A legendary yellow species. The true plant with flowers of bright citrus-peel-yellow and blood red markings on the lip and an almost overpowering scent of primroses which permeates the air in early spring.
Pleione forrestii is the only yellow Pleione species and is very, very good.
Growth needs to be in a VERY open and free-draining compost; pure moss in a basket pot is ideal, but nothing heavy and never ever use peat-based composts, as soggy wet soil is a sure death. Vigorous under the correct conditions but it does want free-drainage and lots of air around its roots. If you get small bulbs made and growth dies back prematurely, then this is a sure sign of a far to water-retentive compost.
Although our bulbs are flowering size and are budded, they may sometimes not flower the first season after being moved from grower to grower. This is due to variations in storage temperature. For this reason we have tried to have them available early this year. They should be stored cool but frost free until spring.
NOT available for Japan, Norway, Switzerland, U.S.A. etc.
Pleione are no longer shipped outside of the UK and EU.