Bletilla striata 'Kuchibeni' (Chinese Ground Orchid)
Bletilla striata 'kuchibeni' (Chinese Ground Orchid)
Zone: 6 - 9
Natural Range: China, Japan
Soil: Moist, humus rich, well drained
Light: Sun-part shade
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