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Bletilla striata

HARDY CHINESE ORCHID

Buy Hardy Chinese Orchid online. Red-brown leaves on strong stems that hold bright flower clusters.

Height:

18-24 Inches

Spread:

18-24 Inches

Hardiness Zone:

6-9

What's My Hardiness Zone?

Plant Characteristics

Cultural Information*
  • Root Rot - High Resistance
  • Leaf Scorch - Moderate Resistance
  • Powdery Mildew - High Resistance
  • Leaf Spot - High Resistance
Flower Color*
  • Purple
  • Light Pink
  • Lavender
Flower Type*
  • Single Blooming
Leaf Color Fall*
  • Green
Leaf Color Spring*
  • Green
Leaf Color Summer*
  • Green
Leaf Type*
  • Deciduous/Herbaceous
Nature Assets*
  • Attracts Butterflies
  • Deer Resistant
Plant Type*
  • Perennial
Preferred Planting Season*
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer Planting
Preferred Soil Conditions*
  • Average
  • Well-Drained
  • Drought Tolerant
  • Tolerates Low pH (Acidic Soils)
  • Moist
  • Adapts Well to Most Soil Types
Propagation Methods*
  • Cuttings or Divisions
Season of Interest*
  • Summer
  • Spring Flowering
  • Fall
  • Late Spring/Early Summer
  • Spring
  • Late Summer/Early Autumn
Sun Exposure*
  • Prefers Dappled Shade in Northern States
  • Prefers Dappled Shade in Southern States
Uses*
  • Mass Planting
  • Wildlife Habitat
  • Understory Planting
  • Under Power Lines
  • Accent Plant
  • Landscape Specimen
  • Cut Flowers
 

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance

Bletilla is easy to grow and adapts to most conditions. Feed once a year with a slow release fertilizer. To give your plant the best start possible, we include free fertilizer with every order.

Interesting Notes

Divide approximately every four years to promote . Remove seed pods and groom to remove unsightly foliage as needed. Best performance is in consistently moist soil. In Japan the species is called shi-ran, meaning purple orchid. In China it's known as pai chi. But popular gardening references have named this plant the Chinese ground orchid.