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Bletilla striata 'Shi-ran'
Common Name: Chinese Ground Orchid Family: Orchidaceae (The Orchid Family)

Notes:
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.

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 ColourPink
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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