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Plant types / RHS Gardening


Hybrids of Dactylorhiza , for example, produce bold spires of small pink/purple flowers, while Cypripedium , or slipper orchids, produce individual flowers with a distinctive pouched, or slipper-shaped, lower lip...They usually like soil that drains freely, not waterlogged in winter nor too dry in summer ? Dactylorhiza , however, thrive in damp conditions...Marsh orchids ( Dactylorhiza ), as its common name suggests, won?t tolerate dry conditions
RHS Garden Harlow Carr blog: June plant of the month / RHS Gardening


Not so for the common spotted orchid, Dactylorhiza fuchsii...Dactylorhiza can range from 20 - 50cm tall (8 - 20in), but specimens of up to 70cm (30in) in height can sometimes be found
The Great Pavilion at RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2018 / RHS Gardening


Included in the display were the inflated lips of Cypripedium or lady?s slipper orchids , oriental Calanthe in diversity (inexplicably little-grown in the UK, despite some being hardy in sheltered areas or with a modicum of protection), together with Pleione, Epipactis and Dactylorhiza...

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