Currently OUT OF SEASON - pre-order for next April. These plants die back in the winter and over winter as a rhizome.
All our orchids are true UK native species. These orchids come in 7cm pots. Northern marsh orchid has an association with a mycorrhizal fungi and this ensures the plants survival therefore we highly recommend planting the orchids with the soil they come in.
NOTE- These orchids come in 7cm pots. Our Northern Marsh Orchid plants are for sale priced per plant. We have a minimum quantity of 1 orchid plant. For orders over 20 plants please contact us.
Common name : Northern Marsh Orchid
Latin : Dactylorhiza purpurella
Description : The low growing orchid grows a dense purple flower spike with green leaves. Found in mainly in wet ground it can grow in wet gardens, fenland, on the edge of ponds and is found in wet woodland areas.
Height : 15-30cm
Flowering time : May - June
Colour : Flower is medium purple with darker purple marking on the lobe. Leaves are a dark green with no spots but occassional streak markings.
Management : Prefers moist soils and will do well being cut after it has flowered. Does best in open areas but will cope with partial shade.