This beautiful spectacular Madeiran Orchid is a must for any flower border as its striking flower spikes double up every year. It will grow in any soil, and in fact does best in impoverished or un-manured conditions and prefers full sun, flowering in June with truly exceptionally large blooms.
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:Orchis maderense, Dactylorhiza maderense