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.
AM019463 (Bag of 2)
AM019504 (Bag of 10)
White Chinese Ground Orchid
Bletilla striata alba variegata
Light green sword-like foliage.
Half Sun / Half Shade
Late spring to early summer
1 bulb per sq. ft.
Plant 1" deep.
Loamy Soil, Well-Drained Soil, Moist/Wet Soil
Moist / Wet, Well Draining
Good For Cut Flowers, Good For Containers
Colder zones can overwinter in containers inside.
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Spring / Summer
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