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Robust Marsh Orchid

Dactylorhiza elata

Dactylorhiza majalis 190506 by Bernd Haynold (CC BY 2.5)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

50cm

50cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Robust Marsh Orchid Overview

Dactylorhiza elata is a herbaceous, tuberous, perennial species growing to around 1m in height, with fuchsia coloured flowers measuring around 2cm in width. Flowers are arranged on a vertical spike and this species is also known by the name Robust Marsh Orchid.

How to propagate Robust Marsh Orchid

Division

You must propagate by division.

Special features of Robust Marsh Orchid

Attractive flowers

Other uses of Robust Marsh Orchid

Greenhouse, container, indoors