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Epipactis gigantea 'Serpentine Night'


Epipactis gigantea 'Serpentine Night' is a burgundy form of our native stream orchid.

Epipactis gigantea, known as giant helleborine or stream orchid, is a vigorous, western North American native, easy-to-grow, terrestrial orchid that thrives in moist but well-drained soils in light shade or morning sun. It has showy red, orange and yellow in summer on two foot tall plants. 'Serpentine Night' was discovered in Califonria by Roger Raiche. It has burgundy stems and burgundy-infused to fully burgundy foliage. Forms large colonies when settled in. Photo: Wikipedia

Common Name: Giant Helleborine

Family: Orchidaceae (The Orchid Family)

Zone Hardiness: 4-9

Light: Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 12-24"

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: Red

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Summer

Soil Moisture: Moist, Average

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No


Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: Yes

Native Habitat: Damp areas.


Geogrpahical Origin: Americas - North America

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