John Lonsdale john@johnlonsdale.net
Wed, 13 Jul 2005 16:28:47 PDT

P. graminifolia is reputed to be hardy here but I've never tried it.  Mine
are in pots and very easy to grow, the biggest danger is too much water and
thence rot.  After they've flowered they'll stay in growth for a long time
then just go to sleep with the fall.  At this point I put the pot in the
greenhouse and don't give them a drop of water until spring rolls around
again.  They are happy bone dry in the pot.  If you knock them out be
prepared to play hunt the tuber - they are like many Orchis that gather a
coating of whatever medium they are in that very effectively camouflages
them.  Treat them like a pot of Rhodohypoxis.



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