Pecteilis radiata

egret orchid (syn. Habenaria radiata)

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Buy Pecteilis radiata egret orchid (syn. Habenaria radiata): A rare terrestrial orchid with stunning flowers

  • Position: lightly dappled shade
  • Soil: terrestrial orchid compost or a humus rich sandy soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period:June - July
  • Hardiness: half hardy (will need winter protection)

    The flowers of this gorgeous terrestrial orchid look like a bird in flight - hence its common name of egret orchid. They grow from (small) underground tubers, which can be planted in late winter or early spring, and will produce a low tuft of long slender leaves, which die back each year in autumn. It's in summer however that the upright flowerspikes emerge, each bearing up to 8 white flowers - and these are a rare and beautiful sight!

  • Garden care: It is quite normal for the bulbs (tubers) of this orchid to be very small (around the same size as a pea), but they should be planted pointier side uppermost) approximately 1-2cm deep. As these are not fully hardy they are best grown in a pot so they can be moved to a sheltered spot where temperates do not dip below 0C over the winter.

  • CAUTION do not eat ornamental bulbs
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