Plant Guide

Dactylorhiza foliosa

Pronunciation: dak-ty-loh-RY-zuh foe-lee-OH-sah
Family: Orchidaceae
Synonym: Dactylorhiza maderensis, Orchis maderensis
Common Name: Spotted Orchid
Plant Type:
  • bulb, tuber, corm
  • perennial
  • epiphyte, terrestrial

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

Bloom Description: Pink to bright purple flowers
Bloom Season:
  • late spring
  • early summer

Sun Exposure:
  • part sun

Soil Type: moist but well drained, humus rich, leafy
Pests and Diseases:


Propagation: divide in early spring
Native to: Madeira

Robust, terrestrial Orchid. Source: The American Horticultural Society A to Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants

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

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