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Phaius flavus


This evergreen orchid sports 12" spikes of waxy, fragrant yellow flowers with red markings on the lip in early summer.

Phaius flavus is an evergreen orchid from southern Japan, China and much of southeast Asia sports twelve inch spikes of showy waxy yellow fragrant flowers with red markings on the lip in early summer. Easy in humusy well-drained soil in shade. Provide a good winter mulch. Also makes a good indoor plant.

Common Name: Yellow Crane Orchid

Family: Orchidaceae (The Orchid Family)

Zone Hardiness: 8-9

Light: Full Shade, Part Shade

Height: 8-12"

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Secondary Bloom Colour: Red

Class: Evergreen

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: Yes

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Humid shadey floors of broadleafed, evergreen, humid primary forests in soils dampened by mists and splash along steep watercourses.


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

Asia and the Pacific - Southeast Asia

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