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Bletilla formosana
Common Name: Taiwanese Ground Orchid Family: Orchidaceae (The Orchid Family)

Bletilla formosana
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Notes:
This easy terrestrial orchid is native to Taiwan. It produces elegant, cattleya-like, light pink flowers with lips marked with deep yellow and red spots. The flowers are held in groups of three to seven on stems rising to 12 inches. The leaves are arching, broad and grass-like. Best in part shade in evenly moist, well-drained soil.

Geogrpahical Origin:
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 ColourYellow 
Height8-12'  Bloom TimeSummer 
Spread8-12'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Part Shade Part Sun Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone4-7  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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