Bletilla 'Kuchibeni' has lovely light pink orchid flowers held above strap-like leaves. Easy to grow.
Bletilla striata is an easy terrestrial orchid native to China and Japan often called the Chinese ground orchid. 'Kuchibeni' has light pink, cattleya-like flowers in groups of three to seven on stems rising to 18 inches tall. The leaves are arching, broad and grass-like. Best in part shade in evenly moist, well-drained soil.
Common Name: Ground Orchid
Family: Orchidaceae (The Orchid Family)
Zone Hardiness: 5-9
Light: Part Shade, Part Sun
Primary Bloom Colour: Pink
Secondary Bloom Colour: White
Bloom Time: Late Spring
Soil Moisture: Average, Moist
Deer Resistant: No
BC Native: No
Native Habitat: Grassy slopes in foothills. In sandy soils amongst grassy patches on cool mountain slopes. Margins of woods and thickets.
Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan
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