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
Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow
Secondary Bloom Colour: Pink
Bloom Time: Summer
Soil Moisture: Moist, Average
Deer Resistant: Unknown
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Damp areas.
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan
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