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JohnnyD

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'POP UP'orchids
« on: June 09, 2014, 03:08:23 PM »
These two orchids have 'popped up' in the garden and may have some real decorative potential! I hope!!
But what are they.
I think the first (three pics)  is no more than a Dac. hybrid - but the second?
Help appreciated.
John Dower, Frodsham, Cheshire.

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Re: 'POP UP'orchids
« Reply #1 on: June 09, 2014, 05:26:34 PM »
The second looks a bit  like Scilla peruviana!
Ralph Carpenter near Ashford, Kent, UK. USDA Zone 8 (9 in a good year)

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Re: 'POP UP'orchids
« Reply #2 on: June 09, 2014, 10:08:05 PM »
John
The second plant looks like another Dactylorhiza, but one which is closer to purple rather than pale.  Similar to some of the UK marsh orchids, but the different dactylorhizas are so muddled together in cultivation that I wouldn't hazard a guess as to whether it was a species or a hybrid.  I have a very similar plant flowering now in my garden.
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Re: 'POP UP'orchids
« Reply #3 on: June 10, 2014, 09:37:37 AM »
The first is surely D. maculata maybe ssp fuchsii? and the last pic looks like what I have as elata but I think isn't, could be foliosa. I have hybrids among the lot and yes, they do "pop up" is a very pleasant way. It's nice to have what are, in effect, naturalized orchids about the garden, sometimes in my grass or maybe in a crack in a concrete path, often in a cushion of sometimes or a trough.
Lesley Cox - near Dunedin, lower east coast, South Island of New Zealand - Zone 9

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Re: 'POP UP'orchids
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2014, 03:02:44 PM »
Thanks Leslie - I think you may be right.
JohnnyD
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