Pleione 'Alishan' (Hardy Orchid)

Family:  Orchidaceae
Zone: 7 - 9
Natural Range: Hybrid
Soil:  Moist, humus rich, well drained
Light:  Part sun, open shade
Bloom Time:  April to May
Height: 6" - 8"
Attributes:  Deciduous.  Blooms in spring.  Blooms are large dark pink with white tipped petals and pale pink throat splotched with red.
Notes:  These form pseudobulbs above the surface, each new one will replace the previous seasons growth. Mulch with leaves in the fall to protect the exposed pseudobulbs.  Pleiones bloom before the foliage emerges.