Marsh Helleborine

A wild orchid.
Common name : Marsh Helleborine
Scientific name : Epipactis palustris
Family : Orchidaceae
Category : Perennials
Type of plant : Perennial
Epipactis palustris is an orchid native to Europe, the Caucasus and Central Asia. It is an orchid with a stem growing to 60 cm high, and erect leaves up to 12 cm long. The flowers are arranged in a one-sided raceme. In the typical form, the sepals are coloured deep pink or purplish-red, with the upper petals shorter and paler.

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Flowering

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Caracteristics

Exposition
Water needs
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Frost-resistance Medium
Zone USDA 8a
Height 15 - 60
pH 7 - 8

Plant my marsh helleborine

Plant preferably between September and the end of November or between March and the end of April, when the winter reserves are formed and the temperatures are not too low. Bury the roots a few centimeters so that the foliage is flush. Fill and pack well around the plant so as not to leave a pocket of air. Water copiously just after planting. If you are planting in a pot, use one whose volume corresponds to that of the plant, otherwise you will have to water it too often. You can use gravel at the bottom under mixture of soil, compost or compost for better drainage.

Water my marsh helleborine

Water regularly in the first weeks. Try to avoid watering on sunny afternoons to minimize the amount of moisture lost to evaporation. If your plant is in a pot, check the top soil in the pot either by looking at it or touching it with your finger. In any case, if it hasn’t rained in a month, water !

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