Bletilla striata 'Kuchibeni' (Chinese Ground Orchid)


Bletilla striata 'kuchibeni'   (Chinese Ground Orchid)

Family:  Orchidaceae
Zone: 6 - 9
Natural Range: China, Japan
Soil:  Moist, humus rich, well drained
Light:  Sun-part shade
Height:  12”-24”
Bloom Time:  June to August
Attracts: Hummingbirds, Butterflies
Pest Resistance:  Deer, Rabbit

Attributes: Deciduous.  Blooms late spring-summer.  Pale pink with dark pink-magenta ringed lip blooms reminiscent of a Cattleya.

Notes:  Plant next to rocks or mixed in the sunny perennial border.  When mature and settled into its spot, a plant can bloom for nearly three months.

Companion plants:  Lilium, Iris, Dactylorhiza


Bletilla striata 'Kuchibeni' (Chinese Ground Orchid)