Bletilla - striata coerulea

 (8933) Bletilla-striata coerulea
Genus: Bletilla
Species: striata coerulea
Indigenous to: China

also known as the "Chinese Spring Orchid," this seasonally deciduous orchid can be treated and grown like bulb plants such as tulips or narcissus; light green leaves are thin, crinkly, 4" long, and emerge in pairs above the bulbs in early Spring; bulbs grow extremely fast and are easily divided; 1" Cattleya-shaped bluish lavender flowers with fringed lips appear on 15" spikes that carry up to 12 blooms each

Growing Tip: easy yard plant any where the soil does not freeze below 4"

 Blooming Season:
Spring Blooming
 Light Requirements:
Bright to Full Sun; 2750-3750 Footcandles (midday shade required)
Cool,Intermediate to Warm; 40°F min. to 95°F max.(tolerant of extremes,favoring cool)
Easy GrowerEasy Grower
 Catalog number:8933_8761
4" Pot
Blooming Size (mature flowering size plant)
Potted, Moist; 2-3 waterings per week(let dry slightly between waterings)

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