These are very large plants that were used for shows this spring.
This species is identified by it flower colour which is a creamy white lip with brown/chocolate petals and sepals. As with the others in the group it is hardy and evergreen to about minus 5C at which stage the old leaves die off. The new growths are protected by being below the surface at that time. As with the others the flower spike emerges from within the new leaves as they emerge. This is an ideal species for the garden, liking a damp semi-shaded spot in an organic soil. Experience with this species indicates it will grow well in our conditions and make good clumps if grown in as indicated. They look good grown with hostas and ferns, my favourite being shuttlecock ferns. Plants offered have multibuds and a ver good root system.
Plants are normally sent out potted to customers in the UK. They can normally be sent during the period JULY to MARCH.