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Acidanthera murielae (Peacock Orchid)

Proud as a peacock, the white flowers with a deep burgundy eye are paraded above pleated fans of foliage from August to October.  With a remarkable heady scent they make excellent cut flowers.  Prefers well drained soil in sun or part shade.  Height 75cm (30”).  Spread 10cm (4”).  Tender bulbous perennial, though very easy to grow.
Just plant in a pot and sink it into the ground, then lift the whole pot and keep somewhere dry over winter. 
Flower Colour

Drought Tolerant, Flowers For Cutting/Drying, Scented, Suitable for Container

Tuberous perennial

April onwards

Flowering Time
Autumn, Summer

Sun or Partial Shade

10cm (4")

75cm (30")



Well drained soil




Good for cutting


Late summer

Additional Information

Half hardy corms, which need lifting and storing in cool, airy, frost free place over winter. It is recommended that you plant a handful of bulbs in a large container or pot, 10-15cm deep with the tips upward. These can then be planted into the ground in April/May. Towards the end of autumn, remove the container or bulbs from outdoors and store in a dry place.

Delivery Date: 30 May 2018 (+/- 14days)
Plant Hardiness

How hardy are our plants?

All our plants have a guideline temperature for how well they will tolerate winter cold.

Fully hardy perennials will withstand temperatures down to -15 °C (5°F) and often lower.
Hardy perennials are happy down to at least -5°C (23°F)
Half hardy perennials can withstand down to around 0°C (32°F)
And Tender perennials may be damaged by temperatures below 5°C (41°F)

Please remember that temperatures can vary significantly within quite a small area, and hardiness can be affected by soil, position and other factors.
If in doubt please give us a call.

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