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Bletilla striata 'Soryu'

Archive entry 17.05.09
Archive entry 14.06.15

17th May 2009

A very beautiful lilac flowered form (publicised as 'blue' because we are, after all, both colour blind and stupid) which is good enough to survive its own hyperbole.
A seed raised strain from Japan, I wasn't expecting flowers this year which accounts for the rather distorted shape - it arrived rather late in the season.

12th June 2015

15th May 2019

There are suggestions that these plants originated from a blue flowered plant discovered in the wild in Wakayama prefecture on Honshu but firm evidence does not appear to have been located.