Hybrid seedling plant in a 50mm tube.
Almost all well rounded orange Cattleya crosses originate from hybrids with either Blc. Orange Nugget and/or Blc. Bouton D’or in their breeding lines. William Farrell (Slc. Helen Veliz x Bc. Llano) has a distinguished breeding heritage, the cultivar 'Native Son' has impressive flowers in a beautiful soft peach with strong stems holding 5-6 well-arranged flowers above the foliage. The well-presented, shapely flowers of Hawaiian Discovery (Blc. Orange Nuggett x Blc. Bouton D'Or) are an amazing fluorescent orange color. We believe there is a strong genetic tendency for orange flowers some may be salmon colored (which will be amazing), the excellent shape of each parent’s flowers is going to be dominant as are the strong stems. This cross has all the hallmarks of a great hybrid.
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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