Pleione 'Eiger' (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 frilly pink with contrasting pale pink, nearly white throat marked with darker splotches.
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.