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Bletilla striata 'Soryu'/'Blue Dragon'
Common Name: Chinese Ground Orchid Family: Orchidaceae (The Orchid Family)

Bletilla striata 'Soryu'/'Blue Dragon'
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Notes:
This new selection is a blue flowered form found in Wakayama prefecture in Japan many years ago that has only recently become available. 'Soryu' means 'Blue Dragon' referring to the lavender-blue colour of the delicate orchid lowers. Propagated from seed but rhizomes have been bloomed and colours confirmed. 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 - 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 ColourBlue 
TypePerennial  Secondary Bloom ColourPurple 
Height12-24'  Bloom TimeLate Spring 
Spread8-12'  FragranceNo 
Light ExposureFull - Part Sun Part Shade Part Sun  Foliage ColourGreen 
Soil MoistureAverage Moist  Stem Colour 
Hardiness Zone5-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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