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Pleione Caroli 'Cape Robin'



Archive entry 29.04.12

26th April 2013


P. San Pedro x P. Egmont, raised by Ian Butterfield and registered in 1998.
A significant step on the path to orange and red hybrids.
When I first started to grow Pleione I grew P. Shantung 'Silver Anniversary' a pink and white selection of the grex, because I couldn't afford the pale yellow 'Ducat'.
Everything changes, yellow cultivars are more readily available and recently I have seen the most beautiful pure orange selections among new hybrids. Nothing changes, I can't afford them yet!
Fortunately I have 'Cape Robin' to keep me happy for a few years.