A picture of a Calypso

Calypso

Calypso spp.

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

10a

USDA zone

-1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Calypso Overview

These are deciduous perennials and terrestrial orchids. They are grown in soil or leaf moulds. The flower head will consist of 3 outer sepals and 3 inner petals, the lowest of which is usually enlarged. The flowers can be colourful and are highly attractive.

How to propagate Calypso

Division

Division of tubers where possible.

Tubers

Other uses of Calypso

Grown for their beautiful and unusual flowers.