Giant Helleborine or Stream Orchid, Epipactis gigantea, is a perennial orchid that grows in wet or moist places. Stream Orchid will go dormant at the first sign of drought. Grows all over the West from Texas to B.C. to South Dakota, always in distinct locations, not uniform distribution. The orchid flowers are pale yellow-brown to yellow with purple veins.
Excellent mixed with Lilium pardalinum, Mimulus cardinalis, Mimulus guttatus, and Pink California Fuchsia. Great under a bird bath or under that drippy faucet. Put a boulder under the faucet and plant all around it.
Mary DeDecker says, "Colors are rich but subdued."
Epipactis gigantea tolerates sand, clay, serpentine and seasonal flooding.
Foliage of Epipactis gigantea is deciduous.
Flower of Epipactis gigantea has color yellow.
Communities for Epipactis gigantea:Chaparral, Coastal Sage Scrub, Coastal Salt Marsh, Douglas Fir Forest, Red Fir Forest, Freshwater Marsh, Mountain Meadow, Mixed-evergreen Forest, Northern Coastal Sage Scrub, Northern Juniper Woodland, Northern Oak Woodland, Pinyon-Juniper Woodland, Riparian (rivers & creeks) and Yellow Pine Forest.
|ph:||5.00 to 8.00|
|usda:||5 to 10|
|height[m]:||0.50 to 1.00|
|width[m]:||0.70 to 2.00|
|rainfall[cm]:||150.00 to 1470.00|