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

Calanthe tricarinata
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One of the hardiest calanthes with spikes of yellow-green flowers with a burgundy, red, yellow and white lip in spring. The lip of the flower is elaborately frilled which helps explain the Japanese name 'sarumen' calanthe meaning 'monkey face.' Foliage is evergreen in milder climates but can go dormant in colder areas. Rare but easy to grow. Virus-free plants from flasked seedlings.

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

ClassSemi-evergreen  Primary Bloom ColourYellow 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourBurgundy 
Height8-12'  Bloom TimeSpring 
Spread8-12'  FragranceYes 
Light ExposureShade Part Shade  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone6-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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