Supplied in pots formosanum has lovely large rose pink pouches with large cut leaved foliage. These plants from European seed are very vigourus. The flowers are superb as they have large yellow/brown pouches on tall stems. Plant in the shady part of the garden and ensure that they do not dry out during the summer months. Ideally suited for boggy parts of the garden. Some of the most beautiful of all orchids belong to this group. Commonly called slipper orchids they are splendid plants to grow in the garden. Plant in a shady part of the garden. May take a year to establish but well worth waiting for.
Height: 30-36″ (75-90cm)
Aspect: Shady parts of the garden
Soil type: Free draining soils, with leaf mould and loam added