Bletilla striata ( rhizomes) Chinese ground orchid
Discover the beauty of the Bletilla striata, also known as Hardy Ground Orchid! Enjoy vibrant blooms on short, easy-to-manage plants suited to a variety of climates, from hot and humid to slightly cold. Hardy Ground Orchid is sure to add unique beauty to your garden.
Bletilla striata is a hardy and very easy-to-grow terrestrial orchid with upright, heavily textured, iris-like, 18" long x 3" wide green leaves and forms a slowly spreading clump. In early spring, stalks to 30" tall of very small lavender, cattleya orchid-like flowers with a dark purple lip are held atop the foliage. The rhizomes spread slowly and eventually form a nice mass. Bletilla striata grows best in moist-to-damp soils in 1-6 hours of sun. While they may grow in shade, flowering will be sparse if at all.