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    Brendan Sayers

    This is a photograph taken on the 17 November 2017 which is a better image of the one I took yesterday of the same plant flowering outdoors in my Co. Meath garden. A beautiful and scented North American cousin of the native Irish species Spiranthes romanzoffiana and S, spiralis.
    A note. The cultivar name is Chadds Ford and not Chadd’s Ford as often encountered in various texts.

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    Eszter Bogolin

    Hi Brendan!

    It’s absolutely stunning! Very delicate looking!

    What is the scent like, how could you describe it?

    I wish there would be a scent button on the forum…:)

    Kind regards,


    David Morse

    Hi Brendan and Eszter,

    Fortunately my PC is so hi-tech that I have an orchid fragrance app downloaded which allows me to smell the photos from the screen! I think this one strikes of vanilla! Beautiful photo of a very distinctive flower and a plant every grower should try including myself!

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