Hardy Ground Orchid (Bletilla Yokohama 'Kate')

Trade name information:
Series: Yokohama
Trade Name: 'Kate'
Cultivar name: 'Yokohama Kate'
General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 24 to 36 inches
Plant Spread: 12 to 18 inches
Leaves: Semi-evergreen
Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Lavender
Other: Lavender with dark pruple stripe down each petal; dark purple lip and yellow throat.
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Suitable Locations: Houseplant
Uses: Groundcover
Resistances: Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Other: Division of clumps
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Patent/Plant Breeders' Rights: PP19,878 (2009)
Parentage: Big Bob X Bletilla formosana

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Location: Odessa, FLDate: 2012-03-11
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Location: Odessa, FLDate: 2011-07-06
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Plant Events from our members
MunchkinsMom On March 12, 2017 Miscellaneous Event
First Buds Showing
MunchkinsMom On February 12, 2017 Plant emerged
Date Approximate
MunchkinsMom On January 1, 2017 Miscellaneous Event
Still has leaves, hasn't entered dormancy.
MunchkinsMom On November 13, 2016 Transplanted
Deck Bed
MunchkinsMom On October 22, 2016 Obtained plant
UCD Plant Sale $7.50 4" Pot
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Our Orchid blooms in March 2017 by Ursula Apr 2, 2017 6:49 AM 333
ground orchids by drdawg Jul 7, 2016 8:21 PM 26
Hardy orchids by drdawg May 24, 2016 2:54 PM 11
Bletilla help needed by OldGardener Jul 19, 2014 10:20 AM 3
What's in Bloom? June 2011 by boojum Jul 6, 2011 5:59 AM 241

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