- Jun 26, 2012
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I wish I still had mine(a different clone). Nice job!
David, I have not been able to find 'White Lightning' as an AOS awarded cultivar. Perhaps it is RHS awarded.I agree. I’m sure that what we all have are mericlones and maybe even mericlones of mericlones.
What surprises me is just how good this mericlone is, even after 70 years. Maybe there is some reduction in quality but as we don’t know what the original looks like, how do we know?
Its still a pretty good cattleya. If the original was better, it must have been quite a plant.
plus this one is even one of the awarded ones!
maybe it was one of the most vigorous ones that grew well and was easy and quick propagate
Hi Tom, I think David probably hit the nail on the head. There were so many great whites in the day, they could not all be judged. C. Bow Bells ‘Honolulu’, which I understand to be the pod parent of the 1950 Bob Betts cross, was never judged. Best, KateFYI, A flower/plant with a clonal name doesn't mean it has been awarded by AOS or RHS. David has never indicated it is an awarded plant/flower by AOS or RHS. You can give your plant a clonal name if you think it is desirable...there is no rule against that.