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Pleione 'Tongariro'
Pleione 'Tongariro'

Family:  Orchidaceae
Hardiness:  to Zone 8b
Mature Size:  6"
Exposure:  shade/pt shade
Bloom Time:  Apr-May
Moisture Needs:  moist
Price: $16.00
Pot Size: Small Band Pot
Bulbs per pot: 1 flowering size

Stock Status:(Out of Stock)

Product Code: P3525

This has consistently been a head-turner here when it is in flower.  A hybrid by Butterfield and registered in 1981, this fine selection is finally becoming available.  Rich pink flowers of good size and a large fringed lip or slipper pouch which is decked out in orange-pink spots with the interior all orange ruffles and flourishes.  A good increaser and best suited for pot culture where it can be brought in and left to go dormant in a cool spot over winter.  Unless of course you garden in a very mild setting and then this is great outdoors where it can be tucked into a partially shaded rotting log or mossy rock outcrop.  Pleione orchids require excellent drainage and we've seen them in China and Arunachal Pradesh growing on mossy cliffs or tree trunks.