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FlowerPotNursery Chinese Ground Orchid Bletilla striata Big Bob 4" Pot

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Bletilla striata, known as hyacinth orchid or Chinese ground orchid, is a species of flowering plant in the orchid family Orchidaceae, native to Japan, Korea, Myanmar (Burma), and China (Anhui, Fujian, Gansu, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Shaanxi, Sichuan, Zhejiang).

It forms a clump 20 in tall and wide, with sword-shaped leaves and bright pink flowers in Spring.

The Latin specific epithet striata means “striped”, in reference to the ribbed leaves.

In cultivation in the UK it is hardy in sheltered locations down to 14 °F. It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit.

In the U.S. it may be grown in USDA hardiness zones 5-9, although a winter mulching for plants grown in zone 5 is recommended.

Like most terrestrial orchids, it drops its leaves as it enters winter dormancy; however, it tolerates moisture during this period much better than most others. Nevertheless, it is encouraged to grow Bletilla striata in a well-draining, humus-rich mix.

Give credit where credit is due: Wikipedia 2019

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  • 5
    chinese ground orchid

    Posted by ROBERT Crane on Dec 20th 2021

    Good specimen and arrived in good shape. It has 1/2 as many leaves as the photo but it is December. Do not release my name or email to anyone. Thanks, Bob

  • 5
    Chinese ground orchids

    Posted by Sherry Martinez on Jun 17th 2021

    Plants came in so well packed that they didn’t even know they were shipped . They were healthy beautiful plants ordered more .

  • 5
    Big bob arrived in great shape. I'm very happy.

    Posted by Robert C Jackson on Feb 17th 2021

    I was glad to receive such a great plant at a great price.

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