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Sunset Valley Orchids 2020, 4" Cattleya List

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

New 4” Cattleyas

SVO 6905   New
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Shinfong Beauty 'King of Red' x C. Chocolate Drop 'SVO' AM/AOS)

This type of breeding gives excellent solid red flowers with a waxy sheen and nice spicy fragrance.  Shinfong Beauty (Pot. Shinfong Lisa x Blc. Chia Lin) is a large standard type with a deep red flower and lots of Blc. Oconee influence.  This cross incorporates Chocolate Drop 'SVO,' a cultivar with excellent quality that produces big heads of fragrant, waxy dark red flowers.  These will bloom in rich reds to dark oxblood colors with 4 to 7 flowers held above the foliage.  When they flower in October and November, these will be spectacular!
4” pots $24

Pot. Shinfong Beauty 'King of Red' C. Chocolate Drop 'SVO' AM/AOS

 

SVO 6947   New    
Blc. Tropical Upgrade (Lc. Tropical Sunset 'Oceans Heaven' x Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS)

The breeding behind this successful hybrid is Tropical Sunset (C. Horace x Lc. Tropic Glow) and Guess What (Blc. Waikiki Gold x Lc. Trick or Treat).  Tropical Upgrade has reliably produced good-sized flowers in golden-orange with red lips, displayed nicely on strong stems. Here we also have a good opportunity to evaluate the effect of reciprocal breeding; see SVO 6950.
4” pots  $24

Lc. Tropical Sunset 'Oceans Heaven' Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS

 

 

SVO 6950   New
Blc. Tropical Upgrade (Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS x Lc. Tropical Sunset 'Oceans Heaven')

The breeding behind this successful hybrid is Tropical Sunset (C. Horace x Lc. Tropic Glow) and Guess What (Blc. Waikiki Gold x Lc. Trick or Treat).  Tropical Upgrade has reliably produced good-sized flowers in golden-orange with red lips, displayed nicely on strong stems. Here we also have a good opportunity to evaluate the effect of reciprocal breeding; see SVO 6947.
4” pots  $24

Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS Lc. Tropical Sunset 'Oceans Heaven'

 

 

SVO 6979       New 
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS x Pot. Mem. Marcia Dell 'Good Luck Gold' )

I have a lot of trust in the breeding qualities of Guess What (Blc. Waikiki Gold x Lc. Trick or Treat), with its bright golden-yellow color and 9-10 well-displayed flowers. Mem. Marcia Dell (Pot. Love Passion x Lc. Tokyo Magic) has bright solid golden-yellow flowers on a sturdy stem.  This cross is on track to deliver strong stems of 7-9 and possibly more brilliant rich golden-yellow flowers on compact plants.  A few will have a touch of red in the lips – an attractive contrast.
4” pots  $24

Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS Pot. Mem. Marcia Dell 'Good Luck Gold'

 

 

SVO 6966      New   
Slc. NEW HYBRID (Slc. Lee's Ruby 'Valentine Gift' x  Slc.Tutankamen 'Pop' AM/AOS)

The appeal of big clusters of waxy red flowers in undeniable.  Lee's Ruby (Pot. Martha Clarke x C. Chocolate Drop) produces strong spikes of 9-11 glossy red flowers with much fuller shape than Chocolate Drop.  Tutankamen (C. Chocolate Drop x Slc. Mae Hawkins) has the deepest burgundy-red flower color with good stems of 7-9 rather large flowers.  These will have impressive heads of super glossy dark burgundy-red flowers held above the foliage!
4” pots  $24

Slc. Lee's Ruby 'Valentine Gift' Slc.Tutankamen 'Pop' AM/AOS

 

 

SVO 7087      New   
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Tropical Aurora 'SVO'Blc. Burana Fire 'SVO' HCC/AOS)

I really like bold colored flowers with exotic flaring. Burana Fire (Pot. Burana Beauty x Slc. Fire Fantasy) has outrageous color: the blooms are mostly yellow with red picotees and overlays, and each stem holds 4-5 flowers above the foliage. I think Tropical Aurora (Lc. Aussie Sunset x Lc. Tokyo Magic) is a special plant with considerable potential. Flowers are a pure, very bright yellow - the most intense yellow imaginable – with a contrasting red lip. It is interesting that the red flaring of Aussie Sunset is not expressed in Tropical Sunset, but the genes are there.  I believe these will bloom with excellent red flares on yellow flowers, and the strong stems will do a good job of displaying the 5-7 flowers. Plants will be robust and compact in their growth habit.   This cross is also available as a reciprocal (SVO 7084).  Reciprocal crosses offer the opportunity to evaluate the difference in influence of capsule vs. pollen parent. If you've ever wondered about these differences, here is a great opportunity to see for yourself.
4” pots  $24

Lc. Tropical Aurora 'SVO' Blc. Burana Fire 'SVO' HCC/AOS

 

 

SVO 7095     New    
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Martha Clarke 'Amazing' x Lc. Tropical Aurora 'SVO')

My wife's namesake, Martha Clarke (Blc. Love Sound x Slc. Circle of Life), has been a successful hybrid.  Compact plants produce flowers with great color and excellent shape.   Tropical Aurora (Lc. Aussie Sunset x Lc. Tokyo Magic) is a special plant with great potential. The flowers are a pure, very bright yellow - the most intense yellow imaginable - and the lip is a contrasting red. These will be well-shaped flowers held high, and their color will be variable across a wide range of sunset tones.  Everyone will be interesting.
4” pots  $24

Pot. Martha Clarke 'Amazing' Lc. Tropical Aurora 'SVO'

 

 

SVO 7097    New     
Pot. Spring Prominence (Pot. Hawaiian Prominence 'America' AM/AOS x Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette #1')

One of our long-term breeding goals is the development of plants with strong inflorescences holding heads of well-shaped red flowers.  This cross incorporates parents with key traits towards this goal.  The intense purple-red color and bright yellow throat of Hawaiian Prominence (Hisako Akatsuka x Slc. Wendy's Redstone) commands attention, and its well-shaped flowers are displayed nicely on strong stems. Spring Fires (Lc. Fires of Spring x Lc. Fire Island) has strong upright stems carrying 5-9 red flowers with darker red lips.  It has proven to be an excellent parent, with dominance for color, a sturdy inflorescence, and bloom period.  The same cross is available as SVO 7001 (apparently, I really wanted to make this), and the reciprocal is also available as SVO 7115.
4” pots  $24

Pot. Hawaiian Prominence 'America' AM/AOS Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette #1'

 

 

SVO 7100   New
Pot. NEW HYBRID (Pot. Orange Tower 'Orange Glow' x Blc. Carolina Orange D'or 'Lenette #2' AM/AOS)

There is nothing like big heads of orange flowers in spring. Orange Tower (Slc. Wasp Nest x Pot. Love Passion) has intensely-colored orange blooms held high on tall stems. The flowers of Carolina Orange D'or are magnificent, with excellent orange color and full shape.  With 7-9 blooms per stem, these make a spectacular show.  Lots of well-displayed pure orange flowers with this cross
4” pots  $24

Pot. Orange Tower 'Orange Glow' Blc. Carolina Orange D'or 'Lenette #2' AM/AOS

 

 

SVO 7007
Lc. Tropical Trick (
Lc. Trick or Treat 'SVO' 4n x Lc. Tropical Sunset 'Oceans Heaven')
Every spring I enjoy seeing Lc. Trick or Treat and its hybrids bloom, with their large heads of starry, brightly-colored flowers. Tropical Sunset (C. Horace x Tropic Glow) has large orange flowers with full, dark red lips, well-presented on a strong inflorescence.  Simply put, this is an excellent hybrid! Trick or Treat (L. Icarus x Lc. Chit Chat) produces amazing heads of 15 or more starry orange flowers, and will assure high flower count.  These good-growing plants will carry 7-11 orange flowers with red lips – a very attractive color combination.  These will be super hybrids, with lots of brightly colored flowers for February and March.
4” pots  $24

Lc. Trick or Treat 'SVO' 4n Lc. Tropical Sunset 'Oceans Heaven'

 

SVO 7010
Pot. NEW HYBRID (
Pot. Twenty-four Carat 'Lea' AM/AOS x Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS)
Each of these parents can breed for solid or “concolor” flowers. Twenty-four Carat (Pot. Lemon Tree x Blc. Yellow Imp) blooms with 5-6 large well-presented flowers in a pure, vibrant, solid yellow. Guess What (Blc. Waikiki Gold x Lc. Trick or Treat) blooms with 7-8 vivid yellow-orange flowers held high on a strong stem.  This pairing will produce 6-8 intensely-colored flowers in yellow and orange-yellow on strong stems - very showy!
4” pots  $24

Pot. Twenty-four Carat 'Lea' AM/AOS Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7053
Pot. NEW HYBRID (
Pot. Love Passion 'Island Romance' x Lc. Tropical Sunset 'Oceans Heaven')
The cultivar 'Island Romance' has a higher flower count than most of the Love Passion (Lc. Trick or Treat x Slc. William Farrell) and blooms with 7 to 11 well-displayed orange flowers. Tropical Sunset (C. Horace x Lc. Tropic Glow) has large, shapely orange flowers with a bold red lip. The expectation here is for large orange flowers with contrasting red lips, and the blooms will be well held and beautifully displayed above the foliage.  These will be impressive display plants for spring shows.
4” pots  $24

Pot. Love Passion 'Island Romance' Lc. Tropical Sunset 'Oceans Heaven'

 

SVO 7060
Pot. NEW HYBRID (
Pot. Showcase 'SVO' x Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS)
Showcase (Slc. Angel's Fantasy x Blc. Love Sound) is a great cross.  Flowers are mostly yellow with very wide petals and attractive red flares, and the 3-5 flowers are well displayed on sturdy stems above the foliage. Tokyo Magic (Lc. Irene Finney x L. briegeri) is a proven breeder that has given rise to many exceptional hybrids.  It imparts good flower shape, red lip color, a strong inflorescence and a compact upright plant habit. This pairing will give well-shaped flowers with excellent form and strong stems of 4-5 showy blooms in soft yellows with many having dark red flares. Plants are robust and easy growers, and we expect to see these start blooming at a young age.
4” pots  $24

Pot. Showcase 'SVO' Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7084      
Pot. NEW HYBRID (
Pot. Burana Fire 'SVO' HCC/AOS x Lc. Tropical Aurora 'SVO')
I really like bold colored flowers with exotic flaring. Burana Fire (Pot. Burana Beauty x Slc. Fire Fantasy) has outrageous color: the blooms are mostly yellow with red picotees and overlays, and each stem holds 4-5 flowers above the foliage. I think Tropical Aurora (Lc. Aussie Sunset x Lc. Tokyo Magic) is a special plant with considerable potential. Flowers are a pure, very bright yellow - the most intense yellow imaginable – with a contrasting red lip. It is interesting that the red flaring of Aussie Sunset is not expressed in Tropical Sunset, but the genes are there.  I believe these will bloom with excellent red flares on yellow flowers, and the strong stems will do a good job of displaying the 5-7 flowers. Plants will be robust and compact in their growth habit.   This cross is also available as a reciprocal (SVO 7087).  Reciprocal crosses offer the opportunity to evaluate the difference in influence of capsule vs. pollen parent. If you've ever wondered about these differences, here is a great opportunity to see for yourself.
4” pots  $24

Pot. Burana Fire 'SVO' HCC/AOS Lc. Tropical Aurora 'SVO'

 

SVO 7088
Slc. NEW HYBRID (Lc. Tropical Aurora 'SVO'
Slc. Wasp Nest 'Red Red' HCC/AOS)
I think Tropical Aurora (Lc. Aussie Sunset x Lc. Tokyo Magic) is a special plant with considerable potential. The flowers are a pure, very bright yellow - the most intense yellow imaginable - and the lip is a contrasting red. Wasp Nest (Slc. Tangerine Jewel x Lc. Trick or Treat) has 8-10 solid red flowers.  This cross resembles an earlier cross named Slc. Granata Sunrise (Lc. Tokyo Magic x Wasp Nest), which was successful in producing many good-quality flowers on great stems.  By using Tropical Aurora I expect improved flower color in bright sunset shades.
4” pots  $24

Lc. Tropical Aurora 'SVO' Slc. Wasp Nest 'Red Red' HCC/AOS

 

SVO 7091
Blc. NEW HYBRID (
Blc. Carolina Orange D'or 'Lenette' AM/AOS x Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette #1')
The flowers of Carolina Orange D'or are magnificent, with excellent orange color, full shape and 7-9 per stem. making a spectacular show. Spring Fires has strong upright stems carrying 5-9 red flowers with darker red lips.  Both of these are excellent parents, with dominance for color, strong stems and flower count.  With this cross, expect extra robust plants displaying nice heads of 5-7 flowers in orange to burnt orange/red. These are great for March flowers and will become fantastic show plants.
4” pots  $24

Blc. Carolina Orange D'or 'Lenette' AM/AOS Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette #1'

 

SVO 7094      
Pot. Star Fire (
Lc. Trick or Treat 'Orange Magic' AM/AOS x Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS)
This cross has been very nice!  Flowers are shades of dark red, and the compact plants produce strong inflorescences that hold 4-5 blooms nicely above the foliage.  Check out how nice this cross is: Picture2
4” pots  $24

Lc. Trick or Treat 'Orange Magic' AM/AOS Pot. Rubescence 'SVO' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7099
Lc. NEW HYBRID (
Lc. Tropical Sunset 'Oceans Heaven' x Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS)
Here is one to consider. Tropical Sunset (C. Horace x Tropic Glow) has large orange flowers with full, dark red lips, well presented on a strong inflorescence.  Simply put, this is an excellent hybrid! Tokyo Magic (Lc. Irene Finney x L. briegeri) is a proven breeder that has given rise to many exceptional hybrids.  It imparts good flower shape, red lip color, sturdy stems and a compact upright plant habit.  This is a very promising cross for big orange flowers with bright red contrasting lips.  The blooms will be held high and well presented, and the plants will be compact.  A lot of good qualities are coming together here.
4” pots  $24

Lc. Tropical Sunset 'Oceans Heaven' Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7101      
Blc. NEW HYBRID (
Blc. Carolina Orange D'or 'Lenette #2" AM/AOS x Lc. Trick or Treat 'SVO' 4n)
The full-shaped, orange flowers of Carolina Orange D'or are magnificent, and the 7-9 blooms per stem produce a spectacular display.   Trick or Treat 'SVO' blooms with many bright orange flowers, about as orange as you can get. Here we combine the excellent shape of Carolina Orange D'or and the high flower count of Trick or Treat, and the results should be lots of shapely orange flowers.
4” pots  $24

Blc. Carolina Orange D'or 'Lenette #2" AM/AOS Lc. Trick or Treat 'SVO' 4n

 

SVO 7103      
Blc. NEW HYBRID (
Blc. Fordyce Fantasy 'SVO Winter Splash' x Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS)
The late Frank Fordyce developed the hybrid Fordyce Fantasy (Blc. Horizon Flight x C. aurantiaca).  This is a surprisingly nice cross, with robust plants bearing flowers with orange sepals and yellow petals sporting red picotees and flares.  Tokyo Magic (Lc. Irene Finney x L. briegeri) is a proven breeder that has given rise to many exceptional hybrids.  It imparts good flower shape, red lip color, sturdy stems and a compact upright plant habit.  Here we are developing a hybrid with flowers showing good yellow color and many having red flares. A strong inflorescence will hold the 5-7 flowers nicely above the foliage. The inspiration for this cross came from an earlier hybrid, Blc. Fantasy Love, which is similar in many regards and quite nice.  It is offered below as SVO 7108. A nice quality with this cross is that it will bloom in April, perfect timing for later show dates.
4” pots  $24

Blc. Fordyce Fantasy 'SVO Winter Splash' Lc. Tokyo Magic '6-1' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7111
Blc. NEW HYBRID (
Blc. Kaboom 'SVO' x Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS)
Kaboom (Blc. Schroeder's Love x Blc. Guess What) is an excellent hybrid.  The strong stems hold 5-7 pure yellow flowers of excellent shape and carriage.  We have chosen to cross Kaboom back to its parent Guess What (Blc. Waikiki Gold x Lc. Trick or Treat), a type of line breeding.  One nice quality of Guess What is amazing flower longevity, with blooms typically lasting 8-10 weeks!  Here we will see 5-7 golden yellow flowers, well-displayed with excellent arrangement on strong stems, and we expect flower longevity will be 2 months or longer. Should this be named Kaboom What?
4” pots  $24

Blc. Kaboom 'SVO' Blc. Guess What 'SVO' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7112
Pot. NEW HYBRID (
Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette' #1' x Pot. Star Fire 'Xmas Red')
Spring Fires (Lc. Fires of Spring x Lc. Fire Island) has strong upright stems carrying 5-9 red flowers with darker red lips.  It has proven to be an excellent parent, with dominance for color, strong stems and bloom period.  Star Fire (Lc. Trick or Treat x Pot. Rubescence) has excellent red color and a good inflorescence that carries 7 flowers. I am very optimistic about this cross, as it has great potential for producing amazing heads of reds!
4” pots  $24

Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette' #1' Pot. Star Fire 'Xmas Red'

 

SVO 7114
Lc. NEW HYBRID (
Lc. Tropical Rainbow 'Montclair' x Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette #1')
Tropical Rainbow (Lc. Commander x Lc. Tropic Glow) has flowers with a red/rose color, and the lip has a nice bright yellow area centrally.  Plants produce up to 9 flowers, held high. Spring Fires (Lc. Fires of Spring x Lc. Fire Island) has strong upright stems carrying 5-9 red flowers with darker red lips.  It has proven to be an excellent parent, with dominance for color, strong stems and bloom period.  I have been motivated to make these types of hybrids lately, as you can tell from similar crosses in this list. There is something captivating about plants with big heads of red flowers well above the foliage. 
4” pots  $24

Lc. Tropical Rainbow 'Montclair' Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette' #1

 

SVO 7115
Pot Spring Prominence (
Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette' #1 x Pot. Hawaiian Prominence 'America' AM/AOS)
One of our long-term breeding goals is the development of plants with strong inflorescences holding heads of well-shaped red flowers.  This cross incorporates parents with key traits towards this goal.  The intense purple-red color and bright yellow throat of Hawaiian Prominence (Hisako Akatsuka x Slc. Wendy's Redstone) commands attention, and its well-shaped flowers are displayed nicely on strong stems. Spring Fires (Lc. Fires of Spring x Lc. Fire Island) has strong upright stems carrying 5-9 red flowers with darker red lips.  It has proven to be an excellent parent, with dominance for color, a sturdy inflorescence, and bloom period.  The reciprocal cross is available as SVO 7001 and 7097 (apparently, I was very excited to make this cross).
4” pots  $24

Lc. Spring Fires 'Lenette' #1 Pot. Hawaiian Prominence 'America' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7119
Blc. NEW HYBRID (
Blc. Kaboom 'SVO' x Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS)
Kaboom (Blc. Schroeder's Love x Blc. Guess What) is an excellent hybrid.  The strong stems hold 5-7 pure yellow flowers of excellent shape and carriage.  Here we are line breeding Kaboom back to Love Sound, which is one parent of Schroder's Love (Blc. Love Sound x C. schroederae). Two great qualities of Schroder's Love are large flower size and pastel colors.  Here we will see strong stems displaying 5-7 pastel yellow to pink flowers, not an easy color to achieve. Maybe we will name this cross Kaboom Sound.
4” pots  $24

Blc. Kaboom 'SVO' Blc. Love Sound 'Dogashima' AM/AOS

 

SVO 7126
Pot. NEW HYBRID (
Lc. Tropical Rainbow 'Montclair' x Pot. Spring Prominence 'Fire Star')
Tropical Rainbow (Lc. Commander x Lc. Tropic Glow) can flower with 9 blooms.  Flowers are held high and have a red/rose color, and the lip has a nice bright yellow area centrally. Spring Prominence (Pot. Hawaiian Prominence x Lc. Spring Fires) has 4-6 large, velvety, starry bright red flowers held high on good stems.  This cross is about red color, high flower count and great presentation.
4” pots  $24

Lc. Tropical Rainbow 'Montclair' Pot. Spring Prominence 'Fire Star'

 

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