This is the famous "deep purple Foliosa" but correctly is d foliosa x d purpurella. The tubers offered are seed raised and will flower for the second time in 2016. The photograph is of stock growing in the nursery garden.This is a good garden orchid making clumps in a short time. They will grow in a variety of soil types in both dry and damp conditions.
Mature specimens grow to a height of 80 cm with a long, thick flower head with a large number of individual flowers.
The hybrid also makes a good subject for growing in pots providing the compost is kept slightly daamp at all times.
Mail order tubers are normally sent out when dormant. In this case between OCTOBER and MARCH depending on the season.