Not like the finicky orchids used as a potted accent in homes. These hardy ground orchids are vastly easier to grow, with graceful, lilylike flowers above pleated foliage. They're ideal for a border in partial shade, or as a rock garden accent. They are reliably winter hardy, so long as they are not overwintered with wet roots. Hardy orchids are slow growing, and may take a few seasons to produce full, high-quality blooms. However, with a little patience, you can show off your skills with one of the most infamously tricky plants—your beautiful orchids increasing in beauty and numbers every year. Bletilla striata mixed
Bletilla striata Mixed
Sun Exposure:Partial Shade
Height/Habit:18 - 20 inches
Spread:12 - 15 inches
Spacing:12 - 15 inches
Flowering Date:Late spring to early summer
Winter Care:No winter care neeeded.
Flower Form:Small, cattleya-like, flowers to 1.5" long in 3-7 flowered racemes atop naked scapes typically rising to 20" tall.
Foliage Type:3-5 linear, pleated, papery-textured, sword-shaped, pale green leaves to 12" long.