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Pyramidal Orchid

Anacamptis pyramidalis

Anacamptis pyramidalis (flower head) by Hans Hillewaert (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Partial Shade
Light watering
Frost Hardy

H5

RHS hardiness

-15°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

10cm

10cm

Min

1cm

3 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Pyramidal Orchid

A close up of some pink Anacamptis pyramidalis flowers
A close up of some pink Anacamptis pyramidalis flowers on a plant
Some pink Anacamptis pyramidalis flowers on a plant in the wild
A close up of a bunch of pink Anacamptis pyramidalis flowers
A photo of Pyramidal Orchid

Pyramidal Orchid Overview

Anacamptis pyramidalis is a tuberous, herbacous, perennial orchid species in the orchid family, Orchidaceae. It is terrestrial and thus grows in soil in the ground, producing lance-shaped foliage and small pink-white flowers. The flowers are arranged densely on a central spike which is pyramid-shaped, hence this species is commonly called Pyramidal Orchid or Pyramid Orchid. This species is part of the Royal Horticultural Society “Plants for Pollinators” initiative to showcase plants which support pollinator populations by providing ample amounts of nectar and/ or pollen. A great choice for encouraging pollinating insect wildlife into your garden!

Common problems with Pyramidal Orchid

How to propagate Pyramidal Orchid

Division

Divide offsets in spring.

Seed

By seed, in sterile laboratory conditions, with the correct mycorrhizal fungus.

Special features of Pyramidal Orchid

Attractive flowers

Attracts useful insects

Attracts butterflies

Attracts bees

Other uses of Pyramidal Orchid

Wildflower/meadow