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Calanthe discolor
Common Name: Hardy Calanthe Orchid Family: Orchidaceae (The Orchid Family)

Calanthe discolor
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A very durable, cold-hardy orchid species from Japan with showy 10 inch spikes of burgundy and white bicoloured flowers in May. The burgundy can vary between cool and warm burgundies. The attractive foliage is heavily pleated and semi-evergreen. These seven year old plants are blooming-size, virus-free and were derived from flasked seedlings. Calanthes are hardy terrestrial orchids for classic shade garden conditions. They are relatively easy to grow in rich, well-drained soils in part shade.

Geogrpahical Origin:
Asia - China and Japan
Native Habitat:
Forests, woodlands and shaded places.

ClassSemi-evergreen  Primary Bloom ColourBurgundy 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
Height8-12'  Bloom TimeSpring 
Spread8-12'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureShade Part Shade  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone6b-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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