Hardy Ground Orchid (Bletilla striata 'Big Bob')

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Partial or Dappled Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 6a -23.3 °C (-10 °F) to -20.6 °C (-5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9a
Plant Height: 24 - 36 inches
Plant Spread: 12-15 inches
Leaves: Other: Does not like much fertilizer.
Flowers: Showy
Other: 3' stalks can have up to 20 rose/lavender orchids.
Flower Color: Lavender
Underground structures: Rhizome
Uses: Erosion control
Guardian plant
Cut Flower
Will Naturalize
Child plants: one child plant

Photo courtesy of Santa Rosa Gardens. Used with permission.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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2013 - Where Are You Ordering From? by Marilyn Jul 10, 2013 3:08 AM 51
Our Orchid blooms in March 2012 by Ursula Apr 2, 2012 8:39 PM 211
Good sources for perennials by SongofJoy Nov 17, 2013 7:31 PM 419

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