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Bletilla striata
Bletilla striata

Bletilla striata
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SIZE 1 (TOP SIZE)

Perfect for pots

£5.95

You might know Bletilla striata (syn. B. hyacinthina) as the Chinese Ground Orchid or Hardy Orchid, but whether you’ve ever encountered it or not, it’s an easy to grow delight that thrives in garden conditions without any special care. Nodding spikes of up to ten orchid blooms in a lovely shade of pinkish-lilac adorn each plant, an they’re set against a background of dark-green, palm-like foliage.

Gracy says:
"Of all hardy orchids, Bletilla (commonly known as ‘Urn Orchids’) are among the simplest to maintain in the garden!"

Tropical as it may look, Bletilla striata tolerates all but the chilliest conditions, thriving in light shade as a garden plant or bright, indirect light when grown as a pot specimen. No special growing media or fertilizers are required for this plant to bloom at its best!

Read more about Bletilla bulbs on our blog:
"Beautiful Bletilla Bulbs Make Orchid Growing Easy"

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Colour:

Blue-Pinkish Purple

Height:

30-40 cm / 12-16"

Planting season:

Spring

Flowering time:

Summer

Botanical name:

Bletilla striata syn. B. hyacinthina

Light requirements:

Partial shade / Full sun

Soil moisture:

Average

Naturalising:

Good

Perennial:

Yes

  • Plant your bletilla bulbs in spring in and grow on warm, frost-free conditions or plant straight outside after risk of frost has passed
  • Grow in borders or containers in shade or partial shade
  • Plant the bulbs 5-10cm deep
  • Space the bulbs about 10-15cm apart
  • Plant with the shoots facing upwards
  • Water-in after planting and keep hydrated while in growth

    Read more in our planting guide

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