Rose Pogonia

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Rose Pogonia

Ease to Grow: Easy.
Dormancy: Recommended
Native Range: Peat Bogs of Eastern and Central North America.
Zones: 3-8 (2-10).

Rose Pogonia, Pogonia ophioglossoides, produces a single, rose colored flower at the top of a 1 leafed stem.  It is a simple charmer. The pink petals are lance shaped and wide spreading. The lip has dark pink with frilly edges, and a bright yellow beard. The blooms are 1+" (2cm) across and occasionally come in pairs or trios on the stem. It is a late spring bloomer. It is a bog plant which grows in open, acidic bogs with sphagnum moss. It does best in very wet conditions, and frequently grows a long stolon up from which multiple plants spring up. It is winter hardy, and should be protected from rodents during dormancy. Mulch with 4+" of pine needles in the Fall. Leave at least a 1" of needles after spring cleanup. The rhizomes can be stored in damp sphagnum at 35°F (2°C) in a refrigerator for 3 or 4 months. Water with rain/distilled water, they are sensitive to mineral buildup. It spreads nicely and grows well among sundews, venus flytraps, and pitcher plants. It is a bog jewel.

Our plants are not collected from the wild, and are propagated from root divisions of plants in our collection.
When possible Rose Pogonia is sent as dormant rhizomes. Rhizomes appear as thin black wired roots. Do not mistake them as dead during dormancy.

Plants are shipped bare-root, wrapped in damp sphagnum moss. In it's dormant season, it will be shipped as a dormant root/rhizome. Photographs are representative of species, and not the specific plant shipped.

Height: 2" - 6".
Plant Type: Perennial, cold temperate.
Soil: Bog Orchid Mix.
Soil pH: 4-5.
Light: Full to Partial Sun.
Use: Grows best outdoors in the bog garden or pots.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
Cesar Delgado
Rose Pogonia

Healthy plants and packed well.

Nora Sadler
Great plant

This plant came well packaged and is now part of my bog garden

Laurent L

Another winner from Carnivorous Plant Nursery,
happily growing and blooming on my fire escape in New York City.

Daniel Shay

I have just started ordering plants from CPN this season and have been extremely impressed by their
business. The plants arrived in perfect condition, were packaged beautifully, and easy to plant.
Thanks CPN, I love your company.

John Greaves
Happy customer

Still dormant season here but they arrived quickly, nicely packaged, and looked like nice healthy plants. Planted them in my outside bog garden and am patiently awaiting the growing season to see how they progress. Customer service was great as well. Answered all of my questions.

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