Specialties: Cattleya hybrids. Also Catasetinae, Paphiopedilum and Australian Dendrobium hybrids.
Fred Clarke is a passionate orchid grower whose curiosity in orchids is broad and varied. Although developing Cattleya hybrids has been his sustaining interest, he is also actively creating new Catasetinae, Paphiopedilum and Australian Dendrobium hybrids. His hybrids have received hundreds of quality awards from the American Orchid Society.
His pioneering work in Catasetum intergeneric hybrids led to the development of several notable hybrids, most recently the grex, Fredclarkeara After Dark, which produced “the blackest flower ever witnessed”. This grex has received 90 awards worldwide including 9 FCC’s and 27 AM’s from the American Orchid Society judges!
Fred is an internationally acclaimed speaker and travels extensively within USA, Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand and South America.