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Bletilla striata Soryu Blue Dragon

Many think that terrestrial orchids are difficult. Planted in moist, well-drained soil in dappled shade, they are really easy to grow and truly stunning. Many indigenous orchids are under threat of extinction, however, our plants started their life in a laboratory and have been grown on for several years. Can be divided once established.
Ribbed foliage early in the year, is followed by several spikes each holding up to 14 open mouthed blooms during spring and summer. Spread 45cm (18"). Height 60cm (24").Hardy perennials. Supplied as bare roots
Flower Colour
Lilac, Purple

Type of garden
Container Gardening, Cottage Garden, Small Gardens, Woodland Garden

Hardy Perennial


Dappled/Full Shade Loving, Foliage/Stem/Fruit Interest, Suitable for Container

Flowering Time
Spring, Summer

Part Shade

45cm (18")

30-60cm (12-24)



Moist but well drained and humus rich.


Partial shade




Late spring and early summer

Additional Information

Happy in borders and containers. Protect from very hot summer and excessive winter wet. . Propagate by division in spring. Hardy perennial to -10 in most uk areas.Provide a winter mulch for protection. Apply a quarter strength balanced liquid fertiliser with every third watering. Bare roots take up to 6-8 weeks to appear after planting.

Delivery Date: 24 Mar 2019 (+/- 14days)
Plant Hardiness

How hardy are our plants?

All our plants have a guideline temperature for how well they will tolerate winter cold.

Fully hardy perennials will withstand temperatures down to -15 °C (5°F) and often lower.
Hardy perennials are happy down to at least -5°C (23°F)
Half hardy perennials can withstand down to around 0°C (32°F)
And Tender perennials may be damaged by temperatures below 5°C (41°F)

Please remember that temperatures can vary significantly within quite a small area, and hardiness can be affected by soil, position and other factors.
If in doubt please give us a call.

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"Thank you ladies for your beautiful plants.
Praise also, for the Bulrush Compost, of which I have purchased 8 bags during the past six months. It is superb and my garden has flourished.
Bless you,
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