How to grow Anacamptis

Anacamptis grow and care – orchid herbaceous geophyte of the genus Anacamptis also known as Orchis morio, Anacamptis perennial deciduous used as ornamental plant, can grow in mediterranean, subtropics or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 5-10.

Leaves color green the leaves linear shape and grow connected from the bulb.

Flower color purple, pink, white or red with dots and stripes the flower can more than one color, the flowers grow on stem inflorescence, flower structure is like little purple paper angel.

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Slightly alkaline, well-drained soil, bloom in moist soil, in frost area need to take the bulb to dry area

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative Reproduction (rhizome)

Is it necessary to use vegetative reproduction?
Yes (much easier)

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Hard to grow it outside the wild

Planting season:
Autumn / Spring

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
In the middle of the summer

How to prune:
Old leaves

Size of the plant?
10-50 cm, 4-20 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer, in hot climate Winter / Spring

General information about the flower:
Little paper angel shape flower, the color purple, pink, white or red with dots and stipes the flower can more than one color, the flowers grow on stem inflorescence

Scientific name:


How to grow Anacamptis

Anacamptis growing

Anacamptis plant

Anacamptis flower



Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
  • Summer flowers
  • Winter flowers
Flower colors
  • Pink flower
  • Purple flower
  • Red flower
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
Plant growing speed
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Geophyte
  • Herbaceous
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Floristry
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 5
  • Hardiness zone 6
  • Hardiness zone 7
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9

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