Common Spotted Orchid
Also known as
Orchid, Spotted orchid
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3 years to reach maturity
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Common Spotted Orchid Overview
Dactylorhiza fuchsii is also known by the name common spotted orchid. It is a tuberous perennial with thick underground storage organs for holding water. Foliage is green, speckled with purple and leaves produced higher on the stem tend to be smaller than those produced lower down. Typically this species flowers at a height of around 60cm, producing approximately 25-50 purple, pink or white flowers on a central flowering spike. These are symmetrical down the centre and attractively patterned with darker markings on the petals.
How to propagate Common Spotted Orchid
Divide in early spring.
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