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Dactylorhiza foliosa (Madeira orchid)

November 5, 2017
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Latin nameDactylorhiza foliosa
Family: Orchidaceae
Origin: Madeira


Madeira orchids can grow up to 75 cm in height with a spike of flowers measuring 15-40cm.
The flowers are shades of magenta to purple and bloom in early summer.

Madeira orchid (Dactylorhiza foliosa) Madeira orchid (Dactylorhiza foliosa)

How to grow

This plant is an easy introduction to growing hardy orchids.

Plant in well-drained, humus-rich soil in part-shade.


Propagation is by division in spring.