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Dactylorhiza traunsteineri

Pugsley's marsh orchid

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Features

  • BloomsJuly
  • Growth HabitRosette
  • Flower ColourPurple
  • Leaf ColourSpotted green

Description

Dactylorhiza traunsteineri (Pugsley's marsh orchid). A terrestrial perennial orchid bearing spotted green leaves and purple flowers in late summer. Native to North and central Europe - Scandinavia.

Characteristics

Perennial, Deciduous, Orchid

Other common names

Orchid

Origin

Europe

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)
  • SoilWell drained
  • 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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