Dactylorhiza majalis, the broad-leaved marsh orchid, produces beautiful spikes densely covered with gorgeous magenta flowers with white markings.
Dactylorhiza purpurella, the northern marsh orchid, grows in northern Europe. It produces beautiful, short spike densely packed with gorgeous magenta flowers marked with darker magenta-red around white throats. 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: Northern Marsh Orchid
Family: Orchidaceae (The Orchid Family)
Zone Hardiness: 4-8
Light: Full Sun, Part Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Magenta
Secondary Bloom Colour: Red
Bloom Time: Early Summer
Soil Moisture: Moist, Average, Wet
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Damp coastal dunes and dune slacks (the wet areas between dunes).
Geogrpahical Origin: Europe and Africa - Europe and Western Russia
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