Hybrid seedling plant in a 50mm tube.
One of my favorite Cattleya color from is the semi-Alba, where the petals and sepals are white and the lip is dark purple-red, the color contrast is fantastic! The flowers of Magic Melody (Lc. Tokyo Magic x Lc. Melody Fair) are spectacular with strong stems carrying 5-6 pure white blooms tipped in red with yellow on the sepals and the lip is a beautiful velvet crimson red. Joanna Rose (Lc. Melody Fair x Lc. Liptonii) has amazing, full shaped flower, which are nearly pure white, the lip is purple and yellow and the shapely 4-5 flowers are well held on a strong wiry stem. We are very hopefully these will be the desired semi-alba color forms; however, some may be pink with red lips…which won’t be a disappointment either. In either case the flower shape and color contrast will be fantastic!
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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