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Calanthe striata/Ki-ebine, Yellow Ebine

Calanthe striata / Calanthe striata
A single plant with large number of flowers is not uncommon
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A single plant with large number of flowers is not uncommon

Flowers present in spring and plant is herbaceous in winter

Flowers are a clear yellow and very fragrant

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Scientific Name: Calanthe striata
Common Name: Ki-ebine, Yellow Ebine
Plant Type: Evergreen
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: Under 1 foot
Spread: to 1 foot
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Yellow
Light Exposure: Filtered Shade, Shade
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Landscape Categories: Plants with Fragrance
Tropical, Exotic, and Indoor Plants
Comments: Does not like wet feet, but grows well where soil is kept moist. The beautiful, catteleya orchid-like, yellow flowers have a sweet fragrance. Forms a clump of several plants that are spectacular when in flower. In areas where not hardy, it can be successfully grown as a container specimen.