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Bletilla striata, Hyacinth Orchid, Chinese Ground Orchid

Bletilla striata

Hyacinth Orchid, Chinese Ground Orchid
Family: Orchidaceae
Origin: Southeastern Asia
Small shrub 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Bletilla striata is a perennial, deciduous orchid of open environments.

It is hardy in gardens from USDA Zones 5 (with protection) to 9.



Bletilla striata, Hyacinth Orchid, Chinese Ground Orchid
Bletilla striata, Hyacinth Orchid, Chinese Ground Orchid
Bletilla striata, Hyacinth Orchid, Chinese Ground Orchid
Bletilla striata, Hyacinth Orchid, Chinese Ground Orchid


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Bletilla striata x formosana Kate - Yokohama Ground orchid

Loose clusters of pale pink flowers with golden blotch bloom on wiry stems. Broadly ribbed, iris-like leaves. Hardy and easy to grow!
Bletilla striata Yokohama is a lovely, hardy ground orchid native to East Asia. A cross of Bletilla striata Big Bob x Bletilla formosana. Bletilla Kate makes a typical clump of upright, sword-like, pleated, green leaves. Starting in late spring, terminal spikes reach 40" tall with an open cluster of medium lavender flowers, each highlighted by a dark purple stripe down the back center of each petal and a very dark purple lip surrounding a yellow throat. It is a relatively chardy orchid, in cooler climates leaves turn yellow in the fall before they die back for the winter.
Grows almost anywhere but prefers a rich, well-drained soil with adequate moisture. Water during growing season.


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This item is certified for shipping to California.
Grown in
6"/1 gal pot
In stock
$37.95