Ophrys sphegodes

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  1. Feb 24, 2020 #1

    Phaladdict

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    First Ophrys of the year
     

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    To be precise is ophrys sphegodes subsp. Panormitana, variant endemic to sicily
     

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    Very nice. Are you growing this in your garden? Are they long lasting? I thought I read that the plants were short-lived but maybe that's just our native species, O.apifera?
     
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    These are from the wild, but I used to grow a few ophrys and barlia in the garden, not particularly difficult nor short lived once you understand their needs, especially winter dormancy and right compost and watering needs, they do everything very fast as season is short here from autumn to spring, then start the long dry season,also dont mess too much with tubers and roots, imitate their habitat and you will be ok with these, flowers last around ten days average
     
  5. Mar 31, 2020 at 6:37 PM #5

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    The markings on the lips are so intriguing. Thank you for sharing these!
     

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