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11/28/2008

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Cymbidium parents we use with names from Q to S

This page presents a summary of our cymbidium and other outdoor growing breeding plants which we are currently using in our hybridizing program. These are used for breeding and display only and divisions are generally not for sale. Photographs of many of the plants are included with two image sizes: a thumbnail which is automatically displayed with the plant description, and links to a full sized image. Click on the thumbnail to see the full sized image. If there is no link to a photo at the end of the descriptive text, we do not have a reference photograph of that plant available at this time. Photographs will be added as they become available.

We try to include the important characteristics of each plant and what we expect it to produce as a parent. Plant size is indicated by Lar, Med, or Sm for large, medium or small, type of plant is indicated by Std, Nov or Min for standard, novelty or miniature cymbidium, bloom season is the primary month of bloom in coastal Southern California and ploidy is shown as 2N, 3N, 4N or 6N, or with ? if uncertain. Novelty plants have a miniature parent in the background, and the miniature parent and generation is indicated by P, E, D, C, S, M, O for pumilum (floribundum), ensifolium, devonianum, canaliculatum, sinense (hoosai), madidum or other. The number after the letter indicates first, second, etc. generation for the miniature species in the background.

The list of parents is divided into five separate sections, A - F, G - L, M - P, Q - S and T - Z. Links to each are provided in the sidebar. Again, the plants pictured are generally not for sale. Enjoy!

Quasar 'Passion' is a good round but a little cuppy 4 inch brick red flower, with up to 20 flowers on the spike. This is another of the newer red cultivars we are using for breeding good reds. Std, Med, Feb-Mar, 4N
Cym. Red Beauty 'Carmen' 4N is a bright pinkish red 4 inch flower with heavy substance on medium upright stems, usually with two spikes on the bulb. Like the 2N form, this can breed spots and and is useful for spotted breeding. Std, Med, Feb, 4N
Cym. Red Beauty 'Prinses Frederika' 4N is a brownish red 4 inch well formed heavy flower on medium upright stems, often with two or more spikes on the bulb. We have used this clone for a number of tetraploid red and brown crosses with very good results. Std, Med, Feb, 4N
Regal Ruby 'Garnet' is a good round 4 inch brick red flower, with up to 18 flowers on the spike. This is another of the red cultivars we are using for breeding good reds. Std, Med, Feb-Mar, 4N
Cym. Rincon 'Clarisse' 4N HCC/AOS is an old parent which figures in the background of many modern awarded hybrids. The flower is light pink, 4 inches across, well formed and is very free blooming on medium spikes. It is generally color recessive in breeding and has produced white, yellow, pink, green and red offspring, depending on the other parent, imparting good form and free blooming characteristics. It doesn't make a good cut flower parent, however. Std, Med, Feb, 4N
Cym. Robin 'Freckles' 4N HCC/AOS is an unusual 4.5 inch light green very round flower with heavy substance which is well covered with burgundy spotting. We have used this for several spotted crosses. Std, Med, Mar, 4N
Cym. Rozel Bay 'Mont Millais' FCC/RHS has the best spike I have seen on a yellow standard. The 4.5 inch round butter yellow flowers are well held at the top of a 4.5 foot spike. We are using this to improve the spike habit of several yellow hybrids. Std, Med, Apr, 4N
Cym. Ruby Eyes 'Red Baron' 4N AM/AOS AD/CSA is a dark burgundy colored 2 inch flower on pendant spikes. The wine color is usually dominant in the offspring. Min, Sm, Feb, 4N, P1 Meristems Available!
Ruby Lips 'Erika' AM/AOS B/CSA is one of the best new reds we have seen, and we are using it for a lot of new red breeding. It is a 4.5 inch very heavy flower with up to 16 flowers on a medium upright to arching spike. Std, Med, Mar, 4N
Ruby Lips 'Nancy' B/CSA is another new deep burgundy red, and we are using it for a some new red breeding. It is a 4 inch heavy somewhat cupped flower with up to 14 flowers on a medium upright to arching spike. Std, Med, Mar, 4N
Rum Runner 'Tikitere' HCC/AOS B/CSA is a small round somewhat cupped bright red flower with a devonianum background. It can have up to 18 flowers on an arching spike, and had 130 2.5" flowers on 8 spikes in a 6" pot when awarded. We are using this for some dark red small flowers on cascading spikes. Nov, Sm, Mar-Apr, 4N, d2
San Elijo 'Midnight' is another new addition to our red breeding program. It is a 4.5 inch flower with heavy substance and up to 12 flowers on an upright spike. It isn't the most vigorous grower, so we only use it with more vigorous parents, but it can bloom with up to 3 spikes on a bulb. Std, Med-Sm, Dec-Jan, 4N
Scarlet Beauty 'After Dark' HCC/AOS B/CSA is the darkest reddish brown standard cymbidium we have flowered, with dark chocolate brown sepals. It is a rather cupped 4" flower, with up to 12 flowers on a medium arching spike. This is one plant that flowers every year without fail, and we are using it to develop darker red crosses. Std, Sm, Mar, 4N
Sensational Vintage 'The Giant' is another 4" dark burgundy red flower with a bold dark band on a white lip. It can have up to 15 flowers on a medium length spike, but isn't produce as many spikes as some so we use it sparingly. It has bred some nice dark reds however. Std, Med-Lar, Mar, 4N
Cym. Showoff 'Katie' B/CSA is a blush pink novelty with 3.5 inch round heavy flowers and strong upright stems on a relatively small plant. The offspring are mostly white to blush; a few have been fragrant. Nov, Med, Feb, 4N P3
Skukuza 'Nancy' AM/AOS B/CSA is a plant that could have good potential as a red, pink or spotted parent. A first bloom seedling 4 years from flask, it received its awards with 14 flowers larger than 5 inches on a tall upright to arching spike. We are trying it with spots and reds for now. Std, Med, Feb, 4N
Cym. Sleeping Beauty 'Solana Gold' is a 4.5 inch pure color bright golden yellow with an intense golden lip. We are using this for pure color yellow breeding. Std, Med, Mar, 2N
Cym. Sleeping Dawn 'Dos Pueblos Alba' is a 4.5 inch pure color bright golden yellow with an intense golden lip on upright spikes. We are using this for pure color yellow breeding. Std, Med, Mar, 4N? Meristems Available!
Cym. Sleeping Dawn 'Pristine' is a pure color 4.5 inch round sparkling white flower with nice yellow markings on the lip. This is starting to produce some nice white offspring Std, Med, Mar, 2N
Cym. Sleeping Dream 'Castle' 4N is a very free blooming rusty red 5 inch round flat flower that is giving good round red to yellow offspring. It may bloom from December to May. Std, Med, Mar, 4N
Cym. Sleeping Mist 'Snow Queen' is a pure color 4 inch round sparkling white flower with nice yellow markings on the lip. It can have up to 15 flowers on a long upright spike. We are using this for white pure color breeding. Std, Med, Mar, 4N?
Cym. So Bold 'Lemon Surprise' is a 4.5 inch round brown flower with a huge red banded lip and an intense fragrance with up to 20 flowers on a 4 foot spike. We have used this for some brown and yellow breeding, and hope for the fragrance to come through. Std, Lar, Mar, 4N
Cym. Solana Beach 'St. Francis' 4N B/CSA is a famous blush white round tetraploid parent of many highly awarded crosses. We are using this for breeding large white to red and spotted crosses. Std, Lar, Feb, 4N
Cym. Solana Rose 'Charm' is a very light pink 4.5 inch round flower with up to 18 flowers on a 5 foot long spike. We are using this to improve the spike length in some white and pink crosses Std, Lar, Feb, 4N
Cym. Solana Rose 'Nancy' HCC/AOS B/CSA is a 4.5 inch round clear pink flower with up to 18 flowers on a 3.5 foot arching stem. We are using this for breeding round pink flowers. Std, Med, Mar, 4N
Solana Star 'Freckles' is a 5" blush white flower well spotted with fine light burgundy spots in an unusual pattern. It has up to 17 flowers on a long arching spike. We think this could be another good spotted parent, and have a few crosses coming from it. Std, Med-Lar, Mar, 4N
Speckles 'Barbara' is a striking 3" spotted flower with a bright yellow column and up to 12 flowers on a strong upright spike. It is somewhat reluctant to breed, but we have a cross or two coming from it. Nov, Sm, Mar, 2N D3
Speckles 'Bold Vision' is a stunning 3" open boldly spotted flower with up to 14 flowers on an arching spike. This is a compact free blooming plant that breeds easily as either a pod or pollen parent, and we think it will be an important spotted parent. Nov, Sm, Mar, 2N D3
Cym. Splatters 'Flamenco' AD/AOS AD/CSA is a 3.75 inch white flower heavily spotted with burgundy. We are using this to develop more spotted cymbidiums. It is a moderately reluctant breeder, but has produced a few great crosses. Std, Sm, Feb, 2N Meristems Available!
Splatters 'Red Velvet' JC/AOS is a 3.5 inch flower, lightly spotted on the sepals and petals, and with a stunning blood red velvet lip. It can have more than 20 flowers on a long arching spike. It has produced a few crosses so far. Std, Sm, Feb, 2N Meristems Available!
Street Hawk 'Amethyst' is unlike any other flower in the sibling cross of Street Hawk, and is a bright amethyst purple color rather than the normal burgundy red. It has great award quality form, and an upright spike with up to 16 3 inch flowers. We think this should be a good parent for bright purple red novelty flowers. Nov, Sm, Feb, P3
Supernova 'Red Head' is a deep burgundy red 5" flower with up to 16 flowers on the arching spike. This should be another good dark red parent, but we haven't bloomed the first cross yet. Std, Med, Mar-Apr, 4N Meristems Available!
Cym. Sussex Dawn 'Alba White Second' is a pure color 4 inch round sparkling white flower with light yellow markings on the lip. The flower is much fuller and larger than the plant normally seen, so we believe it to be a tetraploid mutation. This is starting to produce some nice white offspring Std, Med, Feb, 4N?