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  • half hardy orchid  bulb / Bletilla striata alba
  • Eventual height: 0.45m
  • Eventual spread: 0.2m

Bletilla striata f.gebina

half hardy orchid bulb / Bletilla striata alba

1 bulb £6.99
1 bulb £6.99
3 bulbs £20.97 £15.00
  • Position: partial shade in summer
  • Soil: moist, well-drained, humus-rich soil
  • Flowering period: June to July
  • Hardiness: half hardy (will need winter protection)
  • Bulb size: 2/3

    This is a beautiful orchid that is hardier than most. It slowly spreads to form leafy clumps, which from spring to summer are crowned with sprays of pure white, bell-shaped flowers. It provides very attractive groundcover for the woodland floor or front of a partially shaded border. They also look smart in patio pots.

  • 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 them in autumn and store 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.
  • CAUTION do not eat ornamental bulbs

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