Calanthe x Kozu hybrids (Japanese Hardy Orchid)

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Calanthe x Kozu hybrids   (Japanese Hardy Orchid)

Zone: 6 - 9
Natural Range: Japan
Soil:  Moist, humus rich, well drained
Light:  Part shade, Shade

Attributes:  Evergreen, 12” tall.  Blooms in spring.  Blooms are red purple with white and pink lip.  Foliage is rounded with deep pleating.

Notes:  Calanthe x Kozu is a hybrid between C. discolor and C. sieboldii.  These are very vigorous plants that bloom very reliably and multiply faster than either species.  Plant next to rocks or mixed in the shady perennial garden.  Like most orchids these usually take a season or two to settle in.  Calanthe prefer rich soil, that is well draining such as a mounded planting bed. Give them plenty of open filtered light, avoiding the hot sun.

Companion plants:  Trillium, ferns, Podophyllum, Epimedium, Rhododendrons, Mahonia

Calanthe x Kozu hybrids (Japanese Hardy Orchid)

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