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Bletilla striata 'Kuchibeni'
JLBG @ Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC

Bletilla striata 'Kuchibeni'

Purple Lip Hardy Ground Orchid

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Item #: 1860

Zones: 6a to 9b

Dormancy: Winter

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.

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