Disa uniflora 'Red'
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7th June 2007
Disa uniflora is the species that caused all the fuss about these South African terrestrial orchids when they were first introduced to cultivation. In the 1970's, a lot of new
hybrids were produced, and made available by tissue culture - I grew a number of them at the time, and it was astonishing how vigorous and easy to grow they were once I realised
that they are bog plants.
(Like all orchids, there is an instinctive urge to plant them in a bark compost, which has to be resisted).
Saturated peaty compost and protection from the worst effects of frost is enough to keep them happy.
There are a number of colour forms available, but it is this bright red that is most astonishing.
5th June 2007
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