A picture of a Ant

Ant

Anacamptis spp.

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

H7-H3

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

40cm

Max

30cm

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Ant

Anacamptis-pyramidalis 2012
A photo of Ant
Orchis israelitica 1
Anacamptis papilionacea (Torregrande)
Anacamptis papilionacea (flower spike)

Ant Overview

Anacamptis is a genus in the orchid family, Orchidaceae and contains around 34 species. Many of these are hybrids, bred from crossing different species in the Anacamptis genus. The natural species are found on dunes in Eurasia, ranging from the Mediterranean to Central Asia and these plants are also at home in grasslands and on carbonate rocks such as chalk or limestone.

How to propagate Ant

Seed

By seed.

Division

Division of tubers.

Tubers

Special features of Ant

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Ant

The name comes from the Greek 'anakamptein' which means 'to bend forward' and refers to the way the pollen is held inside the flower.