Habenaria radiata

White Egret Orchid

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Item #: 6050

Zones: 6a to 10b

Dormancy: Winter

Height: 12" tall

Culture: Sun to Part Sun

Origin: China, Japan, Korea

Pot Size: 2.5" pot (7.9 fl. oz/233 ml)

Habenaria radiata is a cute Japanese native orchid that forms small basal rosettes which look like miniature tricyrtis. In the wild, Habenaria radiata is found in mountain bogs and moist seeps. In the garden, grow it in conditions where pitcher plants thrive. The rosettes, which emerge from a pea-sized pseudobulb, multiply rapidly when happy and produce 1' tall spikes starting in mid-July. The flower spikes are subsequently topped with dainty white egret-shaped flowers. We have found a planting mix of straight peat moss or peat and sand to work great. Habenaria radiata is very small, not easy to grow, and should only be purchased by experienced gardeners.