Calopogon tuberosus (EASTERN GRASS PINK)


This charming orchid is native to much of Eastern North America, where it thrives in wet to mesic sand prairies, wet meadows, fens, and even sphagnum bogs. If you don’t have these conditions naturally, grass pinks can easily be potted and grown in a 50/50 mix of perlite and peat moss. This is a great way to keep them close at-hand during blooming season. Here’s how we do it at the nursery. As you might guess, the typical form is pink, but occasionally a beautiful pure white form will arise.

We’re offering blooming-size dormant bulbs, unsorted for color, individually, or in quantities of three or five. They are shipped late fall and early spring along with instructions for growing and overwintering container-raised plants.

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Height: 40 – 50 cm
Color: petals and sepals pink, rarely white; lip matching
Season: June to late July (Great Lakes region)
Habitat: sphagnum bogs, fens, wet sand flats, mesic and wet-mesic sand prairies
Exposure: open and sunny
Associates: In bogs with Drosera rotundifolia (round-leaved sundew), Pogonia ophioglossoides (rose pogonia), Potentilla palustris (marsh cinquefoil), Rhus vernix (poison sumac), Thelypteris palustris (marsh fern); In wet sand flats with Aletris farinosa (colic root), Drosera rotundifolia (round-leaved sundew), Euthamia graminifolia (grass-leaved goldenrod), Osmunda regalis (royal fern), Polygala cruciata (cross-leaved milkwort), Spiranthes cernua (nodding lady’s tresses), and Xyris torta (slender yelloweyed grass)

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qty 10, qty 3, qty 5

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