Family: Orchidaceae

Origin: China, Japan, Taiwan

Flower color: white, pink

Flowering period: June- July

Average plant height: 8 inches

Planting depth to base of bulbs: 1 inch

Spacing between bulbs: 4 inches

Type of bulb: pseudobulbs

Principal varieties

  • Bletilla striata: the flower is pink with a purple lip
  • Bletilla striata Alba: white flowering
  • Bletilla striata Albostriata: white striped leaves
  • Bletilla striata gebina: flowers whitish, with a “slight blush”