Pleione formosana (Hardy Orchid)

Family:  Orchidaceae
Zone: 7 - 9
Natural Range: China
Soil:  Moist, humus rich, well drained
Light:  Part shade, Shade
Attributes:  Deciduous, 6” - 8" tall.  Blooms in spring.  Blooms are large, pink with white and yellow throat.  Foliage is rounded with deep pleating.  Each year the previous pseudobulb is replaced by new growth.
Notes:  Mulch pseudobulbs with a good layer of leaves in October-November.  Also works well as a potted plant.  If potted tuck in a cool garage during the winter.  Keep on the dry side but don't allow pseudobulb to shrivel up.