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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.

 

SVO 6196    New 
C. warscewiczii (C. warscewiczii 'Halo' AM/AOS x C. warscewiczii 'Michael' AM/AOS)

'Halo' is a strong-growing plant that produces 4-5 flowers of excellent size with nicely balanced petal shape.  'Michael' has great form, with large 7.5” flowers, and it grows well as its root system is more robust and resilient than many of the plants in this species. These are growing well, I’m expect sturdy stems with 4-5 large well-shaped lavender flowers and full-formed lips with two yellow 'eyes' in the throat. This is a 'top' modern offering of this desirable species.
4” pots $35

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 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 7157 New 
C. leopoldii f. coerulea (C. leopoldii f. coerulea 'Kathleen' JC/AOS x self)

The coerulea color form of C. leopoldii is quite rare, and relatively few plants of this color form have been found in the wild.  'Kathleen' is a robust plant and reliably produces 13-15 flowers with excellent color in late June and July.  These plants have been very pricey in the past, but we believe orchids should be affordable.
3” pots $20

SVO 7179    New 
C. warscewiczii (C. warscewiczii 'Stuart's Meteor' x C. warscewiczii 'Michael' AM/AOS)

This has to be my favorite labiate Cattleya species: tall plants, huge flowers, and beautiful lips – what more could a grower want?  I have been carefully collecting these for years and selecting the best quality flowers and plants for vigor, an important consideration with warscewiczii, as they are a bit slow to mature.  'Stuart’s Meteor’ is the very select plant from Stewart Orchids, it is a strong-growing plant producing 5-6 blooms per stem.  'Michael' has great form with large 7.5” flowers and grows well; its roots and root system appear to be a bit more robust, too.  These plants are growing well, and I expect good stems holding 4-7 large lavender flowers, with full-formed lips and two yellow 'eyes' in the throat.  This desirable Cattleya species is not often seen for sale and can be very expensive when available.  
3” pots $16

SVO 7179t New 
C. warscewiczii (C. warscewiczii 'Stuart's Meteor' x C. warscewiczii 'Michael' AM/AOS)

This has to be my favorite labiate Cattleya species: tall plants, huge flowers, and beautiful lips – what more could a grower want?  I have been carefully collecting these for years and selecting the best quality flowers and plants for vigor, an important consideration with warscewiczii, as they are a bit slow to mature.  'Stuart's Meteor' is a very select plant from Stewart Orchid.  It's a strong grower and produces 5-6 blooms per stem.  'Michael' has great form with large 7.5” flowers and grows well.  Its roots and root system appear to be a bit more robust, too.  These plants are growing well, and I expect good stems holding 4-7 large lavender flowers with full-formed lips and two yellow “eyes” in the throat.  This desirable Cattleya species is not often seen for sale and can be very expensive when available.  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 $20

SVO 7185    New 
C. bicolor(C. bicolor 'SVO Big Beauty' x C. bicolor 'SVO Hot Chocolate')

There are few Cattleyas as spectacular as C. bicolor when in full bloom. 'SVO Big Beauty' is a very large flower, it's excellent shape and color make it very beautiful. 'SVO Hot Chocolate' has such a rich color, the fuchsia lip is spectacular and with 12 flowers per spike makes this a very nice plant.  I have been collecting, selecting and evaluating this species for years, these two cultivars have passed the rigorous testing required to become a breeding plant.  These will be tall plants, up to 2' tall with 7-9 flowers held 12-16” above that!  Yes, they are tall growing, but well worth the effort. These flowers will be large and flat in a range of rich chocolate colors with bright contrasting flat fuchsia lips. Spectacular.   Unfortunately, we have a limited supply.
3” pots $25

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 7189t New 
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 flowers, 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.  The same as SVO 7189, 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 $18

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 7190t New 
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.  The same as SVO 7190, 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 $18

SVO 7357
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! 
3” pots $25

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 7580   New       
C. leopoldii (C. leopoldii 'SVO Prince' 4n x C. leopoldii 'Bill's Favorite Ladies')

As you can see, we have a number of excellent C. leopoldii available this year.  'SVO Prince' is one of the best imaginable, and 'Bill's Favorite Ladies' comes from crossing 'Claire' AM/AOS x 'Kathleen' AM/AOS and is very dark with flat petals.  A great combination!
3” pots $15

SVO 7586   New         
C. leopoldii 4n (C. leopoldii 'SVO Prince' 4n x C. leopoldii 'SVO Dark Wonder' 4n)

A pairing between two of my best 4n cultivars.  The anticipation is killing me!  Reciprocal is SVO 7160.
3” pots $18

 

 

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

 

 

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