Bletilla x yokohama 'Kate' PP 19,878
Kate Hybrid Hardy Ground Orchid
Item #: 6263
Zones: 6a to 9b
Height: 40" tall
Culture: Part Sun
Pot Size: 3.5" pot (24 fl. oz/0.7 L) ?
Bletilla x yokohama 'Kate' is a Bill Mathis hybrid...a cross of Bletilla striata 'Big Bob' x Bletilla formosana. Bletilla 'Kate' makes a typical clump of upright, sword-like, pleated, green leaves. Starting in late spring, terminal spikes reach 40" tall with an open cluster of medium lavender flowers, each highlighted by a dark purple stripe down the back center of each petal and a very dark purple lip surrounding a yellow throat. If we had those last few symptoms we'd call the doctor but, in this case, just grab a shovel and everything will be all right.