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Fred Clarke
1255 Navel Place
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.

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

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 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 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 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

 

 

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

Other Cattleyas
Mini-Catts | Compact Cattleyas | Standard / Large Cattleyas | Spotted Cattleyas
Coerulea (blue) Cattleyas | Species | Blooming Size 4" Cattleyas

 

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