Hybrid seedling plant in a 50mm tube.
Spring Fires (Lc. Fires of Spring x Lc. Fire Island) has strong upright stems carrying 5-9 red/orange flowers with darker red lips. It has proven to be an excellent parent, with dominance for colour, a sturdy inflorescence, and blooming period. Star Fire (Lc. Trick or Treat x Pot. Rubescence) is an impressive sight, the 7 well-supported red flowers having good shape and ruffled lips in darker red. This style of breeding will deliver intense red colour, flat flowers with rounded starry-shaped petals, we are also expecting sturdy stems holding 7-8 flowers above the foliage, all on compact plants barely standing 10-12” tal.
Imported Seedling from Sunset Valley Orchids, USA. Picture shows the parents of this cross. The above description details the expectation of this hybrid.
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