Soil: Mesic (Medium)
Sun: Part Shade – Full Shade
Bloom Color: Purple & White
Bloom Season: April – May
Suggested Uses: Grows best in rich, moist but well-draining woodland soils. Can grow in full shade or dappled shade.
Native Range: Native to the eastern half of the U.S. Native to the Mississippi River Valley in Minnesota.
Pollinators: Bumble bee queens including the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee (Bombus affinis).
Other Names: Orchis spectaibilis.
More information: USDA plant profile