Pronunciation: dak-ty-loh-RY-zuh el-AH-tuh
Synonym: Orchis elata
Common Name: Robust Marsh orchid
Height to: 24"
Width to: 6"
USDA Hardiness Zones:
- bulb, tuber, corm
- epiphyte, terrestrial
Bloom Description: Deep purple flowers, with long protruding bracts
Soil Type: Robust Marsh Orchid (Dactylorhiza elata) prefer moist but well drained, humus rich, leafy soil
Pests and Diseases: Robust Marsh Orchid (Dactylorhiza elata) is rarely bothered with pests and diseases.
- 0 to -10ºF ZONE 6
- 10 to 0ºF ZONE 7
- 20 to 10ºF ZONE 8
Propagation: Divide Robust Marsh Orchid (Dactylorhiza elata) in early spring.
Native to: S.W. Europe
Robust Marsh Orchid (Dactylorhiza elata) is a terrestrial orchid.
They have finger like, flattened tubers and linear to ovate, lance shaped leaves that are sometimes brown or purple spotted.
Source: The American Horticultural Society A to Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants
USDA Heat Zones (days above 86ºF):
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- 45 to 60 days ZONE 6
- 60 to 90 days ZONE 7
- 90 to 120 days ZONE 8