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Ant

Anacamptis spp.

Anacamptis-pyramidalis 2012 by JLPC (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

5a-9b

USDA zone

-29°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

40cm

Max

30cm

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Ant

A close up of some white Anacamptis flowers
A photo of Ant
A close up of some purple white Anacamptis flowers
Some purple white flowers on a Anacamptis plant
A photo of Ant

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.