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Bletilla striata 'Tri-Lips'
Common Name: Chinese Ground Orchid Family: Orchidaceae (The Orchid Family)

This rare tri-lipped form has ruffled, magenta flowers with contrasting white inside the lips providing effective colour contrast. Vigorous and easy to grow like the species. The leaves are arching, broad and grass-like. This easy terrestrial orchid is native to China and Japan. 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 ColourMagenta
TypePerennial Secondary Bloom ColourWhite/Cream
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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