General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Water Preferences: Wet Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Moderately acid (5.6 – 6.0)
Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 3 -40 °C (-40 °F) to -37.2 °C (-35)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 8a
Plant Height: 6 to 12 inches
Fruit: Other: .75 inch to 1.25 inch long, erect capsule.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Other: Purplish, violet-pink with dark purple spotted lower lip with yellow to white fringe.
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Bog gardening
Wildlife Attractant: Bees

Common names
  • Dragon's Mouth Orchid
  • Swamp Pink Orchid
  • Wild Pink Orchid

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credit: Chris Meloche

Date: c. 1898
illustration from Gibson's 'My Studio Neighbors', 1898

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