House plant ID please

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  1. David Tang

    David Tang Active Member

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    These are taken in my front yard flower bed. I had planted it 20 years ago when
    I moved into the house. It blooms every year since then, late spring to early
    summer. The flowers are the size of a loonie. I didn't take much attention to it
    until this year, when I am mostly confined at home. Ashamed that I don't even
    remember the name as the packet with its name on was thrown long time ago.
    Kindly ID please. Thanks in advance.
     

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    vitog Rising Contributor 10 Years

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    I'm pretty sure that this is the Chinese Ground Orchid, Bletilla striata. I've been growing them under one of my fruit trees for more than 20 years.
     
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    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Agree 100% with @vitog. And can I say the photos are STUNNING.
     
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    I agree too. I just planted 3 different varieties in my yard this spring and two of them seem to be doing well. I wouldn’t call it a house plant though.. it needs to be outside.
     
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    I first encountered it in a Kyoto garden, mostly done flowering, but still looked pretty.
     

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    Acerholic Esteemed Contributor Forums Moderator VCBF Cherry Scout Maple Society

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    Beautiful also Nik and Kyoto too, lots of envy here atm, lol. On our bucket list of places to visit.
     
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    Thank you all.
    Really surprised that orchid can be that hardy, virtually without any caring !
     
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