Hi ya’l, …. here’s our super rare dove flower …..(Habenaria radiata) The White Dove/Egret Flower.. also sometimes referred to as the Fringed Orchid or Sagiso….One of Japan’s most famous orchids is the delicate terrestrial species, the egret flower, Habenaria radiata. This plant’s flower indeed looks much like a snowy egret with its display plumage puffed out…..The Flower is an absolutely gorgeous species of terrestrial orchid native to China, Japan, Korea and Russia. Its natural habitat includes grassy wetlands and seepage slopes in moderate to high mountains. The lateral lobes of the lip give it the distinctive “egret flower” shape, while the petals, also pure white and lightly toothed, splay upwards, looking much like wings, and giving the flower an almost angelic appeal up close….. …Fun Facts:..Each spike will usually produce 2 or 3 flowers but sometimes it can be as many 8 ….. whole the flower looks remarkably like a white dove/egret in full flight!..These plants grow best in full sun to partial shade in sandy well drained soil …. This rare orchid has recently gained recognition around the world for its beauty, but ironically this species is now considered endangered in the wild for the most part the loss has been due to habitat destruction….. Flying Egret Orchid is a elegant plant of pure white flowers with fringed petals resemble a dove in flight. Suitable for containers inside or out.. Where Habenaria is not winter hardy (Zone 5 and colder), it can be grown in containers,…This species is in rapid decline over its entire range. In preagricultural times these plants grew in lowland bogs and marshes in the very same areas where rice patties were to be situated later on. Rare in the wild, yet easy to grow, this lovely species is a true gem of the far east. Anyone who is in for a bit of a challenge and is capable of say baking a cake from scratch ought to give this one a try. You won’t be disappointed.
The White Dove/Egret Flower…(Habenaria radiata)
also sometimes referred to as the Fringed Orchid or Sagiso….One of Japan’s most famous orchids is the delicate terrestrial species
EASY TO GROW SEEDS
A Orchid native to Asia
Frequently Bought Together
This item: # 1358 .....(Habenaria radiata) The White Dove/Egret Flower..5 seeds ...showy/rare...$2.99