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Epipactis Genus

Helleborine

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General Needs

  • HardinessFully hardy (min -15°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile, Sandy, Humus-rich, Peaty
  • WaterMoist

Description

Epipactis genus (Helleborine). A terrestrial genus extending world-wide from North America, Europe, Ethiopia and through northern parts of Asia to Japan. They require a wet habitats and have fleshy rhizomes and tall leafy stems. The spiked inflorescence produce a moderate amount of colourful, spurless, small flowers.

Characteristics

Herbaceous or Orchids

Origin

Africa, Thailand and Mexico

Interest and use

Bed or rock garden

Propagation

Propagate by division in spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Vulnerable to slugs and snails.

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