A rich reddish purple foliage form of the US native Western Stream Orchid found by Roger Raiche in Calfornia and the best foliage of any selection. It keeps its intense colour provided it does not get too much full sun. Flowering occurs in June/July in the same way as the ordinary form of E gigantea.
The plants offered are seed raised. If grown in a pot they require plenty of space for the large mat of roots and rhizomes.