Hybrid seedling plant in a 50mm tube.
What beautiful plants this cross make! The robust bulbs hold upright leaves - very handsome. The distinguished heritage in the breeding of William Farrell (Slc. Helen Veliz x Bc. Llano) is impressive, and its ancestry is a veritable who's who of cattleya breeding in the 1950's and 60's. 'Native Son' has beautiful flowers in a soft peach and the strong stems hold 5-6 well-arranged flowers above the foliage. Love Sound is a modern breeding line. The compact plants produce upright flower spikes presenting 7-8 solid yellow flowers with very pleasing shape. This new grex will produce strong stems of well-shaped and well-arranged flowers, and best yet is the rarely seen peach colour that the flowers should display.
Imported Seedling from Sunset Valley Orchids, USA. The picture shows the parents of this cross. The above description details the expectation of this hybrid.
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