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Bletilla striata

Also called Forest Orchid


More About Bletilla striata

  • AKA Bletilla hyacinthina
  • Narrow, magenta, bell-shaped flowers rise slightly above foliage
  • Lance-shaped, bright green, pleated leaves, up to 30 cm long
  • Bloom Time: Mid-spring to early summer

Zone:

5

Height:

20-30 cm

Spread:

20-30 cm

Colour:

Magenta

Chinese Ground Orchid Growing and Maintenance Tips

Short rhizomes develop corm-like bulbs partially below the surface. Grows best in an organically rich, well-drained soil, with medium moisture, in partial shade. Keep well-drained through the winter and add mulch for extra protection. Easy to grow, but flowering can be inconsistent if not sited properly.

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Bletilla striata Characteristics

Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Rock garden
Rock garden

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Slow

Flowering Time

Lt. Spr-Sum

Habit

Clumping
Compact
Upright

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Woodland/woods edge