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Calopogon tuberosus (Grass Pink)

Bearded Pink, Grass Pink Orchid, Meadow Pink, Swamp Pink, Tuberous Grass Pink, Grass Pink, Calopogon pulchellus, Limodorum tuberosum

Calopogon tuberosus, Bearded Pink, Grass Pink Orchid, Meadow Pink, Swamp Pink, Tuberous Grass Pink, Grass Pink, Calopogon pulchellus,
Calopogon tuberosus, Bearded Pink, Grass Pink Orchid, Meadow Pink, Swamp Pink, Tuberous Grass Pink, Grass Pink, Calopogon pulchellus,

Calopogon tuberosus (Grass Pink) is a delicate, sweetly fragrant orchid boasting graceful, willowy stems bearing several long-lasting flowers, 2 in. across (5 cm), opening in sequence in spring and summer. The ravishing blossoms are rose-pink to pale orchid with gold and white beards at their tip. They give way to fat green pods packed with thousands of small seeds maturing in late summer. The leaves, originating from a corm, are narrow, grass-like, up to 12 in. long (30 cm), and appear with the flowers. This showy bog orchid slowly multiplies to form a charming colony. Perfect for a wet sunny meadow or a bog garden with acidic soil.

  • Grows up to 2-4 ft. tall (60-120 cm).
  • Performs best in full sun in acidic, sandy or gravelly, wet soils.
  • A beautiful addition to bog or pond areas, containers.
  • Propagate by separation of corms.
  • No serious pest or disease issues.
  • Native to eastern North America.

Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 10
Plant Type Orchids, Perennials
Plant Family Orchidaceae
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Height 2' - 4'
(60cm - 120cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs High
Soil Type Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Poorly Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Native Plants United States, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont, Rhode Island, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, Southwest, Southeast, Northeast, Midwest, Illinois, Minnesota, Ohio, Kansas, Indiana, Michigan, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, South Carolina, North Carolina, West Virginia, Tennessee, Virginia, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Kentucky, Texas, Oklahoma
Tolerance Wet Soil
Garden Uses Bog Gardens, Patio And Containers, Ponds And Streams
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow
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Requirements

Hardiness 4 - 10
Plant Type Orchids, Perennials
Plant Family Orchidaceae
Exposure Full Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early, Mid, Late)
Summer (Early, Mid, Late)
Height 2' - 4'
(60cm - 120cm)
Maintenance Low
Water Needs High
Soil Type Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Poorly Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Native Plants United States, New Jersey, New Hampshire, New York, Vermont, Rhode Island, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, Southwest, Southeast, Northeast, Midwest, Illinois, Minnesota, Ohio, Kansas, Indiana, Michigan, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, South Carolina, North Carolina, West Virginia, Tennessee, Virginia, Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Kentucky, Texas, Oklahoma
Tolerance Wet Soil
Garden Uses Bog Gardens, Patio And Containers, Ponds And Streams
Garden Styles Prairie and Meadow
How Many Plants
Do I Need?

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