Pleione Orchid – Himalayan Crocus

These are small plants with flowers to 15cm followed by leaves to 30cm. Exquisite showy pink to purplish flowers arise on bare stems in spring.

These are charming, vibrant spring orchids. Growers have developed an amazing range of colours, which you can inspect at The Pleione Website. A good range of varieties are available from Blue Mountain Nurseries in Tapanui. These are flowering in my garden just now, having been planted in August. My challenge will be getting them through next winter.

Click here to view the Pleione page in Karin’s Garden.