Hybrid seedling plant in a 100mm pot.
Near flowering size.
Pure Love (Blc. Love Sound x Slc. Seagulls Apricot) has wide petals and sturdy stems that do a good job holding 3 flowers. Little Toshie (Blc. Toshie Aoki x Sc. Beaufort) is a remarkable hybrid. It flowers 2-3 times a year, and each flowering produces excellent quality bright-yellow flowers with red lips. Plants are only 6” tall and have a nice, tidy growth habit. It is an excellent breeding plant that imparts good flower colour and shape. This cross will give us well-shaped flowers 3” across in bright yellow, with contrasting red lips; and the plants will mature at 7-8” tall and begin to flower at a young age. I am very optimistic about the potential here.
Imported Seedling from Sunset Valley Orchids, USA. Picture shows the parent of this cross. The above description was written by Fred Clarke and details the expectation of this hybrid.
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