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Zygopetalum Alliance

2024

10193
(Zygo. Fandango 'Booming Fool' x self)

The late Loren Batchman of Casa de las Orquideas was famous for his Cymbidium breeding, he also made significant improvements in Zygopetalums.  His cross of  Zygo. Fandango, used two excellent parents: Zygo. Kiwi Korker with Zygo. Mishima Goddess.  I was fortunate to see about 30 plants in bloom and picked out 'Blooming Fool', and why that name? Well… it blooms with 2, sturdy upright, flower spikes per growth, holding 6-8 flowers on each and does so twice a year…yep, it's a blooming fool. Selfing it will ensure outstanding results.
4” pots $24

Zygo. Fandango 'Booming Fool' self

 

 

10301
(Zygo. B.G. White '4n' x Zygo. Kiwi Korker 'SVO')

Throughout the 1970's, 80's and 90's Zygo B. G. White (Zygo. Blackii x Zygo. mackayi) became well-known and widely distributed.  Zygo. B.G. White  proved its potential in many hybrids but when it was crossed with Zygo. Blackii, the outstanding grex of Zygo. Artur Elle was created, and it set a new standard of quality in Zygo. breeding that lasted for 25 years! This is an exceptional Zygo. B.G. White is a 4n clonal mutation of Zygo. B.G. White  'Stonehurst'  AM/AOS  that was discovered in a large population of flowering clones in the 1990's at H&R orchids in Hawaii. This Zygo. Kiwi Korker (Zygo. Kiwi x Zygo. Kiwi Klassic) is surprising not only for its flower qualities but also that it flowers with 9 flowers on a stem!   Here we are looking for high flower counts on plants to bloom twice a year.  These will be nice; will they be nicer than Artur Elle???
 4” pots $25

Zygo. B.G. White '4n' Zygo. Kiwi Korker 'SVO'

 

 

Z4048
(Zga. Happy Bay 'Odds & Ends' x Zga. Bali Mist 'Grassy')

Good combination for strong growers, with self-supporting flower stems. Good color combinations, and sweet perfumes. Expect many rich greens here.
4” pots $24

Zga. Happy Bay 'Odds & Ends' Zga. Bali Mist 'Grassy'

 

 

Z4049
(Zga. Freestyle Meadows 'River Gum' x Zga. Happy Bay 'Odds & Ends')

This combination will produce lots of richly colored blooms, and solid purple lips. Expect to see some solid chocolate blooms with beetroot lips.
4” pots $24

Zga. Freestyle Meadows 'River Gum' Zga. Happy Bay 'Odds & Ends'

 

 

Z4050
(Zga. Happy Bay 'Lime Ripple' x Zga. Bali Mist 'Grassy')

Looking for upright spiking greens with purple and white lips. Multiple spiking. Ideal pot plant variety or for show-bench. Sweet, sweet Perfume
4” pots $24

Zga. Happy Bay 'Lime Ripple' Zga. Bali Mist 'Grassy'

 

 

Z4052
(Z. Kiwi Choice 'Tyabb' x Zga. Freestyle Meadows 'Ruby Lips')

Tall upright spiking brown, bearing 2 flower stems per growth, blooms to feature bright red lips from 'Ruby Lips'. Expect many show quality blooms with broad segments. These are free flowering, so would make great pot plants too.
4” pots $24

Z. Kiwi Choice 'Tyabb' Zga. Freestyle Meadows 'Ruby Lips'

 

 

Z4056
(Zga. Happy Bay 'Winter Green' x Zga. Kudos 'Purity')

This is the first cross to incorporate Zga. Kudos, as you can see a crisp clean green with a striking white lip. My target is to remake WHITE Zygo's that bloom on compact to miniature plants. Plants to bloom in 4” pots with multiple flower stems and lots of perfume.
4” pots $24

Zga. Happy Bay 'Winter Green' Zga. Kudos 'Purity'

 

 

Z4057
(Zga. Kudos 'Purity' x Zga. Bali Mist 'Grassy')

In this crossing having “Zga Kudos” as pod parent and crossed with the classy green of “Bali Mist” should see lots of clear colors. Expect some WHITES, some icy greens, all flowering in 4” pots. Great pot plant as well as being ideal on the show table.
4” pots $24

Zga. Kudos 'Purity' Zga. Bali Mist 'Grassy'

 

 

Z4059
(Zga. Happy Meadows 'Lime Cocktail' x Zga. Kudos 'Purity')

This combination has the possibility to produce upright spiking clear greens with snow white lips on upright flower spikes. I can imagine this combination to be a real winner. Ideal for the show-bench and even the pot plant market. Perfumed.
4” pots $24

Zga. Happy Meadows 'Lime Cocktail' Zga. Kudos 'Purity'

 

 

Z4061
(Zga. Happy Meadows 'Lime Cocktail' x Zga. Adelaide Oval 'Kermit')

Multiple spiking green blooms with a burgundy splash overlay on sepals and petals, and crystal white lips are expected in this hybrid. This will be an eye catcher when in flowers. Great as a pot plant or exhibition plant.
4” pots $24

Zga. Happy Meadows 'Lime Cocktail' Zga. Adelaide Oval 'Kermit'

 

 

Z4062
(Zga. Happy Bay 'Green Hills' X Zga. World Charmer 'Spring Rose')

Expect to see some pure greens and some with an overlay of spots and splashes. Flowers are standard size, perfumed, still compact in growth, and have red-purple lips. These are easy to bloom and fast growers.
4” pots $24

Zga. Happy Bay 'Green Hills' Zga. World Charmer 'Spring Rose'

 

 

Z4063
(Zga. Happy Bay 'Oliver's Twist' x Zga. Happy Bay 'Green Hills')

Here is a chance to flower yellow/orange blooms that will be great eye catchers. Great for exhibition this hybrid will definitely be showy plant in bloom. It will attract a lot of interest. As a pot plant a huge potential. Colors yellow/orange plus a few greens. Plants are again compact, and although a standard cross, flower spikes can appear on plants growing in 4” pots. Perfumed.
4” pots $24

Zga. Happy Bay 'Oliver's Twist' Zga. Happy Bay 'Green Hills'

 

 

Z4064
(Zga. Happy Bay 'Oliver's Twist' x Zga. World Charmer 'Spring Rose')

Another hybrid for that illusive yellow/orange blooms, these parents grow & flower in South Australia in a shade house. Under a double layer of shade cloth due to our high temperatures (100f), are watered over-head and are very hardy and leaf spot free. Blooming in the spring and again in the fall. Nice to have plants in a collection that bloom twice a year. Strong growers, bearing upright flower stems, sweetly perfumed.
4” pots $24

Zga. Happy Bay 'Oliver's Twist' Zga. World Charmer 'Spring Rose'

 

 

Z4070
(Zga. Adelaide Meadows 'Peckham' x Zga. Freestyle Meadows 'Super Sepals')

Now this combination is a real stunner, loads of shape, intense colors, some bold striping. Ideal show-bench plant or a super pot plant.
4” pots $24

Zga. Adelaide Meadows 'Peckham' Zga. Freestyle Meadows 'Super Sepals'

 

 

Z4072
(Zga. Adelaide Meadows 'Peckham' X Zga. Freestyle Meadows 'Bonanza')

Peckham has exceptional petal width to go with the nice flat form. It will complement 'Bonanza' to build very full flowers with purple lips. Sweetly perfumed.
4” pots $24

Zga. Adelaide Meadows 'Peckham' Zga. Freestyle Meadows 'Bonanza'

 

 

Z4073
(Zygo. Debbie De Mellow 'Honolulu Bay' x Zga. Adelaide Meadows 'Peckham')

A chance to see black blooms overlaid with a yellow/green striping. Should be eye-catching. Flowers will be standard size, upright flower stems and solid lips. Perfumed
4” pots $24

Zygo. Debbie De Mellow 'Honolulu Bay' Zga. Adelaide Meadows 'Peckham'

 

 

Z4076 
(Zga. Denpasar 'Red Rocket'  X Zba. Dragon Kitten 'Purr'

'Red Rocket' is an exceptionally productive plant, producing up to 3 spikes per growth from mature plants. The flowers are miniature from medium-sized plants. Expect medium-sized, ginger-brown flowers with purple lips.
4” pots $24

Zga. Denpasar 'Red Rocket' Zba. Dragon Kitten 'Purr'

 

 

Z4098 
(Zga. Freestyle Meadows 'Chocolate'  X Npp. Woody's Surprise 'Adelaide')

I love a big green spotted Zygo! And that's what these are going to be. Expect large, perfumed flowers on multiple upright spikes. These will bloom twice a year.
4” pots $24

Zga. Freestyle Meadows 'Chocolate' Npp. Woody's Surprise 'Adelaide'

 

 

Z5013 
(Hmwsa. Bali Quest 'Tri-Lips' X Zga. Freestyle Meadows 'Super Sepals')

This is our first foray into tri-lip breading with Zygopetalum. Our hope is for the beautifully colored lip of 'Super Sepals' to come through on a trip-lip flower. Time will tell and fingers are crossed.
4” pots $24

Hmwsa. Bali Quest 'Tri-Lips' Zga. Freestyle Meadows 'Super Sepals'

 

 

Z5014 
(Npp. Beverley Lou '36ers' X Zga. Freestyle Meadows 'Super Sepals')

There has been some exciting accentuation of the blotched patterning from hybrids with 'Super Sepals'. These seedlings will be large blooms from medium-sized plants. Very nice fragrance from this cross.
4” pots $24

Npp. Beverley Lou '36ers' Zga. Freestyle Meadows 'Super Sepals'

 

 

Z5019 
(Zga. Happy Bay 'Green Hills'  X Zga. Kudos 'Purity')

Oh, you need some of these. Miniature growing, green Zygos! Kudos 'Purity' is a truly miniature Zygo plant, with bulbs of only an inch high(plus leaf) and very prolific spike producer. Expect mint-green flowers with white lips, often with a touch of red veining.
4” pots $24

Zga. Happy Bay 'Green Hills' Zga. Kudos 'Purity'

 

 

Z5023
(Zygo. Kiwi Choice 'Tyabb'  X Zga. Freestyle Meadows 'Show Stopper')

'Show Stopper' is one of the most aptly named orchids I have. Every time it flowers, I photograph it like it is the first time I have seen it. The flowers are large, robust, and just super impressive. Kiwi Choice is a reliable bloomer with a great presentation. Expect large, mottled dark flowers with stunning purple lips. Reverse of cross number Z5032
4” pots $24

Zygo. Kiwi Choice 'Tyabb' Zga. Freestyle Meadows 'Show Stopper'

 

 

Z5026
(Zga. World Charmer 'Spring Rose' X Zga. Happy Bay 'Green Hills')

Dashes and spots on a bright green background. Awesome! I am a huge fan of  this type of breeding, especially when both parents produce upright spikes of up to six flowers. And are fragrant.
4” pots $24

Zga. World Charmer 'Spring Rose' Zga. Happy Bay 'Green Hills'

 

 

Z5032 
(Zga. Freestyle Meadows 'Show Stopper'  X Zygo. Kiwi Choice 'Tyabb')

'Show Stopper' is one of the most aptly named orchids I have. Every time it )flowers, I photograph it like it is the first time I have seen it. The flowers are large, robust, and just super impressive. Kiwi Choice is a reliable bloomer with a great presentation. Expect large, mottled dark flowers with stunning purple lips. Reverse of cross number Z5023.
4” pots $24

Zga. Freestyle Meadows 'Show Stopper' Zygo. Kiwi Choice 'Tyabb'

 

 

Z5035 
(Zga. Freestyle Meadows 'Queen of Hearts' X Zga. Happy Bay 'Lime Ripple')

Bold, dark blotches on the petals and sepals make 'Queen of Hearts' a dramatic flower.  By combining it with 'Lime Ripple', we are looking for more bold markings over a larger proportion of green. The dark markings are complimented by the extra-large white fringe to the lip. And fragrant too.
4” pots $24

Zga. Freestyle Meadows 'Queen of Hearts' Zga. Happy Bay 'Lime Ripple'

 

 

 

2023

SVO 9845     
Zga. Adelaide Meadows (Zga. Adelaide Meadows 'SVO' x Self)

This cross was originally made registered in 1993, that's 20 years ago!  It made a huge impact on me and sparked my interest in Zygopetalum breeding. The flower color, shape, and plant habit are unique in orchids. I have always liked the 'different' kind of plants and this grex blew my mind!  The combination of green petals and sepals with a stunning purple (or even possibly red) lip is truly exceptional, and totally different. The parents of Adelaide Meadows are (Zygo. Titanic x Zga. Dynamo).  'SVO' has been in my breeding collection for years; it is a great grower and reliably blooms twice per year. 

4” pots $24

Zga. Adelaide Meadows 'SVO' Self

 

 

 

SVO 9866 
(Zygo. Fandango 'Blooming Fool' x Zygo. Kiwi Korker '9 Flowers')

While the late Loren Batchman of Casa de las Orquideas, in Solana Beach, CA was famous for his Cymbidium breeding, he also made significant improvements in Zygopetalums.  When he made the grex Zygo. Fandango, he paired two excellent parents: Zygo. Kiwi Korker with Zygo. Mishima Goddess.   Fortunately, I got to see about 30 plants in bloom and picked out the now named ‘Blooming Fool’, and why that name? Well… it blooms with 2, sturdy upright, flower spikes per growth, holding 6-8 flowers on each and does so twice a year…yep, it’s a blooming fool.  The cultivar of Kiwi Korker is surprising not only for it flower qualities but also that it can flower with 9 flowers on a stem!   Here we are looking for high flower counts on plants to bloom twice a year. 
 4” pots $24

Zygo. Fandango 'Blooming Fool' Zygo. Kiwi Korker '9 Flowers'

 

Z4048
(Zga. Happy Bay 'Odds & Ends' x Zga. Bali Mist 'Grassy')

Good combination for strong growers, with self-supporting flower stems. Good color combinations, and sweet perfumes. Expect many rich greens here.
4” pots $24

Zga. Happy Bay 'Odds & Ends' Zga. Bali Mist 'Grassy'

 

 

 

Z4049 
(Zga. Freestyle Meadows 'River Gum' x Zga. Happy Bay 'Odds & Ends')

This combination will produce lots of richly colored blooms, and solid purple lips. Expect to see some solid chocolate blooms with beetroot lips.
4” pots $24

Zga. Freestyle Meadows 'River Gum' Zga. Happy Bay 'Odds & Ends'

 

 

 

Z4050
(Zga. Happy Bay 'Lime Ripple' x Zga. Bali Mist 'Grassy')

Looking for upright spiking greens with purple and white lips. Multiple spiking. Ideal pot plant variety or for show-bench. Sweet, sweet Perfume
4” pots $24

Zga. Happy Bay 'Lime Ripple' Zga. Bali Mist 'Grassy'

 

 

 

Z4052 
(Z. Kiwi Choice 'Tyabb' x Zga. Freestyle Meadows 'Ruby Lips')

Tall upright spiking brown, bearing 2 flower stems per growth, blooms to feature bright red lips from 'Ruby Lips'. Expect many show quality blooms with broad segments. These are free flowering, so would make great pot plants too.
4” pots $24

Z. Kiwi Choice 'Tyabb' Zga. Freestyle Meadows 'Ruby Lips'

 

 

 

Z4054 
(Zga. Happy Bay 'Radio Man' x Zga. Freestyle Meadows 'Ruby Lips')

Another great cross for show quality blooms, expect to see some green over red stripes. Free flowering habit, with multiple flower spikes per growth.
4” pots $24

Zga. Happy Bay 'Radio Man' Zga. Freestyle Meadows 'Ruby Lips'

 

 

 

Z4057
(Zga. Kudos 'Purity' x Zga. Bali Mist 'Grassy')

In this crossing having “Zga Kudos” as pod parent and crossed with the classy green of “Bali Mist” should see lots of clear colors. Expect some WHITES, some icy greens, all flowering in 130mm pots. Great pot plant as well as being ideal on the show table.
4” pots $24

Zga. Kudos 'Purity' Zga. Bali Mist 'Grassy'

 

 

 

Z4059
(Zga. Happy Meadows 'Lime Cocktail' x Zga. Kudos 'Purity')

This combination has the possibility to produce upright spiking clear greens with snow white lips on upright flower spikes. I can imagine this combination to be a real winner. Ideal for the show-bench and even the pot plant market. Perfumed.
4” pots $24

Zga. Happy Meadows 'Lime Cocktail' Zga. Kudos 'Purity'

 

 

 

Z4061 
(Zga. Happy Meadows 'Lime Cocktail' x Zga. Adelaide Oval 'Kermit' )

Multiple spiking green blooms with a burgundy splash overlay on sepals and petals, and crystal white lips are expected in this hybrid. This will be an eye catcher when in flowers. Great as a pot plant or exhibition plant.
4” pots $24

Zga. Happy Meadows 'Lime Cocktail' Zga. Adelaide Oval 'Kermit'

 

 

 

Z4063
(Zga. Happy Bay 'Oliver's Twist' x Zga. Happy Bay 'Green Hills')

Here is a chance to flower yellow/orange blooms that will be great eye catchers. Great for exhibition this hybrid will definitely be showy plant in bloom. It will attract a lot of interest. As a pot plant a huge potential. Colours yellow/orange plus a few greens. Plants are again compact, and although a standard cross, flower spikes can appear on plants growing in 130mm pots. Perfumed.
4” pots $24

Zga. Happy Bay 'Oliver's Twist' Zga. Happy Bay 'Green Hills'

 

 

 

Z4064
(Zga. Happy Bay 'Oliver's Twist' x Zga. World Charmer 'Spring Rose')

Another hybrid for that illusive yellow/orange blooms, these parents grow & flower in South Australia in a shade house. Under a double layer of shade cloth due to our high temperatures (40c), are watered over-head and are very hardy and leaf spot free. Blooming in the spring and again in March/April. Nice to have plants in a collection that bloom twice a year. Strong grower, still in 130 mm pots and bearing upright flower stems. Sweetly Perfumed.
4” pots $24

Zga. Happy Bay 'Oliver's Twist' Zga. World Charmer 'Spring Rose'

 

 

 

Z4067 
(Zba. Dragon Kitten 'Purr' x Zga. Freestyle Meadows 'Show Stopper')

If you're into awards and showing your plants then this could be a cross that you should buy. I am expecting lots of fully shaped blooms on upright flower stems. Rich chocolate in color
4” pots $24

Zba. Dragon Kitten 'Purr' Zga. Freestyle Meadows 'Show Stopper'

 

 

 

Z4070
(Zga. Adelaide Meadows 'Peckham' x Zga. Freestyle Meadows 'Super Sepals')
Now this combination is a real stunner, loads of shape, intense colors, some bold striping. Ideal show-bench plant or a super pot plant.
4” pots $24

Zga. Adelaide Meadows 'Peckham' Zga. Freestyle Meadows 'Super Sepals'

 

 

 

Z4073
(Z. Debbie De Mellow 'Honolulu Bay' x Zga. Adelaide Meadows 'Peckham')

A chance to see black blooms overlaid with a yellow/green striping. Should be eye-catching. Flowers will be standard size, upright flower stems and solid lips. Perfumed
4” pots $24

Z. Debbie De Mellow 'Honolulu Bay' Zga. Adelaide Meadows 'Peckham'

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

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