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Bletilla striata

For sale by Ruth Hall

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Very easy to grow, hardy orchid

Bletilla striata | Church Broughton, Derby, DE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
1 litre
£5.00

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Plant Finder: about Bletilla striata

Common names

Chinese ground orchid, Bletia

Description

Bletilla striata (Chinese ground orchid). These are different-looking flowering plants for your garden. The leaves are reminiscent of the leather-leaf plant and are almost evergreen. The flowers are a rich purple-pink and bloom from spring to early summer. These perennials need winter protection and constant moisture so make sure you mulch them with leaf mould or some other organic material.

Cultivation

Plant at a depth of approximately 9cm.

Interest and use

Under shrubs, border, container, rock garden

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Bletilla striata | Church Broughton, Derby, DE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2018
  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessHalf hardy (min 0°C)
  • SoilSandy, Humus-rich, Chalky
  • Soil pH5.0 to 6.0
  • WaterSemi-moist

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