15th April 2013
Pleione yunnanensis x P. x confusa registered by Ian Butterfield in 1998.
During the last couple of decades a number of species of Pleione have become available
from China and and are being incorporated in breeding programmes to explore the potential
for new characters among the hybrids.
Breeding with the yellow P. x confusa and P. formosana produced some success
in the Shantung grex but the potential of new species combinations has reinvigorated the search
for yellow hybrids.
P. Bromo produces plants with pale pink, apricot and pale yellow flowers with reddish spots
and long, well fringed lips. I hoped for one of the yellows but it flowered pale pink. Now I'm looking
for another clone. This very soft pink colour is inherited from P.yunnanensis.
19th April 2018