Bletilla striata 'Blue Dragon'Hyacinth Orchid

Half-hardy Tuber

What is Half-Hardy Tuber?
Plant that grows from an underground storage organ. Generally supplied in a
dormant condition with no top growth. Can be grown outdoors
but requires winter protection from frosts and temperatures below 0C.

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Exotic blue flowers in late spring

Forms a spreading clump over time

Ideal for woodland gardens and rockeries

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Height Up to 30cm (12in)
Spread Up to 45cm (18in)

Half-hardy Tuber

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dappled shade

Flowering Months

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A recent selection of hardy, deciduous, Hyacinth Orchid that’s easier to grow than you might think! Bletilla striata 'Blue Dragon' thrives in cool, hummus-rich soils in the dappled shade of deciduous trees, making it perfect for a woodland garden or shaded rockery. Bletilla striata 'Blue Dragon’ produces exotic, mauve-blue flowers above clumps of linear, corrugated leaves in late spring and summer. With a little winter protection this showy terrestrial Orchid will slowly increase to form an attractive spreading clump. Height: 30cm (12"). Spread: 45cm (18").

1 tuber (KA9716)
3 tubers (KB0273)

How to Grow
Grow Bletilla in humus-rich, fertile soil in dappled shade. Although hardy, it will be most successful in a sheltered site, avoiding frost pockets and strong sunlight. Tubers require shallow planting of just 2cm below soil level. In particularly cold areas, grow it in a container which can be moved to a cool, frost free position over winter.
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Feed and water regularly when plants are in active growth. In autumn, apply a dry mulch of leaf mould, bark chips or straw to protect the tubers from cold winter weather. Move containers of Hyacinth Orchids to a cold conservatory or unheated greenhouse, keeping the compost barely while plants remain dormant.

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