Bletilla striata

hyacinth orchid

9cm pot £12.99 £9.99 Buy

  • Position: partial shade in summer
  • Soil: Moist, well-drained, humus-rich soil
  • Flowering period: June to July
  • Flower colour: magenta pink
  • Hardiness: half hardy

    A lovely half-hardy orchid, with long linear leaves and sprays of magenta pink flowers from June to July. It is perfect for planting in a sheltered woodland garden where it will receive some shade during the summer months. Alternatively, it looks brilliant when planted up into a pot where it will brighten up a shady part of the patio.

  • Garden care: Plant bulbs 2cm deep and 15 - 20cm apart in a partially shaded position. In mild areas apply a generous layer of dry mulch in autumn to provide insulation. Alternatively, lift the bulb in autumn and store it in a dry, frost-free place. Bletillas grown in pots should be moved to a conservatory or unheated greenhouse during winter. They should be kept dry during their winter dormancy.

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