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Pleione Versailles gx 'Bucklebury'

pleione Versailles gx 'Bucklebury'

A deciduous perennial to 15cm tall, with dark green pseudobulbs, each bearing a single lance-shaped leaf and 1 or 2 flowers with purple sepals and white lip spotted with orange-brown

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
5–10 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Purple White Green
Summer Green
Autumn
Winter
Position
  • Partial shade
Aspect

East–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Sheltered
Hardiness
H2
Botanical details
Family
Orchidaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Matforming
Genus

Pleione are deciduous orchids with pseudobulbs each bearing one or two lance-shaped leaves and mostly solitary flowers to 8cm across, on short stems

Name status

Accepted

How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in a shallow container filled with orchid compost, indoors in a cool place. Only water when new growth appears

Propagation

Propagate by division of pseudobulbs

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Patio and container plants
Pruning

No pruning required

Pests

aphids, glasshouse red spider mite, slugs and mealybugs may be a problem

Diseases

Generally disease-free

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