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Bletilla striata 'Yellow Striped'
Common Name: Chinese Ground Orchid Family: Orchidaceae (The Orchid Family)

Notes:
Bletilla 'Yellow Striped' has spectacular broad, arching, grass-like leaves striped with rich gold. The foliage is the perfect foil for the rich magenta flowers. 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 ColourVariegated - Cream/White
Soil MoistureAverage Moist Stem Colour
Hardiness5-9 BerriesNo
BC NativeNo

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