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Sunset Valley Orchids 2016 Catasetinae Plant Offering

For 2016, I am pleased to share the most comprehensive selection of Catasetinae hybrids and species ever offered.  Through the ongoing process of collecting, selecting, and developing our parental lines, the quality of the breeding stock is now without compare.  These new hybrids will set the standard for flower quality, vigor, and your enjoyment.

This year's main focus has been on Fredclarkeara breeding.  This wonderful hybrid genus produces fantastic results, with beautiful color, superior shape, high flower count, perfectly arranged blooms, and highly fragrant long-lasting flowers.  Quality in this genus is just amazing; to date, the hybrid genus Fredclarkeara has received the highest award from the American Orchid Society, 17 FCC/AOS awards!  What makes this more amazing is that there are only 22 registered Fredclarkeara hybrids!  Including all AOS awards to date, each Fredclarkeara grex has received an average of nearly three awards.  Remarkable statistics aside, these really are great plants: robust growers, reliable bloomers, and  long lived flowers.  This is the year to acquire the best Fredclarkeara genetics ever offered; don't miss out!

Over the last few years we have been working on the development of advanced breeding lines for Cycnoches.  I just love the elegant swan-shaped blooms; they truly are the most breathtaking flowers in the genus.  We have been selecting Cycnoches for our breeding program using several criteria: plant vigor, flower quality, flower color, and resistance to occasional back bulb die off.  Our Cycnoches species and hybrids have been through this selection process for two to three generations, resulting in significant improvements in flower quality and ease of culture.

By popular demand, we are making a few more standard sized Catasetum crosses.  The large flowers are really amazing!  These new crosses have superior genetics and are producing some really superb flowers.

We also are continuing the successful “mini-Catasetum” crosses, including the introduction of several very promising new ones.  This is a new plant form that has gained considerable attention from collectors.  These new hybrids are compact growers and flower 2-4 times a year!  How can you go wrong?

In this list you will also see advanced hybrids using Mormodes.  We have been working with these for years now, developing new colors and vigorous plants.  Mormodes are some of my favorite late-blooming Catasetinae.  They have bizarre, bold colors, twisted flowers, and a spicy fragrance that signal the end of the Catasetinae blooming season.

I've also received many requests for Catasetinae species.  When breeding species, it's important to use the best parental stock possible to accentuate good qualities, especially plant vigor.  This list reflects the “best of type” in the species offered.  There are some fantastic things here, so please take your time in making decisions - or just get them all.

There will be two releases of the new Catasetinae list, this being the first, with the second to follow in approximately 5-6 weeks.

Good growing,

Fred Clarke

 

SVO 6139
Fdk. NEW HYBRID (Mo. Painted Desert 'SVO' HCC/AOS x Ctsm. spitzii 'SVO Gold' FCC/AOS)

Painted Desert (Cl. Rebecca Northen x Morm. sinuata) is well proven as a parent, imparting many fine traits to its progeny.  Ctsm. spitzii 'SVO Gold' has solid bright yellow flowers of the highest quality with strong inflorescences carrying 25-30 blooms apiece.  The lip of spitzii is thick and solid - almost like it's formed from yellow wax.  This hard, flat lip should be valuable in flattening out the lip in the grex.  The expectation is for long-lasting, mostly red flowers with contrasting flat lips.  Flower shape should be beautiful, and flower count will be high, as both parents can carry 25 or more blooms.  This is a highly anticipated cross with lots of potential to produce some exceptional Fredclarkeara offspring.
3” pots $20

SVO 6159      
Cyc. Maren Gleason (Cyc. warscewiczii 'SVO' AM/AOS x Cyc. Martha Clarke 'SVO' AM/AOS)

This warscewiczii has superb flower size, count, shape and flowering habit.  The Martha Clarke (herrenhusanum x barthiorum) is truly special, which is why I named it for my wife!  The swan-shaped flowers of Martha Clarke are orange/yellow with dark burgundy spots - amazing colors!  The addition of warscewiczii genes will result in a significant improvement to the overall size, shape, and form.  Large yellow/green flowers with many having red spots - oh my!  Picture of first to bloom  Pic 1 ,  Pic 2
3”pots $18

SVO 6160      
Cyc. Pineapple Popcorn (Cyc. warscewiczii 'SVO' AM/AOS x Cyc. Kevin Clarke 'SVO' FCC/AOS)

Cyc. warscewiczii 'SVO' has an excellent flower with good size, count, shape and blooming habit.  It is a proven grower and one of the best warscewiczii out there.  Kevin Clarke (herrenhusanum x warscewiczii) is truly special.  It is named for my younger son and the first Cycnoches hybrid from SVO to receive a coveted First Class Certificate (FCC) from the American Orchid Society.  The swan-shaped flowers of Kevin Clarke are bright yellow with faint gold spots -- an amazing color -- not to mention the two inflorescences carrying 30 perfectly arranged blooms.  Cyc. Kevin Clarke already has improved lip size and form.  The second addition of warscewiczii genes will result in a significant contribution to the overall size, shape, form and lip qualities of this grex.  It's hard to improve on an FCC, but this has the potential to do just that! First to bloom plant Pic 1, Pic 2Pic 3 
3” pots $18

SVO 6170      
Fdk. NEW HYBRID (Fdk. Saturn Sky 'SVO' x Ctsm. Susan Fuchs 'Burgundy Chips' FCC/AOS )

Fredclarkearas are mostly known for their dark flower colors, but with this grex we are exploring the potential to produce plants with other flower colors by breeding with Saturn Sky (Mo. Painted Desert x Ctsm. Frilly Doris), which has densely spotted plum/red blooms.  Susan Fuchs (Orchidglade x expansum) is a proven breeder that needs little introduction, carrying magnificent large yellow flowers with bold burgundy spotting.  I believe that the color genes in the background of this cross will assure brightly colored flowers.  Look for this pairing to produce long, graceful inflorescences carrying 15-25 long-lived yellow flowers with red spots and excellent form. 
3” pots $20

SVO 6171
Ctsm. Double Down (Ctsm. Chuck Taylor 'Wow' x Ctsm. kleberianum 'SVO)

Ctsm. Chuck Taylor (Portagee Star x denticulatum is a very nice mini-Catasetum, with light pink petals and sepals, and a contrasting yellow lip.  It's just beautiful!  Ctsm. kleberianum is a great mini-Catasetum, with a bright yellow lip and dark barring on the petals and sepals that produce a striking color combination.  As a bonus, it also carries 15 or more flowers per stem.  These will be mini-Catasetums with bright yellow lips, and the petals and sepals will have dark bars, some of which will be solid burgundy!   This is one of those 'not to be missed' mini-Catasetums. Check out these first to bloom pictures Pic 1 ,   Pic 2 , Pic 3
3” pots $18

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' has superb flower quality, high flower count, huge hard flat lips and flowers 3-4 times a year.  The Ctsm. Louise Clarke adds an additional dose 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.   Picture of first to bloom Pic 1   Same as SVO 6481
3” pots $20

SVO 6175
Ctsm. Fong Cing (Ctsm. Orchidglade 'Jack of Diamonds' AM/AOS x Ctsm. José Abalo 'SVO')

This Orchidglade (pileatum x expansum) has dark red flowers and an exceptionally large lip.  The José Abalo (sanguineum x Orchidglade) has a 2 foot long stem carrying 20 dark burgundy flowers with black lips.  This grex was very successful when made with the heavily spotted Ctsm. Orchidglade 'Davie Ranches' AM/AOS, and many plants flowered with strong stems of heavy blooms, deeply spotted with burgundy.  Here are some pictures from that first group. Pic 1 , Pic 2 .  This remake using 'Jack of Diamonds' is designed to reinforce the dark burgundy flower.  I am expecting most to be surprisingly large, dark burgundy flowers on strong stems.  These will be fantastic!
3” pots $18

SVO 6176      
Fdk. Kelly Longley (Mo. Painted Desert 'SVO' HCC/AOS x Ctsm. José Abalo 'SVO' )

The influence of Painted Desert (Cl. Rebecca Northen x Morm. sinuata) in breeding is well documented, conferring excellent form, color and flower longevity.  The addition of José Abalo (sanguineum x Orchidglade) and its 2 foot long stem carrying 20 dark burgundy flowers with black lips, gives us a truly outstanding hybrid.  These are long lasting flowers of excellent shape in shades of black.   All you have to do is check out this picture Alan Longley took of his daughter's namesake Pic 1 Wow, Wow, Wow!  Also available as SVO 6477.
3” pots $22
 

SVO 6179
Cyc. warscewiczii ('Jumbo Mutation' x 'OMG')

'Jumbo Mutation' was selected from a large group of flowering clones.  It really stood out as an exceptional flower, clearly a meristem shift (mutation) for the better.  'OMG' is a result of our line breeding and carries excellent flowers showing considerable improvement in petal width.  I believe that this group will set a new standard in quality for this highly desirable species.
3” pot $20

SVO 6189      
Cyc. NEW HYBRID (Cyc. Anne-Kathrin Berger 'SVO' x Cyc. pentadactylon 'Pterodactyl')

A Cycnoches with yellow flowers and red spots is pretty cool!  The grex Anne-Kathrin Berger (pentadactylon x herrenhusanum) has what I am looking for: great color, high flower count and ease of plant growth.  The pentadactylon parent has flowers with dark burgundy spots.  The expectation is for boldly spotted flowers in shades of yellow, with many flowers per stem and excellent arrangement.
3” pots $18

SVO 6192
Ctsm. pileatum (Ctsm. pileatum 'Dinner Plate' x Ctsm. pileatum 'Jumbo Green Gold' HCC/AOS)

Ctsm.  pileatum is the 'king and queen' of the Catasetums.  These will have large 4-5” flowers, impressive broad green lips, and 10-13 flowers per inflorescence, blooming 2 or 3 times a year.  Several flowered last year and were stunning.  All I can say is "Wow!"
3” pots $18

SVO 6365      
Ctsm. tigrinum (Ctsm. tigrinum 'SVO II' x self)

This is a great species: a small-growing plant producing white flowers with light red spots.  Mature plants carry 15-25 flowers and can flower 2 to 3 times a season.  This plant is very rare in the USA and its homeland of Brazil.  This is the first significant offering I am aware of.  If you collect species, this is a must-have!
3” pots $20

SVO 6429      
Ctsm. pileatum v. imperiale (Ctsm. pileatum v. imperale 'Pierre Couret' HCC/AOS x self)

This pileatum is the imperiale type, and the flowers have quite a bit of red color in them.  It was collected many years ago in Venezuela, and a piece was given to Marcel Lecoufle to be meristemed.  The clonal name 'Pierre Couret' was given to honor one of the founders of the Caracas Orchid Society.  Ctsm. pileatum var. imperiale is only found in a very specific area of Apure state, and some feel that it represents a complex natural hybrid between macrocarpum and pileatum (named xtapiriceps), which then was naturally crossed back to pileatum several times.  Both of the suspected parents grow in the same area, making an introgression between them possible. There are many who would like to understand v. imperiale better, and through the selfing we will be able to see if any of the progeny express characteristics of macrocarpum.  I predict that these will have the broad pileatum shaped lips in colors that tend toward a mixture of solid to blotched red flowers, with a few yellow or green.  The cultivar 'Pierre Couret' is very uncommon in cultivation, and this is a rare opportunity to own a piece of pileatum history.
3” pots $20

SVO 6430      
Ctsm. pileatum v. imperiale (Ctsm. pileatum v. imperale 'Pierre Couret' HCC/AOS x Ctsm. pileatum v. pileatum 'SVO Blood Red')

Many believe that C. pileatum v. imperiale is a natural hybrid involving macrocarpum and pileatum.  With this cross, we are testing that belief, and doing so by combining the two superior v. imperiale cultivars, 'Pierre Couret' and 'SVO Blood Red'.  The evaluation of the offspring will help to determine if v. imperiale represents a species, in which case there should be little variation among the offspring, or a hybrid, which should produce variable progeny.  I predict that many will have solid red flowers with large pileatum-shaped red lips, some blotched red and a few green, too.  A once is a life time unique opportunity in evaluating v. imperale.
3” pots $20

SVO 6433      
Ctsm. NEW HYBRID (Ctsm. Karen Armstrong 'SVO' x Ctsm. Alexa 'Good One')

When Karen Armstrong (Susan Fuchs x denticulatum) was first introduced, it caused a sensation with hobbyists around the country as the first of the mini-Catasetums.  Its flowers are bright yellow with coalescing dark burgundy spots.  Alexa (Bela Vista's Sangria x denticulatum) is the largest, fullest and darkest of the first-generation mini-Catasetums.  It is a real standout!  These plants will mature at only 5” tall and have relatively large blooms in rich colors of dark burgundy, with yellow lips covered with bold burgundy spots and blotches.  This is your chance to get a really special hybrid.  Everyone has space for at least one more mini-Catasetum.  Expect 15-20 flowers per inflorescence on plants that flower 2-3 times per season.
3” pots $18

SVO 6434
Ctsm. NEW HYBRID (John C. Burchett 'Ursa Major' FCC/AOS x denticulatum 'SVO II' AM/AOS)

I have wanted to make this cross for some time, and it's finally here!  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 - you name it!  Crossing it to denticulatum will reduce plant size down into the mini-Catasetum range.  I also expect solid dark colored flowers, but some will be deeply spotted.  These will be amazing!  As an added benefit these will flower 2-3 times a season.  It wasn't easy to make this cross, and once these are gone, I'm not sure when I'll be able to produce them again.
3” pots $18

SVO 6468      
Clo. NEW HYBRID (Clo. Black Jade 'JEM' HCC/AOS x Ctsm. Frilly Doris 'SVOII' AM/AOS)

Here is a real different hybrid for me.  I have been watching this style of breeding out of South Florida and decided to do a test cross along similar lines.  Black Jade (Cl. russelliana x Ctsm. expansum) flowers with long (two feet!) pendulous inflorescences carrying 30 to 35 avocado green flowers with a big black spot in the throat.  The flower form is poor, with pinched petals and narrow lips common to Cl. russelliana hybrids.  Frilly Doris (Doris's Choice x Dona Marie) is a well know breeding plant and makes a good starting point, as it gives predictable results, imparting good flower form, a fimbriate lip, and well arranged flowers.  These will be floriferous plant producing long cascading stems with 25-30 flowers.  Flower color will be green, with many having spots and a big dark spot of black on the lip.  Form will be improved, with broader petals, and the lip will larger and flattened.  I am looking forward to seeing how these turn out!
3” pots $18

SVO 6476      
Ctsm. NEW HYBRID (Ctsm. gladiatorium 'SVO 35' x Ctsm. barbatum 'SVO' HCC/AOS)

Okay - here is a novelty Catasetum!  Ctsm. gladiatorium 'SVO 35' has light yellow flowers with red bars - some think it looks a bit like a shrimp.  What's really amazing are the 35 flowers it produces!  The barbatum has a white bearded lip - so cool looking.  This grex is about having fun with Catasetums!  These will have starry open-shaped flowers with awesome bearded lips, and the plants will produce 2-3 inflorescences per bulb with 20 plus blooms apiece.  This will be a showy and really different looking cross.
3” pots $18

SVO 6481      
Fdk. L'amour de vie de Sue (Mo. Painted Desert 'SVO' HCC/AOS x Ctsm. Louise Clarke 'Very Dark')
The influence of Mormodia in breeding is well known,  Mo. Painted Desert (Cl. Rebecca Northen x Morm. sinuata) will add 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 'Very Dark' has dark burgundy flowers with huge flat lips, high flower count, and flowers 2-3 times a year.  The additional dose of pileatum and expansum provided by Ctsm. Louise Clarke will give improved flower size and lip width.  Many will be red with darker spots, and I believe this cross will have the potential to produce black-colored flowers as well. First to bloom Pic 1.   Same as SVO 6173
3” pots $20

SVO 6490
Cycd. NEW HYBRID (Cyc. lehmanii 'SVO' x Morm. Wild Rainbow 'BB')

Cycnoches lehmanii produced the popular and widely distributed grex Cycd. Wine Delight (Cyc. lehmanii x Morm. sinuata).  We also expect it to be a great parent here, as Cycnoches is dominant for flower shape.  Morm. Wild Rainbow (andicola x rolfeana) was made by Brent Baker and is one of my favorites.  It has excellent color: dark burnt orange flowers with burgundy spots and a red lip spotted with burgundy.  These are going to have excellent shape and size, and the dark red flowers will have bold burgundy spotting.  Lots of award potential from this grex.
3” pots $20

SVO 6492
Fdk. NEW HYBRID (Mo. Painted Desert 'SVO' HCC/AOS  x Ctsm. Alexa 'Good One')

Here is another mini-Fredclarkeara!  The influence of Painted Desert (Cl. Rebecca Northen x Morm. sinuata) is well documented, imparting excellent form, color and flower longevity to its progeny.  The mini-Catasetum Alexa (Bela Vista's Sangria x denticulatum) 'Good One' is the largest, fullest and darkest I have seen from the cross; it really is a standout!  These flowers will range in colors from the darkest burgundy to deep red.  They also will have a high flower count, excellent form and be well arranged.  The mature plants will be 6-8” tall and produce 2-3 inflorescences per bulb.  I can hardly wait!
3”pots $20

SVO 6502
Fdk. NEW HYBRID (Fdk. Desert Tenor 'Freckled' x Ctsm. Orchidglade 'Davie Ranches' AM/AOS )

Desert Tenor (Mo. Painted Desert x Ctsm. tenebrosum) has light orange flowers with a heavy spotting of orange/red, a very unusual color for a Fredclarkeara.  The flower of Orchidglade (pileatum x expansum) is yellow with red spotting, and a huge lip in the same colors.  Here we are developing a new flower color for Fredclarkeara breeding: orange/yellow blooms with red spots - you gotta love it!  All of the benefits of this breeding will be evident in the progeny as well.
3” pots $20

SVO 6504
Ctsm. NEW HYBRID (Ctsm. gladiatorium 'SVO 35' x Ctsm. fimbriatum 'Golden Horizon')

Here is the 2nd novelty Catasetum involving gladiatorium 'SVO 35.'  This amazing clone has light yellow flowers with red bars, and bears an incredible 35 flowers per stem.  The fimbriatum is a bright yellow flower with red spotting and a coarsely fimbriate lip.  Here we're having some fun with Catasetum breeding!  These will bear bright yellow flowers with burgundy spots and bars on the segments, and the lips will be highly fimbriate.  I expect the plants to produce 2-3 inflorescences per bulb with 20 plus blooms, a new style of breeding with exotic looking flowers. Super easy to grow and bloom.
3” pots $18

SVO 6521      
Fdk. NEW HYBRID (Fdk. Dark There After 'SVO Crazy Good' AM/AOS' x Ctsm. José Abalo 'SVO')

Dark There After (Fdk. After Dark x Ctsm. Donna Wise) has produced a number of significant plants, with five receiving AOS awards to date.  'SVO Crazy Good' is fantastic, with amazing form, size, color and an amazing, very broad almost-flat lip.  The addition of José Abalo (sanguineum x Orchidglade), with its 2 foot long stem carrying 20 dark burgundy flowers with black lips, will give us an excellent opportunity for very dark flowers, with some the elusive black color.  All the benefits of Fredclarkeara breeding will be evident with this cross.  If I was a betting man, this is one I would place my money on. This is not to be overlooked! 
3” pots $22

SVO 6523      
Fdk. NEW HYBRID (Fdk. Midnight Sky 'Dark Perfection' x Ctsm. John C. Burchett 'Ursa Major' FCC/AOS)

Midnight Sky (Mo. Painted Desert x Ctsm. Mark Dimmitt) has beautiful waxy dark, dark, dark burgundy/black flowers with broad lips. It has not been exhibited but appears in every regard to be FCC quality.  John C. Burchett (João Stivalli x Susan Fuchs) is the pinnacle of pileatum-based Catasetum breeding today.  Its dark burgundy flowers have fantastic size, color and shape.  I am expecting very dark flowers, some nearly black.  These will have excellent flower quantity, form, arrangement, size, fragrance and longevity.
3”pots $22

SVO 6529
Cycd. Spotted Hornet (Morm. Exotic Treat 'SVO' AM/AOS x Cyc. warscewiczii 'SVO Swan')

Cycnodes (Cycd.) hybrids come from the combination of Cycnoches and Mormodes.  This type of primary hybrid gets the best qualities from both parents: the Mormodes is dominant for color, and the Cycnoches is dominant for shape.  Cycnodes hybrids have a proven track record, giving excellent quality flowers that garner lots of  AOS awards.  Spotted Hornet already has received an AM/AOS and a FCC/AOS!  The warscewiczii 'SVO Swan' has the highest flower quality, and the Exotic Treat (sinuata x tuxtlensis) has amazing color.  These are going to be bright yellow flowers with bold burgundy spotting, and the blooms will have excellent shape and size.  This grex has very high award potential.  As a bonus, I also was able to make the reciprocal hybrid, SVO 6489.  This will allow for the rare opportunity to compare the influence of pod vs. pollen parent on the progeny.  Here are the pictures of the awarded plants Pic 1,   Pic 2
3” pots $20

SVO 6539      
Ctsm. José Abalo (Ctsm. sanguineum 'SVO' x Ctsm. Orchidglade 'JTM' )

I have admired my plant of José Abalo 'SVO' for many years.  With its 2 foot flower spikes, each carrying 20 dark burgundy flowers with black lips, it is spectacular.  The sanguineum holds its flowers on a straight, upright inflorescence, and the flowers are spotted with a very dark lip. Orchidglade 'JTM' (pileatum x expansum) has exceptionally large and dark burgundy flowers. This is a great opportunity to acquire a proven hybrid that is rarely available for sale. Here is what Jose Abalo 'SVO' looks like Pic 1 and here is a picture of 'Clair' Pic 2
3” pots $18

SVO 6540      
Clo. NEW HYBRID (Cl. Rebecca Northen 'Grapefruit Pink' x Ctsm. spitzii 'SVO Gold' FCC/AOS)

When a Clowesia (Cl.) is crossed with a Catasetum (Ctsm.), the hybrid genus Clowesetum (Clo.) is created.  The flowers become 'perfect' (bearing both male and female structures), and bloom longevity is extended to 3-4 weeks or more.  Cl. Rebecca Northen 'Grapefruit Pink' produces 20 or more frilly pink flowers on 3-4 pendulous inflorescences from leafless bulbs in mid winter.  Ctsm. spitzii 'SVO Gold' has solid bright yellow flowers with strong inflorescences carrying 25-30 blooms apiece.  The lip of spitzii is thick and solid - almost like it's formed from yellow wax; this should be valuable in flattening out the lips of its progeny.  I really like Clowesetums: the flowers look like Catasetums, but instead of flowering throughout the year, they bloom like Clowesias, with 3-4 inflorescences produced all at once.  These plants are growing vigorously and will produce fragrant, shapely bright yellow flowers on long pendulous inflorescences in late fall and early winter. This is the first to bloom, long lived flowers, great fragrance and color Pic 1
3” pots $18

SVO 6541      
Ctsm. NEW HYBRID (Ctsm. Frilly Doris 'SVO II' AM/AOS x Ctsm. spitzii 'SVO Gold' FCC/AOS)

Frilly Doris (Doris's Choice x Dona Marie) is a well-known breeding plant that gives predictable results by imparting good flower form, a fimbriate lip and well arranged flowers.  It also is a vigorous grower, blooming 3-4 times a season.  Ctsm. spitzii 'SVO Gold' has solid bright yellow flowers with strong inflorescences carrying 25-30 blooms apiece.  The lip of spitzii is thick and solid, and should be valuable in flattening the lips of its progeny.  Here we are expecting flowers to have yellow base colors with darker spotting on all segments, and lips that are fimbriate and flattened.  These are strong-growing, robust plants that will bloom 2-4 times a season, with sturdy inflorescences carrying 20 or more flowers.
3” pots $18

SVO 6542
Ctsm. NEW HYBRID (Ctsm. Frilly Doris 'SVO II' AM/AOS x Ctsm. José Abalo 'SVO')

Frilly Doris (Doris's Choice x Dona Marie) gives predictable results in its progeny by imparting good flower form, a fimbriate lip, and well arranged flowers.  It is also a vigorous grower, blooming 3-4 times a season.  José Abalo (sanguineum x Orchidglade) has a 2 foot long stem carrying 20 dark burgundy flowers with black lips - really an outstanding plant.  This cross is all about color and frilly lips!  We will see 15-20 large, dark burgundy, spotted flowers on strong sturdy stems from this cross.  The lips will be a very dark color and have fimbriate edges.  These are larger growing plant that will really impress.
3” pots $18

SVO 6718      
Fdk. NEW HYBRID (Fdk. No Doubt 'Summer Wine'x Ctsm. Orchidglade 'Davie Ranches' AM/AOS)

There was no doubt how good No Doubt (Mo. Painted Desert x Ctsm. Susan Fuchs) was going to be.  The flowers are rose-pink with a yellow lip, all covered in fine red spotting.  Take a look at the picture.  Orchidglade (pileatum x expansum) has large yellow flowers with red spots and a huge lip.  With this cross, we are expecting the flower color will range from rose to yellow with red spotting, and the lips will be broad and flattened.  These will also have large, long-lived flowers with great form and excellent arrangement.
3” pots $20

SVO 6719
Ctsm. NEW HYBRID (Ctsm. tenebrosum 'Ed #2' AM/AOS x Ctsm. denticulatum 'Orange Lip')
This tenebrosum is recently awarded, although it has been part of my breeding stock for 15 years or more.  It has beautiful flat petals and sepals in dark burgundy with a contrasting green lip.  This species is the first to bloom each year.  The denticulatum is a from the sib cross of ('SVO' AM/AOS x 'SVO II' AM/AOS) and is an excellent grower with great flower quality.  This plant blooms 3 or 4 times a year, from mid-summer through early winter.  I am expecting this primary hybrid will have a very important quality: frequent flowering, with the first flowers in early spring and subsequent blooming continuing throughout the growing season 'til early winter.  Flower color will be a dark burgundy, many will be spotted, and the flattened  lips will be lighter in color and spotted.
3” pots $18

SVO 6722
Fdk. NEW HYBRID (Fdk. After Midnight 'SVO Dark Beauty' FCC/AOS x Ctsm. John C. Burchett 'Ursa Major' FCC/AOS)

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 Fredclarkeara breeding, and the addition of the huge dark pileatum type lip from the John C. Burchett will further increase and flatten the flower size and lip shape.  How can it get better than this?  If I were a betting man, this is another where I'd put my money!
3” pots $25

SVO 6724      
Fdk. NEW HYBRID (Fdk. Midnight Lace 'SVO' x Ctsm. Frilly Doris 'SVO II' AM/AOS)

Here is a new style in Fredclarkeara breeding.  The Midnight Lace is (Mo. Painted Desert x Ctsm. fimbriatum v. morrenianum) and blooms with dark purple-burgundy flowers and frilly lips that are almost like black lace.  Frilly Doris (Doris's Choice x Dona Marie) imparts good flower form, well arranged flowers, vigorous growth, an ability to bloom 3-4 times a season, and, most importantly, the fimbriate lip.  How about 15-20, large, long-lasting, dark purple-burgundy flowers with dark frilly lips, produced 2-3 times a season?  Sounds pretty good to me!
3” pots $20

SVO 6730      
Clo. NEW HYBRID (Ctsm. Frilly Doris 'SVO II' AM/AOS x Clo. Upper Echelon 'SVO Sun Blast')

Frilly Doris (Doris's Choice x Dona Marie) imparts good flower form, a fimbriate lip, well arranged flowers, vigorous growth, and the ability to bloom 3-4 times a season.  The Clo. Upper Echelon (Clo. Jumbo Lace x Ctsm. Orchidglade) is an advanced Clowesetum hybrid with superior qualities: bright yellow flowers with bold burgundy spots, 15-17 large flowers per inflorescence and 2-3 inflorescences per bulb.  Pretty impressive!  I'm expecting yellow flowers with bold spotting, fimbriate lips, and good flower count, with longevity of 3-4 weeks.  This hybrid is another first in breeding: {[(Clowesia x Catasetum) x Catasetum] x Catasetum}. I wonder if the Catasetum triggers will return.  If they do, will they work to trigger the pollen?  I suppose we'll find out soon enough...
3” pots $18

JH 12 
NEW HYBRID
(Ctsm. Donna Wise 'Samantha' AM/AOS x Ctsm. saccatum 'Samantha' HCC/AOS)

This is a hybrid made by Jordan Hawley an accomplished orchid grower and Catasetinae fanatic.  These will produce long spikes of 20-25 flowers in rich burgundy colors, flat and frilled lips in contrasting colors.
3” pots $18

JH13 
NEW HYBRID (Ctsm. expansum 'Myra' HCC/AOS x Ctsm. osculatum 'Clara')

This is also a Jordan Hawley cross.  The expansum has an excellent color of golden  yellow and it's boldly spotted deep  burgundy.  The osculatum is a yellow flower with a red rimmed saccate lip.  The red rimed lip looks like red lips, from the latin 'osculate' indicates kissing.
3” pots $18

 

 

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