In lieu of a Cypripedium californicum for a corner of my bog garden that receives morning sun and shade in the late afternoon, I am considering a Dactylorhiza purpurella as I have heard that these are quite a bit easier to grow and are naturally found in more acidic conditions than most other Dactylorhizas. Does anybody else have any experience with them?
I have been growing dac's and other orchids for many years. Here in Denmark all the wild dac's only grow on calcium, but all the dac's can grow in acid conditions. You can grow them in peat in your garden. They can grow in shade and full sun. They are hardy to -30 C. /Bo
sanguinearocks101: What are good plants to make hybrids with S. luecophylla with? Im looking for dark colors.
Sept 10, 2020 18:46:52 GMT -5
adaetz100: Sarracenia purpurea tends to add a lot of red/purple to its offspring, but there are some lovely dark red flava x leucophylla crosses too. Look up 'Royal Ruby' if you're not familiar with it already--it's a natural flava x leuco hybrid
Sept 22, 2020 20:15:04 GMT -5
sarrseens: How about $50
Oct 3, 2020 10:35:54 GMT -5