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Bletilla striata 'Murasaki Shikibu'

Urn Orchid

Plant Type:


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.


14-18 in


Blue, Lavender Blue


(5 protected)6 to 9
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Item Description Price  
BLETMUSH Bletilla striata 'Murasaki Shikibu' (3.5 inch Square Press Fit Pot Extra Deep – 1.52 pints / 720 ml.) $26.00

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


  • Border
  • Woodland
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Rock Garden

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Moist
  • Fertile


  • China

Propagated By

  • Division