Hybrid seedling plant in a 50mm tube.
Red mini-Catt breeding is coming of age, and the quality of the plants today far exceeds that seen just 10 years ago. Flowers are larger and flatter, with fuller lips, and plants are easier to grow. Higher Multiplier (Pot. Rubescence x Slc. Pink Doll) with vibrant true red flowers 3.5” across. Paradise Rose (Slc. Pink Doll x Blc. Toshie Aoki) has intense carmine-red colour, is an excellent grower and imparts these characteristics to its offspring. From the first day I saw these two plants flower I was on a mission to breed them together. Tremendous potential lies in the genetics being combined here.
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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