Bletilla striata Trilips has flowers that are a lovely purple with white inside the lips. A gorgeous hardy orchid that is a delight to grow in the garden but should probably be bought indoors to over winter in the colder gardens and areas of the UK. Ideal for growing in containers and either positioning outdoors or indoors. They are best grown in free draining, humus rich soils with a high sand content to help with drainage. Feed during the growing period with bone meal or similar. Orchids will multiply easily once established and kept well fed.
Flowering height: 12-18″ (30-45cm)
Soil type: Humus rich, free draining soils that do not become waterlogged over winter
Aspect: Semi shade to full sun in soils that do not dry out