Ophrys sphegodes Orchid bulb, early spider-orchid, with Phytosanitary certification and Passport, grown by supplier

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    Ophrys sphegodes, commonly known as the early spider-orchid, Is a wonderful ground orchid to add to your terrariums and living walls.
    This tiny plant has beautiful leaves, for most of the year, and stunning spider-like flowers last 4 months more or less.
    A species of sexually-deceptive orchid native to Europe and the Middle East enjoying well-drain substrates. We also sell the substate with which we grow our orchids.
    It is a very varied species with many subspecies recognized.
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    Plant height varies greatly, for instance, in the UK the maximum height is around 20 cm, but here in the Mediterranean a height of 70 cm may be reached.
    Flowers March–May (April–May in northern latitudes).
    Each shoot may carry between 2 and 18 flowers.
    The flowers have yellow-green sepals and a velvety red-brown labellum with a distinctive silvery-blue H marking so that the flowers much resemble an arthropod and especially a spider.

    Similar to Ophrys fuciflora and Ophrys apifera but flowers differ in that late spider orchid and bee orchid have much smaller petals than sepals; in early spider orchid petals and sepals are a similar size.
    They are also distinguished by patches of colour on the labellum; late spider orchid has a yellow point at the centre of the distal end of the labellum, while bee orchid has a red patch at the proximal end of the labellum.

    Preferring alkaline soil, we grow ours in red clay or gray clay wth river sand and limestone.
    Full sun and well-draining soil.
    Ophrys sphegodes is pollinated by the miner bee
    This orchid species is able to form symbiotic relationships with a range of species of mycorrhizal fungi.
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