Rose Pogonia, Snakemouth Orchid
|Life Span:||Long-lived perennial|
|Noted for:||Showy flowers|
|Recommended Uses:||Bog garden. This is a very site-specific plant that will grow well in seepage settings. Typically grown with other specialists such as pitcher plants.|
|Considerations:||Will not do well in a general garden setting.|
|Propagation:||Seed. Plants can be acquired from orchid specialty growers.|
|Light:||Full Sun, Part Shade|
always floodedextremely dry
|(Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Usually moist, occasional inundation)|
|Moisture Tolerance:||Usually moist, occasional inundation ----- to ----- Usually moist, occasional inundation|
|Salt Water Flooding Tolerance:||Not salt tolerant of inundation by salty or brackish water.|
|Salt Spray/ Salty Soil Tolerance:||Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray|
|Soil or other substrate:||Organic material (muck), Sand|
Pollinated by bees.
|Native Habitats:||Cutthroat seeps, dome swamp (edges), wet flatwoods (wet openings)|
Distribution and Planting Zones
Natural Range in Florida
Suitable to grow in:
10A 8A 8B 9A 9B
USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures
The range of this species includes much of eastern North America. This orchid is found through much of Florida, especially north Florida.
State Threatened. Please acquire only from reputable sources.