Bletilla striata 'Kuchibeni'
Purple Lip Hardy Ground Orchid
Item #: 1860
Zones: 6a to 9b
Height: 24" tall
Culture: Part Sun
Origin: Burma/Myanmar, China, Japan, Korea
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
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Bletilla striata 'Kuchibeni' is a hard-to-find but easy-to-grow cultivar from Japan, distinguished by its two-tone flowers. The upper part of the flower is white while the lip is a contrasting purple. The foliage and growth habit are the same as in the species. I have seen this occasionally incorrectly offered as Bletilla striata 'Alba', which should be solid white.