Egret Flower Information – How To Grow An Egret Flower

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Egret Flower Information – How To Grow An Egret Flower

By Mary H. Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener What is an egret flower? Also known as white egret flower, crane orchid or fringed orchid, the egret flower (Habanaria radiata) produces strappy, deep green leaves and beautiful flowers that closely resemble pure white birds in flight. Read on to learn more about this exotic plant. Egret Flower Information Native to Asia, egret flower is a type of terrestrial orchid that grows from fleshy, pea-sized tubers. It grows primarily in grassy wetlands, shady glades or bogs. Egret flower is endangered in its natural habitat, probably due to urbanization, habitat destruction and over collecting. Egret flower is suitable for growing in USDA plant hardiness zones 5 through 10, although with proper care and ample mulch, it may tolerate more northern climes. Alternatively, you can grow egret flower in pots and bring it indoors when frosty temperatures approach in autumn. How to Grow

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