White Chinese Ground Orchid

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Enjoy the unusual, delicate blooms of orchids in your shade garden or woodland with the hardy White Chinese Ground Orchid. This unique flower features exquisite racemes of nodding white bells that open in late spring. Upright foliage is marked with pronounced vertical ridges, adding texture throughout the growing season. A true treasure for the plantsperson – grow as a showpiece in your garden or containers and see how easy it can be! (Bletilla)
Zones 5 - 9
Good For Cut Flowers
Good For Containers
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height 12-24" tall
Bulb Spacing1 bulb per sq. ft.
Bloom TimeLate spring to early summer

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
Planting the White Chinese Ground Orchid 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 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.
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Associated SKUsAM019546
AM019463 (Bag of 2) - Out of stock.
AM019504 (Bag of 10) - Out of stock.
Common Name
White Chinese Ground Orchid
Botanical Name
Bletilla striata alba variegata
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
12-24" 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
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
Neonicotinoid Free
Planting Time
Spring / Summer
Ships to Hawaii, Alaska & Canada

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