Across the UK there are several native spotted or marsh orchids, which typically grow in open sites and produce their many-flowered spikes of typically pink flowers during spring. Foliage often lance-shaped and may be spotted with purple. Other species from the Mediterranean, like D. foliosa, the Madeiran orchid make good ornamental garden plants. Sun to part-shade.

Dactylorhiza orchids have typically insect-pollinated flowers. Bees including honeybees are attracted by the nectar in the spur and the sugary exudates from the stigma.

Plants to be propagated in the near future, register your interest To Be Propagated

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