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Bletilla striata

Urn Orchid

Plant Type:

BULBS

Bletilla striata – Beautiful spring to early summer violet-purple orchid flowers on the Urn Orchid on strong, wiry stems erupt over the very handsome and bold pleated blades. The foliage remains clean and green throughout the growing season providing excellent aesthetic contrast to other garden compatriots. Site in afternoon shade planted in fertile moisture retaining soil to which organic matter has been added. Once established Bletilla demonstrates some drought tolerance. In the north be certain to plant Bletilla striata at least 4 inches deep. Clumping with moderate increase. An organic mulch will be beneficial. Established pot grown division.


Height:

14-18 in

Colors:

Rose Purple

Zone:

(5 protected)6 to 9
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Item Description Price  
BLETSTRI Bletilla striata (3.5 inch Square Press Fit Pot Extra Deep – 1.52 pints / 720 ml.) $16.00


Characteristics and Attributes for Bletilla striata

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Late Spring / Summer

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer

Light

  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade

Attributes

  • Rock Garden
  • Border
  • Container
  • Woodland
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Specimen

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow

Soil

  • Draining
  • Fertile
  • Humus Laden
  • Organic

Origins

  • Korea
  • China
  • Japan

Propagated By

  • Division