Hybrid seedling plant in a 50mm tube.
Higher Multiplier (Pot. Rubescence x Slc. Pink Doll) is simply stated and “outstanding example of modern mini-Catt breeding” blooming with large, flat, round, deep red flowers with full dark burgundy lips blooming twice a year, just excellent. Paradise Rose (Slc. Pink Doll x Blc. Toshie Aoki) has an interesting phenomenon of color dominance: one parent, Pink Doll has dark intense purple flowers and the second Toshie Aoki is a hybrid with considerable influence from the recessive yellow flowered C. dowiana, we have known when the recessive yellow from dowiana is crosses with a dominant purple it intensifies the purple of offspring. Paradise Rose is an excellent example of this phenomena and these combined perfectly producing intense crimson-red-purple flowers. The expectation here is to produce plants about 6” tall with large flower size, nearly perfect shape, intense red-purples, and lips with the fullness of standard Cattleyas. A very promising hybrid that should bloom twice a year. Super limited quantity, higher price.
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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