Pleione Formosanum (Tibetan Orchid)

Tibetan Dwarf Orchid

Pleione Formosanum (Tibetan Orchid)

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Add a touch of Asia to your garden this summer, with the Tibetan Dwarf Orchid. Native to China, the Tibetan Orchid (or Pleione Formosanum) produces a solitary bloom in late spring. When the flower starts to fade, a folded leaf unfurls and new pseudobulbs develop at its base. This unusual looking flower is a soft blend of cool lilac rose with a paler, finely fringed lip attractively speckled internally with orange and yellow. Create a colourful show towards the front of a partially shaded border. You could even try emanating a natural Chinese landscape by planting the Tibetan Orchid in a cool area in the rock garden, with Primula Candelabra and Cercis chinesis Avondale for company, to create a tranquil look. Flowers May to June. Height 15cm. Top grade corms supplied.

Key Product Information

Season Interest Summer
Flower Colour LILAC
Foliage Colour GREEN
Preferred Location
  • Suitable for planting in sunny locations
    sun
  • Suitable for planting in partially shaded locations
    part-shade
Positive attributes
  • Excellent for cut flowers
    cut-flower
  • Suitable for growing in pots and containers
    container
How Supplied Top grade corms
Delivery Delivery within 28 days

Key Product Information

Delivery within 28 days

Season Interest

Summer

Flower Colour

LILAC

Foliage Colour

GREEN

Preferred Location
Suitable for planting in sunny locations
sun
Suitable for planting in partially shaded locations
part-shade
How Supplied

Top grade corms

Flowering Time

  • J
  • F
  • M
  • A
  • M
  • J
  • J
  • A
  • S
  • O
  • N
  • D

Available to buy

  • J
  • F
  • M
  • A
  • M
  • J
  • J
  • A
  • S
  • O
  • N
  • D

Plant Size

Mature Height 10cm
Mature Spread 30cm
Plant Spacing 20cm
Annual Growth 10cm
Plant Spacing

20cm

Annual Growth

10cm

Mature Height

10cm

Mature Spread

30cm

Planting Plant at approx 10cm deep.
Soil Type Well drained, fertile soil
Planting

Plant at approx 10cm deep.

Soil Type

Well drained, fertile soil

Plant in any fertile, well drained soil in a sunny location.
Water regularly during the growing season, and deadhead as found necessary to do so.
  • Information
  • Key Product Information

    Season Interest Summer
    Flower Colour LILAC
    Foliage Colour GREEN
    Preferred Location
    • Suitable for planting in sunny locations
      sun
    • Suitable for planting in partially shaded locations
      part-shade
    Positive attributes
    • Excellent for cut flowers
      cut-flower
    • Suitable for growing in pots and containers
      container
    How Supplied Top grade corms
    Delivery Delivery within 28 days

    Key Product Information

    How Supplied

    Top grade corms

    Delivery within 28 days

    Season Interest

    Summer

    Flower Colour

    LILAC

    Foliage Colour

    GREEN

    Preferred Location
    Suitable for planting in sunny locations
    sun
    Suitable for planting in partially shaded locations
    part-shade

    Flowering Time

    • J
    • F
    • M
    • A
    • M
    • J
    • J
    • A
    • S
    • O
    • N
    • D

    Available to buy

    • J
    • F
    • M
    • A
    • M
    • J
    • J
    • A
    • S
    • O
    • N
    • D

    Plant Size

    Mature Height 10cm
    Mature Spread 30cm
    Plant Spacing 20cm
    Annual Growth 10cm
    Annual Growth

    10cm

    Mature Height

    10cm

    Mature Spread

    30cm

    Plant Spacing

    20cm

    Planting Plant in prepared soil, with a hole large enough to firmly hold the module.
    Soil Type Well drained fertile soil.
    Pruning Deadhead as necessary to prolong flowering.
    Planting

    Plant at approx 10cm deep.

    Soil Type

    Well drained, fertile soil

  • Planting & growing Instructions
  • Plant in any fertile, well drained soil in a sunny location.
    Water regularly during the growing season, and deadhead as found necessary to do so.
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