when is the best time to sow White Egret Orchid bulbs.
The bulbs should be planted in spring in a bright sunny position no more than one inch deep.
You'll need to add plenty of well-rotted compost to the soil and improve drainage by adding small gravel, or perlite.
16 Sep, 2010
I would differ on the bit about full sun though! They don't like scorching heat, shade them from the worst of the afternoon sun.
The pot that was in shade is the one that has produced the flowers that I've just put the photos up of. They were potted in ordinary compost, with perlite, moss and vermiculite added. Must be kept moist at all times!
OK, that's fine! I got it from a website - I haven't grown them, Meanie.
I recommend trying - I thought that they looked nice when I first saw them on the web. But they're even better in the "flesh"!
One of their main natural habitats is growing in the rice fields of Japan!
I've only seen them in the T&M catalogues, and I'm right off that company! I suppose someone else must sell them, though. Do the bulbs appear in the spring for planting then?
17 Sep, 2010
Well, they seem to be available to order anytime. However, T & M only send them out "when available" which does seem to be springtime.
Check mine out here.....
I think they're worth a go if you can source them elsewhere!
Love your photos! I don't expect that they're hardy, are they....too much to hope for! LOL
Glad you liked the photos! Are you tempted!?
Much as they are described as hardy, I took that with a pinch of salt and opted to grow them in pots instead. They'll go into a coldframe for a bit and then the fridge for the depths of winter if it's anything at all like the last one.
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