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Bletilla striata 'Lavender Lady' -spontaneous
 
 
 
 
Number: TN6879
Name: Bletilla striata 'Lavender Lady' -spontaneous
Type: spontaneous    (What's that?)
Seed Donor: Marla Nikirk  (Email: mknikirk@gmail.com)
 
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Culture Notes from Donor: Parent plant: These plants are growing out in the yard in Boise, Idaho... the temperatures can be anywhere from 0-100°F and the humidity is typically averaging in the 40%s. I have found that even in our dry heat they bloom best if they get several hours of morning sun. They are very hardy plants! and bloom for several weeks each spring to early summer.
 
Comments: This is the regular variety of Lavender Bletilla striata that is mixed in with the clump of Variegated plants. The blooms are the same, on both only the leaves are different.
These caps come from the bulbs with no variegation but may be cross-pollinated with the variegated form.

Parent plant: Medium-sized plant.
 
For additional origin/habitat information supplied courtesy of Charles and Margaret Baker, see further below, near the bottom of this page.

Temperatures we attempt to use in the lab & greenhouse:
For Species:   Spring, Summer, Autumn: days average 89°F, nights 74°F; best fit is Warm 90-70°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)
For Species:   Winter: days average 60°F, nights 41°F; best fit is Cold 58-38°F (Source: Baker's Web OSC)

About the name...
Etymology of Bletilla   From Latin, small Bletia, from the similarity to the orchid genus Bletia. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Etymology of striata   From Latin "striatus" striped. (Source: Mayr & Schmucker 1998)
Pronunciation of Bletilla   blet-IL-ah (Source: Hawkes 1978)
Pronunciation of striata   stry-AH-ta (Source: Hawkes 1978)
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Flask Information
Availability: We have sold all of the flasks for this item.
You should: Consider getting individual plants or compots instead of a flask.
You can place a "Notify Flask Recipients" Request, and either we or a flask recipient may contact you when plants are available.

You may also place a "Notify Retries" Request, and if an identical pollination (the same parents) is done again, we'll let you know.

You may reserve a flask, but it's very unlikely you'll get one ...this could only happen if we found a flask that we didn't know we had.
Yield Estimate: 120 plants (based on flask surveys done 03/11/2010 through 07/28/2011)
Yield estimates are only approximate, but may appear to be fairly exact numbers because they are a combination of large rough estimates in remaining mother flasks and more accurate small estimates in reflasks.
Plantlet Sizes: From many flasks 45 - 110 mm plants (based on flask surveys done 09/07/2010 through 01/23/2012)
From one most recently surveyed flask 60 - 100 mm (01/23/2012)
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The origin/habitat information below is supplied courtesy of Charles and Margaret Baker

The following information is based on the name of the plant provided by the donor, and assumes that the name is correct. If the plant has been misidentified, then the following information may not be correct.
This text is copyrighted by the Bakers and may not be reproduced without permission.

ORIGIN/HABITAT: China, Japan, and Korea. This is a widespread species found in many provinces in China from Guangdong and Guangxi in the south northward to Korea and into Japan. Plants grow in rocky places on thinly bushed or grassy slopes at 3600-10,500 ft. (1100-3200 m).
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