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Dactylorhiza incarnata

Early marsh orchid

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Features

  • BloomsMay to July
  • Height0.2m to 0.3m
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourPink purple cream
  • Leaf ColourMid green spotted purple

Description

Dactylorhiza incarnata (Early marsh orchid). A low bulb perennial from Britain with oblong leaves and pink spotted flowers.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Bulb, Orchid

Other common names

Orchid

Origin

Britain

Interest and use

Grown for their beautiful and unusual flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilHeavy, Light, Medium
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Except in mild areas, orchids are best grown in pots and kept in greenhouses during cold weather and winter.

Propagation

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

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