What is this plant?

aerj345uioMay 25, 2014

My neighbor has this growing - broad bladed perennial, blooming now. She doesn't know what it is.

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audrey_gw

Possibly Bletilla striata, hardy orchid.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2014 at 1:52PM
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aachenelf z5 Mpls

Your neighbor should be very happy. That's a Bletilla orchid - probably Bletilla striata and a very nice clump if I must say. I'm impressed.

Kevin

    Bookmark   May 25, 2014 at 1:53PM
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Thyme2dig NH Zone 5

WOW! That is gorgeous. I planted a bletilla last year for the first time and thought it didn't come back. There are teeny green shoots finally coming up. If mine looks a tenth as nice as the one in the pic I'll be happy!

    Bookmark   May 25, 2014 at 5:31PM
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gyr_falcon(Sunset 23 USDA 9)

Oh, one of my favorite plants! I started out with two small sections 25 years ago; now there are so many I use them as a fill-in groundcover. Subtly variegated-leafed whitish and purple-flowering plants have joined the collection. And I am trying to get my hands on some B. ochracea, too. Your neighbor's patch looks nice peeking out from under the conifer.

    Bookmark   May 25, 2014 at 5:54PM
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aerj345uio

Thanks everybody!
This is a must have for me - it has lived through recent past horrid winters in Pennsylvania, is very unusual and it is beautiful even when not flowering. I'll see how to get a hold of one!

    Bookmark   May 31, 2014 at 3:57PM
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