Bletila Striata or Hardy Ground Orchid

Best grown in organically rich, medium moisture, well-drained soil in part shade.

Some afternoon shade is essential in hot summers. Plant corm-like pseudo-bulbs to 2” deep in spring.

After flowering, continue to provide regular moisture to plants for the remainder of the growing season. May not be reliably winter hardy throughout USDA Zone 5 where a winter mulch is advisable. Will naturalize over time in optimum growing conditions by short rhizomes.

 

Hardiness Zone:     5 to 9

Type:                       Rhizome

Family:                    Orchidaceae

Native Range:         China, Japan

Height:                     1 to 1.5 feet

Spread:                   .5 to 1 foot

Bloom Time:            Spring

Sun:                         Part shade

Water:                      Medium

Maintenance:           Medium

Flower:                     Showy

Resistance:              Deer, Rabbits