Limited Edition refers to seedling crosses or mericlones that were produced or germinated in extremely limited quantities. We may only have a few dozen plants available and they will go on a first come basis.
We do not use the term seedling to refer the overall plant size but instead to indicate which plants are produced by seedpod culture. Seedlings are simply listed with the four or five digit number assigned to that cross/batch. You should expect some variation in size, shape, color, markings and form among these plants.
“Grex” refers to the specific parentage used to make a hybrid (cross). Different cultivars (clonal varieties) can produce different results in the offspring. When a hybrid cross is made, all of the seedlings grown from the resulting seed pod are considered to be from the same grex.
The term Standard Cattleya generally refers to plants having a large growth habit, being a minimum of 15”-18” tall at maturity and having blooms four inches or larger in diameter. Many plants in this group are noticeably fragrant and most will require strong, indirect light to do their best.
Miniature Cattleyas will be shorter than 8” with blooms expected to be smaller than four inches in diameter. Many mini-catts will grow and flower well in a well lit windowsill or under artificial growing lights.
Novelties may share traits from multiple Cattleya groups, such as a tall grower with cluster type blooms or a compact/mini with sprays of larger blooms. ( Basically they do not fit neatly into one of the other cattleya groupings.)
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* Each month we issue a Promo Code that is good for orders throughout the entire month. Promo Codes are only found in our Email Updates that are sent once or twice per week. In general, the promo code will apply a 10% discount to all regularly priced plants on your order. Occasionally we will have other sales, or discount amounts that this promo code will work for. Each monthly code can be used for orders placed by phone, fax, email, web or in person at our nursery and there is no limit on the amount of times you can use it.
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