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By Merrow

Hampshire, United Kingdom Gb

Hi, could anyone tell me what this might be? its sprung up in a pot which has stargazer lilies in. The 'spots' on the leaves are maroony/purple colour. Thank you




Oh you lucky thing. That is a spotted orchid. Hardy in all its forms, but not sure which until it flowers.

10 May, 2011


Oh thank you Owd! I felt it was orchid of some sort because of the leaf formation. I am delighted! and will watch and wait.

10 May, 2011


Purple flowers usually. O. maculata is most likely.

10 May, 2011


Yes, I looked it up once I knew what I was looking for. After days of searching. I read its at home on the A27 which isnt so far from me. I'm tickled pink to have one move into a doorstep plantpot.

10 May, 2011


A clump of these appeared in one of my pots a couple of years back and I re-planted them into the garden where they are doing very well. I didn't plant them and don't know where they came from but they're very pretty.

10 May, 2011

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