it grows in damp meadows and along stream banks
in its native habitat, the common American name
being 'stream orchid', we have it growing in
full sun on the scree bed and along the path of
a semi-shaded herbaceous border.
stems can grow to 60cm. ours grows 35cm to 40cm.
In June and July flowers form at the leaf joints
along the top half of the stem. The leaves, 8 to
12 per stem, are glossy green; the flowers are
30mm across and are in shades of red, pink,
green, yellow and white.