percivaliana x C. percivaliana Summit FCC/AOS
Cattleya was described by Reichenbach in 1883 as a lithophite that exhibits
epiphitic tendencites. It flowers from September to January with 2-5 flowers
approx. 5 to 7 inches across and is wonderfully fragrant. This is a division
of one of our special stock plants. We aquired it from Baker and Chantry
in 1990 and have enjoyed it enough to keep it in our personal collection
indefinitely. I have seen the clone Summit in bloom and feel
that this species cross back to another percivaliana is nearly as nice.
Some breeders belive that the repeated cloning of a plant can become genetically
inferior or weak - i.e. a clone of a clone of a clone etc. I am not a
breeder nor a genetisist but feel that there is probably something to
that concept. This plant is a KEEPER!!!