One of the really good Bletilla hybrids which develops very wide pleated leaves - wide for a Bletilla anyway - and tall spikes of pink flowers. Again, tall for a Bletilla but 30" is nothing to sneeze at especially when you get more flowers than the typical species. Easy and vigorous in Zone 6b , maybe lower.
Very collectible selection of this hardy orchid which boasts - yes, boasts, unique, light chartreuse foliage. This orchid sounds a bit like an NBA player after throwing down a one-handed jam from an alley-oop "Yeah! Lookit me! Me! I'm a badass orchid! You ask yo mama how bad I am!" Purplish flowers with those leaves - it really is badass.
This is a cultivar being exported from Holland. The flower color is a shade darker than typical so that is good. What isn't good is that this is an imposter. One reference we found says the flowers should face upwards, this doesn't but if it did, it would merit clonal naming. "Shi-ran" is simply the Japanese name for Bletilla
© Copyright 2015 Far Reaches Farm.
All Rights Reserved.
Built with Volusion.
View our SSL