Orchid (Tolumnia bahamensis)

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 8 inches to 12 inches
Leaves: Evergreen
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Other: May through June, peaking in June
Underground structures: Bulb
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Endangered: Due to loss of habitat.

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Posted by plantladylin (Sebastian, Florida - Zone 10a) on Feb 15, 2013 2:29 PM

Due to loss of habitat, this small Florida native orchid is now found only in a small section of the southeastern part of the state. It's habitat consists of coastal scrub areas dominated by Sand Pines (Pinus clausa), Saw Palmetto (Sereona repens) and Coastal Rosemary (Ceratiola ericoides). The Florida Dancing Lady Orchid blooms in late spring and early summer with panicles of 40-50 small 1/2" wide, flared flowers.

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