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SVO 6173
Fdk. L'Amour de vie de Sue (Mo. Painted Desert 'SVO' HCC/AOS  x Ctsm. Louise Clarke 'Simply Fantastic')
Painted Desert (Cl. Rebecca Northen x Morm. sinuata) is the parent of the world-famous Fdk. After Dark.  The influence of Mormodia (Mo.) is well known: it adds flower color, multiple pendulous inflorescences and flower longevity to its offspring.  Ctsm. Louise Clarke is named for my mother and is a spectacular hybrid.  The cultivar 'Simply Fantastic' flowers 3-4 times a year and has superb flower quality, high flower count and huge, hard flat lips.  The Ctsm. Louise Clarke adds additional doses of pileatum and expansum, which will provide improved flower size and lip width.  What about color?  I believe that the deep red from Mo. Painted Desert combined with the dark brown of Ctsm. Louise Clarke will lead to red blooms with darker spots, but this cross has the potential to produce black-colored flowers.  All will have excellent form, arrangement and flower count.    Similar to SVO 6481.  Picture of first to bloom. Pic 
3” pots $20

SVO 6470     
(Fdk. Frank Smith 'SVO' FCC/AOS x Ctsm. John C. Burchett 'Ursa Major' FCC/AOS)
Frank Smith 'SVO' (Mo. Painted Desert x Ctsm. John C. Burchett) is just fantastic, with superior shape, high flower count, perfectly arranged blooms, long lasting flowers, and a flower color that is very dark, appearing nearly black.  John C. Burchett (João Stivalli x Susan Fuchs) is the pinnacle of pileatum-based Catasetum breeding today.  Its dark burgundy flowers are fantastic in every way: size, color, shape, etc.  This cross represents line breeding at its finest!  The Frank Smith is already fantastic, but adding back the huge pileatum-based lip of John C. Burchett will further flatten and increase the size of the flower and lip, while maintaining the amazing color.  I'm not sure how it can get any better than this!
3” pots $22

SVO 6487
Fdk. New Hybrid  (Fdk. After Midnight 'SVO Dark Beauty' FCC/AOS' x Ctsm. Orchidglade 'Davies Ranches' AM/AOS)
With this cross we are taking the nearly perfect darkest burgundy flowers of Fdk. After Midnight 'SVO Dark Beauty' and pairing them with the huge lip and colorful spotted flower of Ctsm. Orchidglade.  Our experience has taught us that this type of hybrid makes for improved flower form.  The flower color of the progeny will range from solid deep burgundy to densely spotted burgundy, and a few might even be light yellow with bold red spots.  There is lots of potential to get unique and beautiful flowers from this cross.
3” pots $20

SVO 6488
Fdk. New Hybrid (Fdk. Desert Tenor 'SVO Burgundy Beauty' AM/AOS x Ctsm. Orchidglade 'JTM')
Desert Tenor (Mo. Painted Desert x Ctsm. tenebrosum) has almost perfect flower shape with very rounded segments, lots of flowers, and a rich reddish color, covered with dark spots. The flower of Orchidglade 'JTM' (pileatum x expansum) is an amazing very dark burgundy, with a huge lip in the same color. 'JTM' is short for 'Jamie's Tortured Midnight.'  All of the benefits of this breeding will be evident in the progeny: excellent shape, flower color, high flower count and bloom longevity.
3” pots $20

SVO 6722 
Fdk. Majestic Orchids Shopper (Fdk. After Midnight 'SVO Dark Beauty' FCC/AOS x Ctsm. John C. Burchett 'Ursa Major' FCC/AOS)
This cross is named for a large Facebook orchid club in Puerto Rico.  The capsule parent is the best After Midnight (Fdk. After Dark x Ctsm. Mark Dimmitt), as the FCC/AOS award indicates, but I'll add that it was awarded with 32 perfectly-arranged, flat, dark black-cherry red flowers on two gracefully arching inflorescences.  This John C. Burchett (João Stivalli x Susan Fuchs) is as good as it gets with Catasetum breeding today.  The dark burgundy flowers are of superior size, color and shape, and the lip is huge and flat.  This grex is top-of-the-line Fredclarkeara breeding, and the addition of the huge dark pileatum-type lip from the John C. Burchett will further increase flower size and flatten the flower and lip shape.  How can it get better than this?  If I were a betting man, this is another cross where I'd put my money! 
3” pots $22





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