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Fred Clarke
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Vista, CA 92081
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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 5600
L. tenebrosa ('Stewart 68807' x 'Rainforest' FCC/AOS)

‘Stewart 68807’ was given to me by Rick Wells, a long time Cattleya collector in Southern California.  He tells the story of how this plant was selected out of many superb cultivars, with this having the largest flowers and the strongest stem, holding 6 flowers well above the foliage.  It does not have the dark color of some tenebrosa cultivars - the flower is more honey colored - but I agree with Rick that it's one of the best tenebrosa clones when it comes to flower size and carriage.  Still considered one of the best ever, ‘Rainforest’ blooms with 4 to 5 flowers that are almost 8.5” wide, and that is a BIG flower!  The genetics represented here may give us the best size, flower count and carriage seen.  These are growing nicely and showing good vigor.
3” pots $15

SVO 5603
L. tenebrosa ('Claire' HCC/AOS x 'Paul' AM/AOS)

Both ‘Claire’ and ‘Paul’ are siblings that came from a line of breeding with L. tenebrosa ‘Spectabilis’ AM/AOS, a cultivar with very dark colored flowers.  These both have deeply colored petals and sepals in the darkest red-bronze color, with a vibrant purple lip.  These will be consistently high quality, with blooms of extra large size, dark bronze color, and deep purple lips.  These are good, vigorous seedlings.
3” pots $15

 

 

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

 

 

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