Pyramidal orchid is a neat little orchid growing to about 25cm high with a compact, almost pyramidal, spike of deep pink or occasionally white flowers. Flowers are clove scented when young but can develop a foxy smell as they age. Flowering occurs from June to early August.
Pyramidal orchid is a native perennial of well-drained calcareous soils. Most often associated with short grasslands such as downland, cliff-tops and dune-slacks it can also be found in longer grass and scrubby areas such as roadside verges, churchyards and railway embankments.
Full details of raising plants from seed can be found by joining the Hardy Orchid Society or visiting their web site.
Orchids have dust like seed that can survive while dormant for up to 5 years or so in the soil, on germination the seedling forms a close association with soil fungi. This symbiotic relationship continues below ground for 2-3 years, and then also as the plant emerges, through to flowering.
Due to the very fine nature of the seed, our orchid seed is mixed with soil taken from the site where it was harvested.
The orchid seed offered here is sold as a mix of soil granules and seed. Each gram you purchase below is made up of 1 part seed to 99 parts soil granules by weight, and will contain an estimated 10,000 orchid seeds.
Both the cost and seed numbers per gram reflect the number and value of seeds contained in each gram ordered.