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Pleione × confusa

Pleione confusa

Hybrid Classification
Seed Parent: Pleione forrestii
Pollen Parent: Pleione albiflora
Genus: Pleione
Hybrid Epithet: P × confusa
Binomial name
Pleione × confusa
Natural
P.J. Cribb & C.Z. Tang 1983


Pleione × confusa is a Pleione hybrid that blooms in the spring. The plant was first collected by George Forrest and sent to J.C Williams of Caerhays Castle in 1924.[1] It was grown under the name Pleione forrestii.[1] But it differs from the species, Pleione forrestii by having larger flowers with longer and more falcated petals, and a cut lip.[1] Plants are found growing in south west Yunnan, China.[1]

CultureEdit

Plant goes dormant in the late fall to early spring. Pot plants in a mix of bark and sphagnum moss, or in 50% peat and 50% perlite. Mix should retain moisture and should be well drained. Plants should be watered constantly during growing season. Stop watering when leaves drop. Plant should be misted lightly and potting media should be kept dried during dormancy in the fall. Keep plant cool from 16° to 75°F during growing season and cold during dormancy form 50° to 25°F. Grow in diffused light and fertilize at half strength during summer.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Cribb, Phillip, and Ian Butterfield (1988). The Genus Pleione (Timber Press). 

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