Osmoglossum pulchellum

Osmoglossum pulchellum - Photo by Richard Lindberg

Osmoglossum pulchellum grows in Mexico down into Central America in mountain forests above 3500 feet. It is cold to warm growing, very fragrant and blooms in the fall and winter. When spikes appear, set a stake since it will need support. The genus Osmoglossum (Osmgls) contains 7 species growing in Mexico through Central America in mountain forests.