peacock orchid


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peacock orchid

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Plant caladium (Caladium), elephant ears (Colocassia), tuberous begonia (Begonia x tuberhybrida), montbretia (Crocosmia), lily of the Nile (Agapanthus), garden canna (Canna x generalis), tuberose (Polianthes) or peacock orchid (Acidanthera).
If we were to start alphabetically, Acidanthera, the "Fragrant Gladiolus" or "Peacock Orchid" would be a first consideration.
Acidantheras (Gladiolus callianthus, sometimes sold as peacock orchids) look graceful, with delicate flared blossoms on gently arching stalks.