Calanthe tricarinata (Japanese Hardy Orchid)
$26.00 — OUT OF STOCK
Zone: 6 - 9
Natural Range: China, Japan
Soil: Moist, humus rich, well drained
Light: Part shade, spring sun, summer shade
Bloom Time: April to May
Attributes: Evergreen, 12” - 18" tall. Blooms in spring. Blooms are lemon yellow with red lip. Foliage is rounded with deep pleating.
Notes: This is a very reliable bloomer, in the PNW they are one of the first Calanthe to bloom. They do not multiply super fast but are strong plants. I have found for many plants that they bulk up faster when planted in a good rich soil that doesn't dry out in the summer. 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.
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