Plant Guide

Dactylorhiza maculata

Pronunciation: dak-ty-loh-RY-zuh mak-yoo-LAH-ta
Family: Orchidaceae
Common Name: Heath Spotted Orchid, Moorland Spotted Orchid
Plant Type:
  • epiphyte, terrestrial

Height to: 24"
Width to: 6"
USDA Hardiness Zones:
  • -10 to -20ºF ZONE 5
  • 0 to -10ºF ZONE 6
  • 10 to 0ºF ZONE 7
  • 20 to 10ºF ZONE 8

Bloom Description: Heath Spotted Orchid (Dactylorhiza maculata) bears white, rose pink, red, or mauve flowers
Bloom Season:
  • mid spring
  • late spring
  • early summer
  • mid summer
  • late summer

Sun Exposure:
  • part sun

Soil Type: Heath Spotted Orchid (Dactylorhiza maculata) prefers moist but well drained, humus rich, leafy soil
Pests and Diseases: Heath Spotted Orchid (Dactylorhiza maculata) is rarely bothered by pests and diseases

Propagation: divide Heath Spotted Orchid (Dactylorhiza maculata) in early spring
Winter Sowing Zones: zone 5-8
Native to: Europe, N. Africa

Heath Spotted Orchid (Dactylorhiza maculata) is  terrestrial orchid. Source: The American Horticultural Society A to Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants

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USDA Heat Zones (days above 86ºF):
  • 30 to 45 days ZONE 5
  • 45 to 60 days ZONE 6
  • 60 to 90 days ZONE 7
  • 90 to 120 days ZONE 8

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