just to update a description given about Dactylorhiza elata, elata does not have brown spotted leaves but glossy grean leaves that are up to 75cm (30in) tall having very flamboyant flower spikes 15cm ( 6in) that are bright magenta that flower in May or June .
Native to southwest Europe and northern Africa, and is hardy throughtout most of thr Uk.
likes: Sun or part-shade and moist , well -drained soil of neutral or slightly acidic pH
Hardiness:H5 (-15 to-10c/5 to14c
Wrong description of Dactylorhiza elata