Penway Paris Hardy Chinese Ground Orchid

Penway Paris Hardy Chinese Ground Orchid


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The cold-hardy orchid that's a breeze to grow!
Known for its carefree nature and its amazing flower form, this cultivar delivers delicate-looking, 1½" long blooms in a subtle shade of lavender and brilliantly tipped in gold. The flowers grow along 3–7 racemes per plant, producing a clustered effect that is quite striking in borders or cutflower arrangements arrangements. 

  • Botanical Name: Bletilla striata 'Penway Paris'
  • Form: Rhizome
  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Flowering Time: Late spring to early summer
  • Light Requirements: Partial Shade
  • Flower Color: Light lavender with purple mottled lavender lip.
  • Flower Form: Small, cattleya-like to 11/2" long in 3-7 flowered racemes atop naked scapes
  • Foliage Type: 3-5 linear, pleated, papery-textured, sword-shaped, to 12" long
  • Growth Rate: Medium
  • Height/Habit: 32 - 40 inches
  • Spread: 12 - 15 inches
  • Planting Instructions: 4" deep and 12 - 15" apart
  • Soil Requirements: Well drained
  • Will Tolerate: Acidic Soil, Clay Soil, Loamy Soil, Sandy Soil
  • Pruning: Not needed