Fragrant Lady's Tresses

Spiranthes cernua var. odorata 'Chadd's Ford'

Also called Nodding Lady's Tresses

  • 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

ZONE:
5

COLOUR:
White

HEIGHT:
25-30 cm

SPREAD:
20-30 cm

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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, they should not be disturbed or transplanted. Plants spread slowly by rhizomes to form colonies in optimum growing conditions.

Additional Notes about Fragrant Lady's Tresses:


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