A picture of a Giant Helleborine

Giant Helleborine

Epipactis gigantea

Also known as

Chatterbox Orchid, Stream Orchid

Epipactis gigantea 4 by Stan Shebs (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Partial Shade
Frequent watering
Frost Hardy

8a

USDA zone

-12°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

50cm

50cm

Min

10cm

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Giant Helleborine

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Giant Helleborine Overview

Herbaceous perennial species that reaches heights of around 60cm. It produces interesting flowers with one plane of symmetry down the middle. Up to 15 flowers are borne on a single spike and these are coloured yellow-brown, green or pink, with conspicuous red veining.