Hi all just wondering if any one in the Suffolk area has these two. Where they came from I have no idea but they are really lovely little things. I have now…
Ophrys genus (Orchid). These are deciduous terrestrial orchids which grow in soil or leaf mould. The perennials consist of 3 outer sepals and 3 inner petals, the lowest of which is usually enlarged. The flowers can be colourful and are very attractive.
Perennials, Deciduous, Orchids
Europe, Mediterranean, Africa & Asia
Grown for their beautiful and unusual flowers.
They are very difficult to cultivate, you will need to grow in leafy, moist, gritty, well-drained soil in partial-shade. You should try and propagate by seeds which should be sown in sterile flasks or tissue culture are the best options. Except in mild areas, orchids are best grown in pots and kept in greenhouses during cold weather and winter.
Division of tubers where possible, or orchids with pseudobulbs may have older leafless ones removed and repotted.
Slugs and snails.
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