This hardy orchid has exquisite spikes of bright purple and pink flowers above brown-spotted, lance-shaped leaves. A spectacular British native, now sadly very rare, the tubers double up annually when established. We also assist their spread by shaking dried seed heads around the garden.
Important. Do not sow seeds in pots or trays, they will not germinate. Just sprinkle directly onto undisturbed ground, or even a wild grassy area. Please be very patient as they are very slow indeed to come up and you will see no seedlings for at least a year. Do not move them until fully-grown as they grow best where they have chosen to germinate. Please be patient as they are worth the wait.
Common name:Heath Spotted orchid, Moorland Spotted Orchid