- Dactylorhiza Majalis Praetermissa – Orchid – the southern marsh orchid or leopard marsh orchid. This native species is found close to water, in damp alkaline meadows, by ponds, lakes or reservoirs and in dune slacks. Dark pink flowers. three to eight dark spotted leaves are distributed on the stem which is hollow.
Repotting or planting
Bare Root and 9cm marginal plants require potting into a larger mesh basket. Place in a pond no deeper than 1/3 maximum recommended planting depth to allow the plants to establish. 1ltr marginal plants do not require repotting immediately, place in the pond no deeper than 1/2 maximum recommended planting depth to allow the plants to establish, plants over 60cm height growth will benefit from repotting into a larger mesh basket or should be planted in gravel to prevent them from falling over. Larger plants in 3ltr and 5ltr pots do not require repotting for many years as they are larger more established plants can be placed up to the maximum recommended depth. There is no need to remove the mesh basket.
Little maintenance is required. Trim just above the water surface after foliage has died back in Autumn to tidy leaving a little material to protect new shoots or trim in spring when actively growing
Full sun to part shade
Measurements in centimetres
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