Orchid, Ground Orchid, Bletilla Yokohama 'Kate'

Bletilla

Family: Orchidaceae (or-kid-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Bletilla (bleh-TIL-uh) (Info)
Grex name:Yokohama
Clonal name:Kate
Additional cultivar information:(Ble. striata x Ble. formosana)
Hybridized by Mathis
Registered or introduced: 2008

Category:

Tropicals and Tender Perennials

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Spacing:

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Lavender

Medium Purple

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Late Summer/Early Fall

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)

Seed Collecting:

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Gwynn Oak, Maryland

Roslyn, New York

South Jordan, Utah

Chesapeake, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

On Jun 25, 2009, mantis212 from Roslyn, NY (Zone 7a) wrote:

Wow, I received bulbs this spring and now I have the most beautiful flowers. They are dark fuchsia as buds and when open lighten a bit so the combo of open and closed are striking. The tux ruffled center petal is bright pure yellow.
I think I'm in love.
I have two of them in a large shallow pot which is 24" round and 9" deep. The web site I got them from has their hardiness at zone 6 but I still would like to pamper and keep them at eye level. These have been by far the best ground orchid experience I have had!

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