Bletilla striata Chinese Ground Orchid
Grow orchids in your own back yard with Chinese Ground Orchid, Bletilla striata. Graceful creatures, their deep lavender blossoms look like miniature Cattleya Orchids. In spring to early summer elegant purple orchids on wiry 30″ stems appear. Adding to its appeal is their thick, arching leaves that are pleated, looking very similar to the juvenile leaves of many palm species. Its delicate blossoms are sweetly scented, and like many orchids, lovely cut flowers.
A beautiful orchid that is hardy and reasonably easy to grow given rich soil and adequate moisture. Stunning in woodland settings. Their rhizomes will multiply over the years, making lovely colonies.
Plant in part shade locations in well-drained soil that has been amended with organic mater. For best results, keep evenly moist. Protect plants from bitter cold with a deep layer of mulch added by mid November or later, when the ground is beginning to freeze.
Offered in-house. Subject to availability.
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Thank your for placing preorders. Preorder is now closed. Some ordered plants are available now, many will be available early to mid April. If you have preordered:
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2. Pickup instructions: as soon as you arrive on your scheduled pickup date call 314-707-2492. We will bring it to your car, or you may come in the nursery for pickup.
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