Habenaria radiata - Egret Orchid in full bloom

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Habenaria radiata - Egret Orchid in full bloom

Post  Tony on Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:21 am

Here are my Habenaria radiata - Egret Orchid in full bloom, I purchased the 3 tubers three years ago at a cost of £3.00 each, in the first year I got 6 flowers, this year I have a total of 26 blooms... the pot has been kept in my greenhouse and they have bloomed a full month earlier that last year! Its a shame that I do not have a show where I can use these enjoy


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Post  Mark Cooper on Thu Aug 25, 2011 12:30 am

Those are beautiful Tony, and from what I understand they are not the easiest things to find or keep. Congratulations !
In fact I was talking to Dave Martin about them last Sunday at Bristol, as Ritta and I would love to add them to our ever growing collection of accent plants.

Any horticlultural tips would be most welcome please. I would like to find a supplier too if you have any info ? Thanks.

I know of just the event where you may show your accent plants next May !..... http://ibonsaiclub.forumotion.com/t7594-magical-bonsai-accents-exhibition-2012 Wink

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Post  Tony on Thu Aug 25, 2011 1:50 am

Hi Mark... Habenaria radiata are as rare as Hens teeth... they like a compost based on sphagnum moss (living is best) with some sand added or one consisting of coarse sand with some peat mixed in. The compost should be wet but must be VERY free-draining. The Tubers are oval and VERY SMALL, half the size of a peanut. Plant them on their side. The best price I have found is £4.50 per tuber... but they are out of stock, the time to buy is February to March. Hope this helps.

Dan sent me details of the event... and I will hopefully attend.. and show

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Post  Mark Cooper on Thu Aug 25, 2011 2:06 am

Thanks very much Tony.

You are on my emailing list now for MBA 2012 Smile Glad that you can participate ! More details will follow as they become available.

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Post  Jim Doiron on Thu Aug 25, 2011 2:16 am

Wow those are pretty stunning, thanks for sharing them. Do you have a shot of the whole thing or was that purposely left out?

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Post  Tony on Thu Aug 25, 2011 3:18 am

Jim Doiron wrote:Wow those are pretty stunning, thanks for sharing them. Do you have a shot of the whole thing or was that purposely left out?

Hi Jim. The pot that they are growing is nothing to look at... yes it has been left off because the interest is in the flowers bounce

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Post  landerloos on Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:03 am

Nice Tony, I have the vargieated ones, no flowers but new bulbs Wink

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Post  Tony on Thu Aug 25, 2011 5:06 am

landerloos wrote:Nice Tony, I have the vargieated ones, no flowers but new bulbs Wink Peter

In time Peter... in time.

BTW something in the post for you Cool

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Post  landerloos on Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:06 am

tony wrote:
landerloos wrote:Nice Tony, I have the vargieated ones, no flowers but new bulbs Wink Peter

In time Peter... in time.

BTW something in the post for you Cool

Thank you my friend.

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Post  Jim Doiron on Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:29 am

Hi Jim. The pot that they are growing is nothing to look at... yes it has been left off because the interest is in the flowers


Fair enough, it will make a great accent some day I'm sure, thanks again for posting it.

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