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Bletilla striata 'Variegata'

Urn Orchid

Plant Type:


Bletilla striata 'Variegata' - All long green blades, handsomely pleated, sport a cream white picotee edge. Flowers are typical - deep violet-carmine. Bletilla striata is of Asian origin but 'Variegata' is a selection and probably of garden origin. Site your Urn Orchid in afternoon shade planted in fertile moisture retaining soil to which organic matter has been added. Once established Bletilla demonstrates some drought tolerance. Though we have listed a height of 18 to 24 inches in the happiest circumstance your Urn Orchid may rise to 30-inches. In the north be certain to plant Bletilla striata at least 4 inches deep and in the early part of the growing season is probably wise. Plant in organic soil. Established pot-grown orchid via division.


18-24 in


Red Violet


(5b)6 to 9
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Item Description Price  
BLETVARI Bletilla striata 'Variegata' (3.5 inch Square Press Fit Pot Extra Deep – 1.52 pints / 720 ml.) $20.00

Characteristics and Attributes for Bletilla striata 'Variegata'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer / into Autumn

Autumn Interest

  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads

Nature Attraction

  • Honey Bees & Native Bees


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade


  • Border
  • Cottage Garden
  • Grouping

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Medium


  • Draining
  • Fertile


  • China, Japan, Korea

Propagated By

  • Division