Dactylorhiza maculata (Marsh Orchid)


Dactylorhiza maculata  (Marsh Orchid)

Family:  Orchidaceae
Zone: 5 - 9
Natural Range: Europe
Soil:  Average to moist, humus rich
Light: Sun, part sun
Height: 24" tall
Bloom Time:  May to June

Attributes: Deciduous. Clumping.  Blooms in spring and summer.  Pink-mauve with darker markings.  Flowers in a dense spike.  Green foliage spotted with purple.

Notes:  Dactylorhiza are among the most rewarding and care free orchids both for the orchid collector and the gardener.  They will multiply fast when kept moist and not too shady.

Dactylorhiza maculata (Marsh Orchid)