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Tongariro Hardy Orchid

  • Sun Exposure: Partial Shade
  • Height/Habit: 3 - 4 inches
  • Zone: 3-10
  • Flowering Date: Spring

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Tongariro Hardy Orchid

Known as the 'Windowsill Orchid,' this variety may be difficult to find, but it sure is easy to grow! Gorgeous pink flowers born atop short and strong stems bloom for weeks. Can be grown indoors as well. One of the most beautiful hardy orchids on the market, it looks best planted in containers, rock gardens or peat walls.
Product Details
  • Season Spring
  • Unit of Measure1
  • Botanical NamePleione 'Tongariro'
  • Ships As9-11 CM BULB
  • Sun ExposurePartial Shade
  • State RestrictionsAE AK GU HI PR
  • Spread6 - 10 inches
  • Spacing6 - 10 inches
  • Hardiness Zone3-10
  • Flowering DateSpring
  • Planting InstructionsGreenhouse - filtered sunlight, moderate humidity, regular feedings. Outdoors - sheltered site in partial shade, protect from severe weather and excessive moisture.
  • Winter CareLift in zones 3-7. Move indoors and store in a cool room or basement.
  • Flower Color:pink
  • Flower FormSolitary flowers born on short stems.
  • Foliage TypeDeciduous, Smooth-Textured
  • Soil RequirementNeeds a well-drained soil. Good drainage is essential
  • Watering RequirementWater sparingly until the bulb develops a flower, then water regularly.
  • PruningNo pruning needed.
  • Unique CharactersticsOne of the easiest and most beautiful hardy orchids! Diffucult to find (new on market), but not hard to grow. Gorgeous pink flowers are borne on short stems and last a long time. Usually 2 flowers/stem. Can be grown inside and outside. Also known as 'Windowsill Orchid'. This tells you that can be grown inside the home without too much trouble.
  • Shipped9-11 CM BULB
  • Height/Habit3 - 4 inches
  • Growth RateModerate
Shipping Information

When will my order ship?

Orders for in-stock seeds, general merchandise and gift certificates are typically shipped within 5 business days.

Plants will be shipped at the proper planting time for your area of the country during the shipping time frames outlined below:

*Due to hot weather conditions, we are unable to ship most plant items July through August.

2018 Spring Shipping Schedule
Zone Perennials & Potted Plants
1A-4B 4/30/18 - 6/8/18
5A-6B 4/30/18 - 6/22/18
7A & 7B 4/2/18 - 6/22/18
8A & 8B 2/19/18 - 5/25/18
9A - 10B 2/12/18 - 5/25/18
Last Order Date Zones 1-4: June 4th, 2018
Zones 5-7: June 18th, 2018
Zones 8-10: May 21st, 2018

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Bare-root perennials, trees and shrubs are kept in the nursery row until full dormant. This promotes optimum transit conditions and success in your garden. In the Fall, these plants tend to arrive at the later end of the shipping window.

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Please note that we cannot ship outside of the 48 contiguous states.

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