Pleione Quizapu 'Peregrine'
Archive entry 24.03.19
18th April 2013
P. Rakata x P. Matupi. Raised by Ian Butterfield and registered in 1990.
A strange little plant with a wealth of plangent pink in its ancestry, yet managing to reflect a touch
of soft yellow from P. x confusa.
I first saw the plant in the background of a television report from one of the RHS shows. As ever, the report
involved a lot of wittering and very little useful information (yes I know, pot, kettle etc). This shy
nodding blushed apricot flower was the outstanding thing in the picture and it took some time to find out what it was.
This year I was able to buy one from Ian Butterfield and it has been as good as I remembered.