Hybrid seedling plant in a 50mm tube.
Tokyo Life (Lc. Tokyo Magic x Slc. Circle of Life) has a compact plant habit blooming with 4-5 beautiful sunset-colored flowers of excellent full and flat shape. Martha Clarke (Blc. Love Sound x Slc. Circle of Life) is such a good grex I named it after my wife! The cultivar 'Outstanding' is one of the best, with excellent shape, color and nice plant habit, plus a twice-a-year blooming habit. When you study the breeding, you see Circle of Life on both sides, and looking even deeper you find the rupicolous L. briegeri on both sides as well. This ancestry gives an indication of what to expect. Plants will be compact, and flower color will range from light sunset colors to brighter yellows and oranges. Flowers will have nice form, with wide petals on a strong stem holding 3-4 blooms. Very nice.
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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