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Bletilla striata 'Alba'

Archive entry 07.07.13

7th July 2007

A very beautiful white flowered form. I'm afraid I bought it in flower - there are so many wrongly named ones that turn up as dormant tubers, and I really wanted a white one!

31st May 2009

18th June 2010

The white form was selected in Japan where it is probably propagated by seed as well as division which might account for the slight variation in colour sometimes seen. It is also possible that the plant is more or less tinged with pink depending on the circumstances. As you can see from the pictures, it was quite pink last year, especially on the labellum but this year it is much paler in colour and the lip is almost pure white.

30th June 2012

27th June 2014

15th May 2019