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Dactylorhiza elata


Robust Marsh Orchid




Origin:  Southwest Europe and Northern Africa.
Family
Orchidaceae
Genus
Dactylorhiza
Species
elata
Category
Perennials, Weeds
USDA Hardiness Zone
7 - 8
Canadian Hardiness Zone
7a - 7b
RHS Hardiness Zone
H5
Temperature (°C)
(-12) - (-9)
Temperature (°F)
10 - 15
Height
75 cm
Spread
15 cm
Photographs
Description and Growing Information
Flowering Period
MayJune
General Description
A spectacular hardy orchid, robust when conditions are optimal. Vibrant showy magenta flowers fill flower spikes atop tall stems.
Cultivation
Moist well drained soil, neutral to slightly acidic in pH with full sun to partial shade.
Growth
Medium
Leaf Description
Narrow green leaves at the bottom of the stem.
Flower Description
Clustered large flower spikes of 120 individual flowers, a bright magenta in colour. Markings on the petals and sepals varying in shape and number.
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