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BLETILLA STRIATA

BLETILLA STRIATA HYACINTH ORCHID SPRAYS OF MAGENTA-PINK FLOWERS
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BLETILLA STRIATA


 
CATEGORY HYACINTH ORCHID MAIN PICTURE STOCK PHOTO ONLY
BLOOMS SUMMER
HEIGHT 20 CM




 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

“Bletilla Striata” Is A Terrestrial (Ground Dwelling) Orchid Native To China, Japan And Taiwan. It Is Grown For Its Lush Foliage And Petite, Cattleya-Like Blooms. This Orchid Grows From Short Tuberous Rhisomes. A Few Upright, Lance-Shaped, Dark To Medium Green Leaves That Are Deeply Pleated, Grow Directly From The Rhisomes Forming Clumps. Beautiful Flowers Appear On Leafless Stalks Held Above The Foliage, Opening From The Bottom Upward. Each Typical Orchid Flower Has Three Outer Petals, Or Sepals And Three Inner Petals, One Modified Into A Tubular, Pleated Lip Which May Vary In Colour From The Other Petals. The Bee-Pollinated Flowers Are Magenta-Pink And Appear In Summer. Each Spike Can Bloom For An Extended Period. Seed Pods Are Produced After Pollination And Contain Many Dust-Like Seeds

“Bletilla Striata” Has Received The Royal Horticultural Society’s Award Of Garden Merit (Agm) Which Is For Plants Of Outstanding Excellence.

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