Description: Bright pink, butterfly-shaped flowers (about 1˝ inches across) form on 12-inch stems in late spring to early summer; several flowers per stem
Habit: Flowering stem to 12-inches; entire plant dies down and goes dormant in the fall
Culture: Plant the oval corms 1 to 2 inches deep. Prefers full sun to light shade and deep, moist (not flooded) soil, which has been amended with one-part sand to two-parts peat moss
Hardiness: Cold hardy to USDA Zone 4
Origin: North America
Attributes: rain garden
This showy North American orchid is native to acid-bogs and moist prairies in Wisconsin, but is easy to grow in many regions of the United States with proper care. The genus Calopogon derives from the Greek terms kalos and pogon, meaning “beautiful beard,” in reference to the cluster of hairs that adorn the lower petal. This species was first discovered in North America in the 1770s. Peter Henderson’s reference to Calopogon in his Handbook of Plants, 1890, notes: “Like most of our native Orchids, it improves by cultivation.” The plants we sell are guaranteed nursery propagated and are not collected from the wild.
This plant will ship bare-root. zone4,zone5,zone6,zone7,zone8,zone9