2018 SACRAMENTO ORCHID SHOW

APRIL 14-15, 2018
RAIN OR SHINE
SCOTTISH RITE CENTER, 6151 H ST., SACRAMENTO, C
A. 95819

Admission: $10 (kids under 16 years free with paying adult)

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About the Sacramento Orchid Society

The Sacramento Orchid Society was founded in 1947 as an educational organization dedicated to providing information on the cultivation of orchids to the greater Sacramento community.

Members and non-members are welcome at our FREE Monthly Meetings that feature expert speakers from around the world, opportunities for members to sell plants to one another, a raffle of plants, and a delightful measure of fellowship and good times.

The Society's very active membership grows an almost unimaginable number of orchid species and hybrids on windowsills, patios, in yards, under lights, and in greenhouses.

 
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Orchid of the Month for June, 2018

Calopogon tuberosus

By Raymond Prothero

 in situ Northern Minnesota  Photo by Raymond Prothero                                                                                                                                                             

in situ Northern Minnesota

Photo by Raymond Prothero                                                                                                                                                             

Scientific Name: Calopogon tuberosus

Common Name: Grassy pink orchid or pink bog orchid

Origin: Canada and United States

Potting Mix: mix of peat and Sand or all peat

Cultivation: I grow in full sun outdoors but moved it into the greenhouse when it started to flower and for the hotter months June to September. I move them back to a sunny outdoors location in November.  As the plants go dormant in the fall they do need some cold I keep them in water even in winter, they should never dry out even when in their Dormancy.  These plants are native to bogs and wet locations in Canada and United States and should never be allowed to dry out completely. As they grow next to many Carnivores plants in nurturance poor soils. They do not need any Fertilizers. I do keep the plants in a low dish of about half an inch deep of Water all the time even when dormant. The flowers are Magenta and have are Non-resupinate (upside down) with the lip at the top of the flower and the Column down.

   
  
   
   
  
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in situ Northern Minnesota
Photo by Raymond Prothero

 

 

Notes

I have seen these plants growing in Situ (growing in the Wild) in Northern Minnesota in peat bogs.  So they can take hard frost and Snow. My plants I believe came from a warmer area in South Eastern USA. If you want to try to grow this species in Warm zones like Sacramento (Zone 9 to 10) I would find nursery grown plants from Warmer areas of the United States so they be more adapted to our conditions.

 

 

 

 My back yard Sacramento California  Photo by Raymond Prothero

My back yard Sacramento California

Photo by Raymond Prothero

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