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Cattleya Percivaliana 'Summit' x 'Primavera'

This is a discussion on Cattleya Percivaliana 'Summit' x 'Primavera' within the Cattleyas, Vandas, Dendrobiums IN BLOOM forums, part of the Orchid Photography category; Cattleya Percivaliana 'Summit' x 'Primavera' First time blooming for me. It is incredible how fast ...

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    Default Cattleya Percivaliana 'Summit' x 'Primavera'

    Cattleya Percivaliana 'Summit' x 'Primavera' First time blooming for me. It is incredible how fast the flowers developed. The plant had stopped growing in August, but the plant went from buds still in the sheath to blooming in 10 days!

    The picture of the orchid flowers shows both the front and 45 degree view.

    My review of the flowers:

    Good Traits
    1. Very wide petals!
    2. Good substance
    3. Good color
    4. Dark colors/markings in throat

    "Other" Traits
    1. No flare on lip
    2. Petals are not lying flat, causing them to overlap

    I'm hoping next year these last two traits will improve!

    Also, I was trying to determine traits inherited from the parents. While there are plenty of photos available for ‘Summit’, there are very few available for ‘Primavera’. The plant appears to have the throat markings of ‘Primavera” and the wide petals from ‘Summit’.

    I have also attached another picture showing the compact nature of the plant.

    This Percivaliana definitely does not have the typical sweet Cattleya scent. I think the scent resembles wet latex paint. However, when compared to Sarracenia flowers, I do not think the scent is objectionable.
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    Really beautiful and good analysis. The plant growth is really compact.

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    Yes, it's a very compact Cattleya. Beautiful boom, great plant.

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    That's a nice full shape and excellent colors for percivaliana. It's one of my favorite species because it's such a strong growing orchid and a reliable bloomer. It's often called the Christmas Orchid because it usually blooms for Christmas. Good growing.

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    Those are gorgeous! I like the sound of a compact anything lately. I always have room for the small beauties...lol!

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    Really very nice cattleya orchid. Great looking plant and blooms.

    cheers,
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    Jim, what a wonderful plant!! Congratulations!

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    Very beautiful blooms, and what I would have thought perfect but for your analysis. Thank you for that. It reminds me of the analysis AOS judges go through when scoring a particular plant. My guess is that if you yourself were judging this, it might make a weak HCC, but not much higher than that - yet!

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    "Other" Traits
    1. No flare on lip
    2. Petals are not lying flat, causing them to overlap

    May I add an other "Other Trait" to your list?
    3. Lip shape to narrow, not round and open. In my opinion the most important flaw.

    Anyway I would like to have your plant or pollen from your plant in order to make a cross with one of my plants. The flower shape and the petal width is desirable to pass on to future generations of C. percivalianas.
    Note: In horticulture the 'p' in percivaliana is not in capital letters.

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    Sorry forgot to mention.
    Your plant is in perfect healthy conditions. Seldom to find a plant with absolutely no flaw on the pseudobulbs and leafs. Excellent growing.

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