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Bletilla

Common Name(s):
Chinese ground orchid, Hardy orchid
Cultivar(s):
First Kiss , Albo Striata , Albostriata , B. ochracea
Category:
Summer Bulbs
Comment:

Can be grown in beds, borders, or pots; iris-like leaves; prefers moist to damp soil

Season:
Late spring
Light:
AM Sun to 50% shade
Color:
Purple, white, pink, amethyst-red
Height:
12-24 in. (30-60 cm)
Space:
4 in. (10 cm)
Depth:
5 in. (12.5 cm)
Organ:
Tuberous rhizome
Hardiness:
Semi-hardy, injured below 28 degrees F (-2 degrees C)
Storage:
Store rhizomes in moist peat at 32-35 degrees F (0-2 degrees C)

NCCES plant id: 868

Bletilla Bletilla
Chinese ground orchid Chinese ground orchid
Jacki-dee, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0