Bletilla striata 'Lips'

Also known as:

  • Bletilla striata 'Tri-Lips'
  • Tri-Lips Perennial Ground Orchid
  • Bletilla striata 'Tri Lips'
  • Tri-Lips Chinese Ground Orchid

Plant Type

perennial, bulb / corm / tuber, orchid

Zones

6a-9b

Size

H:12"-24"
W:8"-12"

Growing Conditions

Soil Needs:

average, well-drained, rich

Water Needs:

even moisture

Special Situation:

verticillium wilt resistant

Sun Exposure:

mostly sun, mostly shade

Features

Flower Color:

white, magenta

Foliage Color:

green

Flower Season:

spring, summer

Texture:

grassy

Foliage Season:

deciduous

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3380 No. 6 Road Richmond, British Columbia

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Plant Delights Nursery, Inc

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Raleigh, North Carolina

919-772-4794

Phoenix Perennials and Specialty Plants Ltd.

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3380 No. 6 Road Richmond, British Columbia

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Richmond, British Columbia

604-270-4133

www.phoenixperennials.com

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This rare tri-lipped form has ruffled, magenta flowers with contrasting white inside the lips providing effective colour contrast. Vigorous and easy to grow like the species. The leaves are arching, broad and grass-like. This easy terrestrial orchid is native to China and Japan. Best in part shade in evenly moist, well-drained soil.

Description by: Plant Delights Nursery, Inc

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Raleigh, North Carolina

919-772-4794

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This bizarre selection of the Japanese ground orchid, Bletilla striata, makes a nice deciduous clump of pleated green leaves, topped in late April (NC) with narrow flower stalks. Each stalk is adorned with dark purple flowers that each have three lips instead of the normal one...sort of like you would look after a boxing match with Mike Tyson. This is truly one of the strangest mutations I've ever seen on a hardy perennial.

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