A hardy evergreen or deciduous orchids (depending on species) Calanthe Orchids are originally from asia. Calanthe discolor is one of the cold hardy species along with Calanthe siebolbii while calanthe argento-striata requires warmer, humid conditions.
Many hybrids of Calanthe discolor and Calanthe siebolbii are available. Calanthe tricarinata is known as the 'Monkey orchid', while Calanthe tsoongiana is sought after by collectors.
Calanthe are a hardy orchid, and showy fragrant flower spikes in a variety of colors.
A warm shaded position is best, a shaded coolish hothouse or perhaps indoors.
Try to water the pot, not the foliage.
Calanthe Orchid Species include:
- Calanthe aristulifera
- Calanthe discolor
- Calanthe nipponica
- Calanthe reflexa
- Calanthe sieboldii
- Calanthe tricarinata
- Calanthe triplicata
- Calanthe tsoongiana (rare)
Calanthe Orchids are available for sale from participating growers
LONG ACRE PLANTS
Tel: 01963 32802
South Marsh, Charlton Musgrove. Wincanton, Somerset, BA9 8EX
Large range of unusual perennials, bulbs and ferns in any semi- or fully shaded position in the garden, grown here in Somerset using peat free compost.
LANESIDE HARDY ORCHID NURSERY
74 Croston Road Garstang Preston PR3 1HR
phone 01995 605537
Offers the largest selection of terrestrial hardy orchids in the UK. Nursery, mail order or shows.