Hyacinth Orchid - Bletilla striata
Plant name - Bletilla striata, the Hyacinth Orchid
Plant size - Height up to 0.1m, Spread up to 0.5m
Hardiness - Hardy through most of the UK between -5c to -10c, prefers a sheltered exposure.
Ideal for - Cottage Garden, Flower borders and Patio and container planting.
Position - Partial shade
Flowering - Spring and Summer flowering
Description - The Hyacinth Orchid is native to China and Japan, it forms clumps of ribbed sword shaped leaves with erect stems bearing several pink fragrant orchid shaped flowers. The flowers are approximately 5cm wide opening in spring and early summer.