Hybrid seedling plant in a 50mm tube.
The vibrant orange-yellow flower color of Guess What (Blc. Waikiki Gold x Lc. Trick or Treat) and its cluster of 8-9 flowers make this grex one of my favorite March bloomers. The distinguished breeding heritage of William Farrell (Slc. Helen Veliz x Bc. Llano) is impressive. Its ancestry is a veritable “who's who” of cattleya breeding in the 1950's and 60's., 'Native Son' has impressive flowers in a beautiful soft peach with strong stems holding 5-6 well-arranged blooms above the foliage. Here, we hope the William Farrell will accomplish three things: increase flower size, improve flower count and add a strong stem; we expect it will match well with the color, flower count and inflorescence of Guess What to make an impressive display of salmon to peach-colored flowers.
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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