(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.
Chinese Ground Orchid
Bletilla striata Pink
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Bag of 2
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, Multiplies / Naturalizes
Colder zones can overwinter in containers inside.
5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Bulb, Rhizome, Tuber
Spring / Summer
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