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Bletilla striata

Common Name(s):
Chinese ground orchid, Hyacinth bletilla
Categories:
Groundcover, Perennials
Comment:

Also called hardy orchid; beautiful, fan-like, pleated leaves are showy, sprays of orchid-like flowers add special appeal

Season:
Spring
Height:
8-12 in.
Flower Color:
Deep rose, white
Hardiness:
USDA Hardiness Zone 5-9
Foliage:
3-5 pale green, swordlike leaves with shallow pleats produced from pseudobulb
Flower:
Small, cattleya orchid-like purplish pink flowers on raceme in spring
Site:
Partial shade; organically enriched, medium moisture, well-drained soil
Size:
1-1.5 ft., spread of .5-1 ft.
Form:
Upright
Propagation:
Division in fall
Exposure:
Partial shade
Soil:
Moist, rich
Regions:
Mountains, Piedmont, Coastal Plain
Origin:
China, Japan
Tags:
pink, white, purple, perennial, groundcover, partial shade, spring

NCCES plant id: 249

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