Skip to Content
American Meadows (USD) English
Home / Flower bulbs / Spring-planted flower bulbs / White chinese ground orchid

White Chinese Ground Orchid

SKU: AM019546
Choose a Size:
Buy in Bulk & Save!
bag of 2 $10.00/bulb
bag of 10 $9.60/corm
Shipping begins the week of March 18th, 2024
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)
key features
Botanical Name
Bletilla striata alba variegata
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Cut Flowers, Container Planting
Light Requirements
Half Sun / Half Shade
Mature Height
12-24" tall
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer


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.