- Epipactis palustris is a perennial herbaceous plant. Spreading by rhizomes. . The flowers are 17 mm across arranged in a one-sided raceme. In the typical form, the sepals are coloured deep pink or purplish-red, the upper petals shorter and paler. The labellum at least as long as the sepals, white with red or yellow spots in the middle. The fruit is a many-ribbed capsule, containing a large number of minute seeds.
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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