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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 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 of Rockette (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 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 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 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        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 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        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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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         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 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 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               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 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        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 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'

 

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         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 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            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 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 Treat '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 Treat 'Orange Magic' AM/AOS

 

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        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 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           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 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 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 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         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'

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'

 

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

 

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