terrestrial orchids

Glen Ladnier gladnier@yahoo.com
Sat, 12 Nov 2011 17:38:57 PST
Calopogons tuberosus and pallidus were some of the first terrestrial (bog) orchids that I started growing at home.  Spiranthes cernua is also native to my area, and grows in my front yard.  Spiranthes cernua var. odorata 'Chadds Ford' (Actually I prefer to refer to this as Spiranthes odorata 'Chadds Ford') is reported to bloom in the fall, while Spiranthes cernua consistently blooms in May (in my area), along with Calopogon tuberosus and Pogonia ophioglossoides.  I hate to hear that you are growing Epi. radicans inside.  To get the best results from your reed-stem epidendrums, they would appreciate being grown in bright light, to full sun.
Date: Sat, 12 Nov 2011 07:43:39 -0500
>From: Dennis Kramb <dkramb@badbear.com>
>Subject: Re: [pbs] terrestrial orchids
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>I am growing Calopogon tuberosus, Sprianthes cernua Chadds Ford, and
>Ophiopogon glossoides outside in my carnivorous plant bed. Inside I'm
>growing Epidendrum radicans and Ludisia discolor.  And you're right, many
>terrestrial orchids are geophytes!
>Last week I found a Spiranthes blooming in my prairie bed.  It's probably
>cernua but I'm baffled how & why it's growing *there*. Needless to say I
>was over the moon with its lemony-vanilla-y scent.  :-)
>Dennis in Cincinnati

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