. No more details are given.
The leaves are occasionally used as a tea
There are no material uses listed for Orthilia secunda.
A strong decoction of the root has been used as an eye wash
Seed - the only information we have on this species is that it is difficult from seed and germinates infrequently
. We would suggest sowing the seed as soon as it is ripe if this is possible. Sow it into soil collected from around an established plant, only just covering the seed, and put the pot in a shady part of a cold frame. Pot up any young seedlings as soon as they are large enough to handle, once again using soil from around an established plant. Plant out into their permanent positions when the plants are large enough. You should not need to use soil from around an established plant to do this since the soil in the pot will contain the necessary micorrhiza.
Division with great care in the spring
. Pot up the divisions using some soil from around an established plant, grow on in a lightly shaded part of a greenhouse or frame and do not plant out until the plants are growing away vigorously
Practical Plants is currently lacking information on propagation instructions of Orthilia secunda. Help us fill in the blanks! Edit this page to add your knowledge.
Prefers a moist sandy woodland soil
in a cool position with partial shade
. Requires a peaty or leafy but not very acid soil that remains moist in the summer
This is a very difficult plant to grow. It requires a mycorrhizal relationship in the soil and therefore needs to be grown initially in soil collected from around an established plant
. It is also very difficult from seed as well as being intolerant of root disturbance which makes division difficult
Problems, pests & diseases
Associations & Interactions
There are no interactions listed for Orthilia secunda. Do you know of an interaction that should be listed here? edit this page to add it.
Polycultures & Guilds
There are no polycultures listed which include Orthilia secunda.
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Material uses & Functions
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Native Geographical Range
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