Spiranthes cernua var. odorata 'Chadd's Ford'
Also called Nodding Lady's Tresses
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
Spiranthes comes from the Greek words speira meaning "spiral" and anthos meaning " flower".
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
Soil MoistureMoist to Wet Soils
Moist to Average
Flowering TimeLt. Sum-Fall