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Bletilla striata 'Tri-Lips'
Common Name: Chinese Ground Orchid Family: Orchidaceae (The Orchid Family)

Bletilla striata 'Tri-Lips'
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Notes:
This rare tri-lipped form has ruffled, magenta flowers with contrasting white inside the lips providing effective colour contrast. Vigorous and easy to grow like the species. 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 ColourMagenta 
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 
Hardiness Zone5-9  BerriesNo 
BC NativeNo    

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