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Spiranthes cernua var. odorata 'Chadd's Ford'

Also called Nodding Lady's Tresses


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More About Spiranthes cernua var. odorata 'Chadd's Ford'

  • Tiny, white flowers form spiral racemes on upright stems
  • Silvery-green, lance-shaped, basal rosettes slowly form colonies
  • Naturalizes in moist soils, bogs or swamps
  • Very fragrant flowers
  • Bloom Time: Late August to early October
  • Flower Height: 60 cm
  • Foliage Height: 25 cm

Interesting Notes:

Spiranthes comes from the Greek words speira meaning "spiral" and anthos meaning " flower".

Zone:

5

Height:

25-30 cm

Spread:

20-30 cm

Colour:

White
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Fragrant Lady's Tresses Growing and Maintenance Tips

Plant in an average to moist soil, in full shade, to partially dappled sun. Soils should be rich in organic materials. For best results, spigelia should be well- established going into the winter (plant before mid-July) and may need some protection for the first year. Once established it should not be disturbed or transplanted. Plants spread slowly by rhizomes to form colonies in optimum growing conditions.


Spiranthes cernua var. odorata 'Chadd's Ford' Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Full Shade
Full Shade
Long Blooming
Long Blooming
Cut Flower/Foliage
Cut Flower/Foliage
Low Maintenance
Low Maintenance
Fragrant
Fragrant
Bog or water garden
Bog or water garden

Soil Moisture

Moist to Wet Soils
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Slow

Flowering Time

Lt. Sum-Fall

Habit

Upright
Clumping

Foliage Color

Green
Silver

Landscape uses

Naturalizing
Woodland/woods edge