Hardy Orchid Species Part I: Bletilla Ochracea and Other Bletilla

In climates where they are winter hardy, Bletilla ochracea is the best hardy orchid to start with because they are very adaptable to a wide range of environments. The genus contains 8 species that are native to Asia. Three species, the pink flowered Bletilla formosana, the yellow flowered Bletilla ochracea and rose-purple flowered Bletilla striata are common in horticulture.

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Hardy Orchid Species Part I: Bletilla Ochracea and Other Bletilla