Ophrys,Orchis, Poenorchis,
Oreorchis

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Coloured signs for cultivation:

no frost
may tolerate frost
if couvered
 
absolutely hardy

Size of plants; 
prices in Ä

1y = 1 year out of flask
2y = 2 year out of flask
 F=Flowersize

Ophrys

Orchis

sancta
easy grown species
O
1y 7,-
morio common type
O
2y 10,-
canariensis  
O
1y 7,-
spitzelii  
O
1y 7,-

prisca

 
O
1y 7,-

Poenorchis sold out

Oreorchis sold out

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O : ( Orchis, Ophrys, Barlia, Serapias )
Plants are growing in dry calcareous meadows and need much sun. During vegetative period they like slightly moist conditions but with exellent drainage. In rest period they need dry condition to prevent rot. Compost : 3 parts pumice gravel, 0,5 parts gritty clay, 0,5 parts perlite, 1 part cocosfibres, 1 part limestone.

Om : ( Orchis militaris )
As O but plants are hardy in center Europe and donít need a strict dry rest period. Compost as O. A outdoor plant.

Pe : ( Aminostigma, Poenorchis, Hemipilia )
Asian generas related to Orchis, growing in meadows or between rocks. Plants maybe hardy but winter in natural      habitat is much drier than in Europe. Best way is to hold tubers dry and cool in special room during wintertime. Compost and cultivation as O but maybe without limestone.