More Information About Spiranthes
Most spiranthes orchid species are tropical or do not have much ornamental value. We have selected and trialed varieties that are both beautiful, garden-worthy specimens and that are hardy to Zone 5a.
Spiranthes (Lady's Tresses) Growing Conditions
In the right spot, spiranthes is easy to grow. It is considered a bog plant as it likes to grow near water. In the wild, it is found in drainage ditches, bogs and other similar locations. In the garden, it prefers consistent moisture and part sun. If you have a bog, water garden, pond, or stream in your woodland garden, then spiranthes is the perfect hardy orchid for you. It blooms in late summer or fall with spikes of tiny white orchid flowers that spiral up the flower stalk. The flowers are quite fragrant and smell like vanilla and jasmine.
Try combining with other bog plants such as iris, sarracenia, sabatia, or its orchid cousins calopogon and pogonia.