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Orchis anthropophora (Man orchid)

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Maintenance level
Maintenance level
1 hour care
per year
Ultimate height
Ultimate height
0.4m
Max height
Ultimate spread
Ultimate spread
0.3m
Max spread
Time to maturity
Time to maturity
2-5 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name: Orchis anthropophora

Other names: Man orchid, Aceras anthropophorum

Genus: Orchis Orchis

Species: O. anthropophora - O. anthropophora is a deciduous, terrestrial orchid with blunt-edged, linear, blue-green basal leavesl and, in late spring and early summer, an erect stem bearing yellow-green to red-brown, hooded flowers with pendulous red-flushed lips and lobes said to resemble the shaped of a man.


Orchis anthropophora is: Deciduous

Flower: Yellow-green, Reddish-brown, Flushed red in Spring; Yellow-green, Reddish-brown, Flushed red in Summer

Foliage: Blue-green in Spring; Blue-green in Summer; Blue-green in Autumn

Habit: Erect flower stem

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Specific pests: Slugs , Snails Slugs , Snails

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Where to grow

Orchis anthropophora (Man orchid) will reach a height of 0.4m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Beds and borders, City, Containers, Greenhouse

Cultivation: Plant in moist but well-drained, alkaline soil in a sunny position Mulch in autumn in mild areas. Though it tolerates dry conditions, avoid letting it dry out in summer.

Soil type: Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained

Soil pH: Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)


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Botanical name: Orchis anthropophora

Other names: Man orchid, Aceras anthropophorum

Genus: Orchis Orchis

Species: O. anthropophora - O. anthropophora is a deciduous, terrestrial orchid with blunt-edged, linear, blue-green basal leavesl and, in late spring and early summer, an erect stem bearing yellow-green to red-brown, hooded flowers with pendulous red-flushed lips and lobes said to resemble the shaped of a man.


Orchis anthropophora is: Deciduous

Flower: Yellow-green, Reddish-brown, Flushed red in Spring; Yellow-green, Reddish-brown, Flushed red in Summer

Foliage: Blue-green in Spring; Blue-green in Summer; Blue-green in Autumn

Habit: Erect flower stem

Watch out for

Specific pests: Slugs , Snails

General care

Propagation methods: Seed. REGISTER to read more...


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Orchis anthropophora (Man orchid) will reach a height of 0.4m and a spread of 0.3m after 2-5 years.

Suggested uses: Beds and borders, City, Containers, Greenhouse

Cultivation: Plant in moist but well-drained, alkaline soil in a sunny position Mulch in autumn in mild areas. Though it tolerates dry conditions, avoid letting it dry out in summer.

Soil type: Chalky, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage: Moist but well-drained

Soil pH: Alkaline, Neutral

Light: Full Sun, Partial Shade

Aspect: South, East, West

Exposure: Sheltered

Hardiness: Hardy (H4), Tender in frost (H3)


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