Pogonia ophioglossoides

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Natural Range in Florida
USDA Zones

Suitable to grow in:
10A 8A 8B 9A 9B 

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Rose Pogonia, Snakemouth Orchid


Plant Specifics

Size:0.5 ft tall by 0.25 ft wide
Life Span:Long-lived perennial
Flower Color:Pink
Phenology:Winter dormant
Habitats:Cutthroat seeps, dome swamp (edges), wet flatwoods (wet openings)


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.
Light: Full Sun,  Part Shade
Moisture Tolerance:
always floodedextremely dry
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 Tolerance:Low/no tolerance of salty wind or direct salt spray
Soil/Substrate:Organic material (muck), Sand



Pollinated by bees.