Yellow Fringed Orchid

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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)
Zones 4 - 10
Attract Butterflies
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height 12-36" tall , 12-18" wide
Bloom TimeEarly to late summer
Item Package SizeBag of 3

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information

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.

More Information
Item Package Size
Bag of 3
Common Name
Yellow Fringed Orchid
Botanical Name
Platanthera ciliaris
4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Half Sun / Half Shade
Flower Color
Flower Size
1-2" flowers
Mature Height
12-36" tall
Mature Spread
12-18" wide
Growth Rate
Bloom Time
Early to late summer
Planting Depth
Plant so that the top of the root is 1" below the soil line.
Ships As
Bare Root
Large green leaves, up to 6" long.
Soil Type
Loamy Soil, Acidic Soil
Soil Moisture
Moist / Wet
Wet Sites
Attract Butterflies, Native
Additional Information
Plant near ponds, bogs or well draining wet areas.
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Item Unit
bare root
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada

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