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Orchid

Ophrys spp.

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H3

RHS hardiness

-5°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

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    Orchid Overview

    A genus containing around 150 species of tuberous terrestrial orchids in the Orchidaceae family native to Europe, North Africa and the Middle East. They have a simple, basal rosette of leaves and a flowering stalk carrying between 2 and 12 flowers, the lower part of which resembles a foraging insect. Commonly known as bee-orchids, they reproduce by pseudocopulation; tricking male insects into collecting and distributing pollen by mimicking the scent and appearance of female insects.

    Common problems with Orchid

    How to propagate Orchid

    Division

    Division of tubers where possible.

    Tubers

    Special features of Orchid

    Attractive flowers

    Other uses of Orchid

    Grown for their beautiful and unusual flowers.