Calanthe hybrida pink/yellow
More as 200 species are known of Calanthe, mostly growing in the Far East. Is is very popular in Japan, where they are considered to be holy flowers. The variety of colours seems endless. Some species and cultivars are blessed with a very pleasant parfume. As the flowering timeis the longest of all hardy orhids, this plant is an excellent choice to grow in a patio pot. As this is the only wintergreen orchid, the light green colour of the foliage could be an extra reason to plant Calanthe on a shady spot in the garden. During heavy frost a coverage of old leaves will help to survive a severe winter. These plants are normally delivered in mixed colours, it is not yet possible to choose for a particular colour.