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Author:According to the plate attribution, it was delineated by Sydenham Edwards and engraved by Francis Sansom.
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Bauhinia variegata - Orchid Tree Seed - Sheffield`s Seed Co., Inc.

Bauhinia variegata

Mountain Ebony, Orchid Tree

In Stock: 13.116 lb (Total:13.116lb)
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13.12 lb


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Growing Info

Scarification: Soak in water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: none required
Germination: sow seed 3/8" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed

Bauhinia variegata, also known as the Orchid Tree or Mountain Ebony is a stunning, hardy deciduous tree, native to South and Southeast Asia, grows to a height of 40 ft and produces a profusion of bright pink, white or purple flowers, reminiscent of showy orchids. Bauhinia variegata is a very popular ornamental tree in subtropical and tropical climates, appreciated not just for its beauty, but also for its versatility - in the Neotropics, it is used to attract hummingbirds into gardens and parks. But that's not all - Bauhinia variegata is an important part of South Asian cuisine. The buds, known as kachnar, are a key ingredient in traditional curries and pickles in Pakistan and India. In addition to its culinary uses, various parts of the plant are known for their medicinal properties. This spectacular tree is a valuable addition to any landscape, catering for the aesthetic appeal with its striking flowers, culinary value with its buds and medicinal benefits, making it a truly multi-dimensional plant.

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