Delicate yet quite hardy orchid with yellow-green flowers and a red lip.
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.
Common Name: Hardy Calanthe Orchid
Family: Orchidaceae (The Orchid Family)
Zone Hardiness: 6-9
Light: Full Shade, Part Shade
Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Secondary Bloom Colour: Burgundy
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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