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Bletilla striata 'Shi-ran'


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Bletilla 'Shi-ran' is a hybrid Chinese ground orchid with purple-pink cattleya-like flowers Easy to grow.


Description:
Bletilla 'Shi-ran' is a Chinese ground orchid with purple-pink cattleya-like flowers in groups of three to seven on stems rising to 18 inches tall. The flowers in this cultivar often face upwards or outwards. The leaves are arching, broad and grass-like. Best in part shade in evenly moist, well-drained soil.


Common Name: Chinese Ground Orchid

Family: Orchidaceae (The Orchid Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-9

Light: Part Shade, Part Sun

Height: 12-24"

Width: 8-12"

Primary Bloom Colour: Pink

Secondary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Class: Deciduous

Type: Perennial

Bloom Time: Late Spring

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour:

Fragrance: No

Berries: No

Benefits:

Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat: Grassy slopes in foothills. In sandy soils amongst grassy patches on cool mountain slopes. Margins of woods and thickets.

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Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

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