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Epipactis thunbergii


Persimmon orchid (Epipactis thunbergii) forms colonies of orange-yellow flowers with pink markings. Great in moist locations.

Epipactis thunbergii is a vigorous terrestrial orchid from Japan and the colder parts of northeastern Asia that thrives in moist but well-drained soils in light shade or morning sun. Showy orange-yellow flowers with pink markings in summer on two foot tall plants. A good streamside plant and easy when established. Forms large colonies when settled in.

Common Name: Persimmon Orchid

Family: Orchidaceae (The Orchid Family)

Zone Hardiness: 4-9

Light: Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 12-24"

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Secondary Bloom Colour: Pink

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Moist, Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No



Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Damp areas.


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

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