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  • half hardy hyacinth orchid
  • Eventual height: 0.5m
  • Eventual spread: 0.4m

Bletilla striata

half hardy hyacinth orchid

RHS award of garden merit
2 + 1 FREE bulbs £20.97 £13.98
2 + 1 FREE bulbs £20.97 £13.98
1 bulb £6.99
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  • Position: partial shade in summer
  • Soil: moist, well-drained, humus-rich soil
  • Flowering period: June to July
  • Hardiness: half hardy
  • Bulb size: 2/3

    Up to 12 pink blooms, each with ruffled lips that are usually infused with a darker shade, open in succession on the slender, upright stem in spring. An easy to grow plant, which if left undisturbed, will spread to form good-sized clumps.

  • 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.
  • CAUTION do not eat ornamental bulbs
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