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Bletilla striata 'Murasaki Shikibu'
Bletilla striata ‘Murasaki Shikibu’ – This marvelous cultivar of Hardy Ground Orchid is lavender with a definite blue tone infused in the flower. The edge of the lip is darker lavender-purple with some spotting on the lip’s central portion. The heart of the flower is honey yellow. Plant ‘Murasaki Shikibu’ in fertile, enriched moisture-retaining soil sited in part sun conditions. Clumping with moderate increase. Once established Bletilla demonstrates some drought tolerance. Established potted orchid by division.
Colors:Blue, Lavender Blue
Zone:(5 protected)6 to 9
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Characteristics and Attributes for Bletilla striata 'Murasaki Shikibu'
Season of Interest (Flowering)
- Late Spring / Early Summer
Season of Interest (Foliage)
- Spring / Summer / into Autumn
- Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
- Drought Tolerant
- Rock Garden
Growth Rate in the Garden