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SVO 2936
L. milleri 'Dr. Koopowitz Red' HCC/AOS x L. milleri 'Harry Polk' AM/AOS
The 'Dr. Koopowitz Red' has the widest petals and the most flowers per stem (11) of any awarded L. milleri. Both have a deep true red flower color with excellent presentation.  These plants have grown an extra year in the 3" pots prior to sale and are really looking nice, many will bloom this year.  Want the best in L. milleri?  here it is.
3" pots $20
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SVO 2937
L. milleri 'Good Lip' x L. milleri 'Dr. Koopowitz Red' HCC/AOS
'Good Lip' has a surprisingly broad full lip for this species, the flowers are not quite as dark red as 'Dr. Koopowitz Red'.  I often make crosses with plants that have remarkable qualities, I expect some of these will flower with full lips, large size, dark red color and high flower count.  These plants have grown an extra year in the 3" pots prior to sale and are really looking nice, many will bloom this year. 
3" pots $15
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SVO 2933       
C. schilleriana 'SVO' AM/AOS x self

This is one to get, although it is not the easiest to grow (you need to be sure the plants dry out between watering in the fall, winter and spring) but the 5-7 spotted flowers with large red/purple lips, once seen are not soon to be forgotten.   The 'SVO' cultivar is of excellent quality.  These will make excellent basket or mounted plants.
3” pots $25
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SVO 2976
L. briegeri ‘SVO Dark Yellow’ x L. briegeri ‘SVO’

Two of my finest line bred L. briegeri; both have shown excellent vigor and are growing quite well for rupiculous species but not as fast the primary hybrids.  Reciprocal SVO 4971
3" pots $15
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SVO 4958       
C. leopoldii 'SVO' AM/AOS x C. leopoldii 'Paul' AM/AOS

Here we have an exceptionally nice pairing of two very fine plants. When breeding Cattleya species that are slow to mature, it is only logical that the best parental stock be used. The 'SVO' flowers with 48 blooms! That is the most flowers of any awarded C. leopoldii.  The 'Paul' has large, flat flowers of a pleasing rich chestnut brown.  This grex will produce the next level of improvements in the breeding of C. leopoldii.  This is one of my favorite species.
3” pots $15
SVO 4960       
C. leopoldii v. albescence 'Centro de Esmeralda' x C. leopoldii v. albescence 'SVO'

This is a very unique color form of C. leopoldii: white lips, green petals and sepals with light colored spotting or v. albescence.  Not often seen in cultivation and very collectable. 
3” pots $15
SVO 4968
C. violacea v. flamea 'Icabaru' AM/AOS x C. violacea v. flamea 'SVO Splash'

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

SVO 4971
L. briegeri ‘SVO’ x L. briegeri ‘SVO Dark Yellow’
Two of my finest line bred L. briegeri; both have shown excellent vigor and are growing quite well for rupiculous species but not like the primary hybrids.  Reciprocal SVO 2976
3” pots $15

SVO 5007       
L. anceps 'SVO Flair' x L. anceps 'Gigas'

These are not from the 'Mendenhall' strain, but from breeding done in Mexico and now at SVO.  These are the 2 best plants I have of this type.  These are the beautifully shaped dark lavender types with 5-6 flowers on a stem, a higher flower count than most.  This is a nice alternative to the now common 'Mendenhall' look of many L. anceps. 
3” pots $15

SVO 5008       
L. anceps 'Discplinata' HCC/AOS x L. anceps 'SVO Flair'

Here is a novelty L. anceps, About 50% of these will bloom with flecks of color in the petals and sepals like the 'Discplinata'.  I do expect overall improved flower form and the ones that bloom with flecks of color will be highly desirable.   A very different style of anceps breeding.
3” pots $15
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SVO 5018       
L. anceps v. roblingiana 'La Jolla' HCC/AOS x L. anceps 'Gigas'

Here is a novelty L. anceps. About 50% of these will bloom with flared color in the petals like the v. roeblingiana 'La Jolla.'  I expect an overall improved flower form, higher flower count and the most desirable will have wide petals with flares.   A very different style of anceps breeding.
3” pots $15
SVO 5029       
L. alaorii 'SVO' HCC/AOS x L. alaorii 'SVO II'

What a great mini-catt species! L. alaorii plants stand less than 2.5” tall, bloom 2-3 times a year and have the cutest light pink flowers.  Originally described in 1967 but then lost to cultivation to be rediscovered in 1989, it is quite unusual to have such a desirable species just appear 24 years ago.  It is still hard to find in collections.  If you love Cattleya species you must make room for one or two.  These are best grown mounted or in a small basket. Reciprocal is SVO 5031
3” pots $15
SVO 5031
L. alaorii 'SVO II' x L. alaorii 'SVO' HCC/AOS

Reciprocal is SVO 5029
2” pots $12
SVO 5192       
C. leopoldii 'Dark Select #1' x C. leopoldii 'Paul' AM/AOS

'Dark Select #1' is from a selfing of 'Dark Prince' and looks to be superior in color, size and flower count.  'Paul' is a beautifully flat dark chestnut flower with a commanding presence. This is an exceptionally fine pairing of two superior plants. Breeding Cattleya species that are slow to mature requires that only the best parental stock be used.  These will be a significant improvement in the quality of C. leopoldii's. 
3” pots $15

SVO 5194       
C. warneri v alba 'Claire' AM/AOS x self

Good C. warneri v. alba's are hard to come by. 'Claire' was the largest of all the awarded plants with flowers just over 7” in natural spread; that's larger than the all other color forms and is quite impressive!  These seedlings are showing good vigor and are growing well.
3” pots $20

SVO 5293       
L. anceps 'Ultimo' x L. anceps 'Rustic Royalty' HCC/AOS

'Ultimo' is from the 'Mendenhall' breeding, characterized by its large lip and wide petals.  'Rustic Royalty' has some L. anceps v. guerrero in its breeding adding a little flaring to the petals and darkening the lip to a deep crimson-purple.   These two different styles in anceps breeding come them together to give a range of outcomes with the best having the darker, larger lip and wider petals with a light flaring.  Also 4-5 flowers per stem will be common.
3” pots $15
SVO 5298       
L. anceps v. roeblingiana 'La Jolla' HCC/AOS x L. anceps 'Disciplinata' HCC/AOS

So here we have combined the flared roeblingiana form with the flecked 'Discplinata' form.  I am hoping for flares and flecked flowers… How cool will that be?   Better get several plants to be sure you get a good one.
3” pots $15
SOLD OUT
SVO 5310       
L. anceps 'White Wonder' x L. anceps 'Marble Queen'

Here is an awesome polyploid hybrid that will have flowers of heavy substance and be pure white with purple veins in the throat.  If you don't have this color form, this is the best there is.
3” pots $20
SVO 5311       
L. anceps 'SVO' HCC/AOS x L. anceps 'La Reina' HCC/AOS

This is a superb cross. 'SVO' has a smooth dark lavender flower color and blooms with 5-6 flowers.  'La Reina' has very dark purple flowers and a reliable 4-5 flower count.  So how do you improve on the polyploid forms? The answer is by adding flower count. Most modern anceps only have 3-4 flowers.  This cross will have 5 to 6 flowers and have excellent flower quality!    
3”pots $15
SVO 5312       
L. anceps 'Gypsy Sky' x L. anceps 'Ultimo'

This cross is made with exceptional parents.  Both are from the 'Mendenhall' breeding.  'Gypsy Sky' has a large natural spread and blooms with 4-5 flowers.  'Ultimo' is characterized by its large lip and wide petals and 4 flowers.  The expectation is for larger flower size and big lips with flower counts of 4-5.    Very Limited
3” pots $15

 

 

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