Zones: 6 to 9
Size: 18 to 24" tall, 12 to 15" wide
Growth Rate: Moderate
Exposure: Filtered Sun, Part Shade, Shade
Pseudobulbs. Need well-drained soil and shade in the afternoons. Purple flowers in later spring to summer.
Origins in southern Japan and China.
Published in Bot. Zeitung (Berlin) 36: 75 in 1878.
Basionym Limodorum striata Thunb.
'Striata' refers to the leaves which are shallowly pleated and striate (marked with parallel lines).
I purchased an 8" pot at a plant swap in May 2008 and planted it in the courtyard in summer 2009. They have bloomed reliably in early April each year and the clump has slowly expanded. I moved some to the Daylily Fountain Garden and some to the Big Trees & Birds garden.