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Yellow Fringed Orchid

SKU: AM015089
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A lover of wetlands, moist meadows and woods. Yellow Fringed Orchid or also known as Orange Plume is a perfect fit for gardens or areas that are never dry. This native plant is a magnet for butterflies given its showy orange flowers during the summer months. (Platantheracillaris)
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Botanical Name
Platanthera ciliaris
Growing Zones
Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9, Zone 10
Native, Attracts Butterflies
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height
12-36" tall
Bloom Time
Early to late summer


Yellow Fringed Orchid, or Platanthera ciliaris, is also known as orange plume. Native American tribes in the Eastern United States used the yellow-fringed orchid for medicinal and other purposes. It’s a native wildflower that loves bogs, moist meadows, and swamps. The orange flowers blooms in late spring and continues through to late summer. It’s relatively easy to grow as long as they are provided with lots of moisture.