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Calopogon tuberosus

Native Plants

Grass-Pink

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Summary

Grass-pink is a delightful orchid that has a graceful, willowy stem up to 18” tall, bearing multiple pinkish-magenta, sweet smelling flowers with gold and white “beards” at each tip. The leaves, originating from a corm, are narrow, grass-like and appear with the flowers in early summer. Grass-pink thrives in acidic soil whether it be a wet sunny meadow or a bog garden. Nursery propagated plants are now available for gardeners. Companion plants include Helonias bullata, Spiranthes odorata, Lysimachia terrestris, Sabatia kennedyana, Vaccinium macrocarpon, Thelypteris palustris, Woodwardia areolata, and carnivorous plants such as Dionaea muscipula and Sarracenia spp.


More Details

  • Plant Type
    perennial 
  • Sun/Shade Conditions
    full-sun 
  • Foliage Character
    deciduous 
  • Soil Moisture
    moist, wet 
  • Flowering Period
    early-summer
  • Soil PH
    acidic 
  • Flower Color
    pink, white 
  • Summer Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fall Foliage Color
    green 
  • Fruit/Seed Color
    tan