Paphiopedilum Insigne 'Harefield Hall' February 2013.
At one time Paphiopedilum Insigne was the definitive orchid grower's starter plant. Its an easy plant to grow, flowers at Christmas and on into January. Hundreds of thousands were imported from Northern India during the 19th. and early 20th. centuries with many superior varieties showing up. 'Harefield Hall' has been considered one of the finest, if not the finest. Individual blooms if kept cool can last in good condition for up to eight weeks.