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Spiranthes cernua var. odorata 'Chadd's Ford'
Common Name: Lady's Tresses Family: Orchidaceae (The Orchid Family)

Spiranthes cernua var. odorata 'Chadd's Ford'
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This hardy eastern US native orchid is similar to our BC native S. romanzoffiana. It is easy to grow and adaptable for garden and landscape use. Silvery-green ground-hugging rosettes slowly form colonies in moist soils, bogs or swamps. Fragrant white flowers spiral upward in August and September. Can also be used as a marginal plant for water gardens.

Geogrpahical Origin:
North America
Native Habitat:
Moist woodlands.

ClassDeciduous  Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom Colour 
Height12-24'  Bloom TimeFall 
Spread8-12'  FragranceYes 
Light ExposureSun Part Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone4-8  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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