Photo by JLBG taken at Juniper Level Botanic Gdn, NC
Bletilla striata 'Tri-Lips'
Tri-Lips Hardy Ground Orchid
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Item #: 9217
Zones: 6a to 9b
Height: 24" tall
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L)
This bizarre selection of the Japanese ground orchid, Bletilla striata, makes a nice deciduous clump of pleated green leaves, topped in late April (NC) with narrow flower stalks. Each 2' stalk is adorned with dark purple flowers that each have three lips instead of the normal one...sort of like you would look after a boxing match with Mike Tyson. Bletilla striata 'Tri-Lips' is truly one of the strangest mutations I've ever seen on a hardy perennial.
Flower Color: Multicolor , Pink , Purple/Lavender
Leaf Color: Green
Bloom Time: Spring
Container Role: Thrillers
Garden Themes: Cottage Garden Plants , Living Wall
Other: Bog Garden Plants , Cut Flower Plants , Drought Tolerant Plants , Pollinator Plants , Plants from Japan , Rain Garden Plants , Tropical Looking Plants