Anacamptis x gennarii

Quick Characteristics:

Height: 20-30 cm (0.7-1 ft)
Flower Colors: pink, purple, white
Flower Season: late spring to early summer
Life form: tuber

Anacamptis x gennarii (Rchb.f.) H.Kretzschmar, Eccarius & H.Dietr. is a nothospecies which is very variable in nature, since both parents, Anacamptis morio and Anacamptis papilionacea have several subspecies in their large overlapping Mediterranean range. In addition to these natural hybrids there is a special horticultural interest in artificial crosses involving the hardy German form of Anacamptis morio, which usually passes its hardiness on to the offspring, while at the same time allowing the papillionacea parent to dominate the flower form.

The following picture by Martin Bohnet shows a cross between A. morio alba and A. papillionacea rubra, which proved to be hardy in southern Germany.

Anacamptis morio alba x papillionacea rubra, Martin Bohnet

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