Hardy Lady Tresses Orchid – Spiranthes

Spiranthes cernua Chadd's Ford3

One of my favorite fall-flowering perennials has to be the easy-to-grow native orchid, Spiranthes cernua var. odorata.  I just snapped this photo in the garden where it’s been flowering for nearly a month.  For us, it fares well in partial to full sun.  Soil moisture hasn’t been critical, but err on the side of too much moisture.

1 thought on “Hardy Lady Tresses Orchid – Spiranthes

  1. This grows naturally in my woods – in the dark part of the woods at that. Of course, it is much smaller than my PDN spiranthes growing in prepped soil. Beautiful!

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