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Pleione 'Muriel Harberd' (Orchid 'Muriel Harberd')

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skill rating
2 hours care
per year
0.5m
Max height
0.5m
Max spread
5-10 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Pleione 'Muriel Harberd'

Other names

Orchid 'Muriel Harberd'

Genus

Pleione Pleione

Variety or Cultivar

'Muriel Harberd' _ 'Muriel Harberd' is a deciduous perennial orchid with lance-shaped leaves and pale-yellow trumpet-shaped flowers tinged pale pink with a yellow lip marked with orange in spring.


Pleione 'Muriel Harberd' is: Deciduous

Habit

Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Orange, Pale-yellow, Pale-pink in Spring

Foliage

Green in All seasons

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite , Mealybugs , Scale insects Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite , Mealybugs , Scale insects

Diseases

May suffer from virus.

General care

Propagation

Propagate by seed in spring at 15ºC to 18ºC, or by softwood cuttings.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Pleione 'Muriel Harberd' (Orchid 'Muriel Harberd') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Containers, Greenhouse, Indoor

Cultivation

Plant in a shallow container filled with orchid compost, indoors in a cool place. Only water when new growth appears.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor unheated (H2)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Pleione 'Muriel Harberd'

Other names

Orchid 'Muriel Harberd'

Genus

Pleione Pleione

Variety or Cultivar

'Muriel Harberd' _ 'Muriel Harberd' is a deciduous perennial orchid with lance-shaped leaves and pale-yellow trumpet-shaped flowers tinged pale pink with a yellow lip marked with orange in spring.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Upright

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Orange, Pale-yellow, Pale-pink in Spring

Foliage

Green in All seasons


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Aphids , Glasshouse red spider mite , Mealybugs , Scale insects

Diseases

May suffer from virus.

General care

Propagation

Propagate by seed in spring at 15ºC to 18ºC, or by softwood cuttings.

Propagation methods

Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Pleione 'Muriel Harberd' (Orchid 'Muriel Harberd') will reach a height of 0.5m and a spread of 0.5m after 5-10 years.

Suggested uses

Containers, Greenhouse, Indoor

Cultivation

Plant in a shallow container filled with orchid compost, indoors in a cool place. Only water when new growth appears.

Soil type

Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade

Aspect

East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Indoor unheated (H2)

Defra's Risk register #1

Plant name

Pleione 'Muriel Harberd' (Orchid 'Muriel Harberd')

Common pest name

Scientific pest name

Orchidophilus spp.

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

4

General biosecurity comments

A pest of orchids spreading in trade. Currently absent from the UK and unlikely to establish outdoors. Could cause severe damage to hosts growing in protected cultivation.

Defra's Risk register #2

Plant name

Pleione 'Muriel Harberd' (Orchid 'Muriel Harberd')

Common pest name

Rice leaf nematode; Strawberry crimp disease nematode; White tip nematode; White tip nematode of rice

Scientific pest name

Aphelenchoides besseyi

Type

Nematode

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Damaging nematode affecting rice crops and strawberry production in warmer climates; could potentially present a threat to strawberry production and ornamental production in protected environments. But modern production practices seem to reduce likelihood of impacts. Pest is also regulated at EU level; which reduces likelihood of entry.

Defra's Risk register #3

Plant name

Pleione 'Muriel Harberd' (Orchid 'Muriel Harberd')

Common pest name

common blossom thrips; cotton bud thrips; tomato thrips

Scientific pest name

Frankliniella schultzei

Type

Insect

Current status in UK

Absent

Likelihood to spread to UK (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

2

Impact (1 is very low - 5 is very high)

3

General biosecurity comments

Polyphagous glasshouse pest; present in many countries; single finding in UK.

About this section

Our plants are under greater threat than ever before. There is increasing movement of plants and other material traded from an increasing variety of sources. This increases the chances of exotic pests arriving with imported goods and travellers, as well as by natural means. Shoot is working with Defra to help members to do their part in preventing the introduction and spread of invasive risks.

Traveling or importing plants? Please read "Don't risk it" advice here

Suspected outbreak? Click here for contact details to report to the relevant authority.

Date updated: 7th March 2019 For more information visit: https://planthealthportal.defra.gov.uk/

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