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PlantFiles: Species, Natural Hybrid Orchid, Northern or Lesser Rattlesnake Plantain, Creeping Goodyera
Goodyera repens

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Family: Orchidaceae (or-kid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Goodyera (GOOD-yer-uh) (Info)
Species: repens (REE-penz) (Info)
Additional cultivar information: (natural hybrid)

Synonym:Gonogona repens
Synonym:Goodyera brevis
Synonym:Goodyera chinensis
Synonym:Goodyera mairei
Synonym:Goodyera marginata

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Category:
Perennials

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

Spacing:
9-12 in. (22-30 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)

Sun Exposure:
Partial to Full Shade
Full Shade

Danger:
Handling plant may cause skin irritation or allergic reaction

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer

Foliage:
Grown for foliage
Variegated
Blue-Green

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

Patent Information:
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Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Seed does not store well; sow as soon as possible

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Profile:

3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive music2keep On Oct 26, 2006, music2keep from Peterstown, WV (Zone 6a) wrote:

This plant grows wild in this area and is in abundance. The leave structure is small, yet stunning.

Positive TNPassiflora On Sep 23, 2004, TNPassiflora from Oliver Springs, TN (Zone 6b) wrote:

Have found this plant growing, but only in one location, in Oak Ridge, TN, on a wooded hillside, among pine needles and mosses. Several plants were clustered together less than an inch apart. Leaf variegation is gorgeous!

Positive julie88 On Sep 14, 2004, julie88 from Muscoda, WI (Zone 4b) wrote:

This plant grows wild in my area of zone 4b. It quietly settles itself into the shady, dry acidic soil of pine needles and sand. One of my favorite native plants.

Regional...

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

Anchorage, Alaska
Hiram, Georgia
Oakland, Maryland
East Brookfield, Massachusetts
Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania
Crossville, Tennessee
Oliver Springs, Tennessee
Blacksburg, Virginia
Lexington, Virginia
Peterstown, West Virginia
Muscoda, Wisconsin



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