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Calopogon tuberosus

Native Plants

Grass-Pink

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Summary

Grass-pink (Calopogon tuberosus) 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 available for gardeners to purchase. Companion plants include swamp pink (Helonias bullata), fragrant ladies’-tresses (Spiranthes odorata), bog loosestrife (Lysimachia terrestris), large sabatia (Sabatia kennedyana), cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon), eastern marsh fern (Thelypteris palustris), netted chain fern (Lorinseria areolata), and carnivorous plants such as Venus flytrap and pitcher plants. Zones 3-9.


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  • 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