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Re: Orchids

> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net]On
> Behalf Of cathy carpenter
> Sent: Tuesday, December 24, 2002 6:58 AM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] Orchids
  Orchidaceae family, there must be a member or two that like the
> living conditions in west central IL????
> Cathy

From the A-Z book:

A Cypripedium / Lady's Slipper orchid would be one that is good in your
zone. The genus is comprised of approximately 45 species of deciduous,
terrestrial orchids.  They are found in dry woodland or marshy places in
temperate areas of the N. hemisphere, and in S.Asia and Mexico.  Grow in
moist, fertile, leafy, humus-rich, neutral to acidic soil, in a sheltered
site in light dappled or partial shade.  Provide a winter mulch of leaf

US Zones 3-7
C. acaule
C. calceolus

US Zone 2-7
C. reginae

US Zone 4-8
C. macranthon

All of the above are terrestrial.

And as suggested by Kitty (?), Spiranthes will probably survive too.

Have a great holiday,

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