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Bletilla striata 'Murasaki Shikibu'

Murasaki Shikibu Hardy Ground Orchid

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Item #: 6948

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)


This unique selection of Bletilla striata has pale lavender flowers with a darker purple lip, both of which appear bluish to the eye...in the right light. Bletilla striata 'Murasaki Shikibu' forms an 18" tall clump of upright, green pleated foliage that's topped, starting in mid-April with 2' stalks of quarter-sized flowers.