General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Partial or Dappled Shade
Partial Shade to Full Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 12 to 24 inches
Plant Spread: 12 to 24 inches
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Other: Creamy yellow
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Underground structures: Bulb
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

Common names
  • Chinese Ground Orchid
  • Golden Bletilla
  • Chinese Butterfly Hardy Ground Orchid

Photo Gallery
Location: St Louis   Missouri Botanical Garden
Date: 2023-09-15
Location: University of California Botanical Garden.
Date: July
photo by Stan Shebs

Date: 2012-11-27
Location: Summeville, SC
Location: SE PA
Date: 2019-05-23

Photo Courtesy of Secret Garden Growers.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Hidden Hills CA zone 10b
Date: 2013-05-11
Location: Hidden Hills CA zone 10b
Date: 2013-05-11
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