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By Jbardet

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Does anyone know the height of the hardy orchid Dactylorhiza elata? I have bought one with an alleged eventual height of 50cm. but I have seen a description in a well-known gardening book, which states 1m (quite a difference!).



I would have said that even 0.5m was pushing it a bit and a foot more likely.

9 Apr, 2012


Agree I've never seen an dactylorhiza more than about 30cm

9 Apr, 2012


Nor me. Mine rarely get to more than 9 inches.

9 Apr, 2012


Since posting I have been looking at web site information. The heights given vary between 20cm and 1.25m! I will stick with my first response.

9 Apr, 2012


Thanks for the replies. It could be that in S.W.Europe, where D. elata originates from, it will reach 1m plus but not in the U.K.

9 Apr, 2012

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