Growing native orchid in PNW
Posted 14 March 2012 - 11:36 AM
Purple Leaved Stream Orchid
A hardy orchid with luscious rich purple leaves on purple stems, to about 1’ or more, and racemes of small but perfectly formed mustard yellow flowers with red markings. Very growable in light shade to sun in a moist rich soil that does not stay completely soggy, where it will form a small colony. This exceptional form was selected in the wild, in northern California, by plantsman Roger Raiche.
Anyone else growing this one or other stream Orchid. This one is native to the PNW.
The big question is do slug or snail like this Orchid?
Last six winter lows… 12F, 15F, 15F, 26F, 25F, 16F. 2014-15 monthly winter lows Oct. 43F/ 6.1C, Nov. 21F/−6.1C, Dec. 21F/-6.1C.
Posted 14 March 2012 - 07:53 PM
Posted 14 March 2012 - 08:04 PM
Posted 15 March 2012 - 07:26 AM
Santee ca, zone10a/9b
18 miles from the ocean
avg. winter 68/40.avg summer 88/64.records 113/25
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