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Vista, CA 92081

fred.clarke@att.net

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Cattleya Species

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

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Coerulea (blue) Cattleyas | Species | Blooming Size 4" Cattleyas

 

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

Psh. cochleata 'Pepe' self

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

     

Mounted $30

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

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

 

  

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

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

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

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

 

 

 

** Some pictures are representative of the cross and not actual parents.

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