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PlantFiles: Species Orchid, Butterfly Anacamptis
Anacamptis papilionacea

Family: Orchidaceae (or-kid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Anacamptis (an-uh-KAMP-tiss) (Info)
Species: papilionacea (pap-ill-ee-on-uh-SEE-uh) (Info)

Synonym:Herorchis papilionacea
Synonym:Orchis bruhnsiana
Synonym:Orchis candida
Synonym:Orchis papilionacea
Synonym:Vermeulenia papilionacea

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

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Sun Exposure:
Light Shade

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Bloom Color:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:
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Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Baa On Aug 31, 2001, Baa wrote:

Terrestrial orchid from Southern Europe to South West Asia. Has stap like mid green leaves up to 2 inches long. Bears flower spike 6 inches tall carrying purple to lilac flowers long.

Flowers April-June

Prefers a slightly acid to slightly alkaline, well drained gritty, fertile soil.

Plant dormant bulbs in the autumn

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