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Bletilla striata ('Shi-ran')
Bletilla striata ('Shi-ran')

Family: Orchidaceae
Hardiness: Zones 5-9
Mature Size: 18"
Exposure: Sun to Part Sun
Bloom Time: June
Moisture Needs: Moist
Deer Resistant: Yes
Origin: Japan
Price: $16.00
Pot Size: Medium Band Pot

Stock Status:(Out of Stock)
Product Code: P5771

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 which would suggest that this was a generic import by the Dutch from Japan. aarrgghh.  Every source we have seen that lists this selection has this same plant.  All of this said, it is a slightly darker form and not unlike one we grew years ago as 'Rosea' also from Holland.