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    Hybrid Ground Orchid - Spathoglottis

    This one needs to be repotted...
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    I keep forgetting that I can attach multiple pics...
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    I did it again...
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    Smile

    Ann. Those are lovely. How hardy are they? I bought a Chinese Ground Orchid this spring that is supposed to be hardy here. It has a bud but something ate it. I was not happy. It does have a baby growing beside it now so that made me happy again.
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    Sue,

    According to the original labels, they are hardy to 25 degrees F. Since it does ocassionally get that cold here, I haven't tried them in the ground.

    I suppose when they multiply to the point that I can afford to lose some, I will try some in the ground, but you know me...

    Here is a link with more information.

    http://www.rhs.org.uk/publications/o...thoglottis.pdf
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    Thank you Ann. I will have toget the tag off mine and see if it gives the botanical name. I only remember Chinese Ground Orchid.
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    I looked it up and I think mine is Bletilla straita. It has pink blooms. Hardy zones 5-7 according to which site you believe. I will be sure to mulch it well in fall.
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    Brent & Becky says zones 6-10.

    I believe you have what I have in pots. I had one in the ground, but it never bloomed, and I think it may have finally gone away. I'll have to look tomorrow.

    Does this look like yours?

    http://www.landspro.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3813
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    Ann, Something ate the bud so I am not sure. But I know mine is pink and I don't think quite that showy. I need to remember to bring the tag in and look it up and see if I can find a good picture. They are pretty.
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    Well, I bought a package of Spathoglottis Affinis this winter, and figured I'd take a stab at growing a "hardy" orchid. I'm just waiting for the weather to clear (April maybe??) so that I can run out to Lowe's (fifteen miles away), and buy some orchid soil, and throw these guys in the dirt. (Perhaps I should get a membership in Plantaholics Anonymous too! I checked out this thread, and what do you know....instructions on growing ground orchids! Awesome!

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