Tuesday, March 19, 2013
Last fall, a friend had divided her Nun's Orchid plant and passed along a portion of it to me. I'd never heard of this plant, but took good care of it through the winter. Named for its hooded flowers. Phaius tankervilliae or Phaius grandifolius originally came to the US from China during the 18th century. It is attactive, adaptable and easy to maintain. My reward is this amazingly beautiful flower. Three stalks of lovely.