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Bletilla striata 'Shi Ran'

Bletilla striata 'Shi Ran'

Hardy Chinese Orchid

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Bletilla striata, commonly called Chinese ground orchid, is a terrestrial orchid which produces small, cattleya-like, pinkish-purple flowers (to 3.5 cm long) in 3-7 flowered racemes atop naked scapes typically rising to 45 cm tall. Blooms mid to late spring. Each pseudobulb typically produces 3-5, linear, pleated, papery-textured, sword-shaped, pale green leaves (to 30 cm long). Foliage dies to the ground in winter. May be tender and require mulch in zone 5.



Hardiness Zone: Zone 5
Light Requirements: Part shade
Height: 30-45 cm
Spread: 15-30 cm
Soil Requirements: Organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained soil
Bloom Time MId to late spring
Planting Time: Spring
Use: Best in part-shade areas of borders or rock gardens. Good container plant, especially for areas north of zone 5 where it can easily be brought inside in winter.
Flower Colour & Shape: Purple, cattleya orchid-shaped blossoms about 3.5 cm long
Foliage: Sword-shaped, pale green leaves about 30 cm long

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