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Chinese Ground Orchid

SKU: AM018815
$26.65
per Bag of 2
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Overview
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)
key features
Botanical Name
Bletilla striata
Advantages
Naturalizes, Cut Flowers, Container Planting
Growing Zones
Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Soil Moisture
Moist / Wet
Mature Height
8-12" tall
Bulb Spacing
2 per sq ft
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer

Description

(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.