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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.

 

SVO 6398t
C. dowiana f. aurea (C. dowiana f. aurea 'Claire' x self)

These are not easy to produce and have been a long time coming.  Here are some tips to improving your success with this species.  Plants produce new roots after the new pseudobulb matures.  If the plant is blooming size, the new roots will develop from the recently-flowered pseudobulb a few weeks after it blooms in summer.  If the plant is a seedling or nearing maturity, the new roots will emerge from the recently-matured growth.  This is the time to repot.  New roots produced during the late summer and fall have to stay healthy through winter and spring, as these roots will support the new growths and flowers the following year.  Plants rest in winter, and the root system should be kept drier during the winter months.  During the winter maintain 75-80-degree days and 65-70-degree nights with at least 50% humidity.  In late spring, once the new growth is about half developed, irrigation frequency can be increased.  These protocorms were treated with oryzalin (t), a chemical that can double the number of chromosomes.  The hope is that some of these will be tetraploids, and those that are will be very valuable.
3” pots $30

SVO 6854
C. violacea f. semi alba flamea (C. violacea f. semi alba flamea 'SVO Splash' x C. violacea f. semi alba flamea 'Icabaru' AM/AOS)

Just about the most beautiful color form of C. violacea, these will have pure white flowers with bold magenta flares on the petals and a bright magenta lip.  In the past, these have been very expensive.  Call me crazy, but I believe that orchids should be affordable.  C. violacea likes drier conditions and warm nights during the winter, with 60-65 degrees as the minimum for best results.  Nice, vigorous plants.
3” pots $25

SVO 6923
C. amethystoglossa 4n (C. amethystoglossa 'SVO' 4n x self)

This is an especially nice cultivar!  The petal width is impressive, resulting in flowers with a very full shape.  The color of the lip is a dark amethyst that wraps completely around, giving it an 'orlata' look not often seen in this species but very attractive and distinctive.  This plant is a tetraploid, and a selfing will produce tetraploid offspring. Tall-growing plants that flower in March.
3” pots $25

SVO 7038
C. aclandiae f. alba (C. aclandiae f. alba 'SVO' AM/AOS x self)

I could not have a species cattleya collection without C. aclandiae.  Recently, some of the rare color forms have become available, and of course I had to have those too.  Yes, I know I'm afflicted with the same passion you are.  The alba color form of C. aclandiae is very rare in cultivation, and only a few plants were ever found in the wild.  As a result, they have been prohibitively expensive, but we're going to change that.  This is the only AM/AOS awarded to C. aclandiae f. alba.  Flower size and shape are outstanding, and the plant blooms twice a year.  This is really good and not to be missed!  Also available as SVO 7357.
3” pots $25

SVO 7150
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 during that time I have flowered many plants in every conceivable color form: tipo, alba, semi-alba, coerulea, no spots, flamea, peloric and even one plant with 52 flowers, the most anyone I know of has heard of.  I have decided to begin breeding these superior plants and making the next generation available more widely.  'Paul' has classic form and color, and the AM/AOS speaks to its quality. 'SVO Dark Wonder' is exceptional.  Expect full-shaped flowers with very heavy substance.
3” pots $16

SVO 7150t
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 during that time I have flowered many plants in every conceivable color form: tipo, alba, semi-alba, coerulea, no spots, flamea, peloric and even one plant with 52 flowers, the most anyone I know of has heard of.  I have decided to begin breeding these superior plants and making the next generation available more widely.  'Paul' has classic form and color, and the AM/AOS speaks to its quality. 'SVO Dark Wonder' is exceptional.  Expect full-shaped flowers with very heavy substance.  The same as SVO 7150, but the protocorms were treated with oryzalin (t), a chemical that can double the number of chromosomes.  The hope is that some of these will be highly desirable tetraploids.
3” pots $25

SVO 7153
C. leopoldii (C. leopoldii 'Claire' AM/AOSx C. leopoldii 'Paul' AM/AOS)

A cross between two highly awarded plants.  The AM/AOS awards speak volumes about their high quality.
3” pot $16

SVO 7189       
Enc. phoenicea (Enc. phoenicea 'SVO Hot Lips' x Enc. phoenicea 'Choco Milk' AM/AOS)

This has to be my all-time favorite Encyclia species, with great flower color, branched inflorescences with lots of blooms, and best of all a strong chocolate-vanilla fragrance.  The cultivar 'SVO Hot Lips' has a red lip that is much darker than normal, and 'Choco Milk' has excellent shape and the best fragrance.
3” pots $15

SVO 7190
Enc. phoenicea (Enc. phoenicea 'Flora Farm' AM/AOS x Enc. phoenicea 'Choco Milk' AM/AOS)

This has to be my all-time favorite Encyclia species, with great flower color, branched inflorescences with lots of blooms, and best of all a strong chocolate-vanilla fragrance.  The cultivar 'Flora Farm' has excellent form, and 'Choco Milk' has superb shape and the best fragrance.  
3” pots $15

SVO 7289       
C. bowringiana f. alba (C. bowringiana f. alba 'Summit Snow' x self)

Until now alba, or pure white, bowringiana have been very rare, with the few mature plants in cultivation commanding staggeringly high prices. This might the first offering of this unusual color form in the USA.   This is a real must-have for species growers.
3” pots $20

SVO 7317
L. anceps (L. anceps 'White Marble' x L. anceps f. petaloid 'Jody')

Huge potential here!  We're hoping that at least 50% of these will be petaloid, which makes this a very special offering. The best will be very collectable and worth $$$.
3” pots $25

SVO 7335       
C. walkeriana (C. walkeriana 'SVO's Passion' AM/AOS 4n x C. walkeriana 'SVO Whopper' 4n)

This a cross between my two best C. walkeriana.  Both are tetraploids and easy to bloom, with excellent plant vigor and flowers of the highest quality. Top quality walkerianas here. The reciprocal cross is also available as SVO 7336.
3” pots $20

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

This a cross between my two best C. walkeriana.  Both are tetraploids and easy to bloom, with excellent plant vigor and flowers of the highest quality. Top quality walkerianas here. The reciprocal cross is also available as SVO 7335.
3” pots $20

SVO 7337
C. walkeriana (C. walkeriana 'SVO's Passion' 4n AM/AOS x C. walkeriana 'Estrela de Colina' HCC/AOS)

'SVO's Passion' is exceptionally nice, with full, flat flowers.  'Estrela de Colina' has flowers in a dark rose-lavender color with excellent form and shape.  Looking for many of the offspring to have the highly desirable dark rose-purple flower color and good form of the parents.
3” pots $20

SVO 7357t
C. aclandiae f. alba (C. aclandiae f. alba 'SVO' AM/AOS x self)

I could not have a species cattleya collection without C. aclandiae.  Recently, some of the rare color forms have become available, and of course I had to have those too.  Yes, I know I'm afflicted with the same passion you are.  The alba color form of C. aclandiae is very rare in cultivation, and only a few plants were ever found in the wild.  As a result, they have been prohibitively expensive, but we're going to change that.  This is the only AM/AOS awarded to C. aclandiae f. alba.  Flower size and shape are outstanding, and the plant blooms twice a year.  This is really good and not to be missed!  The same as SVO 7357, but the protocorms were treated with oryzalin (t), a chemical that can double the number of chromosomes.  The hope is that some of these will be tetraploids, and those that are will be very valuable.
3” pots $30

SVO 7444
C. aurantiaca f. punctata (C. aurantiaca 'Mishima Spots' x self)

'Mishima Spots' is the original spotted form of this C. aurantiaca.  It is a very unusual color form, with orange flowers spotted in red.  The 12-15 flowers are presented in a cluster just above the foliage.  This is a very special variety and highly collectable.
3” pots $18

SVO 7716       
L. anceps (L. anceps f. alba 'Malvern' x L. anceps 'Disciplinata' HCC/AOS)

While on a speaking tour in Mexico I heard about an amazing cross.  As the story goes, there was a cross made between L. anceps f. alba and 'Disciplinata', and the offspring came out white with purple flecks!  That sounded so amazing I made the cross myself, and here it is.
3” pots $22

 

 

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

 

 

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