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Spiranthes cernua

Orchid

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Features

  • BloomsSeptember
  • Height0.4m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.05m to 0.15m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourWhite and yellow

Description

Spiranthes cernua (Orchid). This is a deciduous terrestrial orchid with broadly linear leaves. Racemes of white centred yellow flowers appear in early autumn.

Characteristics

Deciduous, Fragrant

Origin

E. Canada, U.S.A

Interest and use

Grown for their beautiful and unusual flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

Except in mild areas, orchids are best grown in pots and kept in greenhouses during cold weather and winter.

Propagation

Division of tubers where possible, or orchids with pseudobulbs may have older leafless ones removed and repotted.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Under glass, red spider mites and aphids.

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