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Cattleya Summerland Girl

It is the nature of collecting that some things achieve legendary status, whether through rarity, superior quality or popularity. Cattleya Summerland Girl 'Orchidglade' (formerly Laeliocattleya) is one of those orchids. The cross between C. tigrina x C. Grandee was made by Bracey and registered by Jones & Scully in 1967. While the cross received only two AOS awards, an AM and an HCC, for decades it was "the orchid to own." The bifoliate plants were large due to the C. tigrina parent and could bear heads of 6-8 large blood-red flowers with a bright fuchsia lip. The C. tigrina fragrance was passed on and was an extra bonus.

There are still some plants held tightly by collectors. A couple dozen hybrids were registered with C. Summerland Girl, C. Allen Condo (x C. Mrs. Mahler) being one example. Sadly, our plant is in orchid heaven.

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