Native orchid varying from pale to deep pink flowers.
Pot sizes will vary from 10-15cm and may have to be sent without pot depending on size. All are flowering sized plants.
These plants grow wild on our nursery since being introduced by us 20yrs ago. Let the plant self seed. Young plants look like grass to start with.
Plants have or will flower/ed this year and may still have seed heads attached.
Flowering: Spring-early Summer
Leave the stems even when it looks dead. Let the seed disperse by itself. In spring remove the seed head. New shoots should be appearing soon.
Common Name: Heath Spotted Orchid / Adam-and-Eve
Life Cycle: perennial
Basic Colour: ( pink )
Flower Colour: pink / purple
Natural Flowering: May – July
Winter Hardiness: Fully Hardy
Height with Flowers: 40cm
Soil Requirements: average / moist / well-drained / sandy
Soil ph: acidic / alkaline / neutral
Location: container / cottage garden / border / rock garden / Mediterranean / crevice garden / meadow
Usage: ornamental / bee food plant / attracts butterflies
Pruning: Goes to ground after flowering. Leave to self seed or else sow seeds into established mound forming plants so that the seedlings are undisturbed for 2-4years to mature.
Tolerates: drought tolerant / wet tolerant
Origin: Europe – South West Asia