Pleione “Askia”: P. askia x P. askia
Color: Dark red-pink with yellow flowers
These hybrid seedlings of the Pleione are reasonably hardy: no problems are expected down from -5 to -10 degrees Celsius. Plant Pleione in partial shade in a damp spot in the garden. Soil type: preferably with a low pH/higher acidity. The colors vary from dark pink to snow white and all shades in between. The plants supplied have 10 – 15 (pseudo) bulbs. These should be kept partially above ground during planting, just as they are shown in the pot. One or more flowering buds appear from almost every bulb. It is possible to keep this orchid during fowering indoor and plant it later in the garden after flowering. The plants can also be kept in a shallow dish in a cold greenhouse. Flowering period: April – May, this can last up to 4 weeks.