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Compact Cattleyas

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!

 

Other Cattleyas
Mini-Catts | Compact Cattleyas | Standard / Large Cattleyas | Spotted Cattleyas
Coerulea (blue) Cattleyas | Species | Blooming Size 4" Cattleyas

SVO 7831     NEW
C. Japan Sunrise (Lc. Hsinying Excell 'DG' HCC/AOS x C. Dubiosa 'Scully' HCC/AOS)

I saw pictures of this plant years ago and have wanted to make it for myself, so here it is! Lc. Hsinying Excell (Lc. Excellescombe x L. briegeri) has 7-9 flowers with excellent lavender flaring that are presented well on good stems. C. Dubiosa (C. harrisoniana x C. trianae) has 4-5 nicely-shaped flowers on good stems. We expect 4-8 well-supported flowers in shades of lavender on stout plants. Some blooms will be solid colors, and others will have attractive flaring.
3” pots $16 

Lc. Hsinying Excell 'DG' HCC/AOS C. Dubiosa 'Scully' HCC/AOS

 

 

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

Life's Charm (Slc. Circle of Life x Blc. Izumi Charm) ‘SVO Round Wonder’ has extraordinarily wide, round petals. Its warm colors are very attractive, making it a logical choice for breeding. Pot. Love-Love (Pot. Love Passion x Blc. Love Sound) needs to have its picture taken! The flowers are a soft shade of orange, with 5-7 held well above the foliage on sturdy stems. Here we expect 3-4 salmon-colored flowers on strong stems.
3” pot $16

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

 

 

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

This cross will be successful on several levels. Mem. Irene Feil (Slc. Pink Doll x Pot. Odom's Sweetheart) has outstanding flat flowers in a crimson-red-purple 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! Its flowers are exceptionally large, flat, and round, with a deep, intense red color and a full-shaped, dark burgundy-red lip. This cross will produce compact plants with large, deep-red flowers of outstanding shape. You just can’t go wrong with this type of breeding.
3” pots $16

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

 

 

SVO 7896
Grn. NEW HYBRID (Epc. Kyoguchi 'M. Sauno' Mutation x Ctna. Why Not 'Yellow Kitty')

This grex makes an Epicatonia (Epctn.) or, with the modern nomenclature, a Guaritoniclia (Grn.). Kyoguchi (Enc. aromatica x Gur. aurantiaca) ‘M. Sauno’ was a chance 4n found on a vendor’s table at an orchid show. It blooms with many fragrant, small, yellow flowers on branched inflorescences. This Why Not (C. aurantiaca x Bro. sanguinea) is the yellow color form and, until recently, very rare in cultivation. It’s also a 4n. This pairing will lead to 4n offspring, and we know from breeding with both parents that the yellow color will be dominant. The full shape of the Why Not will be evident. This is a great non-traditional hybrid, with mature plants having as many as 35 yellow flowers on a single branched inflorescence. Simply spectacular! We hope the fragrance of Kyoguchi will come out, but we will have to wait until these start to flower.
3” pots $18

Epc. Kyoguchi 'M. Sauno' Mutation Ctna. Why Not 'Yellow Kitty'

 

 

SVO 7905     
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Robert and Michael 'SVO' x Slc. Lisye Sentiasa SVO' AM/AOS)

There is nothing like deep, vibrant purple Cattleyas. However, the plants are usually standard-sized, i.e., large. Here we have made a cross with this highly desirable flower color on plants that will stay under 10” tall!  Robert and Michael (Blc. Hunting Island x Lc. Aloha Case) has amazing flower shape and large size, while Lisye Sentiasa (Slc. Angel Jack x Lc. Mini Purple) has flowers with intense color on a plant with mini-Catt stature. This is a very promising cross for compact plants with dark purple flowers!
3” pots $16

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

 

 

SVO 7996t    
Bl. Morning Glory (B. nodosa 'Susan Fuchs' FCC/AOS x L. purpurata v. flamea sanguinea)

These flowers will favor the starry form and trumpet-shaped lip of nodosa. Flower color will be cream to pink-lavender, and the showy lip 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. Protocorms were treated chemically to improve the chances of getting tetraploid offspring.
3” pots $16

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

 

 

SVO 8004
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Hawaiian Prominence 'America' AM/AOS x Pot. Loud Nine 'Unbeatable')

Hawaiian Prominence (Blc. Hisako Akatsuka x Slc. Wendy's Redstone) has an eye-catching color with flowers 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.  Loud Nine (Pot. Rubescence x Sl. Orpetii) – no, not a misspelling – has exceptionally large flowers for a mini-Catt plant. They are flat and round, and the color is a deep, intense red with a dark burgundy-red lip. Both parents are proving influential in passing on their positive characteristics. The offspring will have deep red flowers with very round petals and full-shaped lips with a yellow throat. Plants have an attractive habit with a stature of about 5-7” tall.
3” pots $16

Pot. Hawaiian Prominence 'America' AM/AOS Pot. Loud Nine 'Unbeatable'

 

 

SVO 8008
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) has flowers with deep velvety ruby-purple color, a ruby-purple lip, and a bright yellow throat. The 4.5” flowers are produced on plants just 10” tall. 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. The ancestry in this cross will lead to one outcome: flat, beautifully-shaped, deep red/purple flowers with darker red lips and a contrasting yellow throat. Check out the quality of the first plant to bloom PICTURE
3” pots $16

Pot. Hawaiian Prominence 'America' AM/AOS Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS

 

 

SVO 8014     
Pot. Martha Clarke (Slc. Circle of Life 'Trailblazer' AM/AOS x Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS)

The grex Pot. Martha Clarke is named after my wife, and the first to bloom have shown high flower quality. Plants produce three to five well-shaped sunset-colored flowers with deep red flares. This is a high-quality hybrid with many fine cultivars receiving AOS awards. Also available as SVO 9426 with different parents, it will be interesting to see how the different cultivars influence the outcome.
3” pots $16

Slc. Circle of Life 'Trailblazer' AM/AOS Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS

 

 

SVO 8053
Slc. NEW HYBRID (Slc. Sierra Doll 'Little River' x Lc. Mini Song 'Ruben')

This grex was made by Ruben Colmenares, a longtime friend. He has an outstanding plant of Sierra Doll (C. walkeriana x Slc. Pink Doll) with a small growth habit and a dark royal-purple flower that blooms twice a year. When it’s in flower, this plant garners lots of attention. The Mini Song (Lc. Mini Purple x Lc. Mari's Song) is a compact grower with wide, full lavender flowers and a white flare of color centrally. Here we are looking for deep purple flowers, with about 25% having flares. Flowers will be full and round with well-shaped lips from plants just 6-8” tall
3” pots $16

Slc. Sierra Doll 'Little River' Lc. Mini Song 'Ruben'

 

 

SVO 8055
Blc. Nobile's Ambar (Blc. Waikiki Gold 'Lea' AM/AOS x C. Chocolate Drop 'SVO' AM/AOS)

The quality of the solid yellow flowers of Waikiki Gold (Blc. Pink Surprise x C. forbesii) has inspired hundreds of successful hybrids. Chocolate Drop (C. guttata x C. aurantiaca) is a well-known parent with its own prestigious list of successful offspring. This grex was originated in Brazil by Sergio Barani, and when we made our own version in 2005, the clusters of flowers were produced on upright inflorescences in colors of butterscotch!  This time we remade it with Waikiki Gold as the capsule parent. Will this change make a difference in the outcome?
3” pots $16

Blc. Waikiki Gold 'Lea' AM/AOS C. Chocolate Drop 'SVO' AM/AOS

 

 

SVO 8068     
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Star Fire 'Ruben‘s Red' x Pot. Love Passion 'Island Romance')

Love Passion (William Farrell x Lc. Trick or Treat) resembles a “super” Trick or Treat with 10-14 flowers of larger and fuller size in a more intense orange color. Star Fire (Lc. Trick or Treat x Pot. Rubescence) 'Ruben’s Red' produces 7 flowers in solid saturated red, while the ruffled red lip becomes darker red centrally. This cross is very promising for great red-orange color and excellent shape. The well-presented flowers will be produced from compact plants. An excellent modern Cattleya cross incorporating high flower count with red color.
3” pots $16

Pot. Star Fire 'Ruben‘s Red' Pot. Love Passion 'Island Romance'

 

 

SVO 8160     
Blc. 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 was registered over 40 years ago, 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 $16

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

 

 

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

Elaine Taylor (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Judy Smith) has amazing flowers, and the FCC/AOS award speaks volumes about its quality. It’s also a twice-a-year bloomer. Lebenkreis (Pot. Rubescence x Slc. Circle of Life) is truly amazing. The ‘Diamond Orchids’ cultivar has flowers that are flat, full, and deep red, and the plant blooms twice a year. Just exceptional! This cross will exhibit many outstanding qualities: 3½” deep red flowers, wide round petals, dark-burgundy lips, and twice-a-year flowering on very compact plants just over 6” tall. The shortcoming is the 1-2 flower count.
3” pots $16

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

 

 

SVO 9228
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS x Pot. Martha Clarke 'Orange Tart')

Guess What (Blc. Waikiki Gold x Lc. Trick or Treat) has vibrant orange-yellow flowers in clusters of 8-9 on strong stems. It’s a favorite breeder of mine. Martha Clarke, a hybrid of two great parents (Slc. Circle of Life x Blc. Love Sound), is my wife's namesake and an excellent parent as well. ‘Orange Tart’ is one of the best with great flower color, shape, growth habit and ease of blooming. Here we are breeding for strong stems holding 7-9 flowers above the foliage. Flower colors will range from solid orange to orange brushed with red flares. 
3” pots $16

Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS Pot. Martha Clarke 'Orange Tart'

 

 

SVO 9230
Pot. NEW HYBRID  (Blc. Charmed Life 'SVO Chiffon' x Pot. Little Toshie 'Gold Country' AM/AOS)

Charmed Life (Blc. Chyong Guu Chaffinch x Blc. Izumi Charm) has full-shaped yellow petals with red tips and a contrasting ruby-red lip. Little Toshie (Sc. Beaufort x Blc. Toshie Aoki) 'Gold Country' 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. The offspring of this cross are expected to produce flowers with superior form in bright yellow, some sporting red tips on the petals. All will have contrasting full-shaped red lips. With a handsome upright growth habit, these will produce their first blooms in 3" pots and be fully mature in 4” pots.
3” pots $16

Blc. Charmed Life 'SVO Chiffon' Pot. Little Toshie 'Gold Country' AM/AOS

 

 

SVO 9234
Lc. NEW HYBRID (C. Dubiosa 'Scully' HCC/AOS x L. alaorii f. alba 'Snowflakes')

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. The L. alaorii is a miniature species with plants barely 3” tall and flowers not quite 2” across, ‘Snowflakes’ is all white except for a small spot of purple deep in the throat. L. alaorii has made some nice hybrids, and that is what we are hoping for here. The expectation is for 6-7” tall plants with soft pink flowers, but some might be white with ruffled lips. Short stems should carry 3-4 blooms with good flower life.
3” pots $16

C. Dubiosa 'Scully' HCC/AOS L. alaorii f. alba 'Snowflakes'

 

 

SVO 9236
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Little Toshie 'Gold Country' AM/AOS x Lc. Luminosa 'SVO Sun Ray')

Little Toshie (Sc. Beaufort x Blc. Toshie Aoki) 'Gold Country' 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. Luminosa (C. dowiana x L. tenebrosa) is an old hybrid and has been remade many times. ’SVO Sun Ray’ is from a recent remake by H&R Orchids and is unusual in having bright yellow petals, whereas most Luminosa have petals veined in red. The solid purple lip and the large 6” blooms add to its worthiness. Although a bit speculative, this cross is expected to produce large yellow flowers and red/purple lips. Plants should be no more than 8” tall.
3” pots $16

Pot. Little Toshie 'Gold Country' AM/AOS Lc. Luminosa 'SVO Sun Ray'

 

 

SVO 9238
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette #3' x Pot. Martha Clarke 'Bali Flare' HCC/AOS)

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 is proving to be an excellent parent, with dominance for color, strong stems, and bloom period. Martha Clarke (Blc. Love Sound x Slc. Circle of Life) is such a good grex that I named it after my wife, and it’s been a great hybrid. The cultivar 'Bali Flare' is one of the best, with excellent shape and flower color. Here we will see 5-7 orange/red flowers with red lips, well-displayed and arranged on sturdy upright inflorescences.
3” pots $16

Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette #3' Pot. Martha Clarke 'Bali Flare' HCC/AOS

 

 

SVO 9242     
Pot. Marie Caldwell (Pot. Martha Clarke 'Outstanding' x Pot. Little Toshie 'Gold Country' AM/AOS)

Martha Clarke, my wife's namesake, is a hybrid of two great parents, Slc. Circle of Life x Blc. Love Sound. The cultivar ‘Outstanding’ is just that: the flower color and extra wide petals set it apart. Little Toshie (Blc. Toshie Aoki x Sc. Beaufort) has a long history of success. The cultivar ‘Gold Country’ is a superb grower, with excellent flower quality and color, blooming 2-3 times a year on compact plants. The ancestry of this grex reads almost like a who’s who of notable breeders. These compact plants will produce well-shaped flowers in sunset colors of yellow and orange, all with red lips. Good sturdy stems will hold 3-4 blooms just above the foliage. An excellent hybrid! 
3” pots $16

Pot. Martha Clarke 'Outstanding Pot. Little Toshie 'Gold Country' AM/AOS

 

 

SVO 9243
Blc. NEW HYBRID (C. Dubiosa 'Scully' HCC/AOS x Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS)

Dubiosa (C. trianae x C. loddigesii) is becoming a favorite breeder of mine, as it produces impressive heads of 7-9 flowers that are long-lived, lasting up to 6-7 weeks! Guess What (Blc. Waikiki Gold x Lc. Trick or Treat) blooms with 7-8 long-lasting vibrant yellow-orange flowers held high on a strong stem. This cross was made because of the great result we had with the earlier grex of Lc. Candy Corn (C. Dubiosa x Lc. Trick or Treat). Their light-yellow flowers and bright golden yellow flares were spectacular! We chose to use Guess What because of the Trick or Treat ancestor. We hope the flaring characteristic will appear in the offspring, and if the flowers are orange, we might get a new color combination: light yellow with orange flares! Sturdy stems will hold 6-7 flowers above the foliage. Breeding is so much fun!
3” pots $16

C. Dubiosa 'Scully' HCC/AOS Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS

 

 

SVO 9249
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS x Pot. Dean's Gold 'Dean's Gold' AM/AOS)

Guess What (Blc. Waikiki Gold x Lc. Trick or Treat) is a favorite breeder of ours. It is dominant for vibrant orange-yellow flowers, strong stems, and cluster of 8-9 blooms.  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. This cross is about increasing flower count on well-supported stems of yellow/gold flowers. Plants will be compact and reach maturity in 4” pots.
3” pots $16

Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS Pot. Dean's Gold 'Dean's Gold' AM/AOS

 

 

SVO 9256
Lc. NEW HYBRID ((Lc. Aloha Case x Lc. Casitas Spring) 'SVO' x C. Sydney J 'SVO Outrageous'))

A couple years ago we started breeding for deep purple compact catts. Aloha Case x Casitas Spring produces 4” flowers in a very dark purple with full ruffled lips on 8” tall plants. Sydney J (Lc. Mini Purple x Lc. Memoria Robert Strait) ‘SVO’ has large medium-lavender flowers of excellent shape on a compact plant. The offspring will have flat, well-formed purple flowers of notable size from 8” tall plants. Very cool small-growing plants with large, dark-purple flowers.
3” pots $16

(Lc. Aloha Case x Lc. Casitas Spring) 'SVO' C. Sydney J 'SVO Outrageous'

 

 

SVO 9257     
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Rosebud 'Queen of Splash' HCC/AOS x Slc. Dream Circle 'SVO' HCC/AOS)

Rosebud (Blc. Ronald Hausermann x Lc. Mini Purple) has an outstanding flat lavender flower with purple petal tips and a ruffed dark purple lip. It is exquisite! Dream Circle (Slc. Circle of Life x Pot. Hisako Akatsuka) has very wide full-shaped petals. The large flowers are a color best described as magenta, and the full ruffled lip is dark magenta with a prominent yellow throat. This is a cross designed to have flowers in the purple/magenta/dark lavender color range, all with full ruffled lips in dark purple. Flower shape should be excellent with wide well-rounded petals. Plants will mature at 10-12” tall. Lots of good breeding potential with this hybrid.
3” pots $16

Blc. Rosebud 'Queen of Splash' HCC/AOS Slc. Dream Circle 'SVO' HCC/AOS

 

 

SVO 9258     
Blc. NEW HYBRID (Blc. William Farrell 'Native Son' x Blc. Kaboom 'SVO')

William Farrell (Slc. Helen Veliz x Bc. Llano) 'Native Son' carries 5-6 beautiful, well-arranged, soft peach-colored flowers on strong stems above the foliage.Here we combine it with Kaboom (Blc. Guess What x Blc. Schroder's Love), a great plant with a compact growth habit and strong upright inflorescences carrying 6-7 large, well-arranged, bright yellow flowers. The offspring will be impressive, with 5-7 well-arranged flowers of excellent form on strong stems. Soft pastel colors will prevail. A very high potential cross.  The reciprocal is also available as SVO 9351.
3” pots $16

Blc. William Farrell 'Native Son' Blc. Kaboom 'SVO'

 

 

SVO 9272     
Lc. NEW HYBRID (C. Orchidglade ‘SVO’ HCC/AOS x Lc. Tropical Song 'Tango')

Orchidglade (C. walkeriana x C. aurantiaca) is a lovely hybrid, producing clusters of bright orange flowers with yellow lips twice a year. Tropical Song (Lc. Tropic Glow x Lc. Mari's Song) blooms with a nice cluster of 6-7 flowers in rose/lavender with a bright yellow splash in the center of the petals, creating a showy display. This cross was made to develop clusters of colorful, flared flowers, with many having bold splashes of yellow in the center of the petal. These will be excellent show plants when mature.
3” pots $16

C. Orchidglade ‘SVO’ HCC/AOS Lc. Tropical Song 'Tango'

 

 

SVO 9273     
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS x Pot. Little Toshie 'Gold Country' AM/AOS)

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. 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, making this a desirable parent. The outcome will be 5-7 golden yellow flowers, each with a touch of red on the lip, presented well on sturdy stems.
3” pos $16

Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS Pot. Little Toshie 'Gold Country' AM/AOS

 

 

SVO 9275     
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS x Pot. Little Toshie 'Gold Country' AM/AOS)

With a long history of success, Rubescence (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Seagulls Apricot) has become a legendary breeding plant, and its dominant traits of flower shape, color, and plant habit have revolutionized modern mini and compact Cattleya breeding. Little Toshie (Blc. Toshie Aoki x Sc. Beaufort) ‘Gold Country’ is a superb grower, with excellent flower quality and color, and the ability to bloom 2-4 times a year on compact plants. The ancestry in this cross will lead to one outcome: flat, beautifully-shaped flowers, deep red to yellow with darker-red lips. These will bloom twice a year, and the compact plants will mature at 7 to 8” tall. I have high expectations for this cross.
3” pots $16

Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS Pot. Little Toshie 'Gold Country' AM/AOS

 

 

SVO 9277     
Lc. NEW HYBRID (C. Orchidglade 'SVO' HCC/AOS x Lc. Tropical Sunset 'Oceans Heaven')

Orchidglade (C. walkeriana x C. aurantiaca) is a lovely hybrid, producing clusters of bright orange flowers with yellow lips twice a year. Tropical Sunset (C. Horace x Lc. Tropic Glow) carries large yellow flowers with red flares above the foliage on a sturdy inflorescence. With the flower count of Orchidglade and the color of Tropical Sunset, we believe this is a great pairing! These will bloom with lots of exotic flared color patterns in yellow, red and orange, and the flowers will be held in clusters on good stems.
3” pots $16

C. Orchidglade ‘SVO’ HCC/AOS Lc. Tropical Sunset 'Oceans Heaven'

 

 

SVO 9280     NEW
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Rosebud 'Queen of Splash' HCC/AOS x Pot. Rubescent Doll 'SVO')

Looking for the next new thing in breeding takes perseverance, and although large intense purple flowers aren’t new, reducing plant size down to 6-8” tall is. Over the last couple years, we have been making more hybrids in this style. Rosebud (Blc. Ronald Hausermann x Lc. Mini Purple) is just outstanding. The flat flowers are a rich lavender with attractive dark-purple petal tips and a beautifully ruffled dark-purple lip. Plants are 10” tall and bloom with 3-4 well-presented flowers. Rubescent Doll (Pot. Rubescence x Slc. Purple Doll) has been a very impressive cross. It was quick to bloom from flask and did so on small plant, with large flowers of excellent shape and an intense, rich red-purple color. This cross has the potential to achieve all of our breeding objectives. Plants will begin to flower in 3” pots and be full grown in 4” pots. Their stature will not exceed 8” tall, and plants will produce inflorescences carrying 2-3 well-shaped dark-purple flowers with full ruffled lips.
3” pots $16

Blc. Rosebud 'Queen of Splash' HCC/AOS Pot. Rubescent Doll 'SVO'

 

 

SVO 9297
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Burana Angel 'SVO #1 Best' HCC/AOS x Pot. Little Toshie 'Gold Country' AM/AOS)

Flaring in cattleyas sometimes can be quite unusual. In the case of Burana Angel (Pot. Burana Beauty x Slc. Bright Angel), we have a remarkable color combination: the red flowers have dark red flares, and the red lip has a bright yellow center. Little Toshie (Sc. Beaufort x Blc. Toshie Aoki) 'Gold Country' flowers 2-3 times a year with superb, flat, bright yellow flowers and dark-red lips. The offspring of this cross are expected to produce flowers with superior form in bright yellow, with many having red and yellow flares on the petals. All will have red lips. Compact plants will mature at 8” tall and bloom with 3-4 flowers.
3” pots $16

Pot. Burana Angel 'SVO #1 Best' HCC/AOS Pot. Little Toshie 'Gold Country' AM/AOS

 

 

SVO 9304
Blc. Love Blush (Blc. Picotee Passion 'SVO' AM/AOS x Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS)

The late Frank Fordyce crossed Blc. Horizon Flight with L. anceps, and when I received the first AOS award on this grex, he allowed me to register it. I chose the name Picotee Passion. The cultivar ’SVO’ was that first awarded plant, and it has the most amazing flower color! The 5-6 flowers are rather large and well displayed on an L. anceps-like inflorescence about 12” long. Love Sound has long ago proven itself as an excellent breeder. It imparts several important qualities, including full, round flowers, bright-yellow color, a good stem carrying 4-6 blooms, and an attractive compact growth habit. This cross produced 5-6 well-arranged light-yellow flowers with a rose/red blush on the petals and an upright inflorescence. Plant are compact with a handsome upright growth habit. 
3” pots $16

Blc. Picotee Passion 'SVO' AM/AOS Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS

 

 

SVO 9313     
Blc. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Carolina Orange D'or 'Lenette #2" AM/AOS x Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS)

This cross has been developed to produce solid golden yellow flowers. Carolina Orange D’or has an impressive heritage from orange and yellow parents. Love Sound consistently delivers good results as a parent, and its bright yellow flowers have played an important role in our hybridizing program. The flowers of this new grex are going to be bright golden yellow with good form and presented well on strong stems. These are very robust growers and are showing excellent plant vigor.
3” pots $16

Blc. Carolina Orange D'or 'Lenette #2" AM/AOS Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS

 

 

SVO 9318     NEW
Blc. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS x Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS)

Guess What (Blc. Waikiki Gold x Lc. Trick or Treat) is a favorite breeder for its vibrant orange-yellow flowers, strong stems, and clusters of 8-9 blooms. The proven breeding qualities of Love Sound include full, round flowers, bright yellow color, a sturdy stem carrying 4-6 blooms, and an attractive compact plant habit. This is a well-thought-out pairing. Strong sturdy stems will hold 5-9 bright yellow flowers well above the foliage. Plants will be compact, robust growers.
3” pots $16

Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS

 

 

SVO 9322 
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Star Fire 'Xmas Red' x Pot. Rubescent Magic 'SVO')

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 flowers of Star Fire (Lc. Trick or Treat x Rubescence) are deep red and produced 5-7 on a strong upright stem. Rubescent Magic (Tokyo Magic x Pot. Rubescence) is consistently superb, with good stems holding 4-5 flowers from the Tokyo Magic parent and nice shape with dark lip coloration from Rubescence. 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 Rubescence. Tokyo Magic and Trick or Treat will assure sturdy stems, good flower count and a desirable compact plant habit. Flowers will be red with many presenting a light red flare on the petals, a really good combination!
3” pots $16

Pot. Star Fire 'Xmas Red' Pot. Rubescent Magic 'SVO'

 

 

SVO 9323
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Slc. Tokyo Life 'SVO' HCC/AOS x Pot. Garnet Velvet FCA 'SVO')

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. It has been remade several times. Garnet Velvet FCA (Pot. Georgia Peach x Pot. Star Fire) ‘SVO’ produces strong stems that carry 4-5 well-arranged red flowers with round shape and flat petals. These plants will be compact with strong stems holding 3-4 blooms. Flower color will range from solid red to orange/red, and flowers will have good form with wide petals.
3” pots $16

Slc. Tokyo Life 'SVO' HCC/AOS Pot. Garnet Velvet FCA 'SVO'

 

 

SVO 9324
Eplc. Magic Wand (Epc. Kyoguchi 'M. Sauno' Mutation x Lc. Trick or Trick 'SVO' 4n)

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! When this grex is made with ‘SVO’ 4n, the progeny almost all flower in orange. 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. Plants are growing well, and many will flower this spring. We also made this grex with a different Kyoguchi, offering a good opportunity to see the effect on progeny of changing just one parent. See SVO 9352.
3” pots $16

Epc. Kyoguchi 'M. Sauno' Mutation Lc. Trick or Trick 'SVO' 4n

 

 

SVO 9325
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Rubescent Fire 'Fire Bomb' x Pot. Martha Clarke 'Bali Flare' HCC/AOS)

Rubescent Fire (Lc. Spring Fires x Pot. Rubescence) has great shape, color, flower count, a good stem, and is easy to grow. Now that’s a lot of good qualities! Martha Clarke (Blc. Love Sound x Slc. Circle of Life) is such a good grex that I named it after my wife! The cultivar 'Bali Flare' is one of the best, with excellent shape and color plus a twice-a-year blooming habit, making it a good parent. This breeding is targeting richly-colored flowers in mostly red, but some will be in sunset shades favoring red. Sturdy stems will carry 4-6 well-shaped blooms held just above the foliage. I have been very happy with this style of breeding, and these will be beautiful.
3” pots $16

Pot. Rubescent Fire 'Fire Bomb' Pot. Martha Clarke 'Bali Flare' HCC/AOS

 

 

SVO 9326
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Rubescent Magic 'SVO' x Pot. Carolina Splendor 'Krull's Ruby' AM/AOS)

Rubescent Magic (Tokyo Magic x Pot. Rubescence) blooms with good stems of 4-5 flowers influenced by the Tokyo Magic parent. Good shape and dark lip coloration come from Rubescence. Carolina Splendor (Pot. Waikiki Splendor x Blc. Oconee) has large wine-red flowers, full, ruffled dark burgundy lips, and superb shape and form. These will bloom in rich reds to deep, dark oxblood reds, with 4-6 flowers held above the foliage.  We expect these flowers to be spectacular. Plants will be robust growers, and plant size will be on the large end of the compact category, standing at 12” tall. This is a modern ‘Standard Cattleya’ with a compact plant habit.
3” pots $16

Pot. Rubescent Magic 'SVO' Pot. Carolina Splendor 'Krull's Ruby' AM/AOS

 

 

SVO 9327     
Pot. Toshie’s Charm (Blc. Izumi Charm 'SVO' AM/AOS 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. Strong stems carry 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 $16

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

 

 

SVO 9328     
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Star Fire 'Xmas Red' x Pot. Martha Clarke 'Bali Flare' HCC/AOS)

The flowers of Star Fire (Lc. Trick or Treat x Rubescence) are deep red and produced 5-7 on a strong upright stem. 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. 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 red-orange with many showing a light red flare on the petals.
3” pots $16

Pot. Star Fire 'Xmas Red' Pot. Martha Clarke 'Bali Flare' HCC/AOS

 

 

SVO 9329
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Carolina Orange D'or 'Lenette #2" AM/AOS x Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS)

The full-shaped orange flowers of Carolina Orange D’or (Blc. Carolina Golden D'Or x Blc. Malworth D'Or) are magnificent, while the 6-8 blooms per stem make this a spectacular show plant. I have admired this plant for years, and we have used it to make many orange and yellow hybrids. Combining this parent with Rubescence (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Seagulls Apricot) and its dominant traits of flower shape and color will make for well-formed round flowers in deep red to orange-red with burgundy lips. These will have 4-5 well supported flowers on plants 10-12” tall.
3” pots $16

Blc. Carolina Orange D'or 'Lenette #2" AM/AOS Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS

 

 

SVO 9330     
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Rlc. Remar's Crown Jewel 'SVO' x Pot. Little Circle 'SVO')

Remar's Crown Jewel (Pot. Little Toshie x Pot. Newberry Sweetheart) has surprisingly large flowers 4” across on a plant just 8” tall that blooms twice a year. Little Circle (Pot. Golden Circle x Pot. Little Toshie) flowers twice a year with large orange-yellow blooms and full-shaped lips. This cross has amazing potential! Plants are expected to produce flowers with superior form in colors ranging from yellow to orange. All will have full-shaped contrasting red lips. Plants will be just 8” tall and flower twice a year.
3” pots $16

Rlc. Remar's Crown Jewel 'SVO' Pot. Little Circle 'SVO'

 

 

SVO 9332     
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Rubescent Magic 'SVO' x Pot. Martha Clarke 'Bali Flare' HCC/AOS)

Rubescent Magic (Tokyo Magic x Pot. Rubescence) blooms with good stems of 4-5 flowers influenced by the Tokyo Magic parent. Good shape, dark lip coloration, and a compact plant habit all come from Rubescence. Martha Clarke (Blc. Love Sound x Slc. Circle of Life) is such a good that I named it after my wife! The cultivar 'Bali Flare' is one of the best, with excellent shape and flower color. This cross brings together some amazing genes! Plants will produce sturdy inflorescences with 5-7 well-displayed orange-red flowers with amazing red flares on the petals. All will have full red lips.
3” pots $16

Pot. Rubescent Magic 'SVO' Pot. Martha Clarke 'Bali Flare' HCC/AOS

 

 

SVO 9334     
Pot. Martha’s Sunburst (Slc. Tokyo Life 'SVO’ HCC/AOS x Pot. Martha Clarke 'Bali Flare' HCC/AOS)

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. Martha Clarke (Blc. Love Sound x Slc. Circle of Life) is such a good grex that I named it after my wife! The cultivar 'Bali Flare' is one of the best, with excellent shape and color plus a twice-a-year blooming habit. 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, wide petals, and a strong stem holding 3-4 blooms. Very nice!
3” pots $16

Slc. Tokyo Life 'SVO’ HCC/AOS Pot. Martha Clarke 'Bali Flare' HCC/AOS

 

 

SVO 9335
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 $16

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

 

 

SVO 9339
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Carolina Splendor 'Krull's Ruby' AM/AOS x Pot. Sylvia Wagner 'SVO')

Carolina Splendor (Pot. Waikiki Splendor x Blc. Oconee) has large wine-red flowers, full ruffled dark burgundy lips, and superb shape and form. The flowers of Sylvia Wagner (Slc. Circle of Life x Pot. Elaine Taylor) are impressive: flat and well-shaped with heavy substance. It is a true red with a darker-red lip. Plants will mature at around 12” tall. An outstanding hybrid!
3” pots $18

Pot. Carolina Splendor 'Krull's Ruby' AM/AOS Pot. Sylvia Wagner 'SVO'

 

 

SVO 9340
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Carolina Splendor 'Krull's Ruby' AM/AOS x Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS)

Carolina Splendor (Pot. Waikiki Splendor x Blc. Oconee) has large wine-red flowers with a full ruffled dark burgundy lip and superb shape and form. Rubescence (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Seagulls Apricot) ‘SVO’ is a legendary breeding plant. Its dominant traits of good flower shape, color, and plant habit have revolutionized modern mini and compact Cattleya breeding. The double dose of Oconee in this cross will assure large flower size, deep red colors and dark burgundy lips. Seagulls Apricot will help to reduce plant size, keeping the offspring at about 10-12” tall. An outstanding hybrid!
3” pots $18

Pot. Carolina Splendor 'Krull's Ruby' AM/AOS Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS

 

 

SVO 9342     
Pot. Lovely Fantasy (Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS x Slc. Fire Fantasy 'Royalty')

Love Sound is a reliable breeding plant and is dominant for yellow flower color and good form, stem and plant habit. Fire Fantasy is just as reliable for transmitting colorful flares and compact growth habit to its offspring. These are really going to be nice! The predominantly yellow flowers will have wide petals with a red picotee on the margins, displayed 3-4 above the foliage on sturdy stems. Flower tones will be warm and colorful - a cheery hybrid!
3” pots $16

Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS Slc. Fire Fantasy 'Royalty'

 

 

SVO 9343     
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Slc. Durban Rose 'Magnificent' x Pot. Paradise Rose 'My Valentine')

Durban Rose (Lc. Jose Dias Castro x Slc. Circle of Life) has attractive uniform pink-lavender flowers with exceptionally wide petals, complemented by a nice lip. Paradise Rose (Slc. Pink Doll x Blc. Toshie Aoki) has intense carmine-red color and shows an interesting phenomenon of color dominance. The flowers of Blc. Toshie Aoki show the influence from C. dowiana, with bright yellow flowers and red lips. Like C. dowiana, the flowers of Toshie Aoki are recessive for color but are known to intensify purple tones. Pink Doll has dark purple flowers, and Paradise Rose combines these traits and produces intense carmine-red flowers. Plants from this cross will be compact, maturing at 7-8” tall. Flowers will be 4” across in intense red-purple colors, all with burgundy-red lips. Super nice! These should start blooming in 3” pots and flower twice a year.
3” pots $16

Slc. Durban Rose 'Magnificent' Pot. Paradise Rose 'My Valentine'

 

 

SVO 9344
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Rubescent Magic 'SVO' x Pot. Mem. Alida Laboy 'SVO Xlnt')

The grex Rubescent Magic (Tokyo Magic x Pot. Rubescence) blooms with good stems carrying 4-5 flowers from the influence of the Tokyo Magic parent and good flower shape with dark lips from Rubescence. Mem. Alida Laboy (Slc. Virginia Dickey x Pot. Rubescence) flowers twice a year in 3” pots and has sturdy stems holding 2-3 bright-red flowers with shapely, solid dark-red flowers and darker red lips. A great pairing with lots of influence from the doubling up of Rubescence genes. Flowers are going to be red, some with darker red flares on the petals, and dark-red lips. Compact plants will produce sturdy stems with 4-5 well-displayed flowers!
3” pots $16

Pot. Rubescent Magic 'SVO' Pot. Mem. Alida Laboy 'SVO Xlnt'

 

 

SVO 9345
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Star Fire 'Ruben's Red' x Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette #3')

Star Fire (Lc. Trick or Treat x Pot. Rubescence) 'Ruben’s Red' produces 7 well-presented flowers in solid, saturated red, and the ruffled red lip becomes darker red centrally. 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 is proving to be an excellent parent, with dominance for color, strong stems and bloom period. This promising grex is continuing a series of steps aimed at developing the perfect head of intensely-colored deep-red flowers held high on sturdy stems. We also have this in the reciprocal as SVO 9382, providing a good opportunity to evaluate the influence of capsule vs. pollen parent.
3” pots $16

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

 

 

SVO 9346
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Dream Smith 'Feb. Red' x Pot. Al Thanhauser 'Best One')

Dream Smith (Pot. Dream Circle x Pot. Mem. Ralph Smith) carries 4-5 very full-shaped deep red flowers on stout stems. The robust plants are 12” tall; sadly there is no picture! 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, with the plants holding 4-5 flowers on sturdy stems. A very promising hybrid!
3” pots $16

Pot. Dream Smith 'Feb. Red' Pot. Al Thanhauser 'Best One'

 

 

SVO 9351     
Blc. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Kaboom 'SVO' x Blc. William Farrell 'Native Son')

Kaboom (Blc. Guess What x Blc. Schroder's Love) is a great plant with a compact growth habit and strong upright inflorescences carrying 6-7 large, well-arranged, bright yellow flowers. It’s combined here with William Farrell (Slc. Helen Veliz x Bc. Llano) 'Native Son', which carries 5-6 beautiful, well-arranged, soft-peach-colored flowers on strong stems above the foliage. The offspring will be impressive, with 5-7 well-arranged flowers of excellent form on strong stems. Soft pastel colors will prevail. A very high potential cross.  The reciprocal is also available as SVO 9258.
3” pots $16

Blc. Kaboom 'SVO' Blc. William Farrell 'Native Son'

 

 

SVO 9352
Eplc. Magic Wand (Lc. Trick or Treat 'SVO 4n' x Epc. Kyoguchi 'Diamond Orchids' 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! When this grex is made with ‘SVO’ 4n, the progeny almost all flower in orange. 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. Plants are growing well, and many will flower this spring. We also made this grex with a different Kyoguchi, offering a good opportunity to see the effect on progeny of changing just one parent. See SVO 9324.
3” pots $16

Lc. Trick or Treat 'SVO 4n' Epc. Kyoguchi 'Diamond Orchids' AM/AOS

 

 

SVO 9356
Pot. Free Spirit (Pot. Twenty-four Carat 'Lea' AM/AOS x Sc. Beaufort 'Big Circle' 4n)

The pure-yellow flowers of Twenty-four Carat (Pot. Lemon Tree x Blc. Yellow Imp) are just as impressive today as they were when this grex was introduced in the 1990’s. Beaufort (Soph. coccinea x C. luteola) has been a highly successful parent for breeding mini- and compact-sized cattleyas. In this cross, its influence on the offspring will reduce plant size, reinforce yellow flower color, and assure well-rounded flower shape. I first saw Free Spirit booming in Hawaii at the Orchid Center, and there were 100’s of plants in flower. It was a sea of bright yellow - I was impressed! What I remember most was the consistency of flower quality from plant to plant; it was hard to pick out the best one. I expect the same high-quality results with this remake.
3” pots $16

Pot. Twenty-four Carat 'Lea' AM/AOS Sc. Beaufort 'Big Circle' 4n

 

 

SVO 9358     
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Kaboom 'SVO' x Slc. Angel's Fantasy 'Solar Flare' FCC/AOS)

Kaboom (Blc. Guess What x Blc. Schroder's Love) is a great plant with a compact growth habit, strong upright flower spikes, and 6-7 large, well-arranged bright-yellow flowers. Angel's Fantasy (Slc. Fire Fantasy x Sc. Bright Angel) is just spectacular, and the FCC/AOS award says a lot about how amazing the flowers are. It’s also an excellent parent and a good grower that flowers twice a year. This cross explores the potential to increase flower count with yellow- and red-flared flowers. We expect 4-5 flowers on compact plants.
3” pots $16

Blc. Kaboom 'SVO' Slc. Angel's Fantasy 'Solar Flare' FCC/AOS

 

 

SVO 9360
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Star Fire 'Ruben's Red' x Pot. Georgia Peach 'SVO Flared Apricot')

Star Fire (Lc. Trick or Treat x Pot. Rubescence) 'Ruben’s Red' produces 7 flowers in solid saturated red, and a ruffled red lip that is darker red centrally. Georgia Peach (Blc. Love Sound x Slc. Smile Again) has excellent flower shape and color, and the sturdy stem holds 5 blooms on compact-growing, handsome plants. We really like compact catts that display 5-6 flower on strong stems. They have an intrinsic charm. This cross will produce flowers with good shape and rich color, and the plants will be easy to grow.
3” pots $16

Pot. Star Fire 'Ruben's Red' Pot. Georgia Peach 'SVO Flared Apricot'

 

 

SVO 9363
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS x Pot. Paradise Rose 'My Valentine' )

Rubescence (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Seagulls Apricot) ‘SVO’ is a legendary breeding plant. It is dominant for good flower shape, strong color and plant habit. The flowers of Paradise Rose (Slc. Pink Doll x Blc. Toshie Aoki) are a vibrant carmine-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 color 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 known to intensify purples. Paradise Rose combines these recessive traits perfectly, producing intense carmine-red flowers. Now imagine this crossed with Rubescence (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Seagulls Apricot), with excellent flower form, solid dark red color and darker red lips. If you want the darkest, most vibrant crimson-red flowers imaginable, this cross will deliver! 
3” pot $16

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

 

 

SVO 9365
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Mem. Jim Nickou 'James' HCC/AOS x Blc. Kaboom 'SVO')

Mem. 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 highly desirable parent. Kaboom (Blc. Guess What x Blc. Schroder's Love) is a great plant with a compact growth habit and strong upright inflorescences with 6-7 large, well-arranged, bright yellow flowers. The expectation is for several significant improvements: solid yellow flowers on strong stems holding 5-7 well arranged blooms above the foliage and compact plants that mature at 8-10” tall.
3” pots $16

Pot. Mem. Jim Nickou 'James' HCC/AOS Blc. Kaboom 'SVO'

 

 

SVO 9366
Pot. Dal's Magic (Slc. Lana Coryell 'Forevermore' AM/AOS x Blc. Rosie's Surprise 'Crestview')

Lana Coryell (C. walkeriana x Sc. Beaufort) has attractive flowers in light yellow with a soft pink overlay. The lip is yellow, sometimes with a touch of lavender on the tip. Petals are flat and well-rounded, and the substance is heavy. Rosie's Surprise (Lc. Irene Finney x C. walkeriana) blooms with 3 full-shaped, nearly-flat flowers in rose-pink. I saw these blooming in Australia, and they were excellent. The rose-pink flowers were flat with well-rounded petals and full-shaped lips. Plants are just 6” tall. A beautiful cross!
3” pots $16

Slc. Lana Coryell 'Forevermore' AM/AOS Blc. Rosie's Surprise 'Crestview'

 

 

SVO 9370     
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Blc. George King 'Serendipity' AM/AOS x Slc. Lana Coryell 'Forevermore' AM/AOS)

George King (Blc. Buttercup x C. Bob Betts) has a captivating flower color that is hard to describe. It is a light salmon-peach, and the lip is the same color but slightly darker with a yellow throat. To top it off, the flower has a delightful fragrance. Lana Coryell (C. walkeriana x Sc. Beaufort) has attractive light yellow flowers with a soft pink overlay. The lip is yellow, and some have a touch of lavender on the tip. Flowers are round with flat petals, and the substance is heavy, a very attractive combination. Here we are breeding for colors that are not so easy to achieve: salmon and peach. We believe this cross will give us this highly-desirable color, and the flowers will be large with good shape and a sweet fragrance. Plants will top out at just 10” tall.
3” pots $16

Blc. George King 'Serendipity' AM/AOS Slc. Lana Coryell 'Forevermore' AM/AOS

 

 

SVO 9371
Blc. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Aussie Sunset 'Cosmic Fire' HCC/AOS x Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS)

The next four crosses feature Aussie Sunset (Lc. Fires of Spring x C. Gene May). This remarkable hybrid has orange-red petals, flared yellow and tipped with red, while the lip is red with a contrasting yellow throat. Guess What (Waikiki Gold x Lc. Trick or Treat) is one of my favorite breeding plants due to its vibrant orange-yellow blooms, 8-9 of which are well displayed above the foliage on strong stems. I am very interested in how Aussie Sunset will influence these crosses. We have seen impressive results in Lc. Fire Gem (Trick or Treat x Aussie Sunset), and Guess What is a Trick or Treat hybrid. We think the flowers from this cross will be larger on sturdier stems, with many having the highly desired red flares.
3” pots $16

Lc. Aussie Sunset 'Cosmic Fire' HCC/AOS Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS

 

 

SVO 9372
Lc. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Aussie Sunset 'Cosmic Fire' HCC/AOS x Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette #3')

The flowers of Aussie Sunset (Lc. Fires of Spring x C. Gene May) have petals that are orange-red, flared yellow and tipped with red, while the lip is red with a contrasting yellow throat. 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 is proving to be an excellent parent, with dominance for color, strong stems and bloom period. 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 7-9 red flowers with yellow and red flares on nice, upright stems. An excellent cross!
3” pots $16

Lc. Aussie Sunset 'Cosmic Fire' HCC/AOS Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette #3'

 

 

SVO 9373
Lc. Fire Gem (Lc. Aussie Sunset 'Cosmic Fire' HCC/AOS x Lc. Trick or Treat 'Orange Magic' AM/AOS)

The capsule parent Aussie Sunset (Lc. Fires of Spring x C. Gene May) has a red-orange flower with a yellow splash, and the blooms are held above the foliage in a cluster of 4-6. Trick or Treat (L. Icarus x Lc. Chit Chat) produces amazing heads of 15 or more starry orange flowers. With Aussie Sunset as the capsule parent we are hoping to see a higher percentage of offspring with orange flowers and yellow flares. Plants are good growers and will produce 7-9 flowers per stem. This is an excellent cross - check out these PicturePicture. Plants are easy to grow and bloom with nice heads of colorful flowers in March and April.
3” pots $16

Lc. Aussie Sunset 'Cosmic Fire' HCC/AOS Lc. Trick or Treat 'Orange Magic' AM/AOS

 

 

SVO 9374     
Blc. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Aussie Sunset 'Cosmic Fire' HCC/AOS x Blc. Mem. Jim Nickou 'James' HCC/AOS)

We are excited about the potential of Aussie Sunset (Lc. Fires of Spring x C. Gene May) as a parent. The petals are orange-red, flared yellow and tipped with red, and the lip is red with a contrasting yellow throat. Mem. Jim Nickou (Blc. Xanthette x Sc. Beaufort) has prestigious parents and produces bright-yellow flowers with just a bit of red on the full lip. The blooms have excellent shape, and the compact plants flower twice a year. These will bloom in sunset colors of orange and red, and most of the plants will have petals with splashes of yellow and red. Plants are expected to mature at 10” tall and produce 4-5 flowers at each blooming.
3” pots $16

Lc. Aussie Sunset 'Cosmic Fire' HCC/AOS Blc. Mem. Jim Nickou 'James' HCC/AOS

 

 

SVO 9375
C. Hamana Egret (C. Dubiosa 'Scully' HCC/AOS x C. walkeriana 'The Chairman' AM/AOS

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! C. walkeriana ‘The Chairman' has a great flower with superior size and petal width plus a large flat lip. This cross includes just three species: walkeriana, loddigesii and trianae. We envision 3-5 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!
3” pots $16

C. Dubiosa 'Scully' HCC/AOS C. walkeriana 'The Chairman' AM/AOS

 

 

SVO 9376
Lc. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Magic Melody 'SVO' AM/AOS x Lc. Joanna Rose 'SVO Semi-Alba')

In my opinion some of the most beautiful and memorable Cattleya flowers have semi-alba coloration! 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. This cultivar of Joanna Rose (Lc. Melody Fair x Lc. Liptonii) is beyond outstanding, with unbelievably nice shape, large flowers, sturdy stems and the highly desirable semi-alba coloring. This cross is doubling up on the genetics of Lc. Melody Fair , which will lead to large, classic Cattleya flower shape. Tokyo Magic and Liptonii will help reduce plant size and should elongate and strengthen the stem.
3” pots $16

Lc. Magic Melody 'SVO' AM/AOS Lc. Joanna Rose 'SVO Semi-Alba'

 

 

SVO 9377     
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Cosmic Sparks 'Candy Stripes' x Lc. Aussie Sunset 'Cosmic Fire' HCC/AOS)

Cosmic Sparks (Pot. Golden Circle x Slc. Cosmic Delite) has a candy-striped flower with excellent shape and color. We think Aussie Sunset (Lc. Fires of Spring x C. Gene May) is going to be a good parent. The petals are orange-red, flared yellow and tipped with red, while the lip is red with a contrasting yellow throat. Here we are breeding down the plant size of Aussie Sunset, so the plants should stay under 8” tall and be easy to grow and flower. Expect excellent shape and exotic flower colors in yellow with red veins on plants just 8” tall.
3” pots $16

Pot. Cosmic Sparks 'Candy Stripes' Lc. Aussie Sunset 'Cosmic Fire' HCC/AOS

 

 

SVO 9378     
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Martha Clarke 'Outstanding' x Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette #3')

The combination of Slc. Circle of Life x Blc. Love Sound makes Martha Clarke, my wife’s namesake. These have great flower color and shape, a desirable growth habit, and are easy bloomers. 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 is proving to be an excellent parent with dominance for color, strong stems and bloom period. It is hard to improve on each of these parents, but this might just be the combination that incorporates the best of both. These should have great stems holding 5-7 flowers above the foliage. Flower colors will range from solid red to medium-red brushed with red flares, and all will have dark-red lips.
3” pots $16

Pot. Martha Clarke 'Outstanding' Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette #3'

 

 

SVO 9380     
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Georgia Peach 'SVO Flared Apricot' x Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette')

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. Spring Fires (Lc. Fires of Spring x Lc. Fire Island), with its strong upright stems of 5-9 red/orange flowers with darker-red lips, has been an excellent parent. The expectation is for compact plants with sturdy stems holding 5-7 flowers in red/orange colors, some with red flares, and dark-red lips.
3” pots $16

Pot. Georgia Peach 'SVO Flared Apricot' Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette'

 

 

SVO 9382     
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-orange flowers with darker red lips. It is proving to be an excellent parent, with dominance for color, strong stems and bloom period. Star Fire (Lc. Trick or Treat x Pot. Rubescence) 'Ruben’s Red' produces 7 well-presented flowers in solid, saturated red, and the ruffled red lip becomes darker red centrally. This promising grex is continuing a series of steps aimed at developing the perfect head of intensely-colored deep red flowers held high on sturdy stems. We also have this in the reciprocal as SVO 9345, providing a good opportunity to evaluate the influence of capsule vs. pollen parent.
3” pots $16

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

 

 

SVO 9384
Lc. Candy Corn (C. Dubiosa 'Scully’s' HCC/AOS x Lc. Trick or Treat 'Orange Magic' AM/AOS)

Candy Corn was made by Stewart Orchids in the 1980’s. I remember the white flowers with bright canary-yellow flares on the petals - such a novel color combination! Dubiosa (C. trianae x C. loddigesii) had an impressive history as a breeder at Stewart Orchids. Its 5-8 flowers are well-displayed  and almost white with a hint of lavender evident in the lip.  Another Stewart breeding plant, Trick or Treat (L. Icarus x Lc. Chit Chat), also has a long breeding history, producing impressive heads of 15 or more starry orange flowers.  Flower color is not quite what you would expect: white with bright canary-yellow flares on the petals and a canary-yellow lip. Very memorable!
3” pots $16

C. Dubiosa 'Scully' HCC/AOS Lc. Trick or Treat 'Orange Magic' AM/AOS

 

 

SVO 9386     
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Georgia Peach 'SVO Flared Apricot' x Pot. Dream Circle 'SVO' AM/AOS)

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. The parents of Dream Circle (Slc. Circle of Life Pot. Hisako Akatsuka) are both known for producing excellent offspring, and Dream Circle has earned 10 AOS awards. Plants mature at 10” tall and produce beautifully-formed 4-5” flowers twice a year. Capitalizing on the shape of each parent, these will produce 3-4 exceptionally well-formed flowers in colors ranging from rose/salmon to a lavender/salmon. The lips will be full and ruffled.
3” pots $16

Pot. Georgia Peach 'SVO Flared Apricot' Pot. Dream Circle 'SVO' AM/AOS

 

 

SVO 9388     
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Telling Lies 'SVO Best' x Pot. Georgia Peach 'SVO Flared Apricot')

Telling Lies (Pot. Rubescence x Pot. Love Passion) 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. The robust plants are compact, maturing at 10” tall. 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. This style of breeding has proven successful, and the compact plants have upright stems of 4-5 flowers and bloom nicely in 4” pots. These flowers will be in burnt-orange colors with some showing a bit of lavender added in. A very interesting color combination.
3” pots $16

Pot. Telling Lies 'SVO Best' Pot. Georgia Peach 'SVO Flared Apricot'

 

 

SVO 9389
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Dream Circle 'SVO' AM/AOS x Pot. Ryo Iwata 'Leucadia' HCC/AOS)

Dream Circle (Slc. Circle of Life Pot. Hisako Akatsuka) has earned 12 AOS quality awards to date and is known for producing excellent offspring. Plants mature at 10” tall and produce beautifully-formed 4-5” flowers twice a year. Ryo Iwata (Blc. Oconee x Pot. Sally Taylor) has the dark red-purple flowers of a standard Cattleya. Here we are looking to develop flowers with shape and size that will resemble those of large, standard-sized Cattleyas. However, plants from this cross will only be 10-12” tall. Flowers will be 5-6” across in dark purple-red with a very dark crimson lip.
3” pots $16

Pot. Dream Circle 'SVO' AM/AOS Pot. Ryo Iwata 'Leucadia' HCC/AOS

 

 

SVO 9390
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Hawaiian Prominence 'America' AM/AOS x Slc. Angel Eyes 'SVO' HCC/AOS)

The eye-catching flower color of Hawaiian Prominence (Blc. Hisako Akatsuka x Slc. Wendy's Redstone) has 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. Angel Eyes (Slc. Bright Angel x Lc. Little Dipper) has been used in a number of successful crosses. Just recently, I realized how good a parent it really can be. Angel Eyes is dominant for flaring, flat petals, good flower size, reduced plant stature, and ease of growth. One of the characteristics of breeding with C. intermedia v. aquinii is that lip color is expressed on the petals of the offspring. The lip of Hawaiian Prominence is an intense ruby purple with a bright yellow throat. For the most part, this color will be transposed to the petals in the offspring. Very cool!
3” pots $16

Pot. Hawaiian Prominence 'America' AM/AOS Slc. Angel Eyes 'SVO' HCC/AOS

 

 

SVO 9391     
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Mem. Jim Nickou 'James' HCC/AOS x Blc. Izumi Charm 'SVO'AM/AOS)

Mem. Jim Nickou (Blc. Xanthette x Sc. Beaufort) has impressive parents and is a strong breeder in its own right. The bright-yellow flowers have just a bit of red on the lip and excellent shape. Combine this with twice-a-year flowering and compact plant stature, and you have a desirable parent. 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. 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 10” or less. Flowers will be yellow, and the full-shaped ruffled lips will be red.
3” pots $16

Blc. Mem. Jim Nickou 'James' HCC/AOS Blc. Izumi Charm 'SVO'AM/AOS

 

 

SVO 9392     
Pot. Verbatim (Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS x Slc. Angel's Fantasy 'Solar Flare' FCC/AOS)

Rubescence (Blc. Oconee x Slc. Seagulls Apricot) is a legendary breeder! Its dominant traits are good flower shape, color, and plant habit, and it has revolutionized modern mini and compact Cattleya breeding. 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. 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

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

 

 

SVO 9394     
Slc. NEW HYBRID (Slc. Circle of Life 'Mesmerize' AM/AOS x Slc. Paradise Rose 'My Valentine')

Little introduction is needed for Circle of Life (Lc. Culminant x Soph. coccinea), and 'Mesmerize’ is one of the best, with particularly large flat flowers, excellent shape, surprisingly wide petals and rich red color. 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 carmine-red flower color to this cross. These plants are exhibiting excellent vigor, and some have flowered already, less than two years from flask! The flowers are dark red/burgundy with superior shape and darker-red lips!  I almost forgot to mention that these will flower twice a year when mature. This grex has huge potential to set a new standard for color and shape.
3” pots $18

Slc. Circle of Life 'Mesmerize' AM/AOS Slc. Paradise Rose 'My Valentine'

 

 

SVO 9395     
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Telling Lies 'SVO Best'x Pot. Very Vermillion 'SVO')

Telling Lies (Pot. Rubescence x Pot. Love Passion) produces beautiful orange flowers suffused red and covered with a sparkling diamond-dust texture. Flowers have good shape and are held on strong inflorescences. The robust plants are compact, maturing at 10” tall. The flowers of Very Vermillion (Pot. Paradise Rose x Pot. Lebenkreis) have superb color as well as excellent form and size. Here we are expecting shapely flowers in colors ranging from deep red to red/orange. Compact plants will hold the flowers above the foliage on sturdy inflorescences.
3” pots $16

Pot. Telling Lies 'SVO Best' Pot. Very Vermillion 'SVO'

 

 

SVO 9398     
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette #3' x Pot. Virginia Dickey 'Diamond Orchids' AM/AOS)

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 is proving to be an excellent parent, with dominance for color, strong stems and bloom period. 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. My gut is telling me this is going to be a good cross. The standard-sized plant of Spring Fires is crossed with the mini plant of Virginia Dickey, and the offspring should mature at about 8” tall. Expect 5-6 red flowers with darker-red lips to be displayed above the foliage. As I wrote this I got so enthused that I went to the greenhouse and re-made this cross again.
3” pots $16

Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette #3' Pot. Virginia Dickey 'Diamond Orchids' AM/AOS

 

 

SVO 9399     
Lc. Mari's Magic (Lc. Tokyo Magic 'Hihimanu' x Lc. Mari's Song 'CTM217' HCC/AOS)

One of my favorite Cattleya plants is Lc. Mari's Magic ‘H&R’ 6005.  I have wanted to remake it but have held back, as I was not sure which cultivar of Tokyo Magic was used in the original cross. Once I had that information, I remade this cross! The parents are Tokyo Magic (Lc. Irene Finney x L. briegeri) and Mari's Song (Lc. Irene Finney x C. Cherry Chip). Flower shape comes from the double dose of Irene Finney, with flares from Cherry Chip, and a good stem from briegeri. Just a great hybrid.
3” pots $16

Lc. Tokyo Magic 'Hihimanu' Lc. Mari's Song 'CTM217' HCC/AOS

 

 

SVO 9401
Blc. Dean's Star (Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS x Lc. Gold Star 'SVO' 4n)

Guess What (Blc. Waikiki Gold x Lc. Trick or Treat) is one of my favorite breeding plants due to its vibrant orange-yellow flower and clusters of 8-9 flowers on strong stems. This Gold Star (L. flava x L. harpophylla) is a chance tetraploid from a cross of two Brazilian rupicolous Laelias. Its star-shaped yellow flowers have fuller shape and heavier substance, and the plant has pencil-thin pseudobulbs that are thicker than usual for this grex. These are compact plants with straight upright bulbs and inflorescences with 7-9 bright-yellow starry flowers held high.
3” pots $16

Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS Lc. Gold Star 'SVO' 4n

 

 

SVO 9404     
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Denis Roessiger 'Diamond Orchids' AM/AOS x Pot. Burana Angel 'SVO' HCC/AOS)

The flowers of Denis Roessiger (Pot. Golden Circle x Slc. Angel Eyes) are very round, red and veined in darker red. The lip has a beautiful shape, with a bright yellow throat. As a bonus, it blooms twice a year. Burana Angel (Pot. Burana Beauty x Slc. Bright Angel) produces remarkable, intensely-colored flowers: well-shaped reds with darker-red flares and yellow at the base – a very interesting color combination. Here we are looking for an impressive range of colors: bright yellow and intense red, flared in red and yellow, with bold red lips and yellow throats. Plants will be compact growers, and the flowers will be displayed nicely on plants about 10” tall.
3” pots $16

Pot. Denis Roessiger 'Diamond Orchids' AM/AOS Pot. Burana Angel 'SVO' HCC/AOS

 

 

SVO 9406     
Slc. NEW HYBRID (Slc. Purple Doll 'Midnight Velvet' AM/AOS x L. rupestris 'Orchid Eros' HCC/AOS)

This a completely new approach in breeding purple mini-Catts by incorporating the rupicolous Laelia rupestris. Purple Doll (Slc. Pink Doll x Lc. Mini Purple) 'Midnight Velvet' is an amazing plant, blooming 3-4 times a year with intense magenta-purple flowers having excellent shape on a small plant standing 5” tall. Laelia rupestris blooms with 5-6 dark-lavender flowers on 14” long inflorescences. The plants are compact growers with each pseudobulb tight against the others. The offspring will have qualities a lot like those of a plant we are using very successfully in our current breeding programs, Slc. Virginia Dickey (Slc. Pink Doll x Sl. Pole-Star). This new grex has many of the same species used in breeding Virginia Dickey, and we are expecting flower size, shape, count, and plant size to be similar. The big difference will be flower color, and we’re hoping for deep purple from these plants. A must-get cross!
3” pots $16

Slc. Purple Doll 'Midnight Velvet' AM/AOS L. rupestris 'Orchid Eros' HCC/AOS

 

 

SVO 9407     
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Golden Circle 'OPRL' x Pot. Mem. Irene Feil 'Ruby Red' 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. The flowers of Memoria Irene Feil (Slc. Pink Doll x Pot. Odom's Sweetheart) are a bright red with darker-red lips. I have yet to see a cross from Golden Circle that was not impressive! With this pairing we are looking for red flower color with dark burgundy-red lips to prevail in the offspring. Flower shape will be round with flat petals. Plants will stay on the small side but not quite small enough to be called a mini-Catt.
3” pots $16

Pot. Golden Circle 'OPRL' Pot. Mem. Irene Feil 'Ruby Red' AM/AOS

 

 

SVO 9411     
Lc. NEW HYBRID (C. lawrenceana 'SVO 9' x L. rupestris 'Orchid Eros' HCC/AOS)

This lawrenceana can carry up to 16 lavender flowers. It was named ‘SVO 9‘ when it bloomed with 9 flowers, and I decided to keep it. Since then, it’s improved to 16 flowers; maybe I should change the name? As with all lawrenceana, the flower shape is undisciplined with forward-facing petals. The most attractive part of the flower is the tubular dark-purple lip, and the upright inflorescence and high flower count are impressive. Laelia rupestris is a rupicolous species that grows on rocks in its native Brazil. It blooms with 5-6 dark-lavender flowers on an upright 14” inflorescence. The plant is a compact grower with each pseudobulb pressed against the others. We are expecting plant habit to be highly influenced by rupestris, resulting in plants 10” tall with leaves that are upright and pseudobulbs that will be close together, making for a tidy, compact plant habit. Flowers will be lavender with darker-purple lips. Hopefully, the tubular lip shape of the lawrenceana will be dominant. Flower count will be 11-14, and the blooms will be well arranged and held high on an upright inflorescence.
3” pots $16

C. lawrenceana 'SVO 9' L. rupestris 'Orchid Eros' HCC/AOS

 

 

SVO 9412     
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Slc. Durban Rose 'Magnificent' x Pot. Very Vermillion 'SVO')

Durban Rose (Lc. José Dias Castro x Slc. Circle of Life) has attractive uniform pink-lavender flowers with exceptionally wide petals, complemented by a nice lip. Very Vermillion (Pot. Paradise Rose x Pot. Lebenkreis) has superb color with excellent form and size. Here we are expecting very shapely flowers in deep red/purple colors with full, ruffled lips on compact plants. This type of breeding is setting a new standard in flower color and shape.
3” pots $16

Slc. Durban Rose 'Magnificent' Pot. Very Vermillion 'SVO'

 

 

SVO 9413     
Slc. NEW HYBRID (Slc. Durban Rose 'Magnificent' x Slc. Spirit Flare 'SVO Flare')

Durban Rose (Lc. José Dias Castro x Slc. Circle of Life) has attractive uniform pink-lavender flowers with exceptionally wide petals, complemented by a nice lip. Spirit Flare (Slc. Circle Spirit x Lc. José Dias Castro) has beautifully-shaped purple flowers with nice purple flaring on the petals and a classic full lip shape. Here we have a new style of breeding for SVO. This cross will produce flower shapes that will look just like their larger cousins, those large standard-sized plants with 7” corsage-style flowers. This new cross will reduce plant size to 8-10” tall and produce large 5” purple flowers of excellent shape. If you admire classic Cattleyas, here they are in a smaller package!
3” pots $16

Slc. Durban Rose 'Magnificent' Slc. Spirit Flare 'SVO Flare'

 

 

SVO 9415     
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Tropical Aurora 'SVO' x Pot. Little Toshie 'Gold Country' AM/AOS)

I think 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. The erect stems hold 5-6 well-arranged flowers nicely above a sturdy, compact plant. Little Toshie (Blc. Toshie Aoki x Sc. Beaufort) is a remarkable hybrid.  It flowers 2-3 times a year, and each flowering produces excellent quality bright-yellow flowers with red lips. Plants are only 6” tall and have a nice, tidy growth habit. It is an excellent breeding plant that imparts good flower color and shape. This cross will give us well-shaped flowers 3” across in bright yellow with contrasting red lips. Plants will mature at 8-10” tall.  I am very optimistic about the potential here.
3” pots $16

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

 

 

SVO 9419     
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette #3' x Pot. Telling Lies 'SVO Best')

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 is proving to be an excellent parent, with dominance for color, strong stems and bloom period. Telling Lies (Pot. Rubescence x Pot. Love Passion) 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. Expect shapely flowers ranging in colors from red to orange overlaid in red and dark-red lips, with sturdy stems doing a good job holding 4-5 flowers.
3” pots $16

Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette #3' Pot. Telling Lies 'SVO Best'

 

 

SVO 9420
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Hisako Akatsuka 'Volcano Queen' AM/AOS x Slc. Spirit Flare 'SVO Flare')

Hisako Akatsuka (Pot. Honolulu Jewel x Blc. Scarlet Pokai) has sired several superior hybrids like Pot. Dream Circle and Pot. Hawaiian Prominence. It is known to pass along its fine flower shape, color and compact growth habit to its progeny. Spirit Flare (Slc. Circle Spirit x Lc. José Dias Castro) has beautifully-shaped purple flowers with nice purple flares on the petals and a classic full lip shape. This style of breeding will produce flower shapes that will look just like those of their larger cousins, those classic standard Cattleya plants with 7” corsage-style flowers. This grex will keep plant size to 8-10” tall and produce large 5” purple flowers of excellent shape with full ruffled lips in darker purple. If you have admired those classic Cattleyas, here they are in a smaller package!
3” pots $16

Pot. Hisako Akatsuka 'Volcano Queen' AM/AOS Slc. Spirit Flare 'SVO Flare'

 

 

SVO 9422
Blc. Rosella's Lovely Sunset (Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS x Lc. Aussie Sunset 'Cosmic Fire' HCC/AOS)

Love Sound is a plant with a long, successful breeding history. It imparts strong stems, compact growth habit and good shape. Aussie Sunset (Lc. Fires of Spring x C. Gene May) has a red-orange flower with a yellow splash, with clusters of 4-6 blooms held nicely above the foliage. With this cross there is great potential for yellow/orange flowers with yellow and red flares. The plants are good growers and will produce 7-9 flowers on a strong upright stem.  This cross was first made in Australia, and the photos posted to Facebook a few years ago were exceptional and motivated us to make it here in the USA!
3” pots $16

Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS Lc. Aussie Sunset 'Cosmic Fire' HCC/AOS

 

 

SVO 9423
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Georgia Peach 'SVO Flared Apricot' x Pot.  Showcase 'SVO Sun Splash')

Georgia Peach (Blc. Love Sound x Slc. Smile Again) has excellent flower shape and a great color combination with varying shades of soft peach and a bit of darker flaring on the petals. Plants are handsome, compact growers and produce 5 flowers on a sturdy stem. Showcase (Slc. Angel's Fantasy x Blc. Love Sound) is a great cross. Flowers are mostly yellow with very wide petals and attractive red flares, and the 3-5 flowers are displayed well on sturdy stems above the foliage. This grex is about increasing the size of the flowers while keeping the flower shape, with blooms in orange and yellow, flared petals, and 4-5 flowers per stem.
3” pots $16

Pot. Georgia Peach 'SVO Flared Apricot' Pot.  Showcase 'SVO Sun Splash'

 

 

SVO 9426
Pot. Martha Clarke (Slc. Circle of Life 'Mesmerize' AM/AOS x Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS)

The grex Pot. Martha Clarke is named after my wife, and the first to bloom have shown high flower quality. Plants produce three to five well-shaped sunset-colored flowers with deep red flares. This is a high-quality hybrid with many fine cultivars receiving AOS awards. Also available as SVO 8014 with different parents, it will be interesting to see how the different cultivars influence the outcome.
3” pots $16

Slc. Circle of Life 'Mesmerize' AM/AOS Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS

 

 

SVO 9427     
Blc. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS x Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS)

Tokyo Magic (Lc. Irene Finney x L. briegeri) has an impressive number of successful hybrids to its credit. The offspring tend to have well-shaped flowers on sturdy stems.  Guess What (Blc. Waikiki Gold x Lc. Trick or Treat) has clusters of 8-9 bright orange-yellow flowers held above the foliage. Here we are going to see sturdy stems holding 7-9 bright yellow-orange flowers with red lips. These will be robust growers and great bloomers in late March.
3” pots $16

Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS

 

 

SVO 9428
Epc. NEW HYBRID (Epc. Epiorange 'SVO' x Epc. Kyoguchi 'M. Sano' Mutation)

Ok, we are having fun with this novelty cross. Epiorange (Enc. alata x C. aurantiaca) is a unique cross, with its 12-15 flowers displayed well on a strong stem. Flower color is a burnt orange, and the lips are yellow with red lines and have a bit of fragrance reminiscent of the alata parent. Kyoguchi (Enc. aromatica x Gur. aurantiaca) has many bright-yellow flowers with yellow lips striped in red. They are held on branched inflorescences and highly fragrant. This non-traditional hybrid will produce flower colors ranging from yellow to orange with yellow red-striped lips. Did I mention that they should also be FRAGRANT?! This is a fun cross with a very different look. Plants are great growers, and many will flower this spring.
3” pots $16

Epc. Epiorange 'SVO' Epc. Kyoguchi 'M. Sano' Mutation

 

 

SVO 9430
Slc. Lucky Chance (Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS x Sc. Beaufort 'Big Circle' 4n)

The offspring of Tokyo Magic (Lc. Irene Finney x L. briegeri) tend to have well-shaped flowers on sturdy stems. Beaufort (Soph. coccinea x C. luteola) has been a highly successful parent for breeding mini- and compact-sized cattleyas. This cross is almost a mini-Catt, with plants maturing at 7” tall. The attractive well-shaped yellow flowers have bright-red lips and are held just above the foliage. These will bloom well in 3” pots and mature in 4” pots.
3” pots $16

Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS Sc. Beaufort 'Big Circle' 4n

 

 

SVO 9431
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Love-Love 'SVO Superior' x Pot. Telling Lies 'SVO Best')

Love-Love (Pot. Love Passion x Blc. Love Sound) has bright golden-yellow flowers with a touch of red on the tips of the lips. The flowers are presented well on strong stems. Telling Lies (Pot. Rubescence x Pot. Love Passion) produces beautiful orange flowers suffused red and covered with a sparkling diamond-dust texture. Flowers have good shape and are held on strong inflorescences. The robust plants are compact, maturing at 10” tall. Capitalizing on the influence of Love Passion, these will be good growers with strong upright growths producing erect stems of 5-6 flower in golden orange colors with a suffusion of red.
3” pots $16

Pot. Love-Love 'SVO Superior' Pot. Telling Lies 'SVO Best'

 

 

SVO 9433
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Hisako Akatsuka 'Volcano Queen' AM/AOS x Pot. Very Vermillion 'SVO')

Hisako Akatsuka (Pot. Honolulu Jewel x Blc. Scarlet Pokai) has sired several superior hybrids like Pot. Dream Circle and Pot. Hawaiian Prominence. It is well known to pass along its fine flower shape and color, and compact growth habit to its progeny. Very Vermillion (Pot. Paradise Rose x Pot. Lebenkreis) flowers have superb color, excellent form and size. Both of these parents have good breeding qualities, and by bringing them together, the expectation is for compact plant habit, bright red to red/purple flower color, and extra fine flower form with full-shaped darker lips. It’s gonna be good!
3” pots $16

Pot. Hisako Akatsuka 'Volcano Queen' AM/AOS Pot. Very Vermillion 'SVO'

 

 

SVO 9434
Blc. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS x Blc. Carolina Golden D'or 'Krull-Smith' AM/AOS)

The full-shaped orange flowers of Carolina Orange D’or (Blc. Carolina Golden D'Or x Blc. Malworth D'Or) are magnificent, and the 6-8 blooms per stem make this a spectacular show plant. I have admired this cross for years, and we have used it as a parent in many fine orange and yellow hybrids. 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. With this cross, I'm looking forward to seeing 5-7 full-shaped flowers held high on strong stems by robust plants. Flower color is anticipated to be a golden yellow with a red lip.
3” pots $16

Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS Blc. Carolina Golden D'or 'Krull-Smith' AM/AOS

 

 

SVO 9435
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 color from sunset-red and orange with bold red flares to pure bright yellow, and the lip will be a contrasting red. 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 $16

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

 

 

SVO 9440
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Life's Charm 'SVO Round Wonder' x Pot. Telling Lies 'SVO Best')

Life’s Charm (Blc. Izumi Charm x Slc. Circle of Life) has very wide, round petals with a coral red color. Telling Lies (Pot. Rubescence x Pot. Love Passion) produces beautiful orange flowers suffused red and covered with a sparkling diamond-dust texture. This cross should carry 4-5 beautiful, full-formed, round flowers in an unusual coral/orange color, with red lips. They will be held on strong inflorescences, and the robust plants will mature at 10” tall.
3” pots $16

Pot. Life's Charm 'SVO Round Wonder' Pot. Telling Lies 'SVO Best'

 

 

SVO 9441
Bl. NEW HYBRID (L. Tropical Sunrise '22 Orange' x Bl. Richard Mueller '4N')

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 to its offspring. Tropical Sunrise (L. angereri x L. kautskyi) is produced from 2 rupicolous Laelia species, both having closely spaced bulbs with 20” long inflorescences. This cultivar has 22 orange flowers open all at once on the stem! These will have well-presented flowers in a range of orange colors. We are looking for increased flower count imparted by the rupicolous laelias. Some of the offspring will have spotted flowers and broad, randomly-spotted lips.
3” pots $16

L. Tropical Sunrise '22 Orange' Bl. Richard Mueller '4N'

 

 

SVO 9452
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Carolina Splendor 'Krull's Ruby' AM/AOS x Pot. Oconee Circle 'SVO')

Carolina Splendor (Pot. Waikiki Splendor x Blc. Oconee) has large wine-red flowers of superb shape and form with full ruffled dark-burgundy lips, produced from a standard-sized Cattleya plant. Oconee Circle (Slc. Circle of Life x Blc. Oconee) has an amazing flower, far superior to its parents, with surprisingly nice color, size and shape. The photo conveys a lot about its quality. Flower color will be a vibrant, deep dark red, and these will have outstanding flower form and large ruffled full lips. This cross is expected to be “off the charts.”
3” pots $18

Pot. Carolina Splendor 'Krull's Ruby' AM/AOS Pot. Oconee Circle 'SVO'

 

 

SVO 9478
Blc. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Purple Splendor 'SVO' x Lc. Sydney J 'SVO Outrageous')

Super dark purple flowers are “hot property” right now. Purple Splendor (Lc. Mini Purple x Lc. Culminant) has very large, flat flowers in dark purple with classic full-shaped lips. Plants boom twice a year and are only 10” tall. Sydney J (Lc. Mini Purple x Lc. Memoria Robert Strait) has large medium lavender flowers of excellent shape on a compact plant just 10” tall. This cross will capitalize on the large flower size, shape, and purple color of each parent. Mature plants will be compact at 10” tall. Overall, this has excellent potential - highly recommended!
3” pots $16

Blc. Purple Splendor 'SVO' Lc. Sydney J 'SVO Outrageous'

 

 

SVO 9488
Pot. Norma Sue (Pot. Mem. Jim Nickou 'James' HCC/AOS x Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS)

Mem. 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. Love Sound has played an important role in our hybridizing program, and its offspring consistently show good qualities, like slightly upswept petal stance, good color, increased flower count, and a nice plant habit. Bright-yellow flowers in spring are a sure thing with this cross. Good flower form and stem habit will prevail.
3” pots $16

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

 

 

SVO 9502
Lc. NEW HYBRID (C. Little Dipper 'SVO Sato' x Lc. Tropical Aurora 'SVO')

Little Dipper (C. Angelwalker x C. Batalinii) has produced a number of great hybrids, including Sacramento Splash, Dream Cloud, Nora’s Melody, and Garrett Collins. This important parent imparts flared petals that are wide and flat. Tropical Aurora (Lc. Aussie Sunset x Lc. Tokyo Magic) has shown considerable breeding potential. The flowers are a pure, very bright yellow - the most intense yellow imaginable – with a contrasting red lip, and 5-7 flowers are produced on strong upright stems. These will come in a potpourri of flared flower color combinations, making each plant unique. We expect colors to range from yellow to cream, and some may even be lavender. A robust growth habit is evident, making these reliable growers and bloomers. First bloom PICTURE, PICTURE
3” pots $16

C. Little Dipper 'SVO Sato' Lc. Tropical Aurora 'SVO'

 

 

 

SVO 9513
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Tropical Aurora 'SVO' x Pot. What About Love 'Brilliant Gold')

Tropical Aurora (Lc. Aussie Sunset x Lc. Tokyo Magic) is a special plant with excellent potential. Flowers are a pure, very bright yellow – the most intense yellow imaginable – with a contrasting red lip. What About Love (Blc. Guess What x Slc. Pure Love) was selected several years back but not until now did I put it to work. The flowers are an intense golden-yellow color and are long-lasting, held well in groups of 3-4. The plant is 8” tall and blooms twice a year. The flowers of this cross will be a bright golden yellow, with most having red lips. Plants will be 8-10” tall with upright stems of 4-5 flowers.
3” pots $16

Lc. Tropical Aurora 'SVO' Pot. What About Love 'Brilliant Gold'

 

 

 

 

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