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  • Eventual height: 0.45m
  • Eventual spread: 0.2m

Bletilla striata f. gebina

half hardy orchid or Bletilla striata alba

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9cm pot £11.99 £9.59
£11.99 £9.59

This perennial dies back to below ground level each year in autumn, then fresh new growth appears again in spring.

  • Position: partial shade
  • Soil: moist, well-drained, humus-rich soil
  • Flowering period: April to June
  • Hardiness: half hardy (will need winter protection)

    This is a beautiful orchid that is hardier than most. It slowly spreads to form leafy clumps, which from spring to early summer are crowned with sprays of pure white, bell-shaped flowers. It provides very attractive groundcover for the margins of a pond or bog garden. They also look smart in reliably moist soils in a woodland setting.

  • Garden care: Once planted, leave undisturbed so they can spread. Apply a generous layer of mulch in the autumn.
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