Chinese Ground Orchid

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With the Chinese Ground Orchid, or Bletilla striata ‘Pink,’– you can enjoy the fascinating orchid blossoms and pleated green foliage in your partially shaded or woodland garden. In late spring, generous flowering unfolds as racemes carrying 8-12 vivid violet-pink blossoms emerge. Upright foliage is marked with pronounced vertical ridges, adding texture throughout the growing season. A true treasure for the plantsperson – grow Bletilla striata ‘Pink’ as a showpiece in your garden or in containers and see how easy it can be! (Bletilla)
Zones 5 - 9
Multiplies / Naturalizes
Good For Cut Flowers
Good For Containers
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height 8-12" tall
Bulb Spacing1 bulb per sq. ft.
Bloom TimeLate spring to early summer
Item Package SizeBag of 2

USDA Hardiness Planting Zones

To determine if a plant is sufficiently cold hardy, the USDA created numbered zones indicating winter low temperatures; the lower the zone number the colder the winter.

  • If the coldest winter temperature expected in your area is -15°F (zone 5) then any plants rated zones 3-5 will survive the winter temperatures in your area.
  • If you live in very warm winter areas (zones 9-11) plants with zones 3-4 ratings are not recommended. The lack of freezing winter temperatures do not provide a time for winter dormancy (rest).

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Plant Information
(8-12” tall x 10” wide) Planting the Chinese Ground Orchid – Bletilla striata ‘Pink’ – is a lovely way of incorporating a member of this large, beautiful plant family into your own garden. Growing orchids in the garden isn’t as tough as it sounds – Chinese Ground Orchid is one of the easiest to grow, and remarkably hardy. In climates colder than Zone 5, grow this beauty by cultivating it in a pot and bringing it into a frost-free area for the winter. Bletilla striata ‘Pink’ is perfectly suited to the rich, loamy soils of the woodland garden, or to a partially shaded bed in more open conditions. Water regularly. Strappy, pleated foliage emerges very early in the season and in time is joined by 3-7 flowering racemes that hold 8-12 pink flowers. You’ll instantly recognize them as members of the orchid family! Blossoms last for 2-3 weeks, but when they’re gone, the foliage remains as a strong vertical accent, much like Iris. Clumps grow with time and create pseudobulbs that you can pot up and use to increase your stock.
More Information
Common Name
Chinese Ground Orchid
Botanical Name
Bletilla striata Pink
Item Package Size
Bag of 2
Flower Color
Flower Size
1.5" flowers
Light green sword-like foliage.
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer
Mature Height
8-12" tall
Bulb Spacing
1 bulb per sq. ft.
Bulb Size
#1 (1.5-2.5")
Planting Depth
Plant 1" deep.
Soil Type
Loamy Soil, Well-Drained Soil
Soil Moisture
Moist / Wet
Multiplies / Naturalizes, Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers
Additional Information
Colder zones can overwinter in containers inside.
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Ships As
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Item Unit
Neonicotinoid Free
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada
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