Joy Creek Nursery

630-002   Bletilla striata  

Bletilla striata
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Japan, China. The lance-shaped foliage of Bletilla striata seems more bamboo-like than orchid-like, but once the bell-shaped flowers begin to open, it becomes apparent that this is a terrestrial orchid. Grow this in a sheltered woodland setting. Gardeners at the colder end of its hardiness should mulch deeply before the winter.

Spring to early summer.   12 in. x 12 in.

Magenta flowers

Part Shade     Zones 5, 6, 7, 8

20300 NW Watson Road  Scappoose, OR 97056
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