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Bletilla striata, Hyacinth Orchid, Chinese Ground Orchid

Bletilla striata

Hyacinth Orchid, Chinese Ground Orchid
Family: Orchidaceae
Origin: Southeastern Asia
USDA Zone: 5-9?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite, off-white flowersSubtropical, mature plant 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.

See video about Ground Orchids.

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Brassavola sp., Lady of the Night
Brassavola flagellaris

Brassavola sp.

Lady of the Night
Family: Orchidaceae
Origin: Central America, Southern America
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeEpiphyteRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite, off-white flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

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Brassia sp., Spider Orchid

Brassia sp.

Spider Orchid
Family: Orchidaceae
Origin: Central America
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeEpiphyteUnusual colorAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds


Brassia sp. (Spider Orchid) is a small shrub that typically grows 2-5 ft in height. It is a tropical plant native to Central America but can be grown in USDA Zones 9-11. This orchid is semi-shade loving and is an epiphyte, meaning it naturally grows attached to trees or other plants. The flowers of Brassia orchids are extremely unusual in color and can range anywhere from a yellow-green to a deep purple.

Besides its unique coloring, the Brassia orchid also attracts butterflies, hummingbirds and other pollinators from the nearby surroundings. Brassia sp. has a unique floral structure that consists of long and spreading tepals. This structure also helps attract pollinators, but at the same time it is a reminder of the watering needs Brassia orchids require.

When planting this species, it is best to plant the orchid in a well-draining medium. Good air circulation is also key to the successful growth of the orchid, as this prevents the leaves and roots from getting too wet and developing brown spots. When growing in a pot, it is important to use a pot with ample drainage holes, as this ensures that any excess water is quickly expelled. In cold regions, it is best to move the orchid to a sheltered position in the winter, preferably in a greenhouse or indoors.

Overall, Brassia sp. (Spider Orchid) is a unique and desirable tropical plant that adds a unique touch to any garden, especially for its unusual color and shape of its blooms. It requires a bit more care than other orchids, but with the right maintenance and care, this plant will provide you with weeks of glorious blooms.

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Bulbophyllum blumei, Bulbophyllum

Bulbophyllum blumei

Family: Orchidaceae
Origin: Papua New Guinea
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeEpiphyteModerate waterUnusual color

Plants have a long rhizome that separates the growths, and bloom stems originate all along that rhizome each time it flowers. Delicate, upright stems bear one flower each. Vigorous.

Bulbophyllum blumei, Bulbophyllum

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Bulbophyllum sp., Bulbophyllum
Bulbophyllum medusae

Bulbophyllum sp.

Family: Orchidaceae
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeEpiphyteModerate waterPink flowersWhite, off-white flowersUnusual colorRed, crimson, vinous flowersYellow, orange flowers

Bulbophyllum is the largest genus in the Orchidaceae.

Species and varieties:

Bulbophyllum annandalei

Bulbophyllum asperulum

Bulbophyllum blumei

Bulbophyllum carunculatum

Bulbophyllum digoelense

Bulbophyllum eberhardtii

Bulbophyllum fascinator

Bulbophyllum flavescens

Bulbophyllum gibbosum

Bulbophyllum graveolens

Bulbophyllum immobile

Bulbophyllum laxiflorum

Bulbophyllum makoyanum

Bulbophyllum medusae

Bulbophyllum orectopetalum

Bulbophyllum ornatissimum

Bulbophyllum phalaenopsis

Bulbophyllum rothschildianum

Bulbophyllum rufinum

Bulbophyllum treschii

Bulbophyllum vaginatum

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Calanthe sp., Calanthe
Calanthe argenteostriata

Calanthe sp.

Family: Orchidaceae
Origin: Tropical Asia
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite, off-white flowersOrnamental foliageDeciduous plant

Calanthe is a widespread genus of terrestrial orchids with some 200 species. There are two main types of Calanthe in cultivation, deciduous and evergreen. The evergreen types have no rest period and should be kept somewhat damp all year. The deciduous types comprise one of the most satisfactory groups of all orchids, with inflorescences that bloom over a long period of time in the late autumn and winter. The plants require to be carefully watered, and should never be saturated at their roots. Give a moderate supply only. When dormant keep the plants rather dry. When growing give more water, and if possible a higher temperature.

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Catasetum sp., Catasetum

Catasetum sp.

Family: Orchidaceae
Origin: Tropical America
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeRegular waterUnusual colorRed, crimson, vinous flowersYellow, orange flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Catasetum have thick, cigar-shaped pseudobulbs which are clustered.

The inflorescence is borne on the basis. It consists of very fleshy flowers that are unisexual, which is exceptional for orchids. The colorful male and yellowish-green female flowers are typically situated on different plants. Which type of flower a plant produces is determined by the conditions under which it grows. There are rare cases in which a single plant in intermediate conditions will produce both male and female flowers. These flowers are markedly different in size and color. At first, taxonomists even thought they were dealing with different species.

Catasetum Orchidglade 'David Ranches' is a hybrid of Catasetum pileatum and Catasetum expansum.

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Cattleya sp., Cattleya Orchid

Cattleya sp.

Cattleya Orchid
Family: Orchidaceae
Origin: Tropical Americas
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftShadeSemi-shadeEpiphyteModerate waterPink flowersWhite, off-white flowersYellow, orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirds

Named after William Cattleya. These orchids are the most sumptuous and exotic of all and are chosen for corsages. In nature there are about 50 species each of Cattleya and of Laelia from Central America, growing through the Amazon region to the south of Brazil. Many cattleya hybrids in the broad sense have other related genera in their parentage as x Brassocattleya, x Brassolaeliocattleya, x Laeliocattleya, x Sophrolaeliocattleya. Hawkinsara is an intergeneric hybrid with parent genera Broughtonia, Cattleya, Laelia and Sophronitis.

Their distinctive flowers and the tendency of these plants to grow in large colonies has meant that they have been vigorously over-collected and the status of many is endangered. The plants produce strong pseudobulbs' topped with one or more leathery leaves. Each year a dormant bud at the base grows into a new shoot. This thickens to produce the current year's pseudobulb. The flowers arise from the tip of the current year's growth and come in a range of colors. Some flower twice a year.

See Orchid page for pictures of different orchids and care info.

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Chiloschista lunifera, Thailand orchid

Chiloschista lunifera

Thailand orchid
Family: Orchidaceae
Origin: Thailand
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeEpiphyteRegular waterWhite, off-white flowersYellow, orange flowersFragrant

Chiloschista lunifera is a unique small shrub from Thailand, reaching a height of 2-5 ft. It is an epiphyte, meaning it does not require soil and prefers to grow in semi-shade. It is hardy to USDA Zone 9-11 and has delicate white or off-white flowers with centers marked with yellow or orange. The flowers are fragrant and produced in profusion, decorating the plant with a dreamlike beauty.

When caring for Chiloschista lunifera, it is important to provide regular watering, allowing the plant to dry between watering. It should also be kept in a bright location, with an ideal temperature range of 65-80 °F. In order to protect the fragile roots in cold regions, the best method is to grow it in a pot. Potting in an orchid mix will provide an ideal balance of air and moisture and help the plant to thrive. When planted in a pot ensure it is kept under a few inches of moss to protect the roots and help keep them moist.

Once planted, Chiloschista lunifera is a low-maintenance species and provides a dreamlike atmosphere that is unrivaled. The fragrant flowers will delight the senses and make for a great addition to any home or garden. With proper care and the right environment, Chiloschista lunifera will thrive and bring joy for many years to come.

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Cochleanthes aromatica, Zygopetalum aromaticum , Cochleanthes

Cochleanthes aromatica, Zygopetalum aromaticum

Family: Orchidaceae
Origin: Central America
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftSemi-shadeEpiphyteModerate waterUnusual colorFragrant

Cochleanthes aromatica, Zygopetalum aromaticum , Cochleanthes

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