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Dactylorhiza majalis


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Dactylorhiza majalis, the broad-leaved marsh orchid, produces beautiful spikes densely covered with gorgeous pink to magenta flowers with white markings.


Description:
Dactylorhiza majalis, the broad-leaved marsh orchid, grows across Eurasia. It produces beautiful spikes up to 16 inches tall densely covered with gorgeous pink to magenta flowers with darker pink and white markings. The leaves are spotted with burgundy red. Despite its marshy natural habitat, this orchid does well in evenly moist garden soils in full to part sun. Possibly hardy to zone 4.


Common Name: Broad-Leaved Marsh Orchid

Family: Orchidaceae (The Orchid Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-8

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun

Height: 12-24"

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: Magenta

Secondary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Early Summer

Soil Moisture: Moist, Average, Wet

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits:

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Nitrogen-poor marshes and wet fields.

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Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia

Asia and the Pacific - North Central and Eastern Asia

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