Chinese Ground Orchid Collection
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We ship this item in Spring.
Zone5 to 9 (Protect with mulch below 25 degrees F.)
Bloom TimeLate Spring to Early Summer
HeightUp to 20" Tall
Soil RequirementWell drained
We'll carefully pack and ship your order at the proper planting time for your hardiness zone.
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DescriptionGroundbreaking Blooms that can grow in most zones!
Prized by collectors and novice gardeners alike, orchids produce some of the most beautiful and distinctive blooms on earth. But did you know that orchids aren't typically found in the ground? The flowers that most people think of when they hear "orchid" usually emerge from crevices in tropical trees, and are cultivated very carefully for indoor enjoyment in colder climates. Those varieties have earned orchids a reputation for being prima donnas that are difficult and frustrating to grow. But not our newest rare collection…
Don't let their delicate looks fool you!
These exquisite flowers may look fussy, but they'll thrive in borders, containers and rock gardens with minimal care. Simply plant them in a well-drained area and protect them from extreme cold.
Easy-Care Orchids Do Exist!
If you've never grown a Chinese Ground Orchid, also called Bletilla, you're in for a treat. Each shoot can produce up to 14 exotic blooms with heavily ruffled lips. Not only are these delicate beauties easier to grow than any other orchid variety, but because they grow in the ground, they're able to withstand much colder temperatures than their tree-dwelling cousins. In fact, the three varieties in this brand new collection will thrive even in zones 5 and 6 with only a little winter mulch as protection. Ground Orchid foliage makes an attractive display when the pretty pastel flowers aren't in bloom, and your collection will increase in size and beauty over time.
This collection includes 1 each of the following varieties:
Purple Pink Dragon
- Botanical NameCollection of various Bletilla striata
- Hardiness Zone5 to 9 (Protect with mulch below 25 degrees F.)
- Flowering TimeLate spring to early summer
- Light RequirementsPartial Shade
- Flower ColorCollection of various colors
- Flower FormSmall, cattleya-like to 1Â½" long in 3-7 flowered racemes atop naked scapes
- Foliage Type3-5 linear, pleated, papery-textured, sword-shaped, to 12" long
- Growth RateMedium
- Height/HabitUp to 20" Tall
- Spread12 - 15 inches
- Planting Instructions4" deep an 12 - 15" apart
- Soil RequirementsWell drained
- Will TolerateClay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
- PruningNot needed
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The type of product you order or the weather in our area or your area may affect the anticipated shipping schedule below.
Based on the contents of your order we always strive to ship your order complete, and as early as possible in the planting season to allow for the best root development once planted.
To promote optimum stress protection in transit and your success in the garden, bareroot perennials are kept in the ground in our nurseries until fully dormant. In the Fall these plants tend to arrive at the later end of the shipping window above.
In all cases, we choose the fastest, most efficient way to delivery your orders via the USPS or FedEx. Large orders may be shipped in more than one package.
Bulb and perennial shipments direct from Holland are harvested in July and August dependent on the season and crop. Once fully inspected and packaged they are shipped direct to you in the most efficient manner to follow the dates above.
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We will pack and ship your order based on the following schedule.
Please note that we cannot ship outside the 48 contiguous states.
Bareroot Perennials & Bulbs
Zones Shipping Dates 1AB - 5A 3/19/18 - 6/16/18 5B 2/26/18 - 6/16/18 6A & 10AB 2/19/18 - 6/16/18 Last Order Date 6/11/2018
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