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Bletilla striata ‘Alba’
Common Name: Chinese Ground Orchid Family: Orchidaceae (The Orchid Family)

Notes:
This easy terrestrial orchid is native to China and Japan. It produces elegant, cattleya-like, white flowers in groups of three to seven on stems rising to 18 inches tall. The leaves are arching, broad and grass-like. Best in part shade in evenly moist, well-drained soil.

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

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

ClassDeciduous Primary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom ColourYellow
Height12-24" Bloom TimeLate Spring
Spread8-12" FragranceNo
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Part Shade Part Sun Foliage ColourGreen
Soil MoistureAverage Moist Stem Colour
Hardiness5-9 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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