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Ophrys lutea var. lutea

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Features

  • BloomsApril to July
  • Height0.2m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourYellow, yellow-brown lips
  • Leaf ColourMid green

Description

Ophrys lutea var. lutea (Orchid). A deciduous orchid bearing spikes of yellow flowers and brown-yellow lips in spring. Leaves are oval and basal.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Orchid

Origin

Portugal, Mediterranean

Interest and use

Grown for their beautiful and unusual flowers.

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost hardy (min -5°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Well drained, Light, Medium, Gritty
  • Soil pH7.0 to 5.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

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.

Propagation

Propagate by seeds which should be sown in sterile flasks or tissue culture are the best options.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Slugs and snails.

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