Calanthe 'Kojima Yellow'
Kojima Yellow Hardy Calanthe Orchid
Item #: 6046
Zones: 7a to 9b, at least
Height: 10" tall
Culture: Light Shade to Shade
Origin: Hybrid, Japan
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
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The pleated, green, basal leaves, evergreen down to single digits F, serve as a nice background for the 10" stalks of bright yellow flowers that start in mid-April (NC). The small flowers range from pale to medium yellow with contrasting lips ranging from bronze to purple...really charming. This represents a new series of orchid hybrids, Calanthe discolor, Calanthe sieboldii, Calanthe aristulifera, and Calanthe tricarinata, from the work of Japan's Mr. Kojima. Average to slightly moist woodland garden conditions are perfect.