Hybrid seedling plant in a 50mm tube.
This cross will be successful on several levels, Pot. Paradise Rose (Slc. Pink Doll x Blc. Toshie Aoki) has outstanding crimson-red-purple flower color and is reviewed above. Loud Nine (Pot. Rubescence x Sl. Orpetii) it’s not a misspelling although being on Cloud Nine is where I was when the first of these bloomed! The name is just a play on words, will you forget the name Loud Nine? Its flowers are exceptionally large, flat and round, the color is a deep intense red with a full shaped dark burgundy red lip. These plants will be mini-Catts, with large, deep red flowers of outstanding shape, you can’t go wrong with this type of breeding.
Imported Seedling from Sunset Valley Orchids, USA. Picture shows the parent of this cross. The above description details the expectation of this hybrid.
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