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Fred Clarke
1255 Navel Place
Vista, CA 92081
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What's New

New Cattleya Flask List 5 Aug 2022
NEW 300+ New Photos 2 Aug 2022

NEW 2022 Catasetinae 18 July 2022
NEW 2022 Paphs 17 July 2022
NEW 2022 Cattleya Hybrids and species 26 Feb 2022

  • 2016 interview with Fred Clarke and Carlos Lopez at Sunset Valley Orchids, YouTube  link.
  • 2018 interview with Fred and Carlos at Sunset Valley Orchids, On YouTube


Welcome to our Website

Sunset Valley Orchids is dedicated to the breeding of new orchid hybrids. Our breeding lines are focused on three primary areas: 

  • Easy to bloom, vigorous, and compact growing plants
  • The development of new flower colors and shapes
  • Award quality flowers.

Our primary efforts are focused on hybridizing of Cattleya Alliance, Catasetinae, Australian Native Dendrobiums and Paphiopedilums. We also are working with several other groups, like Sarcochilus, Zygopetalum Alliance, and Stanhopea and their relatives.

In recent years, orchid hobbyists from around the world have realized how rewarding the Catasetinae can be. Sunset Valley Orchids is the top breeder of this group, and our plants are being grown by orchid enthusiasts worldwide. The development of the “blackest orchid seen,” Fredclarkeara After Dark (Mo. Painted Desert x Ctsm. Donna Wise), captured a great deal of attention, and the next generations of Catasetinae hybrids will be even more spectacular!

Our Cattleya breeding program has been developing for over 40 years, and our efforts have developed many new and unique hybrids, resulting in hundreds of AOS awards. At Sunset Valley Orchids we take a different approach: we hybridize for the orchid hobbyist, not the mass market. This strategy requires that we stay at the forefront, breeding the newest and most promising hybrids available. Our specialty is compact sized cattleyas, plants that are less than 12” tall at maturity and bloom in 4” pots.  We also breed miniature and standard sizes, specializing in easy-growing plants that produce flowers in new and exciting color combinations.

All of our orchid hybrids are grown from seed, and we raise them to maturity in our 48,000 sq. ft. of greenhouse space. We take pride in offering only the best grown plants. Our rigorous selection process only allows for the strongest plants to be advanced through each phase of the production cycle. This process starts in the lab, at de-flasking, throughout the up-potting, and then carries through to maturity. This rigorous process assures that we offer only the healthiest, most vigorous plants for sale.

Please take some time to look at our orchid listings and the pictures of the parents. You will see that our breeding stock is exceptional. This is an exciting orchid hybrid list with high potential for excellence.

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