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Dactylorhiza fuchsii

Common spotted orchid

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Features

  • BloomsMay to June
  • Height0.2m to 0.6m
  • Spread0.05m to 0.1m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourPink white purple
  • Leaf ColourGreen spotted

Description

Dactylorhiza fuchsii (Common spotted orchid). A terrestrial upright, deciduous perennial from Asia. The linear to lanceolate leaves are green-purple spotted. The dense spike of flowers are pink, white and purple in late spring.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Orchid

Other common names

Orchid, Spotted orchid

Origin

Asia

Interest and use

Meadow.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

One of the hardiest and most adaptable Orchids. More-or-less native, it can be grown from seed and will flourish on almost any soil.

Propagation

Division of tubers where possible, or orchids with pseudobulbs may have older leafless ones removed and repotted.

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