Blétilla - - Create the garden of your dreams

Blétilla - - Create the garden of your dreams

Blétilla, a rustic orchid

The Blétilla has magnificent foliage and beautiful fuchsia pink flowers. It is quite far from the usual aesthetic of other Orchids, the ones we favor to decorate our interiors. But make no mistake, in the garden, you will fall in love with it!

Botanical name:

• Bletilla striata

Type of plant

Perennial, deciduous foliage, Orchid family


Resistant to cold (-10 °), bulbous plant.

Benefits to the garden

Very beautiful flowers, of course, the Blétilla blooms for a limited time in May, it will also be the "Queen of May", a real gem. La Blétilla has very beautiful foliage that will beautify the garden from spring to fall. One last asset? The pleasure of cultivating an Orchid, in our regions, in the ground!


The long leaves of the Bletilla are tapered and folded, they stand up and fall slightly at the top. The foliage is bright green and well supplied. A reddish stem of about 40 cm starts from the heart of the plant and "distributes" the flowers in bells, opening up to give way to a beautiful flower of about 5cm.

Gardener's Info

Blétilla requires a soil rich in humus and well drained. It tolerates cold down to -10 °, but it is important to protect it in winter, by covering it with a thick bed of dead leaves or mulch.

At the right time

The bulbs are to be planted in spring or in September.

Other varieties

Blétilla Striata Alba white also called Hyacinth Orchid.

Agrees with

A perennial geranium for example!

With or without a garden ...

In the garden, a slightly sunny and clearly visible place to enjoy it

Without a garden ... In a pot, but beware of winter and mixing of soil. Geranium soil, peat and sand in equal quantities


Flowering in May



High. and Width

Sun to partial shade

On dry land

40cm x 30cm

Space between plants


30 cm

Between 5 and 10 cm

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Garden orchid!
Also called Hyacinth Orchid or Terrestrial Orchid, its purplish pink flowers appear in June / July. This plant is easy to grow, left in place it will multiply quickly. Each stem bears about 6 flowers.
Its green foliage is slender and erect.

Plant in soil rich in humus, acid (heather soil), light, airy and well drained. Protect from extreme cold by mulching with peat or dead leaves.
Ideal exposure: sun in the morning and semi-shaded in the afternoon.
It is possible to grow the potted garden orchid on the patio or indoors.

Adult height: 30/50 cm. Cat 1.

Preparation Date8-10 days
Flower colorPink
Foliage colorGreen
Decorative interestDecorative flowering
Port typeBush, Erect
Adult height30/50 cm
Adult width30/40 cm
Flowering periodJune July
Ideal use forMassif, Balconies and terraces, Borders and paths
Ease of cultivationEasy to succeed
ExposureSun, Part shade, Morning sun / Afternoon shade
Climatic zoneAll climate
Soil typeAll, Light, Heather land, Rich
Planting distance30 to 40 cm
Planting density6-9 / m²
Ideal planting periodMarch April May
Latin nameBletilla striata
Plant delivered:2 bulbs
BulbsCategory 1
Delivery period fromMid February
Delivery zoneMetropolitan France with Corsica, DOM, Caribbean, Switzerland: contact us, EU (Italy, Portugal, etc.), Other countries: contact us
Delivery delayDPD Predict 48h for mainland France, DPD Predict 4 to 6 days for the EU
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