Calanthe 'Takane'

Takane Hardy Calanthe Orchid

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Item #: 2330

Zones: 7a to 9a

Dormancy: Evergreen

Height: 8" tall

Culture: Light Shade to Shade

Origin: Hybrid, Japan

Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)

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Calanthe 'Takane' is an easy-to-grow, beautiful, multi-colored, spring flowering orchid that is hardy in the woodland garden to zone 7a! These Japanese hybrids are a seed strain developed from crosses of Calanthe discolor and Calanthe sieboldii. Calanthe 'Takane' forms tropical-looking clumps of flat, 8" long x 2" wide, pleated, green leaves. In mid-April (NC), the clumps are topped with 8" long stalks of flowers that blend yellow, orange and apricot. Calanthe 'Takane' has been an extremely good garden performer in our trials with a great range of colors.

The Calanthe are terrestrial orchids, many of which are winter hardy in zone 7. They are showy in bloom and the foliage while not show-stopping is quite handsome most of the year. Rosettes of broad green foliage are a bit like a small Hosta though the leaves of Calanthe are pleasantly pleated. They want the same cultural conditions that would suit a Hosta. Calanthes can be propagated by division. Like other orchids only the current years pseudobulb produces foliage. The dormant back-bulbs remain forever dormant unless they are separated. So when dividing Calanthes, separate each back-bulb and replant. They will put up new growth from the now liberated dormant buds.