVO 7940
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Carolina Orange D'Or 'Lenette #2' AM/AOS x Pot. Love Passion 'Dogashima')

We are always looking for opportunities to make breakthrough crosses, and trying a few combinations 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 6-8 blooms per stem, making a spectacular show. Love Passion (Pot. William Farrell x Lc. Trick or Treat) is an excellent grower, and plants produce 9-11 bright orange flowers held well above the foliage. This cross will produce shapely orange flowers on sturdy stems of 7-9. Outstanding, show-stopping display plants will be the result.
3” pots $15

Blc. Carolina Orange D'Or 'Lenette #2' AM/AOS Pot. Love Passion 'Dogashima'

 

SVO 7952       
Blc. Pat Wood (Blc. Bouton D'Or 'Halcyon' AM/AOS x Lc. Trick or Treat 'Orange Magic' AM/AOS)

Bouton D'Or (C. Wolteriana x Blc. Buttercup) is a famous orange and a well-respected parent. The flowers have good shape and color, and the plants are very robust growers and reliable bloomers. Trick or Treat (L. Icarus x Lc. Chit Chat) produces amazing heads of 15 or more starry orange flowers from strong-growing plants and has been an important parent. These are showing great vigor, and the plants are very robust. We expect large heads of well-supported brightly-colored orange flowers on plants that are easy to grow and bloom.
3” pots $15

Blc. Bouton D'Or 'Halcyon' AM/AOS Lc. Trick or Treat 'Orange Magic' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7954       
Blc. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Bouton D'Or 'Halcyon' AM/AOS x Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS)

Bouton D'Or (C. Wolteriana x Blc. Buttercup) is a well-respected parent. The flowers have good shape and color, and the plants are robust growers and reliable bloomers. Guess What (Blc. Waikiki Gold x Lc. Trick or Treat) is a favorite breeder of mine. It's dominant for vibrant orange-yellow flowers on strong stems carrying clusters of 8-9 blooms. This is one of those “you have to make it” crosses, and we expect these to have 5-9 well-held flowers in bright orange.
3” pots $15

Blc. Bouton D'Or 'Halcyon' AM/AOS Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7963
Blc. Carolina Orange Glow (Blc. Bouton D'Or 'Halcyon' AM/AOS x Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette #3')

Bouton D'Or (C. Wolteriana x Blc. Buttercup) combined with Spring Fires (Lc. Fires of Spring x Lc. Fire Island) – what a great idea! A couple years ago I was going through an old filing cabinet and rediscovered a large stack of Orchid catalogs from Stewart, Armacost & Royston, Beall, Jones and Scully, Fordyce, and this treasure trove included several from Lenette Greenhouses. They listed this cross (Blc. Bouton D'Or x Lc. Spring Fires) and were promoting it as an exceptional pairing. After some research, we learned that two of the offspring received AOS awards. And guess what? I have both parents in my breeding collection. The flowers from this cross will be in shades of orange, shapely, and well-supported, in clusters of 5-6.  
3” pots $15

Blc. Bouton D'Or 'Halcyon' AM/AOS Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette #3'

 

SVO 7969
Lc. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Summerland Girl 'Orchidglade' x Lc. Mishima Luster 'Jean' FCC/AOS)

Summerland Girl (C. leopoldii x Lc. Grandee) flowers with an astonishing 21 large, waxy, bright red flowers with contrasting purple-red lips. The plant is 2' tall and, when in bloom, the inflorescence adds an extra foot – truly spectacular! Mishima Luster (Lc. Wine Festival x C. schilleriana) can bloom with as many as 15 flowers per inflorescence. The flowers are a waxy raspberry color with a few darker spots, and the spade lip is bright royal purple. These plants will be tall, most likely reaching a height of 20” or more, and the stately inflorescence will carry 12 to 18 very large, waxy flowers with bright contrasting lips. Just a stunning floral display! If you have bench space or can make more space this is a cross that you must have.
3” pots $18

Lc. Summerland Girl 'Orchidglade' Lc. Mishima Luster 'Jean' FCC/AOS

 

SVO 8164       
C. Chongkolnee (C. Chocolate Drop 'SVO' AM/AOS x C. bowringiana 'SVO 4n')

Ok - how awesome is this? I saw these blooming at the Redland show in Florida 9-10 years ago, and they were spectacular. I have always wanted to re-make it, but in order to improve upon the previous grex I needed a 4n bowringiana. Once that problem was solved the cross was re-made. This Chocolate Drop (C. leopoldii x C. aurantiaca) is also 4n, and most of the progeny should be 4n as well. This cross will produce high flower counts on tall plants, and the blooms in waxy solid burgundy colors will be arranged nicely, making for a spectacular display in summer.
3” pots $16

C. Chocolate Drop 'SVO' AM/AOS C. bowringiana 'SVO 4n'

 

 

Misc.

SVO 9221  
NEW GENUS (Zelenkoa onusta 'Xlnt' x Rodriguezia lanceolata 'Trinidad Find')

This is an extreme novelty hybrid. I have been growing these species for years knowing they were compatible genetically. I'm not sure what inspired me to make the cross, but it worked, and the young plants are growing really well in 3” pots. Zel. onusta produces many yellow flowers on branched inflorescences, and the Rdza. lanceolata was found by yours truly growing in the mountains of Trinidad. It is an amazingly robust grower, doubling its size annually, and it blooms with many pendant inflorescences of 20-25 coral-red flowers. Not only is this a new hybrid, I can't find a record of someone crossing these two genera before! We expect many red to gold flowers on branching inflorescences. I can't wait! For best culture these may grow better for most people in hanging baskets or mounted.  First to bloom! PICTURE
3” pots $16

Zelenkoa onusta 'Xlnt' Rodriguezia lanceolata 'Trinidad Find'

 

 

SVO 9222
Zelenettia Goldmarie (Zelenkoa onusta 'Xlnt' x Comparettia speciosa 'Orange')

Another extreme novelty hybrid. I've had the two parental species in my collection for years, and I'm not sure what inspired me to make this hybrid. The young plants are now growing really well, and several bloomed in the plug trays with golden flowers on long, branched wiry-like stems!  Zel. onusta produces many yellow flowers on branched inflorescences, and Comp. speciosa has a beautiful orange flower with a prominent bright orange lip. These are growing really well in 3” pots, but they may be better for most people in hanging baskets or mounted.  In bloom from the cell trays PICTURE
3” pots $16

Zelenkoa onusta 'Xlnt' Comparettia speciosa 'Orange'

 

 

SVO 7984
Den. lindleyi (aggregatum) (Den. aggregatum 'SVO Gold Coins' x Den. aggregatum 'Midas Touch')

These are so floriferous, and well-grown plants produce many inflorescences with 20-25 flowers each in bright yellow resembling golden coins.  For best plant culture ,it's important to  understand and apply a seasonal wet/dry pattern. Water almost every day from April through November, then reduce watering to about once every two weeks in December through May. With proper care, these will quickly grow into specimens with thousands of flowers in March and April.
3” pots $16   

Den. aggregatum 'SVO Gold Coins' Den. aggregatum 'Midas Touch'

 

 

SVO 7984
Den. lindleyi (aggregatum) (Den. aggregatum 'SVO Gold Coins' x Den. aggregatum 'Midas Touch')

These are so floriferous, and well-grown plants produce many inflorescences with 20-25 flowers each in bright yellow resembling golden coins.  For best plant culture, it's important to understand and apply a seasonal wet/dry pattern. Water almost every day from April through November, then reduce watering to about once every two weeks in December through May. With proper care, these will quickly grow into specimens with thousands of flowers in March and April.
Mounted on Cork $25

Den. aggregatum 'SVO Gold Coins' Den. aggregatum 'Midas Touch'

 

 

SVO 7986       
Den. NEW HYBRID (Den. (Adastra x parishii) 'Tropical Berry' x self)

When I saw this in bloom, I was wowed by its 'cute factor'. The fragrant purple flowers smell like sweet raspberries, and the blooms develop on short stems along the prior year's bulbs. For best plant culture, understanding and applying a seasonal wet/dry pattern will give the best results. These plants do well on mounts, as they want to be drier from December-March. For us, watering about every 2 weeks during this period works best, and then from April-November we water almost every day. These small-growing plants also flower in May and June, a time when not much else is in bloom.
Mounted on Cork $25

Den. (Adastra x parishii) 'Tropical Berry' self

 

 

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V. NEW HYBRID (V. cristata x V. christensoniana)

We think these will do well in Cattleya growing conditions, where most of the time the night temperature is around 60-65 F and 75-85 F in the day. V. cristata is very floriferous with up to 30 pink flowers on upright stems and blooms just over a half inch across. V. christensoniana has ice green flowers, and the lip is deep magenta.  This is a new combination, and predictions are not easy. We expect these to be smaller-growing plants, and they should grow nicely in a variety of conditions and bloom well in 4” pots.
3” pots $25

V. cristata V. christensoniana

 

 

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Vandoglossum Moorei (Holc. kimballianum x V. coerulea f. delicata)

Holc. kimballianum blooms with 9-11 white flowers. Interestingly, the petals are rotated 90 degrees from the plane of the flower, and the lip is magenta with darker venation. V. coerulea f. delicata can bloom with 12-13 soft pink flowers and classic Vanda tessellation on the petals and sepals. These flowers will be pink with tessellations and a red lip. We think these also will grow nicely in a variety of conditions and bloom well in 4” pots, reaching maturity in a 5” pot.
3” pots $25

Holc. kimballianum V. coerulea f. delicata

 

Revised 2nd Release

Compact Catts

Compact growing Cattleyas have gained considerable interest with hobbyist for some important reasons. 

  • Plants will stay under 12” tall and bloom in 4”- 5” pots.
  • They are space savings so with more plants per sq. ft. makes for more flowers per sq. ft.
  • Flowers are appealing, with large size and wide range of colors.
  • New hybrids are bred to carry the flowers well, on strong stems that don't require staking.
  • They grow well under a wide range of cultural conditions. 

The crosses listed represent the most modern breeding available, with many outstanding hybrids having great potential.  I have spent hours describing the potential of the offspring, so read on!

SVO 7664        NEW       
Lc. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Jalapa 'Ruben's Pick' 4n x C. bowringiana 'Alpha Triumph')

This cross is made with a tetraploid Jalapa (C. leopoldii x L. milleri), and the quality is amazing: red flowers with dark burgundy spots and red lips on strong upright stems! C. bowringiana 'Alpha Triumph' was purchased years ago from Stewart Orchids' Criterion list, and it still ranks among the cultivars with the darkest purple flowers for this species. I have a good feeling about this cross, due to the influence of the rupicolous Laelia milleri. I expect them to resemble small C. Bactia 4847 (bowringiana x guttata). Compact plants should stand 12” tall and produce sturdy stems of 10-15 purple-red flowers with darker lips.
3” pots $16

Lc. Jalapa 'Ruben's Pick' 4n C. bowringiana 'Alpha Triumph'

 

SVO 7669        NEW
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Slc. Lisye Sentiasa 'SVO' AM/AOS x Blc. Robert and Michael 'SVO')

There is nothing like deep vibrant purple Cattleyas. However, the plant are usually standard-sized (i.e., large). Here we have made a cross with this highly desirable flower color and large size on plants that will stay under 10” tall! Lisye Sentiasa (Slc. Angel Jack x Lc. Mini Purple) has intense color on a plant with a mini-Catt stature, and Robert and Michael (Blc. Hunting Island x Lc. Aloha Case) has amazing flower shape and large size. This is a very promising cross for compact plants with dark purple flowers!
3” pots $15

Slc. Lisye Sentiasa 'SVO' AM/AOS Blc. Robert and Michael 'SVO'

 

SVO 7804          NEW
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Hawaiian Prominence ‘America’ AM/AOS x Pot. Rubescence ‘SVO’ AM/AOS)

Hawaiian Prominence (Blc. Hisako Akatsuka x Slc. Wendy's Redstone) produces an eye-catching display with flowers that have been described as “deep velvety ruby purple with a ruby purple lip and bright yellow throat” with large at 4.5” flowers on plants barely 10” tall.  Rubescence (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Seagulls Apricot) ‘SVO’ is a legendary breeding plant, it’s dominant traits for flower shape, color, plant habit has revolutionized the modern compact cattleya breeding.  We can predict with certainty this cross will have dark red flowers of excellent rounded shape with burgundy red lips with yellow throats; the plants will first flower in 3” and 4” pots be good growers. Just a great cross.
3” pots $16

Pot. Hawaiian Prominence ‘America’ AM/AOS Pot. Rubescence ‘SVO’ AM/AOS

 

SVO 7866         NEW
Pot. Spring Prominence (Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette' #3' x Pot. Hawaiian Prominence 'America' AM/AOS)

One of our long-term breeding goals is the development of plants with strong inflorescences holding heads of well-shaped red flowers. This cross incorporates parents with key traits toward this goal. Hawaiian Prominence (Blc. Hisako Akatsuka x Slc. Wendy's Redstone) produces an eye-catching display with flowers that have been described as “a deep velvety ruby purple with a ruby purple lip and bright yellow throat.” Flowers are large at 4.5” across on plants barely 10” tall. Spring Fires (Lc. Fires of Spring x Lc. Fire Island) has strong upright stems carrying 5-9 red/orange flowers with darker red lips. It has proven to be an excellent parent, with dominance for color, a sturdy inflorescence, and bloom period. These will be vibrant velvety red-purple flowers held well on good stems.  A nice new development in color and flower count.
3” pots $15

Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette' #3' Pot. Hawaiian Prominence 'America' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7873               NEW
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Memoria Jim Nickou 'James' HCC/AOS x Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS)

The Memoria Jim Nickou (Blc. Xanthette x Sc. Beaufort) has bright yellow flowers with just a bit of red on the lip. Its excellent shape and twice-a-year flowering make this a desirable parent. Tokyo Magic (Lc. Irene Finney x L. briegeri) is a proven breeder with many exceptional hybrids to its credit. It imparts good flower shape, red lip color, strong stems and a compact upright plant habit. We anticipate these parents will intensify the yellow flower color and favor red lips on 4-5 well-supported flowers.
3” pots $15

Pot. Memoria Jim Nickou 'James' HCC/AOS Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7876        NEW
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Star Fire 'Ruben's Red' x Slc. Rockette 'Little Rock' AM/AOS)

Star Fire (Lc. Trick or Treat x Pot. Rubescence) 'Ruben's Red' produces 7 flowers in solid saturated red, and the ruffled red lip becomes darker red centrally. Rockette (Lc. Koolau Seagulls x Sc. Beaufort) 'Little Rock' carries 5-6 well-spaced starry flowers in a pleasing red-orange color on a nice stem, all from a compact plant. This cross is very promising for great red-orange color and excellent shape, and the well-presented flowers will be produced from compact plants. An excellent modern red Cattleya cross! The reciprocal is available as SVO 7832, an unusual opportunity to evaluate the effects of capsule vs. pollen parent.
3” pots $15

Pot. Star Fire 'Ruben's Red' Slc. Rockette 'Little Rock' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7880         NEW 
Pot. Verbatim (Slc. Angel's Fantasy 'Solar Flare' FCC/AOS x Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS)

Angel's Fantasy is a real beauty. The flared flowers are just spectacular, and the FCC/AOS award is a testament to flower quality. As a bonus, it also blooms twice a year. Rubescence (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Seagulls Apricot) is a legendary breeding plant for SVO. Its dominant traits are flower shape, color, and plant habit, and it has revolutionized modern mini and compact Cattleya breeding. There is a good opportunity here for 2-3, well-supported flat red flowers with darker red flares. The first time this cross was made, many plants with excellent flowers were produced, and I can't wait for this re-make to start blooming! PICTURE
3” pots $16

Slc. Angel's Fantasy 'Solar Flare' FCC/AOS Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7886         NEW
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Memoria Irene Feil 'Ruby Red' AM/AOS x Pot. Loud Nine 'Unbeatable')

The flowers of Memoria Irene Feil (Slc. Pink Doll x Pot. Odom's Sweetheart) are a bright true red with even darker red lips. These plants will stay on the small side but not quite small enough to be called a mini-Catt. Loud Nine (Pot. Rubescence x Sl. Orpetii) – no, not a misspelling – was named because I was on Cloud Nine when the first of these bloomed! The name is just a play on words and very memorable, like this cross! Flowers are exceptionally large, flat and round, and the color is a deep intense red with a full-shaped dark burgundy red lip. These plants will be mini-Catts with large deep red flowers of outstanding shape. You can't go wrong with this type of breeding! Take a look at this first plant to bloom from this cross PICTURE
3” pots $16

Pot. Memoria Irene Feil 'Ruby Red' AM/AOS Pot. Loud Nine 'Unbeatable'

 

SVO 7889            NEW
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Loud Nine 'Unbeatable' x Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS)

Loud Nine (Pot. Rubescence x Sl. Orpetii) – no, not a misspelling – was named because I was on Cloud Nine when the first of these bloomed! The name is just a play on words and very memorable, like this cross! Flowers are exceptionally large, flat and round, and the color is a deep intense red with a full-shaped dark burgundy red lip. SVO Rubescence (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Seagulls Apricot) is a legendary breeding plant, and its dominant traits of flower shape, color, and plant habit have revolutionized modern mini and compact Cattleya breeding. This back cross will assure red flowers, deep burgundy red lips, and outstanding shape. An amazing cross!
3” pots $16

Pot. Loud Nine 'Unbeatable' Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7901        NEW
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Koolau Seagulls 'Volcano Queen' AM/AOS x Pot. Star Fire 'Ruben's Red')

Koolau Seagulls (C. Wilbur Chang x Lc. Seagulls Milarina) 'Volcano Queen' has a very impressive flower display with 13-15 well-arranged, starry red flowers on a straight upright 2-foot-long stem. You read that right – two feet long. The flowers of Star Fire (Lc. Trick or Treat x Rubescence) are deep red and produced 5-7 on a strong upright stem. Ok, are you getting a mental image of the progeny yet?  These will be compact plants with 6-10 red flowers on upright inflorescences.
3” pots $15

Lc. Koolau Seagulls 'Volcano Queen' AM/AOS Pot. Star Fire 'Ruben's Red'

 

SVO 7928           NEW
Lctna. Jane Austen (Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS x Ctna. Why Not 'Yellow Kitty')

You don't see much Broughtonia breeding these days, so w've decided to start making a few more.Broughtonia hybrid flowers most often range from red to purple, but let's shake things up a bit. How about yellow-flowered Laeliocattleytonias? Tokyo Magic (Lc. Irene Finney x L. briegeri) has yellow flowers with a red lip. It is a great, proven breeder, imparting shape, strong stems and a compact plant habit. This Why Not (C. aurantiaca x Bro. sanguinea) is a very rare color form, a pure yellow. This cross will produce yellow flowers favoring the recognizable, rounded Broughtonia shape. The lips will be broad and tipped with red, and stiff wiry stems will hold 7-9 flowers, all from a compact plant standing 8” tall. This is a really interesting hybrid with a great new look!
3” pots $15

Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS Ctna. Why Not 'Yellow Kitty'

 

SVO 8000         NEW
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Slc. Final Touch 'Mendenhall' AM/AOS x Blc. William Farrell 'Native Son')

Final Touch (Slc. California Apricot x Lc. Drumbeat) has beautifully-shaped peach-colored flowers. The petals are flat, wide and well-rounded, and the lip is large and ruffled. William Farrell (Slc. Helen Veliz x Bc. Llano) 'Native Son' holds 5-6 beautiful well-arranged soft peach-colored flowers on strong stems above the foliage. Check out the picture! This cross will have outstanding flower form and full ruffled lips, and the well-supported flowers will come in a range of colors from peach to salmon.  These blooms will have all the hallmarks of classic standard Cattleya flowers; however, they will be produced from compact-growing plants.
3” pots $16

Slc. Final Touch 'Mendenhall' AM/AOS Blc. William Farrell 'Native Son'

 

 

Spotted

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.

SVO 7546t          NEW
C. NEW HYBRID (C. leopoldii f. coerulea 'Kathleen' JC/AOS x C. Pittiae 'SVO Best Blue')

Blue spotted flowers – wow, who would have thought? This cross brings together three important species: C. leopoldii, C. loddigesii and C. schilleriana, the last two being the parents of Pittiae. The coerulea color forms of these species are very rare in nature, and acquiring select plants good enough for breeding has taken many years. This coerulea grex of Pittiae has already received 4 AOS awards, with descriptions that read something like this: “four flat flowers, petals and sepals coerulea, spotted darker coerulea, lip dark coerulea, throat yellow.” By crossing Pittiae to a coerulea leopoldii we reinforce the genetics for spotting, increase flower count and strengthen the stem.  This is a super nice and unusual spotted coerulea cross, not to be missed. The protocorms were treated with oryzalin (t), a chemical used to increase chromosome count and improve the possibility that some of these will be tetraploid.
3” pots $20

C. leopoldii f. coerulea 'Kathleen' JC/AOS C. Pittiae 'SVO Best Blue'

 

 

SVO 7548t          NEW   
C. NEW HYBRID (C. leopoldii f. coerulea 'Kathleen' JC/AOS x C. Gaudii 'Harold Koopowitz')

Spotted blue Catts - how cool is this? This cross adds back leopoldii f. coerulea with its super spots and good flower count to the coerulea Gaudii (C. loddigesii x C. leopoldii) with its large flat flowers.  Here we are counting on the coerulea flowers to be densely spotted. In many ways, this cross will look like a super coerulea C. leopoldii. Don't miss out on this cross! The protocorms were treated with oryzalin (t), a chemical used to increase chromosome count and improve the possibility that some of these will be tetraploid.
3” pots $20

C. leopoldii f. coerulea 'Kathleen' JC/AOS C. Gaudii 'Harold Koopowitz'

 

 

SVO 7615           NEW
C. NEW HYBRID (C. Comets Tail 'Super Nice' x C. aclandiae 'Kathleen III' AM/AOS)

Bifoliate cattleyas are some of my favorite orchids. The color, spots, fragrance and summer-blooming habit are all good reasons to grow them. This is a tetraploid grex, a rarity in bifoliate breeding. C. Comets Tail (C. Landate x C. aclandiae) has a large flower with heavy substance and looks like a super improved C. aclandiae with 3-4 flowers on a stem. This awarded aclandiae is exceptional, with large flowers, broad segments and a flat magenta lip. This is one of those “very cool” hybrids. Even species lovers will appreciate this cross with its genetic makeup of 7 parts C. aclandiae (87%) and one part C. leopoldii (13%).  These might even fool experts into believing these are pure C. aclandiae……
3” pots $18

C. Comets Tail 'Super Nice' C. aclandiae 'Kathleen III' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7671A          NEW
C. NEW HYBRID (C. Pink Leopard 'SVO 26' x C. Caudebec 4n 'Linwood' AM/AOS)

Ok, you have to admire spotted hot pink flowers with hot pink flares. Just take a look at Pink Leopard (C. Lulu x C. Penny Kuroda), which bloomed last year with 26 flowers! Caudebec (C. Sophia Martin x C. Penny Kuroda) 'Linwood' must be the finest example of Caudebec today, with great color, size, and flower count. With both parents being spotted and having a similar ancestry, expect strong inflorescences of 12-15 pink spotted flowers with about half of the progeny having hot pink flares on the petals.
3” pots $16

C. Pink Leopard 'SVO 26' C. Caudebec 4n 'Linwood' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7673A          NEW
C. NEW HYBRID (C. Caudebec 4n 'Linwood' AM/AOS x C. Mark Jones 'Lance')

Caudebec (C. Sophia Martin x C. Penny Kuroda) 'Linwood’ is a meristem mutation and superior to other cultivars. It blooms with large, light pink flowers with dark pink spot and a magenta lip, and the strong stems carry 9 flowers each. Mark Jones (C. Caudebec x C. Fascelis) has a full-shaped flower, carried 7-9 per stem. It has surprisingly wide petals and olive-green color with dark amethyst spots and a broad red lip. These bloom in the summer, a time when not many Cattleyas flower.  Plants will mature at 14-16” tall, have wider petals than most spotted hybrids, and produce 7-9 flowers per stem. A nice step forward in breeding for full-shaped flowers with wide, spotted petals. Here we have the rare opportunity to evaluate the influence of capsule vs. pollen parent, since the reciprocal is available as SVO 7717.
3” pots $16

C. Caudebec 4n 'Linwood' AM/AOS C. Mark Jones 'Lance'

 

SVO 7935          NEW
C. NEW HYBRID (C. Leoloddiglossa 'SVO Speckled Blue' FCC/AOS x C. Pittiae 'SVO Blue Spots')

Leoloddiglossa was a significant development in coerulea flowers with blue spots, and 'SVO Speckled Blue' earning an FCC/AOS acknowledged the flower quality and plant vigor of this cultivar. Pittiae (C. loddigesii x C. schilleriana) produces rather large coerulea flowers on a 10” tall plant. Although the flowers are sparsely spotted, the potential for passing on its spotted ancestry is good. This hybrid will exhibit the exceptional qualities of the coerulea spotted species in its background: C. loddigesii, C. amethystoglossa, C. schilleriana and C. leopoldii.  Plants will mature at 10-12” tall and bloom with 7-10 large, spotted blue flowers displayed above the foliage. This cross is highly recommended and represents the leading edge in blue spotted breeding.
3” pots $18

C. Leoloddiglossa 'SVO Speckled Blue' FCC/AOS C. Pittiae 'SVO Best Blue'

 

 

SVO 7941         NEW
C. NEW HYBRID (C. Leoloddiglossa 'SVO Speckled Blue' FCC/AOS x C. Gaudii 'SVO Blue Spots')

Leoloddiglossa 'SVO Speckled Blue’ has excellent shape and coerulea color, and it carries 20 or more well-presented flowers. There are three Cattleya species represented here: leopoldii, loddigesii, and amethystoglossa. Crossing this exceptional plant with Gaudii (leopoldii x loddigesii) will reinforce the traits from the parent species, making these look a lot like super Gaudii with larger flowers showing deep color and darker spots.
3” pots $18

C. Leoloddiglossa 'SVO Speckled Blue' FCC/AOS C. Gaudii 'SVO Blue Spots'

 

 

SVO 8029        NEW
C. NEW HYBRID (C. Mark Jones 'SVO' HCC/AOS x C. Motte Spot 'Ruben's Find')
For a spotted Cattleya, Mark Jones (C. Caudebec x C. Fascelis) has unusually wide petals on its 7-11 large flowers. This grex has been an excellent breeder, imparting good shape, bold spots and vigorous growth. This Motte Spot (C. Cognac x C. Fort Motte) appears to be a mutation spotted in a large population of blooming clones. The 4-5 flowers have fuller segments and significantly heavier substance than usual. I like spotted flowers for many reasons: they fill my growing area with colorful blooms in the heat of summer, plus they’re fragrant!  These will have pink flowers with purple/red spotting and fuchsia lips, and the plant will produce 5-8 blooms on each strong stem.
3” pots $16

C. Mark Jones 'SVO' HCC/AOS C. Motte Spot 'Ruben's Find'

 

SVO 8041         NEW
C. Laura Newton (C. Leoloddiglossa 'SVO Speckled Blue' FCC/AOS x C. Interglossa f. flamea coerulea 'SVO')

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? C. Leoloddiglossa 'SVO Speckled Blue' is the best of the best, earning an FCC/AOS for its excellent shape and color, and well-presented flowers. These are very robust plants and already are showing an excellent growth habit. The best of these are going to be very special! Do NOT miss out on this one.
3” pots $16

C. Leoloddiglossa 'SVO Speckled Blue' FCC/AOS C. Interglossa f. flamea coerulea 'SVO'

 

 

 

 

Coerulea

In Cattleyas the 'coerulea' color or 'blue' as it is referred to, is very intriguing and rare in nature. In the early years of blue breeding there were not many known species, so breeding was limited to a few possibilities. Today, we have many species and hybrids to breed with, and the quality of blue flowers has been improving rapidly. Don't miss the spotted blue crosses…These are a great addition for the discriminating collector.
For Spotted Coerulea Cattleyas see the Spotted Cattleya list.

 

SVO 7321          NEW
Lc. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Indigo Love 'Blue Friday' x Lc. Ellery Tomaszkiewicz 'SVO Blue Star' AM/AOS)

Lc. Indigo Love (Indigo Dawn x Love Knot) is a modern blue mini-Catt cross that benefits from the influence of C. walkeriana and L. pumila. It also capitalizes on the large flower size of the standard labiate Cattleya species, C. warneri and C. warscewiczii, in the grandparents of this cross. Ellery Tomaszkiewicz (Lc. Love Knot x C. warneri) is an excellent cross, with large flower size and good flower count from the warneri and small plant size with flat flowers from the Love Knot. This grex will have coerulea color, and the 3-4 flowers will be flat, well-shaped and presented nicely on good stems. Flowers will be large in relation to the plant size, and I expect twice-a-year blooming.
3” pots $16

Lc. Indigo Love 'Blue Friday' Lc. Ellery Tomaszkiewicz 'SVO Blue Star' AM/AOS

 

 

SVO 7546t          NEW
C. NEW HYBRID (C. leopoldii f. coerulea 'Kathleen' JC/AOS x C. Pittiae 'SVO Best Blue')

Blue spotted flowers – wow, who would have thought? This cross brings together three important species: C. leopoldii, C. loddigesii and C. schilleriana, the last two being the parents of Pittiae. The coerulea color forms of these species are very rare in nature, and acquiring select plants good enough for breeding has taken many years. This coerulea grex of Pittiae has already received 4 AOS awards, with descriptions that read something like this: “four flat flowers, petals and sepals coerulea, spotted darker coerulea, lip dark coerulea, throat yellow.” By crossing Pittiae to a coerulea leopoldii we reinforce the genetics for spotting, increase flower count and strengthen the stem.  This is a super nice and unusual spotted coerulea cross, not to be missed. The protocorms were treated with oryzalin (t), a chemical used to increase chromosome count and improve the possibility that some of these will be tetraploid.
3” pots $20

C. leopoldii f. coerulea 'Kathleen' JC/AOS C. Pittiae 'SVO Best Blue'

 

 

SVO 7548t             NEW
C. NEW HYBRID (C. leopoldii f. coerulea 'Kathleen' JC/AOS x C. Gaudii 'Harold Koopowitz')

Spotted blue Catts - how cool is this? This cross adds back leopoldii f. coerulea with its super spots and good flower count to the coerulea Gaudii (C. loddigesii x C. leopoldii) with its large flat flowers.  Here we are counting on the coerulea flowers to be densely spotted. In many ways, this cross will look like a super coerulea C. leopoldii. Don't miss out on this cross! The protocorms were treated with oryzalin (t), a chemical used to increase chromosome count and improve the possibility that some of these will be tetraploid.
3” pots $20

C. leopoldii f. coerulea 'Kathleen' JC/AOS C. Gaudii 'Harold Koopowitz'

 

 

SVO 7931t           NEW
(C. Sea Breeze 'Fellrath’s Pride' x Lc. Love Knot 'SVO' HCC/AOS)

Both of these parents are coerulea hybrids. Sea Breeze (C. warneri x C. walkeriana) is quite floriferous, and mature plants stand about 10” tall and bloom with 4-6 coerulea flowers. Love Knot (C. walkeriana x L. sincorana) has very flat flowers with a darker blue lip. It regularly flowers twice a year, and its small plant stature makes it a mini-Catt. Here we are counting on Love Knot to flatten the flower and darken the lip color, and Sea Breeze to impart flower size and flower count. These plants, when mature, will be 6-8” tall and have 3-4 nice-sized coerulea flowers.  A very nice new coerulea hybrid. The protocorms were treated with oryzalin (t), a chemical used to increase chromosome count and improve the possibility that some of these will be tetraploid. Available without oryzalin treatment as SVO 7931.
3” pots $20

C. Sea Breeze 'Fellrath’s Pride' Lc. Love Knot 'SVO' HCC/AOS

 

SVO 7935  
C. NEW HYBRID (C. Leoloddiglossa 'SVO Speckled Blue' FCC/AOS x C. Pittiae 'SVO Blue Spots')

Leoloddiglossa was a significant development in coerulea flowers with blue spots, and 'SVO Speckled Blue' earning an FCC/AOS acknowledged the flower quality and plant vigor of this cultivar. Pittiae (C. loddigesii x C. schilleriana) produces rather large coerulea flowers on a 10” tall plant. Although the flowers are sparsely spotted, the potential for passing on its spotted ancestry is good. This hybrid will exhibit the exceptional qualities of the coerulea spotted species in its background: C. loddigesii, C. amethystoglossa, C. schilleriana and C. leopoldii.  Plants will mature at 10-12” tall and bloom with 7-10 large, spotted blue flowers displayed above the foliage. This cross is highly recommended and represents the leading edge in blue spotted breeding.
3” pots $18

C. Leoloddiglossa 'SVO Speckled Blue' FCC/AOS C. Pittiae 'SVO Best Blue'

 

 

SVO 7941         NEW
C. NEW HYBRID (C. Leoloddiglossa 'SVO Speckled Blue' FCC/AOS x C. Gaudii 'SVO Blue Spots')

Leoloddiglossa 'SVO Speckled Blue’ has excellent shape and coerulea color, and it carries 20 or more well-presented flowers. There are three Cattleya species represented here: leopoldii, loddigesii, and amethystoglossa. Crossing this exceptional plant with Gaudii (leopoldii x loddigesii) will reinforce the traits from the parent species, making these look a lot like super Gaudii with larger flowers showing deep color and darker spots.
3” pots $18

C. Leoloddiglossa 'SVO Speckled Blue' FCC/AOS C. Gaudii 'SVO Blue Spots'

 

 

SVO 8041         NEW
C. Laura Newton (C. Leoloddiglossa 'SVO Speckled Blue' FCC/AOS x C. Interglossa f. flamea coerulea 'SVO')

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? C. Leoloddiglossa 'SVO Speckled Blue' is the best of the best, earning an FCC/AOS for its excellent shape and color, and well-presented flowers. These are very robust plants and already are showing an excellent growth habit. The best of these are going to be very special! Do NOT miss out on this one.
3” pots $16

C. Leoloddiglossa 'SVO Speckled Blue' FCC/AOS C. Interglossa f. flamea coerulea 'SVO'

 

 


Species

Collecting select and awarded Cattleya species has been a passion of mine for many years. The collection now contains over 700 selected plants!  Recently, I started breeding the “best of the best” in an effort to provide these superior and often hard to find Cattleya species available for the hobbyist.

SVO 7256        NEW
L. autumnalis (L. autumnalis 'Magna' MO/AMO x self)

Now here’s something you don’t see every day. A MO/AMO is a Gold Medal from the Mexico Orchid Association, the highest quality award an orchid flower can receive there, and believe me they know what a good L. autumnalis is.  ‘Magna’ has 6-7 huge, solid deep purple flowers on arching spikes. Want the best possible plants of this legendary Mexican Laelia species? Here they are! Limited supply.
3” pots $30

L. autumnalis 'Magna' MO/AMO self

 

 

 

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