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Bletilla striata

This is a discussion on Bletilla striata within the New Growers: Ask the Senior Members forums, part of the New Growers category; Congrats Gabi. Waiting anxiously for the buds to open. Don't forget to share ....

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    Congrats Gabi. Waiting anxiously for the buds to open. Don't forget to share .

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    how cold does it get? i grow mine in temps far exceeding -3*C, sometimes to -15, with very heavy frosts. its a perennial basicly for me it dies down about now, and comes up in late sept. when the weather warms up. ive had mine a fair few years and it is MASSIVE! Hope i could help!

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    Here in Romania temps go down to -20 degrees Celsius, even lower, so I'm reluctant to grow it outside during winter.

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    well when it gets larger, split it into two and see how it goes. trial and error is the only way to do this sort of thing

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    Finally one flower opened today. It is not perfect, but still nice.
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    that is really nice! with any luck it should have a fair number of flowers on the spike, but being a younger/smaller plant, it may only have some anyway, its still good to see

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    What a lovely flower! Thank you for sharing.

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    Thank you for your replies. Jordan, it has 12 buds on 2 spikes.

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    Wonderful, really nice. I know that this plant can be grown here in the US midwest and our temps get to -20F.

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    awesome! 12 on two? not bad! mine finished back in september so its another long winter wait till they bloom again

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