Terrestrial Orchids

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Tony Willis
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The only two that grow outside with me are dactylorhiza and platanthera both of which self seed around the garden.

A couple of Calypso bulbosa in flower a month later than last year.

RickR
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Very choice, Tony.

Until now, I had always thought that Calypso leaves were sessile.

Rick Rodich    zone 4a.    Annual precipitation ~24 inches near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Hoy
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I have tried both Platanthera, Dactylorhiza and Orchis in the garden and they grow well for a year or two but then disappear. I suspect slugs are to blame - as usual!

Calypso, she is beautiful!

Trond Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

Cockcroft
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As dactylorhizas are budding up, I get an opportunity to enjoy their leaves.  I started with D. fuchsii, D. maculata, and D. majalis and now have a hybrid swarm with various leaf patterns.  Think of it as promises of things to come!

Claire Cockcroft Bellevue, Washington Zone 7-8

Hoy
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Bravo Claire! They look healthier and more decorative than the ones I usually find in the nature!

Trond Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers  (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!

IMYoung
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I love the variation that arises in these plants.  Those leopard spots in  P1050903 are really different. 8)

Ian  and/or Margaret Young ( -here it is usually Margaret) Aberdeen , North East Scotland, UK Zone 8a

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cohan
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Nice spotted leaves!

Sadly, the one wild Calypso near my acreage- just a few tens of metres away on the farm- seems to have disappeared since last year :( I'll keep watching the spot, but no sign of the usual overwintering leaves, and no spring bud :(

west central alberta, canada; just under 1000m; record temps:min -45C/-49F;max 34C/93F; http://picasaweb.google.ca/cactuscactus  http://urbanehillbillycanada.blogspot.com/

Saori
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I like your Ophrys very much, Tony!

Claire, please post pics of your Dactylorhizas when they bloom!

I don't have many terrestrial orchids in my garden, yet, but here is my little contribution: Galearis spectabilis f. gordinierii.

From the beautiful Pacific Northwest, USA,
where summer is mild and dry but winter is dark and very wet... USDA Zone 7b or 8 (depends on the year)

 

Lori S.
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cohan wrote:

Sadly, the one wild Calypso near my acreage- just a few tens of metres away on the farm- seems to have disappeared since last year :( I'll keep watching the spot, but no sign of the usual overwintering leaves, and no spring bud :(

Maybe it is still early, Cohan?  I was out looking and looking for my little yellow lady's slipper and finally found it... it's just some fuzzy little nubs sticking out the ground about 1 cm at this stage, and I imagine it's a little more advanced here than there.

Lori Calgary, Alberta, Canada - Zone 3 -30 C to +30 C (rarely!); elevation ~1130m; annual precipitation ~40 cm

Cockcroft
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The first of the dactylorhizas are blooming -- hybrids -- D. fuchsii crossed with something, I assume.  Regardless of the parentage, they are a delight to see.

Claire Cockcroft Bellevue, Washington Zone 7-8

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