Gymnadenia conopsea

Gymnadenia conopsea

Zone: 5 - 9
Natural Range: Europe; British Isles, China, India, Japan
Soil:  Moist, humus rich, well drained
Light:  Part shade, Sun

Attributes:  Deciduous, 2.5' tall.  Pink - purple flowers

Notes:  Only two species of Gymnadenia are know.  This is a fragrant orchid that in the wild grows in calcareous grasslands.  The flower spikes are dense like Dactylorhiza.  In cultivation plants will thrive in moist, humus rich soil.

Companion plants:  Primula, Aconitum, Nomocharis, dwarf Ericaceous plants.

Gymnadenia conopsea


Gymnadenia conopsea Gymnadenia conopsea