Bletilla striata (Chinese Ground Orchid)

Bletilla striata   (Chinese Ground Orchid)

Zone: 6 - 9
Natural Range: China, Japan
Soil:  Moist, humus rich, well drained
Light:  Sun-part shade

Attributes:  Deciduous, 12”- 24” tall.  Blooms in spring - summer.  Magenta blooms, reminiscent of a Catalaya.

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, Primula, Iris, Meconopsis, Roscoea, Epimedium

Bletilla striata (Chinese Ground Orchid)