All-Stars Plant Details

 Chinese ground orchid
Latin Name: Bletilla striata
Common Name: Chinese ground orchid
Type: Perennial
Size: Medium
California Native: No
Description: Easiest orchid to grow in the Central Valley and plants spread to form small colonies over time; tough and hardy perennial that blooms dependably in shady gardens; vivid coloration and unusual shape give a tropical effect; attracts beneficial insects.
Pruning Needs: cut stems to ground in winter for tidy appearance
Sun Exposure: Part Shade
Shade
Arboretum Location(s): East Asian Collection
Water Needs: Low
Medium
Color(s): Pink
Bloom Season(s): Spring
Wildlife Value: Beneficial Insects