Jewel orchid

Goodyera pubescens

Photo/Illustration: 
Steve Silk
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Jewel orchid (Goodyera pubescens)
Genus:  Goodyera
This native terrestrial orchid produces basal rosettes of striking silvery-veined evergreen foliage. Small white flowers are borne on single slender stems about 6 to 10 inches tall in late summer.
Care:  This easy-to-grow, hardy orchid requires shade and rich, well-drained soil that is slightly acidic. Mulch with composted hardwood bark or conifer needles.
Propagation:  Divide rhizomes in spring once the plant is established.
Problems:  Aphids, spider mites, and mealybugs.

Overview

Height
6 in. to 12 in.
Spread
6 in. to 12 in.
Growth Habit
Spreads
Light
Part Shade Only
Moisture
Dry to Medium
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Native,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Summer
Flower Color
White Flower
Foliage Color
Variegated Foliage
Uses
Beds and Borders
Style
Woodland Garden
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Perennials

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