Friday, May 24, 2013

Pleione limprichtii

Here's another of the Pleione which seem to take well to life here. This is another old-timer in our gardens ( or at least in catalogs), yet I'll bet that it's all but unknown in our gardens. I don't trust my pleiones to the garden: they come in for the winter, either to be stored in the refrigerator or to spend the cold season in a cold frame.

Compared to those of 'Tongario' shown in a recent post, the flowers of Pleione limprichtii are smaller.  The bright color pattern and delicate fringing on the lip of the bloom get my attention.


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