Hybrid seedling plant in a 50mm tube.
(Blc. Shinfong Little Sun 'Gold Satisfaction' x Blc. Hawaiian Discovery 'Fluorescent Orange' HCC/AOS)
We have little experience using Shinfong Little Sun (Lc. Golden Girl x Pot. Taida Love Star) as a parent. Its flowers come in clusters of 5-7 in are solid orange on plants about 10” tall. The shapely flowers of Hawaiian Discovery (Blc. Orange Nuggett x Blc. Bouton D'Or) are an amazing orange color, 'Fluorescent Orange' to be exact! The idea here is to breed for compact plants standing at a 10” tall, with a bright orange cluster of shapely flowers.
Imported Seedling from Sunset Valley Orchids, USA. Picture shows the parent of this cross. The above description was written by Fred Clarke and details the expectation of this hybrid.
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