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Chinese Ground Orchid

Bletilla striata 'Pink'

This Chinese Ground Orchid is a graceful and interesting variety with pink flowers to enjoy during spring and early summer.

This relatively easy-to-grow orchid produces slender, pleated leaves. In late spring, arching stems of pink orchid flowers appear. A real curiosity, treasured in the shady rock garden. Although fairly hardy, it may be grown in a pot to overwinter inside where winters are extremely cold. If left outside over winter, beware of late spring frosts, and cover the emerging leaves if necessary. At its best in a cool, woodland situation where the rhizomes can slowly spread. Flowers are occasionally white.


Bloom Time:

Blooms late spring to early summer

Mature Height:

8-12 In

Hardiness Zone:

5-9 Find your zone


Partial Shade

Features and Usage:

Greenhouse Growing Instructions:

Grow at 48-55°F to promote root growth while keeping evenly moist and provide shade. Once actively growing, fertilizer can be applied.
Plants Per Gallon: 1

Transplanting Instructions:

For best results, use quart size pot. Fill pot with well draining soil, place root in pot and cover with 2" of soil.

Homeowner Planting and Maintenance Tips:

Plant in moist soil in partial shade.

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We have done our best to describe this plant as accurately as possible, however, different climates
and growing conditions in different parts of the country will affect height, bloom time, and color.