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Military orchid

Orchis militaris

Also known as

Orchid

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

60cm

Max

40cm

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Soldier (Orchis militaris). In the Netherlands, the species is on the Dutch Red List of plants as very rare and greatly decreased.
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Military orchid Overview

This species which grows about 45cm tall, The 2 tubers give rise to unspotted leaves about 10-15cm long, The flowers are deep pink and white flowers, about 25mm long. The flowers occur in the spring and summer.

Common problems with Military orchid

How to propagate Military orchid

Division

You must propagate by division.

Other uses of Military orchid

Grown for their beautiful and unusual flowers.