Monday, June 7, 2010

Bletilla ochracea in Washington DC, USDA Zone 7....it's been hardy these past 20 years

Skip March collected the seeds in Japan in 1980. The plants were in pots in the greenhouse in 1991, and planted over a period of years. The initial plantings have become colonies and have survived a few serious Zone 6 type winters. I took this photograph near the red Pagoda.

2 comments:

How It Grows said...

I want one!

Ficurinia said...

These are very hardy here in Portland OR. No garden should be without at least one. I highly recommend them and they are easy to care for too.