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Galearis spectabilis

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Family: Orchidaceae (or-kid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Galearis (gal-ee-AIR-iss) (Info)
Species: spectabilis (speck-TAB-ih-liss) (Info)

Synonym:Galearis biflora
Synonym:Galeorchis spectabilis
Synonym:Habenaria spectabili
Synonym:Orchis humilis
Synonym:Orchis spectabilis

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Category:
Perennials

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 3a: to -39.9 C (-40 F)
USDA Zone 3b: to -37.2 C (-35 F)
USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)
USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)
USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Partial to Full Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Pink
Violet/Lavender
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Herbaceous

Other details:
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive CaptMicha On May 1, 2004, CaptMicha from Brookeville, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:

Beautiful little plant that grows in rich, decidous forests. One of the more showy of the woodland orchids.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Ely, Iowa
Louisville, Kentucky
Brookeville, Maryland
Valley Lee, Maryland
Piedmont, Missouri
Clarksburg, New Jersey
Hendersonville, North Carolina
Glouster, Ohio
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
Blacksburg, Virginia
Blue River, Wisconsin
Madison, Wisconsin



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