Bletilla 'Shi-ran' is a Chinese ground orchid with purple-pink cattleya-like flowers in groups of three to seven on stems rising to 18 inches tall. The flowers in this cultivar often face upwards or outwards. The leaves are arching, broad and grass-like. Best in part shade in evenly moist, well-drained soil.
Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan
Grassy slopes in foothills. In sandy soils amongst grassy patches on cool mountain slopes. Margins of woods and thickets.