A picture of a Broad-leaved marsh orchid

Broad-leaved marsh orchid

Dactylorhiza majalis

Also known as

Orchid

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

9a

USDA zone

-7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

75cm

Max

40cm

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Broad-leaved marsh orchid Overview

A terrestrial orchid bearing lance-shaped green spotted red leaves and spikes of purple striped white flowers. Grows to 75cm high. Purple shaded flowers, spotted white and streaked purple are produced in dense spikes from late spring to mid-summer.

How to propagate Broad-leaved marsh orchid

Division

Division of tubers where possible.

Tubers

Other uses of Broad-leaved marsh orchid

Grown for their beautiful and unusual flowers.