Cattleya Penny Candy

Cattleya Penny Candy

(Cattleya harrisoniana

Cattleya Penny Kuroda (Penny Kuroda Gp))

Cattleya Penny Candy (Cattleya harrisoniana x Cattleya Penny Kuroda (Penny Kuroda Gp)). This cross has been registered by Brookside in 2010.

This plant labeled as (Cattleya harrisoniana x Cattleya Caudebec). This is one of the most confusing group in Cattleya alliance! RHS right now recognized four C. Penny Kuroda - Cattleya Penny Kuroda (Penny Kuroda Gp), Cattleya Penny Kuroda (Sophia Martin Gp), Cattleya Penny Kuroda (Francisco Sueiro Gp) and Cattleya Penny Kuroda (Caudebec Gp)! 

Cattleya Penny Kuroda (Penny Kuroda Gp) is cross between Cattleya Summer Snow and Cattleya guttata and registered by Hernlund in 1976.

Cattleya Penny Kuroda (Sophia Martin Gp) is cross between Cattleya Summer Stars and Cattleya guttata and registered by Martin in 1978.

Previous Awards:

There is no AOS awards for this cross.

There are 2 AOS awards for Cattleya Penny Kuroda (Penny Kuroda Gp) on just one cultivar 'Spots'. You can find several awards for Cattleya Penny Kuroda (Caudebec Gp), however I would consider this as a different cross.  

There are 32 AOS awards for Cattleya harrisoniana, however many of them are determined to be possible hybrids with Cattleya loddigessii (because Cattleya harrisoniana and Cattleya loddigessii were at one time considered to be the same species).


The candidate has 17 flowers on two strong staked inflorescences. Inflorescence is 23 cm height. Plant growing in 15 cm clay pot in a bark mix. Plant is 70 cm tall.

Flower Measurements:

NS H - 9.3 cm;                   NS V - 10.0 cm;

Dorsal Sep. W - 2.0 cm;    Dorsal Sep. L - 5.5 cm;

Petal W - 3.4 cm;               Petals L - 4.5 cm;

Lat/Synsepal W - 2.2 cm; Lat/Synsepal L - 4.7 cm;

Lip/Pouch W - 3.5 cm;      Lip/Pouch L - 5.0 cm.

Exhibitor - Kim Feddersen - Fair Orchids, NJ

Plant has been nominated for flower award and scored 82 pts (Award of Merit)

Virtual Award Description

Seventeen striking richly-colored flowers and no buds on two strong upright 23-cm tall staked inflorescences; sepals and petals intense pink, overlaid with dark magenta spots; sepals lanceolate; petals ovate, slightly ruffled; lip white, dark fuchsia distally, ruffled; side lobes open, dark pink marginally on exterior; soft pink to white on interior; column pink; substance firm to heavy; texture satiny; recognized for fine form and excellent color.