The young Dactylorhiza plants emerge as of April and spread their foliage during spring. The flowers appear at the end of spring (May, June). In autumn, the foliage yellows then fades before disappearing completely for the winter dormancy period. When the leaves have completely faded, the stems can be cut, preserving a height of 5cm.
Over the years and following the successive growth and dormancy cycles, Dactylorhiza not only become stronger but also multiply, thanks to the annual appearance of new bulbs.