Calanthe nipponica has creamy white to yellow lips with green tepals. A rare hardy orchid for the shade garden.
This is a rare orchid from high altitude mountains in Japan. The pleated leaves form a rosette surrounding the slender spikes that holds from 6 to 8 flowers in spring. The flowers have white to yellow lips surrounded by lime green tepals. 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.
Common Name: Hardy Calanthe Orchid
Family: Orchidaceae (The Orchid Family)
Zone Hardiness: 7-9
Light: Full Shade, Part Shade
Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream
Secondary Bloom Colour: Green
Bloom Time: Spring
Soil Moisture: Average
Deer Resistant: No
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Forests, woodlands and shaded places.
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan
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