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Spiranthes romanzoffiana

Irish lady's tresses

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Features

  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourVarious

Description

Spiranthes romanzoffiana (Irish lady's tresses). This species grows as a wild flower in Britain & Northern Europe.

Characteristics

Deciduous or Evergreen, Fragrant

Other common names

Lady's tresses, Orchid

Origin

Britain & Northern Europe.

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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