Chinese Ground Orchid (Bletilla ochracea 'Chinese Butterfly')

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Plant Habit: Herb/Forb
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial 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 18 inches
Plant Spread: 12 to 18 inches
Leaves: Deciduous
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Yellow
Other: Creamy yellow with yellow and reddish-purple speckled lip.
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Summer
Underground structures: Bulb
Uses: Groundcover
Cut Flower
Wildlife Attractant: Butterflies
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Humidity tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Division
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots

Photo Courtesy of Lazy S'S Farm Nursery.

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Plant Events from our members
MunchkinsMom On March 12, 2017 Plant emerged
MunchkinsMom On December 11, 2016 Entered Dormancy
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MunchkinsMom On November 13, 2016 Transplanted
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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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Can you help me identify these plants? by Sarahtil87 Apr 12, 2018 8:28 PM 3
Hardy orchids by drdawg May 24, 2016 2:54 PM 11
What's in Bloom? June 2011 by boojum Jul 6, 2011 5:59 AM 241
Anticipation 4 by boojum May 1, 2012 7:52 PM 384

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