Bletilla 'Kate'

James Waddick
Wed, 09 May 2012 08:51:33 PDT
Dear Friendss,

	I've grown Bletilla striata for years.

	Last year I got a couple plants of a new selection called 
'Kate'. It was advertised as having more flowers, longer blooming 
etc. Typical catalog 'hype'.

	Well I kept the pot in my cool greenhouse for winter and 
planted it out a month or so ago. It has been in bloom continuously 
with six to nine spikes of flowers. It continues to put up more 
flower spikes even now.

	I am very impressed, but it has yet to go through a Zone 5/6 winter.

	Does anyone grow this and have any success stories?

		Many thanks		Best		Jim W.
Dr. James W. Waddick
8871 NW Brostrom Rd.
Kansas City Missouri 64152-2711
Ph.    816-746-1949
Zone 5 Record low -23F
	Summer 100F +

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