£10.50 – £18.50
Bletilla Striata. Half-hardy perennial. This terrestrial Orchid needs partial shade during the summer months. The rhizomes are very easy to grow, and will produce at least 10-12 flowers per stem. When left undisturbed the rhizomes will spread yearly providing your with larger clumps and more blooms. Ideal for growing in pots or in the ground. They can be left outside over winter but will need protecting from hard frost.
Top Size Rhizomes Supplied.
3 bulbs, 6 bulbs
Plant: March-April. 5 cm of soil on top of the rhizome. Spacing 10 cm. Flowers June-August. Height 30 cm.
Hardy. Perennial. These are surprisingly easy to grow and need very little maintenance. The prefer morning sun with partial shade in the afternoon. Perfect for growing shallow terracotta pots but can also be grown in the ground and left to naturalise. Use a good quality compost and feed with a slow release fertilizer. The tubers are very tough, little will kill them off apart from water logging. If in pots they can be left outside in the winter in a sheltered position away from severe frost. When growing in the ground make sure your soil is free-draining and to cover over with a mulch in Winter.
Propagation: Divide tubers when overcrowded.