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

Calanthe reflexa
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This is a rare calanthe that flowers in the autumn when the other species are becoming dormant. The flowers have light violet petals set around an elongated purple-violet lip. Virus-free plants from flasked seedlings. Vigorous blooming size plants. 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 ColourPurple 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourBlue 
Height8-12'  Bloom TimeLate Summer 
Spread8-12'  FragranceYes 
Light ExposureShade Part Shade  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone7-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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