Pleione formosana (Hardy Orchid)
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.