Poor Man’s Orchid, Butterfly Flower
Chilean native to 1/2 ft. high, 1 ft. wide. Profuse, small, orchid-like flowers in pink, rose, lilac, purple, or white, all with markings in various colors. Blossoms look quite showy against the ferny foliage, make long-lasting cut flowers. Buy potted plants or start seeds indoors 4 weeks before planting time (germination is slow). Sensitive to frost and heat. Plant in early spring where summers are moderate, in fall where summers are hot and winters are normally frostless.
Chilean native to 1/2 ft. high, 1 ft. wide. Profuse, small, orchid-like flowers in pink, rose, lilac, ...
Himalayan native to 2 in. high; spreads to 1 ft. or wider by slender stems that creep and root along t...
Low mats of leaves are topped by lilac-pink flower clusters that rise to 12–15 in. high.